There’s a bunch coming for brunch. On Sunday (Oct. 19), McMaster University will host its 25th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Brunch, recognizing 11 new inductees to the sports shrine.
The newest additions to the Athletic Hall of Fame include: Ron Foxcroft, builder; Carla (Chin) Baker, women’s soccer; Titus Channer, men’s basketball; Vicky Harrison, women’s basketball; Rich Kelly, men’s wrestling; Dave Lorne, men’s cross country, track and field; Donna Moritsugu, women’s squash; David Nelson, men’s rugby; Trevor Scheffel, men’s swimming; Brenda (Steenhof) Dolderman, women’s cross country, track and field; Kim Walton, PhD and MD, women’s swimming, waterpolo.
Tickets for the 25th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Brunch are $40.00 for adults and $20.00 for children and are available at the David Braley Athletic Centre Business Office, online at http://www.marauders.ca or by phone at (905) 525-9140 x 24464.
Ron Foxcroft, ’07 – Builder
Ron has been a remarkable supporter and contributor to McMaster athletics. He began his refereeing career at the early age of 18 and he continued to officiate in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, handling seven national championship games. He pursued his career as a referee in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, where he enjoyed a 20-year run. His love for basketball led to the invention of the world famous Fox 40 whistle, which is now sold in more than 100 countries. Ron has been inducted into seven halls of fame, including the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame and Hamilton Gallery of Distinction. He is a former Hamilton Distinguished Citizen of the Year and was made Profit Magazine’s Top 10 entrepreneurs of the decade. He was also named by Referee Magazine as one of the 52 Most Influential People in North American Sports Officiating History. At McMaster Ron has served on the board of governors, many committees, and has worked tirelessly as the chair for the football and basketball programs.
Most recently he has taken the role of Chair in the Athletics and Recreation Capital Campaign.
Carla (Chin) Baker, ’90, soccer
While Carla was only with the women’s soccer team for two seasons, she made a major impact. She earned a CIAU First Team All-Canadian award in her rookie season (1987). She also led the team to a CIAU silver medal, where she was named the tournament MVP. Carla continued her soccer career as a member of the Canadian Women’s National Team from 1986-1998.
Her national team highlights include two CONCACAF championship appearances (1991 and 1994 (runners-up to team USA) and participation in the 1995 Women’s World Cup Championships in Sweden where she started all the matches. Carla’s love and passion for the game continued in the United States where she worked as an assistant coach at Florida International University, Cornell University (1991 Ivy League Champions) and the University of Notre Dame (1995 National Champions), as well as Head Soccer Coach at the University of Iowa.
Titus Channer, men’s basketball
Titus made an immediate impact on the McMaster men’s basketball program. In his first season as a Marauder, Titus was named OUA rookie of the year (1993/94). His game continued to excel as he was named a Second Team All-Canadian in 1994/95 and 1995/96.
In his final two seasons, Titus received OUAA Player of the Year, First Team All-Canadian selection, and the McMaster Athlete of the year award (1996/97, 1997/98). In his final year, he received the Mike Moser Award as the Canadian University Basketball Player of the Year and capped his career by being named the recipient of the Howard Mackie Award as the Canadian University Male Athlete of the Year. After an extremely successful career at McMaster, Titus went on to compete professionally in Europe and as a member of the Canadian men’s national basketball team.
Vicky Harrison,’91, women’s basketball
Vicky played a major role in helping her team capture three OWIAA bronze medals. She was named an OWIAA second team All-Star in 1988/89 and was named a first team all-star in 1990/91. In the 1989/90 season she led her team to a CIAU bronze medal, and was named to the tournament All-Star team. Her leadership is still apparent today, as a teacher in Hamilton, and as a parent to her son Jayden.
Rich Kelly, ’94, men’s wrestling
Rich had an outstanding five-year wrestling career at McMaster. He was the CIAU champion in 1994 and a two-time CIAU silver medallist in 1992 and 1993. He also captured two OUAA Gold medals in 1992 and 1994 and an OUAA silver medal in 1993. Rich was a member of the OUAA championship team in 1993, and was co-captain of the CIAU championship team in 1994. In his final season he was the recipient of the Ivor Wynne Trophy as the McMaster male athlete of the year.
He resides in his hometown of Sarnia where he is married and is working as a chemical engineer.
Dave Lorne, ’93, ’03, Athletics
Dave got off to a fast start as a member of the Mac cross-country and track and field teams. He won OUAA gold in the 1500m and finished sixth in the CIAU 1500m championships in 1990. In his second season, Dave was an OUAA All-star in cross-country. In 1992, he was second at the OUA cross-country championships and fifth at the CIAU championships where he earned a spot on the All-Canadian team. In his fourth season, Dave really kicked it into high gear, winning the OUAA cross-country championship and a fourth place finish at the CIAU championships. He also was the OUAA 1500m champion and received All-Canadian honours. In his final season he placed second in the OUAA cross-country championship, repeated as the OUA 1500m champion and was able to finish second at the 1500m CIAU championships, earning his third, All-Canadian award. Dave still holds two McMaster records in the 1500m and 3000m.
Donna Moritsugu, ’96, squash
Donna was a member of the varsity squash team for five seasons, where she helped her team win two silver and three bronze OWIAA medals.
In addition to her contribution to the team, Donna earned five OWIAA All-Star awards. In the 1994/95 season, she was named team captain and Most Valuable Contributor. Donna retired from racquet sports after her final season as a Marauder and now enjoys many other activities including ultimate frisbee.
David Nelson, ’87, rugby
Dave was off to a great start as a member of the McMaster Marauders rugby team. He received Rookie of the Year honours in ’81, and he didn’t look back from there. He was named OUAA All Star in four consecutive seasons (1983- 1986) and was twice named team MVP (1983 and 1984). He was captain and led the team in scoring in 1984 and 1985. Dave was also a member of the Men’s Athletic Council, and the rugby writer for the McMaster Silhouette. He is married with two daughters and continues in rugby as player, coach and administrator.
Trevor Scheffel, ’94, swimming
Trevor had many exceptional years as a Marauder. He was a three-time CIAU All-Canadian obtaining five CIAU medals over his career. He also was a three-time OUAA All Star, earning 12 OUAA medals helping lead the Marauders to three team championships. In 1995 he was awarded the OUA Coaches Award of Distinction. During his time at McMaster, Trevor competed internationally at the 1993 World Student Games and was also named Rookie of the Year and team MVP for two seasons.
Brenda (Steenhof) Dolderman, ’90, athletics
Brenda grew up in Milton. She transferred to McMaster from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. At McMaster, she was a two-time All-Canadian in cross country. Brenda was also a member of the McMaster OWIAA Co-Championship track and field team in 1987/88 and was named an OWIAA All-Star in track and field in 1988/89. She also was the running coach of the Triathlon Club during her time at MAC.
Kim Walton, ’96, swimming/waterpolo
Kim always had a knack for swimming. At the age of 5 she was already in the pool. She swam six seasons with the varsity team earning numerous OUAA and CIAU medals. Kim was named a co-captain in her 1994/95 season where she went on to earn an OUAA all-star award.
She not only excelled in the pool, but in the classroom as well, receiving Academic All-Canadian recognition in back-to-back seasons (1994/95 and 1995/96). After completing her five years of eligibility with the swim team, Kim joined the McMaster waterpolo team, while she completed her PhD and her medical degree.