2014 Lycoming College Spring Magazine - page 28

Whitehill legacyhonored
The legacy ofBuddWhitehill, one of
the legendary coaches in small-college
wrestling, was permanently honored at
LycomingCollege onSaturday, Jan. 11,
during a plaque dedication ceremony at
theBuddWhitehillNationalDuals, the
20-teamwrestling tournament named in
hismemory.
The plaque, located in the entryway
of LamadeGymnasium, was dedicated
after a year-long campaign by former
Lycomingwrestlers that helped raise the
endowment for theBuddF.Whitehill
EndowedFund forWrestling bymore than
$200,000.All gifts to the fund are used
for the betterment of theWarriorwrestling
program.
Whitehill began at the college in 1956
as head coach forwrestling andbaseball
and an assistant football coach.He stopped
coachingbaseball in1963 to focus on
wrestling and football beforebecoming the
head football coach in1966.He spent five
years in thedual rolebefore encouraging
thehiringof his assistant, FrankGirardi, to
takeover the football team.
Whitehill had a career record of 376-
172-6 (.683) and coached 11wrestling
teams that finished among theNCAA’s
top20 and four among the top 10.
Hementored the school’s firstMAC
champions in 1962 and added ninemore
titles after that.Whitehill coached 38All-
Americans, 66 conference champions and
five national champions. Hewas inducted
into theNationalWrestlingCoaches
AssociationDivision IIIHall of Fame in
1991.
While battling cancer in 1993,
Whitehill handpicked his successor, Roger
Crebs ’87, who haswonmore than 300
matches.
Antonelli, Troutman,Needhammer
earnCollege’smajorhonors
Junior football playerTanner
Troutman
and seniorwomen’s
basketball player JuliaAntonelliwere
namedLycoming’sMale andFemale
OutstandingAthletes,
respectively. Junior
football playerCraig
Needhammer picked
up theSol “Woody”
WolfAward.
  Troutmanfinished
the year tied for the
national leadwith
eight interceptions,
helping him earnD3football.com’sEast
RegionDefensivePlayer of theYear
andFirst TeamAll-American honors.
TheFirst TeamAll-MiddleAtlantic
Conference pick andThirdTeamBeyond
SportsNetworkAll-American also
finishedwith 58 tackles.
  Antonelli is only the third player in
school history to earn three all-conference
accolades. The versatile guard/forward
finishedfifth in theCommonwealth
Conference in
scoring (14.4), third
in rebounding (8.9)
and sixth infield goal
percentage (.520).
She alsofinishedfirst
in career field goal
percentage (.508)
and ranks third in
rebounds (747) and
fifth inpoints (1,170).
  Needhammerwas aThirdTeam
D3football.comAll-East Region and
CapitalOneAcademicAll-District
selection. TheFirst TeamAll-MAC
running backfinished third in the
MAC, averaging 118.4 yards per game,
and he tied the school recordwith 14
touchdowns. TheSol
“Woody”WolfAward
is given to a junior
who has shown the
most improvement
during his/her first
three years at the
college.
WalkerearnsNCAA
PostgraduateScholarship
JustinWalker,
a senior on the
men’s soccer team,
was thefirst-ever
Lycoming student-
athlete to earn an
NCAAPostgraduate
Scholarship. The
NCAAawarded one-
time, nonrenewable
educational grants of
$7,500 to58 student-athletes –29men and
29womenwho competed in fall sports.
Abiology: anatomy and physiology
major,Walker plans to pursue amedical
degree at thePennStateMiltonS.Hershey
Medical Center.
Woods leadsWarriorsatMAC
Championships
JuniorDanWoods
became thefirst
Lycomingmen’s
swimmer since 2006
towin aMiddle
AtlanticConference
title as he set aMAC
record in the 100-
yard butterfly (50.73)
at the conference
championships.
Woods, who had the fourth-best
qualifying time,made the second turn in
third place but distanced himself from
the pack in thefinal 50 yards, posting a
meet-best 26.98 split on the second lap
to secure theMAC record. He also broke
his own record of 52.07.
BuddWhitehill’s coaching legacywas recognized
during a plaque dedication ceremony on Jan. 11.
Tanner Troutman
JuliaAntonelli
CraigNeedhammer
JustinWalker
DanWoods
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