Six Selected To Marcy Weston Hall of Fame

June 30, 2017 Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Three men and three women representing a wide spectrum of athletic endeavors comprise the newest class of the Central Michigan University Marcy Weston Hall of Fame.

The six inductees are football player Dan Bazuin, volleyball player Wendy Feldman, baseball player Toby Kominek, soccer player Jacquie Lacek, wrestler Jason Mester, and field hockey player Erica Takach.

They are to be inducted into the Hall in a ceremony at McGuirk Arena on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. The ceremony is free and open to the public. The class is scheduled to be introduced during the CMU-Miami (Ohio) football game at Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Dan Bazuin, football: A standout on the defensive line, Bazuin in 2006 capped an outstanding career by leading the Chippewas to the Mid-American Conference championship and the program's first bowl victory, a 31-14 triumph over Middle Tennessee in the Motor City Bowl. Bazuin was taken by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2007 NFL draft. In 2005, Bazuin was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year, becoming just the second Chippewa to receive that honor. He led the nation in tackles-for-loss (26.5) and ranked second in sacks (16) in '05, setting school records in both categories and tying the MAC single-season record for sacks. Bazuin holds CMU career sacks (35.5) and tackles-for-loss (63.5) records. He was named Academic All-America in 2006, was twice named Academic All-District, and he was a three-time Academic All-MAC pick.

Wendy Feldman, volleyball: A middle hitter, Feldman led the MAC in kills per game in both 1997 and '98, setting a conference record and ranking fifth in the nation in '97 with 5.73. She was named All-MAC First Team in 1998, second team in '97, and received honorable mention in '96. In a 1997, Feldman recorded 37 kills, the fourth-highest total in MAC history. She was a two-time team captain, and she earned Academic All-America First Team honors in 1998 after being named to the third team in '97. She ranks first in program history (pre-rally scoring) with 3,228 career attacks and second in kills with 1,374. She also ranks among the top five in CMU history for career block solos, block assists and total blocks. She also set the pre-rally scoring single-season program record with 512 kills in 1997.

Toby Kominek, baseball: A third baseman, Kominek earned First Team All-America honors and the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year Award in 1995, when he led CMU to its second consecutive MAC Tournament title and its second straight NCAA Regional berth. Kominek was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the sixth round of 1995 Major League Baseball draft. He helped CMU to the regular-season MAC championship in 1993, and earned Academic All-MAC honors in '95. Kominek's remarkable '95 season included program single-season marks for home runs (25), RBI (65), hits (86), extra-base hits (45), and total bases (185), and his .877 slugging percentage and 71 runs in '95 both rank as the second-highest totals for a season in CMU history. Kominek ranks seventh in program history with 26 career home runs and sixth with 61 extra-base hits.

Jacquie Lacek, soccer: Lacek holds the Central Michigan program record for goals (3) and points (7) in a single game, and the career assist (19) mark. She was named to the MAC All-Freshman Team in 2003, to the All-MAC Second Team in both '04 and '05, and in '06 earned a spot on the All-MAC First Team. Three times Lacek earned Academic All-MAC honors, and she was twice named to both the Academic All-District First Team and to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar-Athlete Second Team. Her seven assists in 2006 rank second in program history for a single season, and her 10 goals and 25 points in 2004 both rank third. Lacek scored two goals in a game four times during her career.

Jason Mester, wrestling: Mester was a two-time All-American and three-time Mid-American Conference champion during his Chippewa career from 2000-04. He ranks seventh in program history with 104 career victories, he is one of 19 members of the Chippewa 100-Win Club. His .806 career win percentage is fifth in program history, and he helped the Chippewas to first-place finishes in three consecutive MAC Championships. Mester was named in 2001 the MAC Freshman of the Year and in '04 the league's wrestler of the year. Mester was a four-time NCAA Championships qualifier. He placed fourth in 2004 and fifth in 2003. He was three times named the Chippewas' Most Valuable Wrestler, was named to the MAC Academic Honor Roll in 2002, to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic First Team in 2004, and to the second team in '03.

Erica Takach, field hockey: A midfielder, Takach was named to the All-Mid-American Conference team for the second consecutive year in leading the Chippewas to the MAC Tournament title in 2005. Takach closed her career having appeared in 80 games, 65 of them starts, and she scored 21 goals and finished with 61 points. She led the MAC with 14 assists in 2005, tying for the second most in a single season in CMU history. She was a four-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Academic selection.



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