By Bonnie Charles
KU Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducting seven new members from Baseball, Track and Field, Swimming, Football and Lacrosse in November.
The induction ceremony will be held on Nov. 8 in the Nancy Jean Stump Seiger Multipurpose Room in the MSU at 7:30 p.m., following a dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a reception at 5:30 p.m.
The to-be inducted members will be recognized during halftime on Nov. 9 at KU’s football game versus Millersville.
The inductees to be recognized are Shayne Houck, April Doyle, Ashley Garrett, Michael Baldwin, Justin Collins, John Frownfelter and Lisa Morgan.
Houck played baseball for KU until graduating in 2016. He was a two-time PSAC Athlete of the Year and picked three times for the All PSAC first-team. Houck was selected three-times for the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All Atlantic Region first-team. In 2010 he was awarded the ABCA Atlantic Region Player of the Year and picked first-team for the All-American Division ll. Houck holds KU career records for 216 runs, 255 hits, 202 RBIs, 64 doubles, 44 home runs and 457 total bases. He assisted the KU team three times in entering the NCAA Division ll Tournament.
Doyle ran track and field for KU until graduating in 2013. Doyle was recognized as the first woman in PSAC history to accomplish eight personal titles in a single event. Between 2010 and 2013, she was a Master athlete at shot put for the PSAC Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field championships. In 2013, she was a PSAC Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year. Doyle was picked six times for shot put in the All-Atlantic Region selection, two times in the hammer throw and one time in the weight throw. She holds the KU shot put record for Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field.
Garrett was a swimmer for KU until graduating in 2008. In 2017, she held the NCAA Division ll All-American honorable mention in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events. In 2008, she was the champion of the PSAC 500-yard free event. Garrett obtained KU records in the 100-yard, 200-yard, 500-yard, 1000-yard and 1650-yard freestyle, 200-yard butterfly and 800-yard freestyle relay. She won team MVP four times. In 2007 and 2008, Garrett was named KU Female Senior-Athlete of the Year.
Baldwin was a football player for KU until graduating in 2005. He was picked as one of the five best defensive backs in KU’s All-Time Football Team. In 2005, he was selected to the Associated Press Little All-American and CoSIDA Academic All-American second-teams. He was named the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East first-team in 2005. In 2005 and 2006, Baldwin was picked as the PSAC EAST Player and the KU Male Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Collins ran track and field for KU until graduating in 2004. He was picked as the NCAA Division ll All-American in the 2002 outdoor long jump event, 2003 indoor long jump event and the 2004 indoor and outdoor long jump event. In 2003, Collins was recognized as the Men’s Athlete of the Year and the most outstanding Men’s Field Athlete at the PSAC Indoor Championship. He is the record holder at KU for the long jump with a jump of 25 3/4 feet. At the PSAC outdoor championship in 2004, he was the record holder for the long jump with a jump of 25 3/4 feet. Collins was a PSAC Champion six times. In 2004, he was selected as KU’s Male Athlete of the Year.
Frownfelter ran track and field for KU until graduating in 2000. He was recognized as the NCAA Division II All-American in the weight throw two times. Frownfelter was a champion for the Eastern College Athletic Conference in throwing events. At KU, he continues to be a record holder for weight throw with a toss of 63-7 3/4 feet. In 2000, he was picked for the CoSIDA Academic All-District. From 1997-2000 he assisted the team in winning four back-to-back ECAC Indoor Team titles from and the PSAC Outdoor Championship in 2000.
Morgan played lacrosse for KU until graduating in 1989. In 1987 and 1989, she was selected for the All-PSAC first-team twice. She was a record holder for KU’s All-Time leading goal scorer with129 and second with 161 points earned. She was the first KU player to reach 100 career draw controls, ending with 103 draw controls. In 1989, Morgan held the KU record with six assists against Widener.
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