TIFFIN -- Three individuals and one team will comprise the 2018 Heidelberg University Athletic Hall of Fame inductee class. Frann Zverina ('74), Nick Hulea ('77), Dustin Lamvermeyer ('98) and the 1986 Volleyball Team will be inducted on Oct. 26 as part of Heidelberg's Homecoming Weekend festivities.
Zverina, a native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, will be inducted as a contributor to the softball program. She was the lead donor for the softball field project which now bears her name, Frann's Field. Her involvement with the softball program has coincided with the emergence of the Heidelberg softball team as a conference power. Since Frann's Field opened in 2015, The Berg has won an OAC regular season and tournament title, and participated in the conference tournament each year. As a student, Zverina -- a fourth-generation Heidelberg graduate -- participated in volleyball, basketball, softball and tennis.
Hulea was a four-year letterwinner on the offensive line for the Heidelberg football team. As a freshman, Hulea worked his way into the starting lineup for Head Coach Pete Riesen, one year removed from winning the Stagg Bowl in 1972. He was a three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree and was named to the Kodak Little-American Second Team following his junior year. After serving as a team captain as a senior, he was invited to play in the All-Ohio Shrine Bowl game at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.
One of the most decorated distance runners in Heidelberg history, Lamvermeyer's name can be found throughout the record books of the Heidelberg cross country and track & field teams. In 1997, Lamvermeyer became the first All-American in the cross country program's history. In total, Lamvermeyer was a six-time NCAA qualifier -- three in cross country and three in the 10,000M run in track. To date, he still holds two school records: 5,000M in indoor track and 10,000M in outdoor track.
The 1986 Volleyball Team compiled a 27-8 record overall and 14-2 in the OAC. In doing so, the team became the first women's program in school history to win a conference title. Mentored by OAC Coach of the Year Jani Oder-Yanni, the '86 team was led by an All-OAC effort from Jill Noble. Following the season, Noble, Carrie Flora and Laurie Krizovski were named Academic All-OAC.
All four inductees will be honored at the Hall of Fame Banquet on Oct. 27. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in Campus Center. The dinner and ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Wickham Great Hall. Click here to register for the banquet.