||Six New Members added to Centre College
Hall of Fame
DANVILLE, KY Six new members will be added to the Centre College
Hall of Fame during ceremonies scheduled in conjunction with Homecoming
activities this Saturday.
The newest inductees are as follows: - Kitty Baird, member of physical
education and athletics staff at Centre from 1959 2000. Baird was
instrumental in the development of the womenšs varsity athletics program.
She coached basketball, field hockey, and tennis, and served as womenšs
athletic director, chair of the physical education department, and director
of intramural sports. She founded the KY Womenšs Intercollegiate Conference
in the NCAA. Baird served on the NCAA tennis selection committee, basketball
rules committee and the Division III restructuring committee. She also
received numerous awards including Region III Administrator of the Year
Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Michael Hall, Class of 1985, was a three-year letter winner in football
and a four-year letter winner in golf. Hall quarterbacked Centre to
three consecutive conference championships and was captain of the 1984
team. He was selected as a first-team all-conference player. In his
career Hall threw for 3,914 yards and 24 touchdowns. As a golfer, he
was runner up twice in the conference tournament and qualified for the
NCAA tournament in 1985.
Kevin Lavin, Class of 1987, was Centrešs all-time leading scKorer in
basketball when he graduated with 1,814 points. He still holds Centrešs
rebounding record for a career with 854. Lavin was co-MVP of the conference
in his junior and senior year and an all-conference performer three
straight years. A Kodak All American in 1987, Lavin set a single season
record for points and field goal percentage.
William Seelbach (deceased), Class of 1911, was a three-sport star,
lettering in football, basketball, and baseball. He played tackle on
the undefeated 1910 football team and served as captain. Seelbach also
played on the 1910 basketball team that finished 20-3.
Oran Teater, Class of 1944, played football four years and was captain
of the 1943 team. He was an all-conference football player and was named
best male athlete as a senior. Teater played basketball two years and
ran track for two years. He served as an assistant football coach at
Danville High School and later coached Paintsville High School to three
conference titles in five years. As the head basketball coach at Paintsville,
his team won three district tournaments. Teater is also a member of
the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.
Valarie H. Ziegler, Class of 1976, lettered four years in basketball
and two years in track and cross country. She was Centrešs leading scorer
all four years averaging 11.3 points a game prior to the 3-point shot.
Ziegler held the school record for the mile run and held four records
in cross country before the metric system was installed. She was also
instrumental in the improvement of womenšs athletics at Centre through
her work with Title IX.
A luncheon in honor of the newest members will be held at the Cowan
Dining Hall on Homecoming Day, Oct. 21. Centrešs football team will
face Trinity University that day at 2:30 PM.
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