Chippewas Announce 2012 Hall of Fame Class
Courtesy: Don Helinski/CMU Athletics
Receiving the highest honor bestowed by the department are soccer player Allison Campbell (2000-01), cross country/track coach Craig Fuller (1982-08), wrestler Carleton Kinkade (1984-88), softball player Hope Robertshaw (1998-2001), basketball player David Webber (1999-2002) and baseball player Kevin Young (1992-94).
"This is another class of inductees that has continued the proud tradition and Championship Culture of CMU Athletics,” CMU Director of Athletics Dave Heeke said. Our induction ceremony is the highlight of the year as we look forward to reuniting with our former student-athletes and celebrating alongside the many people who have helped them succeed.”
The newest class will be enshrined on Friday, Oct. 26, in a ceremony at the CMU Events Center. The free event is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. The group will also be recognized at halftime of the 3:30 p.m. football game against Akron on Saturday, Oct. 27.
The CMU Marcy Weston Athletics Hall of Fame began in 1984 and the current roster now includes 178 individuals and three teams.
To be eligible for induction, the following must hold true for athletes: one becomes eligible 10 years after their final season; one must earn two letters in one sport or one or more in two sports; or brought recognition to the school by his or her athletic endeavors; and an outstanding career as an athlete must be continued in the individual's profession or occupation. For induction as faculty/staff: a person becomes eligible five years after leaving his or her coaching position or athletic-related administrative position.
Hall of Fame selections are made by the Marcy Weston Athletics Hall of Fame Board of Directors.
Hall of Fame Class of 2012Allison Campbell, Women’s Soccer (2000-01)
Allison Campbell was a two-year standout on the women’s soccer team after transferring to CMU, having been named first team All-Mid-American Conference in 2001 and second team in 2000. Campbell is the first women's soccer player in school history to be inducted into the Marcy Weston Athletics Hall of Fame. Her name frequently appears in the CMU soccer record book, with single-season records for goals (14), assists (8) and points (33), and also a single-match record with three goals in a game against Buffalo in 2001. A native of Livonia, Mich., she has earned two master’s degrees from the University of Massachsuetts and is currently a merchandising representative for a leading sales and marketing services company in her hometown. [Complete Bio]
Craig Fuller, Cross Country and Track Coach (1992-2008)
Craig Fuller was a staple in the CMU men’s cross country program as a head coach for 19 seasons and in the track and field program as an assistant coach for more than 20 seasons, in addition to one as head coach. He is a four-time recipient of the Mid-American Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year award (1999, 2002, 2003, 2004), leading his team to MAC Championships during those same seasons. His teams performed exceptionally well at the national level, including a program-best ninth-place finish at the 2002 NCAA Cross Country Championships, and top-25 finishes in 1998, 2003 and 2004. Between cross country and track he coached 10 All-Americans and numerous individual MAC Champions. A Mount Pleasant native, Fuller currently lives in Manistee, Mich., with his family (wife, Marian, and children Annie, Jody, Craig Jr. and Curtis), where he is coaching track at Manistee High School, along with middle school cross country. [Complete Bio]
Carleton Kinkade, Wrestling (1984-88)
Carleton Kinkade was one of Central Michigan’s premier wrestlers during the 1980s, having earned All-America honors at 190 pounds in 1988 with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships and won the Mid-American Conference twice in 1987 (177 pounds) and 1988 (190). He posted a career record of 127-46-1, which currently ranks fifth all-time among CMU wrestlers, and set then-season records in both single-season pins (24 as a senior, 18 as a junior) and career pins (64). A native of Union Lake, Mich., Kinkade currently resides with his family (wife Carrie and children Carleton and Liberty) in Lahaina, Hawaii, where he is a professional, award-winning artist. [Complete Bio]
Hope Robertshaw, Softball (1998-2001)
As one of the defensive anchors of three Mid-American Conference Tournament championship teams and one regular season championship team, Hope Robertshaw is one of the most storied players in CMU softball history. Robertshaw, a two-time MAC Tournament MVP, three-time All-MAC selection and CMU Silver Anniversary Team member, helped her team to three trips to the NCAA Tournament with both her glove and her bat, which produced more doubles than any other player in CMU history (43). A native of LaCrescenta, Calif., Robertshaw is currently living in Portage, Mich., where she is a speech pathologist for the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency’s family infant/toddler program. [Complete Bio]
David Webber, Men’s Basketball (1999-2002)
David Webber was a nationally prominent guard on the basketball team during one of the Chippewas’ brightest eras in program history, earning Mid-American Conference Player of the Year and Associated Press All-America honors during the 2001 MAC Championship season. Webber, a first team All-MAC selection in 2001 and an honorable mention selection in 2000 and 2002, ranks third all-time at CMU in career points scored (1,774), fifth in three-pointers made (183) and 10th in career scoring average (16.3), and set a Rose Arena record with 51 points against Ball State on Feb. 24, 2000. Upon graduation he played professionally in the Continental Basketball Association and the International Basketball League, and attended training camp with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. [Complete Bio]
Kevin Young, Baseball (1992-94)
The late Kevin Young was a key member as a third baseman of the 1994 baseball team that won the Mid-American Conference Tournament title and appeared in the NCAA Tournament and the 1993 team that won the MAC regular season championship. He earned first-team All-America honors and was the MAC Player of the Year in the 2004 season, during which he batted .415 with 17 home runs and a then CMU-record tying 63 RBI. Young was selected in the 1994 Major League Baseball Draft and reached double-A in 1997 before retiring from professional baseball after four seasons. A native of Farmington Hills, Mich., Young passed away unexpectedly in 2008 at the age of 36. His wife, Michelle, and children Hanna and Liam survive him. [Complete Bio]