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Four Former Crusaders to be Inducted into Valpo's Hall of Fame as Class of 2010 on February 6
Amber Schober is one of four individuals that will be inducted into the Valpo Athletics Hall of Fame.
Amber Schober is one of four individuals that will be inducted into the Valpo Athletics Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Four former student-athletes will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on February 6 as members of the Class of 2010.  This year’s class will be the 13th since the Hall of Fame began in 1998.

David Macchi (2003) ranks as one of Valpo’s most prolific passing quarterbacks ever.  Valpo’s career passing leader with 7,089 yards in just two seasons, Macchi led the Crusaders to the 2003 Pioneer Football League championship.  An Honorable Mention All-PFL pick that same season, he threw 59 career touchdown passes for the Brown and Gold before playing professionally in the National Football League Italy where he led the Bergamo Lions to the 2004 Eurobowl.

Lynda (Kukla) Pinnow (1992) is one of the top outside shooters ever to play basketball at Valpo.  Tenth all-time in school history with 1,081 career points, she led the nation in three-point shooting in 1991-1992, making 101 triples, still a Crusader single season record.  A Second Team All-North Star Conference selection as a senior, she participated in the women’s first three-point shootout at the 1992 Men’s Final Four in Minneapolis.  Pinnow also ranks ninth all-time at Valpo in steals and is 17th in assists.

Amber Schober (2002) ranks as one of the top all-around players ever on the hardwood for the Crusaders.  Ranking fifth all-time at Valpo in scoring with 1,273 career points, she also ranks fourth in school history with 703 career rebounds.  A Second Team All Mid-Continent Conference selection as a senior, she also was named to the league’s All-Freshman Team in 1998-1999.  Schober also ranks among the top-10 all-time in field goals and free throws made.  An all-around student-athlete, Schober was a member of Christ College at Valpo and a three-time Academic All-District V First Team selection.

Robert Thompson (1975) competed at both the 1974 and 1975 NCAA Division II national championships.  One of the most talented wrestlers ever at Valpo, he posted a 76-8-5 record over four seasons with the Brown and Gold.  A two-time Indiana Collegiate Conference champion in the 142-pound weight class, Thompson was a three-time team Most Valuable Wrestler.  A multi-sport athlete, Thompson also played on the men’s soccer club team, the forerunner to the current varsity program.

The Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 6 in the Harre Union Ballroom.  The banquet is slated to begin at 3:30 p.m.  The cost of the banquet is $30 per person and reservations can be made by calling Sharon Jackson at (219) 464-5471 or (800) 803-7184 ext. 72.  The deadline for purchasing tickets is January 29.  The inductees will also be recognized at halftime of both the men’s and women’s basketball games played at 1 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. respectively on the same day.

W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo