Northwood Announces Ninth Athletic Hall Of Fame Class

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The Northwood University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced the members of the ninth class of the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Dallas Logan (Men’s Basketball), Andrea (Raby) Pitts (Women’s Basketball), Lisa (Shepard) Mayes (Softball), Josh Weber (Men’s Track and Field) and Gary Williams (Contributor) join 42 other inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

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.

“We are excited to be able to honor these outstanding individuals and to pay tribute to the legacy they left on long history of Northwood University Athletics, said Dave Marsh, Northwood Athletic Director.  “Each of the inductees was instrumental in the success of their program and our entire athletic department is indebted to them.”

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DALLAS LOGAN • Men’s Basketball • 2000-04

Dallas Logan is one of the finest all-around players in the history of the Northwood men’s basketball program. He finished fourth on the career scoring list with 1,801 points and ranks first among players since 1990. In Logan’s senior season, he became the only player in school history to lead the team in scoring (20.2 ppg), rebounding (4.6 rpg) and assists (3.8 apg) in the same season.  He earned First Team All-GLIAC honors in each of his final three seasons as a Timberwolf, during which he averaged 19.1 points per games while shooting 52 percent from the floor. A First Team All-Region honoree in his senior season, Logan played in all 109 games in his career. He led Northwood to the semifinals of the GLIAC Tournament twice and one appearance in the GLIAC Finals in his sophomore season.

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ANDREA (RABY) PITTS • Women’s Basketball • 1980-84

Andrea Raby was one of Northwood’s first and best women’s basketball players, playing on the first four women’s basketball teams in school history. She still stands as the leading rebounder in school history, finishing her four-year career with 800 rebounds. Raby also ranks 12th in school history with 1,083 points, making her one of just three players at Northwood to have over 1,000 points and 700 rebounds. Thirty years after her career ended, Raby still ranks in the top 10 in Northwood history in field goals made, field goals attempted, free throws made and free throws attempted.  Raby averaged 14.2 points and 10.7 rebounds per game in the 1981-82 season, making her one of two players in school history to average a double-double in a season. Her 10.7 rebounding average that season is the highest in school history. Raby led Northwood in scoring twice and in rebounding three times during her career.

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Lisa (Shepard) Mayes • Softball • 2003-06

Lisa Shepard was one of the most dominant players in Northwood softball history. She finished her career with a 68-38 record in the circle with a 1.22 ERA.  Shepard registered the second most wins and the highest winning percentage (.638) in school history.  She struck out a remarkable 792 batters in her career, 184 more than any other pitcher in Northwood history. Shepard guided Northwood to the NCAA Tournament for the only time in school history in 2005, leading the team to the Regional final. Shepard was the key player for the team as the Timberwolves won GLIAC Championships in 2004 and 2005. In those seasons, Shepard went 47-12 with a 0.86 ERA while striking out 473 batters in 390.2 innings of work. She owns the two highest single-season marks in wins (24, 23) and strikeouts (274, 199) as well as the two lowest season ERAs (0.95, 0.78) at Northwood.  A two-time First Team All-GLIAC honoree, Shepard has 10 more career shutouts than anyone in school history (24).

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JOSH WEBER • Men’s Track and Field • 2001-04

Josh Weber was the premier men’s track and field competitor at Northwood during the early 2000’s. He was a six-time All-American in three different events, earning the honors in the 4X400 meter relay, the 400 meter dash and the 800 meter run. During his career, Weber claimed three top-five finishes at the NCAA Championships. His best finish came at the 2004 Indoor Championships, where Weber finished second with a time of 1:50.48. He also placed third in the 400 at the 2003 Indoor Championships (48.06) and a fifth in the 800 at the 2004 Outdoor Championships (1:51.97). Weber saved some of his best performances for the GLIAC Championships, where he won four individual titles. He was named the GLIAC Male Athlete of the Meet at the 2003 Outdoor GLIAC Championships, where he claimed the 200 and the 400 meter dashes. At the 2004 Outdoor GLIAC Championships, he set a meet and Northwood record with a time of 1:49.27.

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GARY WILLIAMS • Contributor • 1996-2013

Prior to the start of the 1996 football season, Northwood signed a deal with WMPX in Midland to carry all of the Timberwolves football games live on the radio. The person who became the voice of Northwood football was Gary Williams, who served in the role as play-by-play man for 18 years. During that time, Williams announced nearly all of the 193 games played with partner and fellow Northwood Hall of Famer Larry Lindsey. Williams was on the mic for three GLIAC Championship teams and three NCAA Playoff games. He was also a contributor to Northwood Football Weekly and was a key part in the growth of the program. Williams’ hard work, dedication and commitment to Northwood Football will always be fondly remembered by everyone associated with the program.