Northwood Announces Their Eighth Annual Hall of Fame Class


The eighth annual Hall of Fame ceremony took place October 19. The inductees were selected based on their athletic prowess, contributions to the athletic programs, success and character, as well as their positive representation of Northwood University. [symple_column size="one-fifth" position="first"]chandler mug copy[/symple_column] BILL CHANDLERFootball  - 1971-74

Bill Chandler was one of the first great football players at Northwood. In 1973, he joined Bill Smithingell as the first two football All-Americans in school history. One year later, Chandler became the first football player to earn the honor twice as he was named to the NAIA Division II First Team All-America team. A stout defensive tackle and four year letterwinner, Chandler’s efforts were a key part of Northwood claiming the first team Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship ever awarded. Only one of their opponents in those two seasons scored more than 20 points in a game.

[symple_column size="one-fifth" position="first"]hetherington hof copy[/symple_column] JENNIFER HETHERINGTONWomen’s Basketball - 1988-92

Jennifer Hetherington finished her career at Northwood as the all-time leading scorer in program history and still ranks third in school history with 1,436 points. She also ranks fourth in school history in assists (390), fifth in field goals made (489), third in steals (210), second in free throws made (407), third in three-point field goals made (147) and fourth in three-point field goal percentage (.365). Her 446 points from the 1989-90 season are the fourth most in Northwood history. A three-time NAIA All-District honoree, Hetherington was the leading scorer on the 1990-91 team that claimed the District 23 championship. She was named the Northwood valedictorian of both the 1990 associate’s degree and the 1992 bachelor’s degree class as well as earning Academic All-American honors following the 1991-92 season. Hetherington joins former teammate Jennifer Foster (Class of 2009) in the Northwood Hall of Fame.


[symple_column size="one-fifth" position="first"]lamky copy[/symple_column] DAVID LAMKYBaseball - 2001-04

David Lamky was one of the best and most consistent baseball players in Northwood history. He batted at least .345 all four years of his career and ended with a .368 batting average. Lamky finished his career with 225 hits, 30 more than any other player in school history. He also stands as the all-time Northwood leader in doubles (51), runs batted in (140) and at-bats (611). Lamky also ranks in the top six in school history in home runs (16), runs (131) and batting average. He registered three of the top seven single-season double marks in Northwood history. In all, Lamky’s name appears 24 times in the Northwood single season and career top-ten lists. He was named All-GLIAC all four years of his career, including First Team honors his final three seasons. Lamky also claimed First Team All-Region honors following his senior season and was a three-time Academic All-GLIAC honoree.


[symple_column size="one-fifth" position="first"]romana head shot copy[/symple_column] ROMANA MORAVKOVAVolleyball - 1997-2000

Romana Moravkova was a key part of one of the most successful runs in Northwood volleyball history. Moravkova ended her career with 1,902 kills, which ranks her second in school history. She trails only Pavla Melicharova in kills, who is the all-time leader in NCAA Division II history. Moravkova also ranks among the career leaders at Northwood with 1,231 digs (fourth) and a .345 attack percentage (fifth). She claimed First Team All-America honors following the 1997 and the 1999 season, leading Northwood to the GLIAC Championship both times. Moravkova also was named the GLIAC Player of the Year twice (1999, 2000) and First Team All-GLIAC three times (1997, 1998, 2000).

[symple_column size="one-fifth" position="first"]nelson_all-american copy[/symple_column] TYRONE NELSONFootball - 1995-98

Tyrone Nelson will go down as one of the greatest offensive linemen in school history. A four-year starter for the Timberwolves, Nelson was a tackle when the “Woodbone” offense took off. He claimed First Team All-GLIAC honors in both his junior and senior season. Following the 1998 campaign, Nelson was honored as the GLIAC Offensive Lineman of the Year. That same season, he was also honored as an AFCA First Team All-American as well as an AP Little All-America Second Team. Thanks in part to Nelson’s efforts, the 1998 team set 24 team and individual records and scored at least 28 points in nine of their 10 games.  He was the starting tackle for fellow Hall of Famer Sleepie Tollie.

[symple_column size="one-fifth" position="first"]reznor head shot copy[/symple_column] FRITZ REZNORContributor - 1978-98

There is no one with more knowledge about Northwood Athletics than Fritz Reznor, one of the longest tenured staff members in school history. He became Northwood’s first Sports Information Director (SID) in 1978 and held that job until 1998. As the publicist, historian, and statistician for Northwood Athletics, his work was vital for the tremendous growth of the department. One of four SID’s in school history, he also served as the NAIA District 23 Information Director for nine years as well as the GLIAC SID for two years.  Reznor’s hard work, dedication, and loyalty to Northwood University are well-known among those that know him.