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Today's Date is Saturday, May, 27, 2017
No Upcoming Games Scheduled

You are cordially invited to a celebration and banquet honoring the Inaugural Hall of Fame Class for Ranger Athletics and celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Olympic College.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 1:00 pm Social & Food | 2:00 pm Program
Olympic College | Bremer Student Center | 1600 Chester Ave., Bremerton, WA 98337

Olympic College Athletics, in partnership with the Olympic College Foundation, is proud to announce the Ranger Hall of Fame inductees for the Class of 2017.  This is the inaugural class of the Ranger Hall of Fame and Olympic College Athletics is pleased to honor the outstanding accomplishments of OC athletes from throughout the 70-year history of intercollegiate athletes at Olympic College.  This year’s induction ceremony will also honor the exceptional endeavors of Ranger student-athletes and coaches from the current academic year.  

The event will begin at 1 pm with a social.  There will be hors d'oeuvres made by OC's Culinary Arts and a cash bar provided by McClouds Grill House. You can purchase tickets through the college's credit card portal here.  Tickets purchased online will be handled in a 'will call' manner.  No tickets will be mailed.  Upon arrival, check in at the welcome table for entry.  

PRESENTING THE CLASS OF 2017

Athletes

Coaches

Distinguished Service

Team

  • 1981 Women's Softball Team
    • Donna Bennett
      Kim Calnan-Baumgartner
      Pam Calnan - Coach
      Annette Clifton
      Sandy Cooley-Vise
      Brenda David
      Kim Goldsby
      Robin King
      Bonnie Lingan
      Debbie (Picinich) Bentler
      DeeAnn (Strotz) Moreau
      Toni Turnbull - Coach
      Robin Weinman

 

INFORMATIONAL BIOS 

Matt Armitage | Baseball 
Matt Armitage helped the Rangers win the NWAACC North Region Championship in his freshman year (1997).  The switch-hitting outfielder was named North Region MVP after hitting .416 with 4 homeruns & 42 RBI’s. Read his full bio here.

Dr. Pete Dufour | Track & Field
Dr. Pete Dufour, aka the “Slender Sprinter,” ran track at Olympic College for Coach Doc Rethke in 1949 & 1950.  Dufour won five conference championships (two in the 220 yard sprint, two in the 440 yard race, & one in the mile relay). In 1950, Dufour set Washington State Junior College Athletic Conference meet records in the 220 yard sprint & 440 yard race.  Read his full bio here.

Billy Landram | Men’s Basketball
Former North Mason HS standout Billy Landram averaged 20 points & 10.5 rebounds in his two seasons as a Ranger (1997 & 1998).  At Olympic, Landram was a two-time 1st Team All-League selection and was the North Region MVP as a sophomore. Landram transferred to San Jose State University where he averaged 10.9 points & 3.5 rebounds in his two seasons as a Spartan. Read his full bio here.

Henry "Hank" Muyskens | Distinguished Service
Henry “Hank” Muyskens spent 44 years at Olympic College as a professor, Baseball Coach and timekeeper for Men’s and Women’s Basketball.  Hank began teaching Math and Physics in 1952 and was an Assistant Baseball Coach in the 1960’s & early 70’s.  In 1958, Hank became the timekeeper for the basketball teams. During his time at OC, Hank was also a scout for the New York Yankees. Read his full bio here.

Mike O’Brien | Football
Mike O’Brien was a hard-hitting defensive back for Olympic College from 1974-1975. In his sophomore year, O’Brien was named to the All-Conference Defensive team and a Junior College All-American.  O’Brien transferred to UC Berkeley where he finished his collegiate career.  After college, O’Brien played briefly with the Seattle Seahawks, three years of semi-pro football, and with the Oakland Invaders of the USFL.  Read his full bio here.

Phil Pesco | Men’s Basketball
Phil Pesco coached basketball at Olympic College for 14 years starting in 1946.  In his time as the Rangers coach, he won six Northwest Championships and took three teams to the National Junior College Championships in Hutchinson, Kansas.  Pesco’s 1949 team went 32-2 and finished 3rd at the National Tournament. Read his full bio here.

Erika Quint | Softball
Former Central Kitsap HS standout Erika Quint played softball at OC during the 2008 & 2009 seasons. Quint was named 1st Team All-League Pitcher both years as a Ranger and was the North Region Pitcher of the Year in 2008.  After her stint at OC, Quint transferred to Western Washington University where she finished second among school career leaders in strikeouts (438), tied for third in shutouts (10), fourth in wins (39) and fifth in both complete games (36) and innings pitched (379).  Read her full bio here.

Dr. Roland “Doc” Rethke | Track & Field/Golf 
Dr. Roland Rethke was one of the most successful coaches in Olympic College history, along with a popular professor.  Doc’s Track & Field teams won three straight championships during the 1950, 1951 & 1952 seasons.  As the OC golf coach, Doc coached his teams to championships in 1961, 1962 and 1964.  Read his full bio here.

Karen Schillinger-Johnson | Women’s Basketball/Volleyball/Track & Field
Karen Shillinger-Johnson was a three-sport standout at Olympic College in the late 1970’s. Schillinger-Johnson led her teams in volleyball and basketball to four NWAC Tournaments (two in each sport).  She also reached the NWAC Tournament both years in Track & Field ; competing in the High Jump & Hurdles. Schillinger-Johnson transferred to Central Washington University where she continued as a three-sport star. In 1979, she was named the CWU Female Athlete of the Year.  Read her full bio here.

Joni Slagle | Women’s Basketball     
Former North Mason HS star Joni Slagle played basketball at Olympic College in the 1973 & 1974 seasons where she averaged 25 points & 20 rebounds during her sophomore season.  She then transferred to Western Washington University where she played in 1975 & 1976.  At WWU, Joni averaged 20 points & 11 rebounds her senior season.  She is a member of the WWU All-Century Team.  After her time at Western, Joni played professionally for the Brisbane Bullets in Australia.  Read her full bio here.

Charolette York | Women’s Volleyball/Tennis/Basketball
Charolette York spent 30 years at Olympic College coaching Volleyball, Tennis, and Basketball; as well as teaching Physical Education.  Charolette also served as NWAC Women’s Commissioner for Olympic College for 29 years and served on the NWAC Executive Board for six years.  She was a trailblazer for young female athletes as she was a tireless advocate for women’s sports, especially in the early years of Title IX.  The NWAC championship Most Valuable Player award is named for Charolette.  Read her full bio here.

1981 Women’s Softball Team
Coached by Toni Turnbull and Pam Calnan, the 1981 women’s modified fastpitch softball team won the only softball championship in school history to date, beating Edmonds 14-7 in the title game. Led by AACC All Star First Team pitcher Kim Goldsby, the ‘81 team finished 31-7 on the season. Joining Goldsby on the AACC All Star First Team was second baseman Kim Calnan-Baumgartner and third baseman Donna Bennett. Second team All Star honors went to catcher Debbie (Picinich) Bentler, first baseman Brenda David, left fielder Bonnie Lingan, and centerfielder Sandy Cooley Vise.  Turnbull was named AACC Coach of the Year.  Read their full bio here.

Tickets are available through the college's credit card portal, which can be accessed here.

Prices:

Adult : $30

Kids ages 6-10: $15

Kids 5 and under: Free

Tickets purchased online will be handled in a 'will call' manner.  No tickets will be mailed.  Upon arrival, check in at the welcome table for entry.  

The 2017 Olympic College Athletics Hall of Fame Class will be the inaugural class.  The Athletics Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor the outstanding athletic achievements of its former student-athletes, and the meritorious efforts of coaches, staff, alumni, and other individuals who have made significant contributions to the Olympic College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Hall of Fame membership will span Olympic College's athletic history and will include many of Olympic's finest athletes, coaches and supporters of the program.

The purpose of the Athletics Hall of Fame is to provide recognition and honor to individuals who demonstrate athletic excellence, outstanding support or dedicated service to the athletic programs at Olympic College, in one or more of the following areas:

·         Athletic achievement – individual athletes and teams

·         Coaching

·         Noteworthy accomplishments in athletic related areas

·         Contributions that bring distinction to Olympic College Athletics

The following is the criteria used to determine eligiblity for nominees:

·         Athletes – Individual athletes must have completed intercollegiate eligibility at least five (5) years prior to selection, with at least one (1) year of competition at Olympic. Desirable qualifications include graduation, regional All-Star selection, statistical accomplishments, multi-sport athletes, 4-year college/university participation, amateur or professional athletic achievement, and/or continuing contribution to Olympic Athletics. Teams must be at least five (5) years removed from their year of participation. Desirable qualifications include Regional championships, placement at the AACC/NWAACC/NWAC tournament, school or conference records.

·         Coaches – Those who coached at least three (3) years at Olympic, but are not currently coaching for the Rangers. Points of consideration will include; win-loss records, regional championships, tournament appearances and placements, successes of student-athletes, improvement of the program, contribution to sports, and achievement in public life.

·         Distinguished Service – Individuals who have contributed to the successes of Olympic College Athletics and do not fall into the categories of athletes, coaches, or athletics staff. Desirable qualifications include contributions to the field of intercollegiate, interscholastic or professional sports, and achievement in public life.

An event like this does not happen without the support of Ranger Nation.  There are various ways to help support this inaugural event.  Please contact OC Athletic Director Barry Janusch at bjanusch@olympic.edu or 360-475-7458 for more information on sponsorship opportunities available, including ad space in the program.