McPherson College will enshrine its 21st Hall of Fame class on Saturday during the 2019 Homecoming festivities. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. in Mingenback Theater and will recognize four inductees, two from the track and field program, one from men’s basketball and one from softball.
The inductees are:
DeWayne Jackson – Class of 1977 – Cross Country / Track and Field.
Jackson had a standout career for the Bulldog cross county program. He was a four-time All-KCAC selection in cross country, as well as a four-time qualifier at the NAIA national cross country meet. At one time he held the 5 mile KCAC course record.
Stacy Miles – Class of 1977 – Track and Field.
Miles was a standout thrower for the women’s track and field team in the mid-‘70s. Twice she won the KCAC championships (’76 & ’77) in the shot put, and once in the discus (’77). She is a former Bulldog record holder in the shot and javelin.
Mike Rohn – Class of 1990 – Men’s Basketball.
Rohn played just two seasons for the Bulldogs in 1988-89, but had a mighty impact on the program. He was named First Team All-KCAC both seasons, and was named KCAC Newcomer of the Year in 1988. The following year, he was named KCAC MVP. He made 49 percent of his three-point attempts during the 1988-89 season, which is still a Bulldog school record.
Courtney Rierson – Class of 2008 – Softball.
Rierson spent two seasons in a Bulldog uniform, 2007 and 2008. Her senior year, she hit .492, had an on base percentage of .619 and a slugging percentage of .921. She was KCAC Newcomer of the Year in 2007, and both seasons was named to the KCAC’s All-Conference team as a First Team selection. She was also a standout in the classroom and was named a Daktronics Scholar Athlete both years.
All four of this year’s inductees were standout athletes for their respective programs. Since leaving McPherson College, they all have gone on to be excellent ambassadors for the school.