Tom Abraham, men’s gymnastics
Finished second in the bars and all-around at the 1967 Michigan NAIA meet ... finished fifth in the rings at NAIA districts in ’67 ... placed fifth in the all-around at the 1966 IIAC meet.
Chuck Adams, men’s swimming
Dean Adams, men’s basketball
Career point total of 1,074 still ranks 20th on the all-time scoring list.
Barry Alexia, men's track and field
1996 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... All-American in 1978 in the 400m hurdles ... ranked as high as sixth in the nation and 15th in the world in the 400m hurdles ... undefeated in outdoor dual meet competition in both the 110m and 400m hurdles for three seasons ... qualified for the Olympic Trials in 1980 in both the 110m and 400m hurdles.
Dave Arnold, men’s gymnastics
1963 IIAC MVP as a freshman ... took two firsts, a second and two thirds at the ’63 IIAC meet ... 1964 longhoorse and all-around IIAC champion as a sophomore ... first freshman Sweeney Award winner.
Bill Aten, men’s swimming
Amy Backus, women’s basketball
Standout player in the late 1970s ... averaged 10.1 points and 8.6 rebounds as a junior and 8.6 points and 7.5 rebounds as a senior.
Walter Beach, men’s track and field
1985 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... ran the 100m dash in a school-record tying 9.7 seconds ... standout performer on the football team ... set six football school records during four seasons on the gridiron ... earned NAIA All-America honors twice in football ... spent eight seasons in the NFL.
John Berends, men's basketball
1996 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... first team Academic All-American in 1967 ... led the Chippewas to three straight NAIA tournaments ... team was 65-16 in his three varsity seasons ... first team All-IIAC selection in 1967 and second team in 1966 ... led his team to two first round NAIA victories in 1966 and 1967.
Paul Botts, men's basketball
1999 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... his 1,278 points still ranks ninth on the CMU career list ... led Central to the NCAA Tournament twice ... drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1971 ... two-time CMU team MVP ... first team IIAC choice in 1970 and second team all-district ... first team all-district in 1971 and led CMU in scoring for a third straight season ... earned All-America honors as a senior.
Mike Burns, men’s track
NCAA qualifier in the 1000 yard run and school record holder.
Bill Chad, men’s swimming
1966 IIAC MVP ... 1966 National Championship qualifier ... held school records in the 1,000-yard, 500-yard and 200-yard.
Tom Chesher, wrestling
1970 All-American at 126 pounds ... 1969 IIAC runner-up at 130 pounds.
Barb Church, women's swimming
Three-time national qualifier for AIAW Championships in the early 1970s.
Sally Crawford, women’s gymnastics
10th in the bars in 1972 at the IIAC meet ... national qualifier in ’72.
Mick DeVoe, wrestling
Team MVP in 1962 ... IIAC heavyweight ... runner-up in 1962 and ’63.
Jimmy Doyle, men’s basketball
Led CMU in scoring in 1949 and ’51 ... team MVP in 1951.
Jeff Drenth, men's track and field
1997 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... two-time MAC cross country champion ... led CMU to a MAC title in 1982 with a first-place finish in cross country and then won the individual crown again the following year, breaking his own championship record time ... two-time NCAA Championship qualifier ... earned All-America honors in 1984 ... represented the United States in a meet with Russia and Japan in 1985, where he finished second.
Don Edwards, men's basketball
1984 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... established single season (556) and career scoring (1,402) records and is still the fifth-leading scorer and fourth-leading rebounder in program history ... led CMU to two IIAC championships and two postseason tournaments ... twice named team MVP ... set 24 program records during his senior campaign.
Carol Flynn-Henson, women’s basketball
Standout player in the mid-1970s.
Mary Flynn-Starnes, women’s basketball
Standout player in the mid 1970s.
Ken Garner, wrestling
Two-time team MVP.
Dick Graft, swimming
1954 individual medley All-American.
Dick Griffith, wrestling
Won IIAC 100-yard freestyle title in 1957 ... finished third at the 1957 NAIA championship meet.
Sue Guage, swimming
Four-time national qualifier for AIAW Championships in the early 1970s.
Bill Holloway, swimming
Member of two 1958 IIAC medley championship teams ... owned five school records, including the 220-yard freestyle, the 50 yard freestyle, the 100-yard freestyle, the 400-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay ... won 28 straight 220-yard freestyle races ... medley relay squad was unbeaten in dual competition, won the 1958 IIAC 220-yard title and finished second at the 1958 NAIA championships ... helped freestyle relay team to an IIAC title and another second-place NAIA finish.
Larry Hulburt, wrestling
1970 All-American at 142 pounds ... two-time team MVP.
Willie Iverson, men's basketball
1992 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... helped the Chippewas to records of 23-6 and 23-3 while averaging 13.6 and 15.0 points per game in 1966 and 1967 ... named second team little All-American in 1967 ... in his senior season, set school records for assists in a season (129) and career (329) ... ranks among career leaders in scoring and assists despite playing just three seasons.
Barry Jacobsen, men’s track and field
1989 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... twice won IIAC low hurdles title ... once tied the national indoor record of 6.8 seconds in low hurdles ... was also an exceptional javelin thrower and a member of Central’s nationally-recognized mile relay team ... won the Michigan AAU decathlon title ... set six different indoor and outdoor CMU records.
Rob Johnson, men's track and field
2003 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... finished sixth in the nation in the shot put to earn All-America honors in 1969 ... led the Chippewas to an IIAC championship in 1969 ... captured indoor and outdoor conference shot put crown in 1969 ... also finished second in the discus in 1969.
Dick Kackmeister, men's basketball
1989 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... two-sport standout in football and basketball ... three time All-IIAC selection ... first CMU player to score 1,000 points ... first known CMU professional draftee, selected in the 20th round of the 1956 NFL Draft ... second team football All-American in 1953 ... named to CMU’s all-time greatest team in 1969.
Karen Karner-Michalak, track and field and women's basketball
1988 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... three sport standout was the first woman inducted into CMU Hall of Fame ... lettered three times in basketball, field hockey and track ... played in three national tournaments and finished with 32 career goals and 17 assists in field hockey ... basketball team's second leading scorer in 1975-76 ... member of the 1978 U.S. Field Hockey team.
Don Kelly, men’s basketball
Twice led the Chippewas in rebounding.
Ben Kelso, men's basketball
1986 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... fourth-leading scorer all-time in CMU history ... 22.3 points/game is still tops in Chippewa history ... 49 points against Marshall is the third most in a single game in school history ... led the MAC in scoring in 1973 with a 23.8 average, earning first team All-MAC honors.
Dave Kielty, men’s track
Two-time MAC champion in the discus ... still holds the school record in the discus.
John Koren, wrestling
1991 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... three time IIAC wrestling champion who was undefeated in dual meets his final three seasons, including 32 straight wins ... four-time letterwinner ... CMU MVP in 1963 and 1965 ... career dual meet mark of 47-2 ... earned IIAC medal in 1965 for academics and athletics.
Rich Kowalski, men’s swimming
1968-69 All-American and IIAC champion
Kent Kuehn, men’s gymnastics
Top-25 finish at the 1958 national championship meet in the bars and all-around.
Gary Lee, men's basketball
2005 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... three-time team MVP ... one of four Chippewas to lead the team in scoring three times in his career ... named All-NAIA in Michigan three times ... 1,173 career points ranks 18th in CMU history ... earned second team All-IIAC honors as a senior.
Jim Lyttle, men’s gymnastics
Finished ninth at the 1974 Lake Erie League championship in the all-around ... 1973 Sweeney Award winner.
Dick Malla, men’s gymnastics
Top-25 finish at the1958 national championship meet in the all-around ... three top-10 finishes at the 1958 IIAC meet.
Brad Martin, wrestling
1969 All-American at 191 pounds ... first wrestler to receive All-America honors at the NCAA level.
John Matthews, wrestling
1984 Hall of Fame inductee ... member of the 1976 and 1980 United States Olympic teams ... team co-MVP in 1973 ... team MVP and MAC Champion at 158 pounds in 1974 ... claimed AAU championships in 1976, ’78, ’79, and ’80 ... ranked No. 1 in Greco-Roman in the United States in 1976.
Gina Mazzolini, women's basketball and volleyball
1992 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... ranks among volleyball program leaders in career blocks ... led Central to its first volleyball state title in 1976-77 with a record of 42-9 ... finished her career among the women’s basketball program’s leaders in scoring, rebounding and scoring average.
Jim Michael, men’s gymnastics
Set the school’s single-season record for points with 290.5 in 1985.
Tom Minkel, wrestling
1985 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... three-time All-American ... compiled a 36-0 record in dual meets at CMU ... won IIAC championships in 1969 and ’70 ... CMU’s first recipient of the NCAA post-graduate scholarship in 1971 ... won three amateur championships in Greco-Roman wrestling and made the 1980 U.S. Olympic wrestling team.
Pete Miskov, men's track and field
1995 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... led CMU in scoring four straight seasons ... scored more points in IIAC history than any athlete except CMU Hall of Famer Jim Podoley and Olympic standout Hayes Jones ... won the Olds Trophy as the IIAC MVP three of his four years in the outdoor season ... won nine conference titles in throwing events.
Glenn Moore, wrestling
Three-time team MVP ... 1969 IIAC champion at 137 pounds.
Dave Myers, men's track and field
1999 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... owned the CMU outdoor mark in the 400m (46.74) and the 300m (30.9) in 1960 ... qualified for the 1960 Olympic Trials in the 400m ... ran legs on CMU’s 4x400m relay champion units at the Kansas and Drake Relays in 1959-60.
Jackie Neil, women’s basketball
Standout player in the mid 1970s ... high-scoring guard.
Dave Nelson, men's basketball
2004 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... earned four letters in men’s basketball ... one of just four players in CMU history with 1,000 points and 900 rebounds ... first team All-IIAC and team MVP in 1964 ... led squad to IIAC title in 1964 ... ranks 11th in career scoring and second in career boards.
Jim Nesbitt, men's track and field
2001 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... twice an NAIA All-American and set the NAIA indoor record in winning the 880-yard run in 1968 ... finished sixth in the NCAA college outdoor championships in the 400m in 1968 ... won five IIAC championships and ran in the prestigious Miami Orange Bowl Invitational where he won the 440-yard dash and took second in the 220-yard dash.
Gloria Neve, women's basketball and volleyball
2002 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... superb multi-sport athlete who competed in the 1960s before women competed in varsity sports ... played four years in field hockey and two years each in basketball, softball and volleyball ... made the Michigan all-star field hockey team in 1963.
Dan Olson, men’s gymnastics
1967 national qualifier ... finished second on the trampoline in 1968 at the IIAC meet.
Dick Parfitt, men’s basketball
Led the Chippewas in scoring two years and was named team MVP once ... earned the national free throw shooting champion title as a senior ... averaged 10.2 points in 1951-52 and 16.5 points in 1952-53 ... named team MVP in 1952 ... coached CMU's men's basketball team from 1972-85, compiling a 193-179 record.
John Parfitt, men's basketball
2000 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... four year letterwinner in both basketball and baseball ... led CMU to a 60-15 record in basketball during his career ... led the team in scoring twice ... three year starter at shortstop in baseball ... earned CMU’s prestigious Robert Carlson Memorial Award as the top scholar-athlete in 1950 and was one of four seniors to receive the Chippewa Award ... named team MVP in 1950.
Bruno Pauletto, men's track and field
1990 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... NCAA indoor shot put champion in 1978 and NCAA runner-up outdoors in 1978 ... three-time All-American ... three-time MAC Champion ... named Most Outstanding Performer at 1978 MAC meet ... also won the 1977 MAC discus crown.
Ron Piper, men’s gymnastics
1968 national championship qualifier ... finished second in the all-around and long horse at the IIAC meet in ’68 ... won the 1969 sidehorse IIAC championship.
Jim Podoley, men’s track and field
1984 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... averaged 21.4 points per meet in his four-year track career ... named CMU track MVP all four years of his career ... held five different CMU track records at one time ... superb two-sport standout who played five years in the NFL after scoring 51 touchdowns at Central ... led the football team to a 32-4-1 record during his career.
Steve Pung, men’s swimming
Three-time All-American in 1968-69 in the 50-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard breaststroke and the medley.
Rod Rapp, wrestling
2000 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... two-time All-American ... finished third in the national finals in 1963 and fifth in 1965 ... IIAC champion and IIAC Outstanding Wrestler in 1964 ... finished with 123 career points ... also lettered twice in track.
Dan Reaume, swimming
1991 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... Central’s first All-American swimmer ... was 47-0 in dual meet competition in the backstroke ... set IIAC backstroke record ... team captain in 1958 ... earned Robert Carlson award for outstanding citizenship, leadership, scholarship and athletic ability.
Keith Richardson, men’s basketball
Four-year letterwinner ... perennial sixth man
John Rollins, wrestling
Two-time NAIA national champion at 137 pounds ... three-time All-American ... program’s first All-American in 1959 ... two-time team MVP.
John Smith, men's track and field
2006 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... named the IIAC MVP in 1968 ... won the league titles in the high hurdles, 100-yard dash, 220-yard dash ... set five CMU varsity records, five CMU freshman records and numerous event, track and fieldhouse records throughout the Midwest ... won the NAIA district championships in the low and high hurdles and was invited to the national championships ... CMU won four IIAC outdoor championships and one indoor title during his career.
Bob Stuart, men’s gymnastics
Finished ninth in the floor exercise and tumbling at the 1960 IIAC meet.
Glenn Stuart, men's basketball
1995 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... two-sport athlete in basketball and golf ... considered the top golfer to ever play at CMU ... finished second and third in his final two seasons at the IIAC golf championships ... two top-10 finishes on the PGA tour ... scored 1,057 points in 63 basketball games ... averaged 19.5 points in 1955-56.
Marie Tuite, women's basketball
1990 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... one of the first standout female athletes at CMU ... earned four letters in both field hockey and basketball ... top scorer on the basketball team from 1972-74 ... also served as a head women’s basketball coach at Alma for five seasons and as an assistant athletics director at California-Berkeley.
Ed VanderHeuvel, men’s track and field
1987 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... held school records in the 880-yard run, the mile and two mile outdoors and the mile indoors ... finished second in the 1958 NCAA cross country finals and was the IIAC cross country champ in 1958 ... won the NAIA national title in 1958 ... All-American in track and cross country in 1958.
Ken VanDyke, men’s basketball
Four-time letterman in men’s basketball ... held the CMU career scoring and rebounding records upon completion of his career ... currently ranks 16th in scoring and third in rebounding ... only student-athlete among top six rebounders not in the CMU Hall of Fame ... averaged a double-double in three of his four seasons ... holds freshman record for rebounds per game and most rebounds by a freshman ... averaged double-figures in scoring all four years.
Terry Walker, men’s basketball
Averaged 11.3 points as a senior ... standout player during the late 1970s.
Sheila Wallace-Kovalchik, women's basketball and volleyball
1996 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... four-year letterwinner in volleyball and two-year competitor in women’s basketball.
Mike Winsor, men's track and field
1993 CMU Hall of Fame inductee ... one of CMU’s premier high jumpers in school history ... All-American in 1976, finishing second at the NCAA Championships ... three-time MAC Champion ... qualified for Olympic Trials in 1976 and 1980 ... held both the indoor (7-3.75) and outdoor (7-5) school records.
Cecil Woodruff, men’s gymnastics
Placed fourth in tumbling in the 1964 IIAC meet ... placed third in tumbling and trampoline at districts ... finished 7th on the floor and10th on the trampoline at the 1965 regional meet.