Cal Lutheran University has announced six new inductees to its Athletic Hall of Fame, to be honored at a Sept. 13 banquet.
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Six athletes named to CLU Hall of Fame
Inductees will be honored at a banquet on Sept. 13
(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Aug. 26, 2008) Six California Lutheran University standouts will be inducted into the Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 13, in Lundring Events Center.
The following inductees will be honored for their outstanding contributions to intercollegiate athletics during the 6th Annual Induction Ceremony starting at 6 p.m.:
Al Kempfert (Missoula, Mont.) - Baseball/Basketball/Football, Class of 1967
Kempfert lettered in all three sports. He played defensive end on the 1966 Kingsmen football team that finished 8-2 overall. With 1,131 career points and an average of 10.4 points a game in basketball, he was the team's Most Valuable Player in 1967. In baseball, Kempfert earned an MVP and Captain's Award, and, as a pitcher, had 20 career wins and currently ranks second in CLU history with 21 complete games pitched in two seasons. He received the George Carter Chi Alpha Sigma Christian Athlete Scholar Award.
Charles McShane (Montesano, Wash.) - Football, Class of 1976
A 225-pound defensive tackle, McShane quickly made his mark after coming to Cal Lutheran in 1974. His many awards include National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) District III First Team All-American, NAIA District III Player of the Year, United Press International Little All-Coast and third team Associated Press Little All American. After graduation, McShane was first drafted in the 12th round by the Dallas Cowboys and then played as a linebacker with the Seattle Seahawks for two years.
Greg Osbourne (Glendale) - Golf, Class of 1984
Osbourne made the All Conference team three times and was voted Most Valuable Player for two of the years. He was the NAIA District III Individual Champion in 1984 and earned All-America honors after finishing fourth in the NAIA National Golf Tournament despite playing in pain with a debilitating injury. Osbourne, the former president of United States Golf Corp., is currently the head golf coach at Glendale Community College, head PGA Pro at DeBell Golf Course in Burbank and has a recurring role as Greg on the NBC show "Las Vegas."
Tracy (Little) Schuetz (Newbury Park) - Volleyball/Softball, Class of 1997
Schuetz, who holds the school career record for digs, was named First Team All-Tournament in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Championship and Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Player of the Year twice. In softball, Schuetz holds the single season school record for runs scored and her honors include playing second base on three SCIAC championship teams, making First Team All-SCIAC for two years and All-West Region First Team and Second Team All-America in 1996.
Mike Sheppard (Mason, Ohio) - Football/Baseball, Class of 1973
A member of CLU's 1971 NAIA National Championship football team, Sheppard was chosen Outstanding Lineman in the championship game, earned All-District III honors in 1971 and 1972, and was named to the 1972 All-Lutheran College Team. In baseball, Sheppard was the team's captain his senior year and was selected to the NAIA District III team in 1972 and 1973. Named Outstanding Senior at CLU, he went on to play minor league baseball and then coached college and NFL football. He is currently the Cincinnati Bengals' wide receivers coach.
Mike "Spider" Webb (Thousand Oaks) - Basketball, Class of 1977, MPA 1982
Webb, a former guard, holds the school record for career assists with 507, set a single-season assist mark and is the seventh most prolific career scorer in Kingsmen history with 1,341 points. He averaged 12 points per game and 115 assists per season during his four years as a Kingsman. A retired parole agent with a doctorate in public administration, Webb is currently an adjunct faculty member in CLU's Criminal Justice Department and a professor in Oxnard College's Addictive Disorder Program.
Tickets are $75. Lundring Events Center is located in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center at the corner of Olsen Road and Campus Drive in Thousand Oaks. For more information, call (805) 493-3170 or visit http://www.callutheran.edu/hof.
CLU is a selective liberal arts and sciences university located in Thousand Oaks, with centers in Oxnard and Woodland Hills. With an enrollment of more than 3,400 students, CLU offers 36 undergraduate majors and several graduate programs within the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and School of Education. Doctoral degrees in educational leadership and higher education leadership are also offered. Members of the CLU student body come from across the nation and around the world and represent a diversity of faiths and cultures. For more information, please visit http://www.callutheran.edu.