||Centre honors Final Four teams during halftime of Saturday's basketball games
RELEASED: January 15, 2009
DANVILLE, KY—On Saturday, Jan. 17, Centre College will hold special halftime ceremonies to honor the four basketball teams that have represented the College in the NCAA Division III Final Four. The ceremony honoring the women's teams ('88-'89, '89-'90) will be held during halftime of the women's home game at 6 p.m., and the ceremony honoring the men's teams ('78-'79, '88-89) will be held during halftime of the men's home game at 8 p.m.
The first Centre team to reach the Final Four was the men's team of 1978-79. That team set a school record for victories (25) that stood until last year. Ten years later, in 1988-89, Centre became the first Division III team in NCAA history—and only the second team in any division—to send both the men's and women's teams to the Final Four in the same year. The women's team of 1989-90 not only went back to the Final Four, but also hosted the tournament.
Fans are encouraged to come out to the games on Saturday to welcome back the players, coaches, trainers and managers who helped create Centre's Final Four tradition.
1978-79 men's team members
Front Row (L-R) Mark Ogle, Bob Bohle, Chic Ryan, Greg Woodcock, Scott Griggs, Joe Sandy, Bill Cook, Dan Pawley, Ron Williams, Matt Vonderbrink. Back Row (L-R) Rick Wagenaar (asst. coach), Will Marcrum (mgr.), Jeff Hoover, Sam Steele, Brett Bewley, Mark Waller, Neil Sterba, Steve Curtis, Jim Pope, Eddie Woods, Fred Askew, Tom Bryant (head coach).
1988-89 men's team members
Front Row (L-R) Ben DeVary, Tim Brack, Mike Yates, Brent Smith, Danny Johnson, Bo Wyenandt, Mat Slechter, David Hicks, Dan Finn, Trey Griffin. Back Row (L-R) Tom Bryant (head coach), Sherri Hammons (mgr.), Vince Vickers, Mark Noe, Jay Puckett, Jim Jury, Mark Votruba, Steve Florence, Chris Hovis, Scott Bennett, Rich Butler, Pat Lay, Mike Jones (mgr.), Len Garner (asst. coach).
1988-89 women's team members
Front Row (L-R) Lydia Wright, Roxanne Ahrens, Shannon Collins, Sheila Botts, Deborah Moss, Kimey Kyker. Back Row (L-R) Scott Menefee (manager), Katie Brown, Sheila Lloyd, Susan Yates, Lea Wise (head coach), Teri Hartlage, Kathleen Wooldridge, Libby Ransdall, Jamey Gay (trainer), Katrina Littrell (manager), Missy Lietz (manager).
1989-90 women's team members
Front Row (L-R) Michelle Vaughn, Susan Yates, Nell Tarter, Lydia Wright, Lisle Fouts, Kimey Kyker, Roxanne Ahrens. Back Row (L-R) A. Brumley (manager), Julie Wedge (manager), Bob Rhodes (student coach), Kathleen Wooldridge, Deborah Moss, Sheila Lloyd, Teri Hartlage, Cindy Noble-Hauserman (head coach), Jamey Gay (trainer), Missy Lietz (manager)
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