Hall of Fame adds new members
One team and five individuals returned to campus in January to be inducted into the UIndy Athletics Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees included Megan Grunert ’04, a 16-time first team All-America and 10-time honorable mention All-America swimmer, who was also a three-time GLIAC Swimming Athlete of the Year. She earned a PhD in chemistry from Purdue University in 2010 and is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Mallinson Institute for Science Education at Western Michigan University.
Carmen Hurley ’79 lettered in wrestling four years and football three years. As a wrestler, he was the Indiana Collegiate Conference champion at 190 pounds in 1976 and 1977. In 2011, Hurley was inducted into the Indiana High School Wrestling Hall of Fame. Today, he is the vice principal at Beech Grove High School.
Paul Loggan ’86 played football at Indiana Central University (1981–85) and was a member of the 1981 Heartland Collegiate Conference championship team. Loggan was named the defensive MVP from 1982 to 1984 and a Kodak All-American in 1984.
Marlowe Mullen ’70 placed fourth, second, and first twice in four appearances at the conference wrestling tournament and finished fifth in the NAIA National Tournament in 1969. In 1989, Mullen received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in teaching physical education, and in 2004, the Indiana Secondary School Physical Educator of the Year Award.
Orel Oral ’04 was a seven-time NCAA Division II national champion swimmer and a member of the 2000 and 2004 Turkish Olympic Teams. He was named Swimmer of the Year in Turkey in 2003 and 2004 and holds 15 Turkish national records. Oral earned his MBA from UIndy in 2008. Today, he is the assistant swim coach at UIndy and a member of the American Swim Coaches Association and USA Swimming.
The 2000 Baseball Team is one of the most successful baseball teams in school history. The team held an overall record of 42-23, won the GLVC with a 19-8 record in conference play, and finished third at the Division II College World Series, which is the highest finish in school history.