Recognizing athletic and coaching achievement
Athletic Hall of Fame
Jewell’s Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1994 to recognize outstanding achievement by alumni and/or faculty in the areas of athletic achievement or coaching, or other noteworthy accomplishments in athletic-related areas. The selection is based solely on what the individual or team accomplished while associated with Jewell.
Each year at Homecoming, honorees are recognized at halftime of the Cardinal football game, with the official induction ceremonies following that evening. Recent inductees are included below. An archive of all past inductees can be found at the bottom of the page.
The 2019 Class
Five individuals and two teams will be inducted into the William Jewell College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Ken Clemens, '91 - Football
Clemens was a four-year letterwinner on the football field, earning All-Heart of America and NAIA District 16 honors in every season of his career. As a senior in the fall of 1990, he was named Second Team All-America by the NAIA after posting a school record 1,036 receiving yards, a mark which still stands. His 10 touchdowns and 53 receptions in 1990 are also second and fifth in a single season at Jewell. For his career he caught 132 passes for 2,327 yards, an average of more than 17 yards per play, and scored 21 touchdowns. Also a standout in track and field, he earned All-HAAC honors in the 400 and 300, the high jump, and the 4x400 relay. He was named the 1991 Cecil Martin Award recipient for Male Athlete of the Year.
Larry Heaps, '62 - Track & Field/Cross Country
Heaps earned eight combined varsity letters between cross country and track and field. The captain of the 1961 cross country team that won the Missouri Collegiate Athletic Union championship and took a program-best fifth place at the NAIA National Championship, he graduated as the school record holder in the mile with a time of 4:26.20. Individually as a senior, he won the MCAU title and placed 14that the NAIA National Championship, earning him All-America honors.
Nicole Revenaugh, '08 - Soccer/Basketball
One of the more rare two-sport athletes in the modern era, Revenaugh earned five varsity letters, four in soccer and one in basketball. On the pitch, she shined over her final two seasons, earning First Team All-HAAC and All-Region honors. She was also a two-time NAIA All-American, posting a first team nod as a senior in the fall of 2007 after scoring 35 goals. On the basketball court she was a First Team All-HAAC selection as a freshman before foregoing the hardwood to focus on soccer. For her work she was named the 2006 Vicki Larason Landman Award winner for Female Athlete of the Year.
Jeremy Strack, '08 - Baseball
Strack came to the Cardinals as a junior transfer and was an instant success, earning First Team All-HAAC selections and the HAAC Gold Glove Award twice. In addition, as a senior, he was named First Team All-Region and First Team All-America after hitting .422 with 14 doubles, six triples, and 12 home runs, while leading the nation with 62 stolen bases. In just two years with the Cardinals he posted 99 stolen bags, 30 doubles, 10 triples, and 16 home runs, while hitting .386. As a senior in 2008 he was selected for the Cecil Martin Award for Male Athlete of the Year.
Tim Wilson, '92 - Golf
Wilson is the only men's golfer in school history to earn All-America status as he placed 10th at the 1992 NAIA National Championship. Earlier that season he was also the HAAC medalist and the NAIA District 16 medalist to qualify for the national tournament. During his final season he posted a score of 71 on two occasions and scored 76 or better nine times.
2004 Baseball Team
The 2004 baseball Cardinals set a school record with an overall mark of 47-18 on their way to winning the HAAC and Region 16 titles. The Cardinals fell in the NAIA Super Regional to Oklahoma City University. This team featured four All-Americans and was led by Mike Stockton who was named the HAAC and Region Coach of the Year.
2006 Men's Soccer Team
Considered perhaps the best team in program history and the first to enter the Hall of Fame, the 2006 men's soccer squad finished the season 18-3-2, including 9-0 in conference play, becoming the first men's team to boast a perfect league season. They were the championships of the HAAC and Region 16 and reached the Final Four of the NAIA National Championship. The Cardinals finished the season ranked No. 1 by the Massey Ratings System and No. 3 in the NAIA national poll. This team was led by Region and National Coach of the Year Chris Cissell, '94 and featured three All-Americans.
The 2018 Class
Ed Elliott, '60 - Football/Wrestling
Elliott earned ten varsity letters a student-athlete at William Jewell serving as the captain of the wrestling and football teams. As the only signal caller in Norris Patterson's 18 years as coach to call his own plays on both offense and defense he was named first team All-Missouri College Athletic Union as a senior. In addition he was the recipient of the Cecil Martin Award for Male Athlete of the Year in 1960.
Bob Hatcher, '65 - Track & Field/Cross Country
One of the best distance runners in his time, Hatcher held records in the mile, two mile, two mile relay, and distance medley relay, in addition to several course records in cross country, at the time of his graduation from Jewell. In total he earned eight varsity letters and was a three-time team captain in cross country and once in track and field. He was a member of six Missouri College Athletic Union championship teams, three in each sport, and as an individual placed 27th at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships twice (1961, 1963).
Drew Mathews, '06 - Men's Basketball
A four-year letterwinner, Mathews was the 2006 Heart of America Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a NAIA-II first team All-American after averaging nearly 19 points and nine rebounds per game. During his career he was also a two-time first team All-HAAC selection, two-time HAAC Scholar Athlete, NAIA Region V Academic All-Region, two-time NAIA Academic All-America, and recipient of the NAIA Champions of Character Award. He was a member of two conference championship teams and led the Cardinals to four NAIA national tournament appearances.
Mark Brackman, '07 - Baseball
Brackman won four letters for the Cardinal baseball program, winning two Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships during his career. As a senior he earned first team All-HAAC honors after receiving second team nods the previous two seasons. In his final year he was also selected the HAAC Pitcher of the Year, first team All-Region, Region Pitcher of the Year, and first team NAIA All-America. In addition, he fired a no hitter against Central Methodist as a senior in 2007.
Mike Stockton - Baseball Coach
Stockton is currently in his 17th season at the helm of the Jewell baseball program and holds an overall record of 527-341, not including the 2018 season, making him the second all-time winningest coach in program history. Through 16 seasons, he has led the Cardinals to five regular season conference championships, five tournament titles, and eight Region Tournament appearances. He also led Jewell to a trip to the NAIA World Series in 2004 and the NCAA-II regional in 2015, becoming the first team in school history to make the national tournament since the move to Division II. He has earned ten Coach of the Year honors and was inducted into the Ottawa University Hall of Fame in the fall of 2017 for his accomplishments as a player.
1961 Men's Cross Country Team
Mentored by legendary Jewell coach Darrel Gourley, the Cardinals went 8-0 in dual meets and were the 1961 Missouri College Athletic Union Champions. As a team they finished fifth at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships. Team members: Don Burke, Ron Colliver, Ron Hamilton, Jim Harmon, Bob Hatcher, Larry Heaps (captain), John Jurco, Gary Lester, Don Smith, Dave Sullivan, Stan White and student assistant coach Dick Gabbert.
1963 Men's Cross Country Team
Another one of Gourley's championship teams, Jewell took home the MCAU title and went 9-3 in dual meets in 1963. At the NAIA Cross Country National Championships the Cardinals finished in tenth place. Team members: Ashby Cooper, Jim Harmon, Allen Harris, Bob Hatcher (captain), Larry Holley, Mike Nichols and Bill Stinson.
2003 Women's Basketball Team
Coached by Jill Slominski and assisted by Larry Williams and J.D. Gravina, the Cards won a school record 27 games in 2003. They were crowned the Heart of America Athletic Conference Champions and reached the second round of the NAIA National Championship Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa. Team members: Britini Cone, Casey Courtney, Ashley Fann, Jessica Heath, Katie Helwig, Erin Jenkins, Jamie Johnson, Kim Lichtenauer, Stacy McAlexander, Megan Peterson, Dee Rutledge, Heidi Strobel, Morgan Williams and Lauren Wright.