NEWBERG --- The 23rd Sports Hall of Fame class will be comprised of two track and field athletes, a women's basketball player, a women's cross country runner, a men's basketball coach, a football player, the 1995 men's soccer team and the Stoffer Family on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
The Sports Hall of Fame reception will be located in Edwards-Holman Science Center Atrium from 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. The price will be $15 for adults and $7 for kids (12 and under).
The 2018 class includes Joel Krebs (Track & Field), Katy Campbell (Women's Basketball), Phaydra Brown (Cross Country), Ben Dillow (Track & Field), Ralph Beebe (Coach), Mike Livingston (Legacy Award Winner), the 1995 men's soccer team and Brad and Katharine Stoffer (meritorious).
Registration is available at homecoming.georgefox.edu.
GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY SPORTS HALL OF FAME – CLASS OF 2018
Individual Athlete- Inducted 2018
2006-08 Track & Field
Joel Krebs became the Bruins' second national champion in the men's javelin at the 2007 NCAA Division III National Championships. He threw a mark of 198 feet and 8 inches to capture the Bruins' second title in the javelin in a four-year span. Krebs was a three-time All-American and is third on the men's all-time list at George Fox with a mark of 210-00.
Individual Athlete- Inducted 2018
2004-08 Women's Basketball
Katy Campbell was a four-year player for the women's basketball team and has a long list of accomplishments throughout her career. Campbell was a two-time Northwest Conference Player of the Year (2007, 2008), a two-time All-American and a two-time D3hoops.com All-Region selection. She helped the Bruins capture three NWC Championships and led the team to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2008. At her time of graduation, Campbell was 10th all-time in career scoring, sixth in career rebounding and fifth in career field goal percentage. She is mentioned eight times in the George Fox record book and is still tied for second in single-game assists with 12.
Phaydra "Newport" Brown
Individual Athlete- Inducted 2018
1990-94 Cross Country
Phaydra "Newport" Brown was a two-time All-American during her time at George Fox. She recorded some of the fastest times/places in the cross country and track and field programs. She has the second and third highest finish at a national cross country meet (seventh) by a George Fox female runner.
Individual Athlete – Inducted 2018
2004-07 Track & Field
Ben Dillow was a four-year athlete for the men's track and field program. Dillow was a two-time All-American in the men's decathlon and holds the second-best total in Bruin history with 6,992 points. He won the NWC Championship in the men's decathlon and pole vault his senior season. Dillow qualified for nationals three of his four years and was named NCAA Division III West Region Men's Track Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA in 2007.
Coach – Inducted 2018
1955-57 Men's Basketball
Ralph Beebe served as the head coach for the men's basketball program from 1955-57. He went 18-6 in his first season and 19-6 in his second season.
Legacy Award Winner – Inducted 2018
1965-67 Football, Men's Basketball, Baseball
Mike Livingston attended George Fox from 1965-67 under head coach Terry Haskell. In football, Livingston was known as the most versatile player on the field. He played wide receiver, running back, quarterback and a defensive back during his time. He had the nickname "Lightin' Livvy", which he was given due to the fact he was so fast and could elude tacklers at will. He was a two-year starter on the men's basketball team and played one season for the baseball team. As a shortstop, he led the team in hitting and was a first-team Oregon Collegiate Conference All-Star. He was also selected for the District 2 NAIA All-Star Team as a utility infielder – becoming the first Bruin to earn this honor. In the spring of 1967, Livingston was drafted into the Army and served in Vietnam and was discharged in 1970. For almost 40 years, he owned and operated Livingston Construction in Portland.
1995 Men's Soccer Team
Team Award Winner – Inducted 2018
The 1995 men's soccer team claimed the Bruins' first-ever Northwest Conference Championship after a conference record of 10-2. The Bruins recorded their seventh straight NAIA playoff berth and were ranked nationally in the NAIA poll. Despite the Bruins record of 16-5 and holding the best ranking regionally, the Bruins were left off the at-large berth. George Fox put three seniors on the NWC first-team and the only freshman award winner. Midfielder Ian Reschke and defender Steve Sterhan were both named NAIA All-American honorable mentions. The team is as follows: Tommy Kolodge, Mike Nadeau, Chad Pohlman, Phil Nelson, Jeff Wells, Steve Sterhan, Wade Fleming, Ryan Gwaltney, Nick Harmon, Travis Johnson, Justin Rivard, George Ward, Ian Reschke, Josh Turpen, Joe Crown, Erik Sorensen, Sean Gates, Cory Wilson, Greg Shaffer, Michael Moody, Brian Miller, Aaron Jaramillo, Chris Wood, Curtis Selby and Jeff Gillespie. The Bruins were coached by Manfred Tschan and he was assisted by Tim Tsohantaridis and Jeff Nelson.
Brad and Katharine Stoffer
Meritorious Award - Inducted in 2018
Brad and Katharine Stoffer have one of the most recognizable last names on the campus of George Fox University. The Stoffer family donated $1.2 million to George Fox University in 2009 to construct the Austin Sports Complex and Stoffer Family Stadium.
The Stoffers, whose son Willie attended the university at the time (sadly, Willie passed away in November of 2017 after a valiant battle with cancer), made the pledge with support from the Boedecker Foundation, on which Brad serves as a trustee. The donation was critical to the university's decision to reinstate intercollegiate football in 2014 after a 46-year hiatus, as it allowed the school to move forward with the first phase of construction on the stadium in which the Bruins now play. In addition to funding construction of the stadium, the gift allowed George Fox to install a multi-use synthetic turf field at the Austin Sports Complex that could be used for soccer and lacrosse.
The Stoffers have been major contributors throughout the years to the university, and to student-athletes in particular. Brad Stoffer has been and continues to be an entrepreneur. He has owned several businesses, including Smith CFI in Portland, and has opened more than 70 Quiznos in Oregon. He was also the co-creator of the Crocs brand company. Katharine Stoffer is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College, where she studied health and sociology. She loves the arts, is passionate about volunteering for the arts, and above all is kind, creative and a wonderful mother. Currently, Brad and Katharine play a principal role in the Boedecker Foundation, which supports youth causes around the world.