This group will officially be inducted
during the Hall of Fame banquet at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington. The 2004 class
will also be recognized at halftime of the Illinois State-Eastern
Illinois football game on Sept. 18.
Tickets for the Hall of Fame ceremony
are $25 per person and can be purchased through The Redbird Club
office. To order tickets for the event or for more information,
please call Pat Cattron at (309) 438-3803.
"The Hall of Fame banquet continues to
be a special event annually for our athletics department," said
Linda Herman, interim director of athletics and current member of
the Hall of Fame Committee. "Sue, Joe, Mark and Tina all had stellar
careers here at Illinois State University and are all worthy of the
ultimate athletic achievement bestowed on them, while Dave has
volunteered countless hours and continues to be an integral part of
Sue Daggett Miller lettered four years
at Illinois State and left as the most decorated female athlete at
ISU and in the Missouri Valley Conference. During her career,
Daggett Miller claimed a league-record 17 individual conference
championships in addition to being a three-time all-America
selection and the 1995 NCAA District V cross country champion.
Her numerous conference championships
include the 1995 and 1996 cross country titles; the 1997 indoor mile
championship; the 1996 and 1997 indoor 3,000-meter titles; the 1994,
1996 and 1997 indoor 5,000-meter championships; the 1997 1,500-meter
run; the 1996 and 1997 outdoor 3,000-meter titles; the 1995 and 1997
outdoor 5,000-meter runs; and the 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997
"It is an absolute honor to be selected
for the Hall of Fame," said Daggett Miller. "I attribute much of my
success to the coaches, especially John Coughlan, the therapists and
all the support to make it happen. Illinois State University was an
outstanding experience for me. Not only did I learn a great deal in
my field of study, but I also received so much knowledge about life,
athletics, friendships and teamwork."
Daggett Miller, a native of Random
Lake, Wis., was also named the Missouri Valley Conference Female
Track Athlete of the Meet three times, earning the award at the
indoor championships in 1996 and both the indoor and outdoor meets
in 1997. She was also a 1994 Cross Country Coaches Association
All-Academic All-America selection, while being named a three-time
All-Valley Academic Cross Country selection and a four-time
All-Valley Academic Track and Field honoree.
Daggett Miller is currently residing in
Sheboygan, Wis., where she is the branch manager at Kohler Credit
Union and still actively running in southeastern Wisconsin.
Joe Galvin lettered at Illinois State
from 1976 to 1980 and was an inside presence on the Redbird
basketball team. The 7-footer is one of Illinois State's 35 members
in the 1,000-point club, with 1,022 tallies in his career. He also
ranks third in the Redbird record book with 132 blocked shots in his
career. He is also fifth in career field goal percentage at 53
A native of Bloomington, Galvin was the
starting center for the Redbirds for three seasons, including
Illinois State's first nationally ranked 1977-78 team. ISU posted
marks of 24-4, 24-10 and 20-9 during that time, with a pair of
appearances in the National Invitation Tournament. As a starter,
Galvin averaged better than 12 points and nearly eight rebounds per
game, and he still owns a school record by blocking nine shots in
"It is a great honor to be selected to
the ISU Hall of Fame," said Galvin. "Growing up in Bloomington, I
had the opportunity to attend the first Will Robinson basketball
camps, watch other ISU basketball Hall of Famers Doug Collins, Rick
Whitlow and Ron deVeries, and play many high school games in the
magical Horton Field House. During my four years at ISU we won 20
games each year and played in three postseason tournaments -- during
a time when only 48 schools received postseason bids. We created a
culture of winning and established a national reputation for ISU
basketball. I look back on my time at ISU as a tremendous learning
experience both personally and academically."
Selected by the Indiana Pacers in the
fifth round of the National Basketball Association amateur draft,
Galvin eventually played three years of professional basketball in
Spain before retiring from the game and returning to the United
States. He is currently a vice president and research director of
CRM strategies for Gartner, the world's leading independent
information technology research and advisory firm.
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Mark Huber was a baseball letter winner
from 1975-78 and the ace of the Redbird pitching staff for his last
In 1976, Huber helped lead the Redbirds
to the NCAA Midwest Regional and a 41-21 overall record. In a
classic pitchers' duel in the second game of the regional, Huber
squared off against Eastern Michigan's Bob Welch, who was later
drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round of the 1977
Major League Baseball amateur draft. EMU claimed the 3-0 win, but
Huber went eight innings and only allowed one earned run with four
strikeouts. It was Huber's only loss of the season, as he ended the
campaign with a 7-1 record and a 1.66 earned run average.
Huber, from Havana, still ranks No. 5
in Illinois State's record books for career earned run average after
limiting his opponents to 2.18 runs per game. He is also tied for
No. 4 with 20 career victories.
"It's a great honor and something that
I didn't expect," Huber said about joining the ISU Athletics Hall of
Fame. "I went to Illinois State with no real expectations. I just
wanted to play baseball and get a degree. It ended up being one of
the greatest times of my life."
In 1977, Huber led the Redbird pitching
staff with a 1.36 earned run average and 66 strikeouts, before
posting a 6-2 mark and a 3.28 earned run average his senior season.
After college, Huber signed as a free
agent with the Chicago White Sox. Currently, he is working as the
caddie for Doug Tewell on the Champions Tour.
Tina Lindsey lettered four years at
Illinois State, from 1991-94. A three-time all-conference selection,
Lindsey earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors in 1993 and
1994 and All-Gateway Conference recognition in 1992. As a junior,
Lindsey led the Redbirds to a conference championship and was named
the Illinois State Female Athlete of the Year in 1993.
During her collegiate career, Lindsey
was named the league's player of the week 15 times. She finished
third individually her senior season, firing a 231 over three
rounds. Lindsey won four collegiate tournaments during her career:
the 1994 Norte Dame Irish Invitational, the Redbird Classic in 1993,
the 1992 Spartan Invitational (tied for medalist honors) and the
Colorado State Ram Invitational in 1991.
"Needless to say I wasn't expecting
this. It's such a great honor," Lindsey said. "Going to Illinois
State was such a great learning experience for me, especially
attending a school that had more students than my hometown. It gave
me a totally different outlook on things. In high school, I played
on the boys' team, and in college it was my first real experience
being on a team with girls. I was also the only freshman on the team
and really looked to the seniors for leadership."
A 1994 recipient of the Laurie Mabry
Award, the Mason City native currently resides in Bloomington, works
for Golfstat, and is an instructor at Ironwood Golf Course and
Bloomington Country Club.
This year's Campbell "Stretch" Miller
Award winner is Dave Colee. The award is named for Miller, a Redbird
athlete who went on to broadcast Illinois State games in the 1940s
before joining the St. Louis Cardinals' broadcasting team. The award
named in his honor celebrates the contributions of those whose main
services were not playing or coaching, but important to the
"I'm humbled to be named the 'Stretch'
Miller Award winner," said Colee. "All you have to do is look at the
people who have received this honor over the last 25 to 30 years to
realize what kind of company you're in. Sure, I have put in a lot of
time in athletics and with the band, but they're labors of love."
Colee has been involved with Illinois
State athletics since 1977, when current public address announcer
and previous "Stretch" Miller Award winner Steve Adams asked him to
be his spotter for Redbird football and men's basketball games.
For the last 22 years, Colee has been
the public address announcer for Illinois State's Big Red Marching
Machine during football halftimes. This fall, Colee will begin his
ninth season as the public address announcer for Redbird women's
to attending and volunteering at numerous Redbird home events, Colee
also works as a superintendent of administrative services at State
Farm Insurance, where he has been for the past 16 years, following a
15-year career at Illinois State University in admissions and as
athletics media relations,