by Austin Arnold A very special and emotional ceremony was held for the latest induction into Bluffton University’s Athletics Hall of Fame, as the 2007 Beaver baseball team earned that honor on Saturday night.
Bluffton University mascots J. Denny Beaver and Jenny Beaver were very busy this year as all of the students inside the suits are involved in multiple student clubs and athletic teams on campus. The students’ identities were revealed at halftime of the men’s basketball game on Jan. 28, during a ceremony that traditionally marks the only time that college mascots remove their costume heads in public.
Bluffton University announced a $1 million dollar gift from Greg and Donna Wannemacher during the launch of Simply Innovate, the Campaign for Bluffton University. Greg Wannemacher is a university trustee and the co-chair of the Simply Innovate campaign. He graduated from Bluffton in 1977 with a degree in business and played football during his years on campus; Donna graduated from Bluffton in 1978 with an art degree. Greg Wannemacher is chairman of Wannemacher Total Logistics in Lima.
Two-time All-American Terrill Webb (Kenton, Ohio) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Athlete of the Year following her performances in indoor track and field and outdoor track and field during the 2015-16 school year. The junior earned NCAA Division III indoor and outdoor track and field All-American accolades in the pole vault during her junior campaign. Webb finished sixth at the NCAA Division III indoor championships with a school and personal record of 12’ 5.5” and earned a third place finish at the NCAA Division III outdoor championships with a mark of 12’ 9.5”.