Simpson Athletics announces 2022 Hall of Fame Class

INDIANOLA, Iowa – The Simpson College Athletic Department has announced the members of the 2022 Hall of Fame class.

The College’s Athletic Hall of Fame inductees include women’s track and field’s Kinsey (Bak) Schiebout ’12, volleyball’s Tara (Christensen) Wachendorf ’10, women’s track and field and cross country’s Catie Ellingson ’12, softball and volleyball’s Whitney (Oviatt) Chapman’ 10, and women’s basketball’s Stacey (Schutjer) Myers ’12.

Additionally, Ron Peterson will be inducted into the Coaches Hall of Fame for his successes as the head wrestling coach from 1995-2008. The winningest coach in program history, Peterson compiled a record of 196-106-2 during his 13 years at Simpson. During his tenure of him, a wrestler qualified for nationals on 41 occasions with 12 earning 19 All-American honors. I have guided the Storm to four top-10 placings at the national championships.

Simpson Athletics will also recognize Double “S” award winners Jennifer Fleming-Smith ’97 and Steve Johnson ’81 for their career success following their time as a student-athlete at Simpson. Fleming-Smith was a three-year letterwinner for the women’s tennis team and Johnson was a four-year letterwinner for the Storm wrestling program.

All eight honorees will be recognized at the Red & Gold Celebration dinner taking place in Hubbell Hall at the Kent Campus Center on Friday, Oct. 14 at 6 pm To register for the event, click here.

The 2022 inductees will also be introduced during halftime of the Loras vs Simpson football game on Oct. 15.


Kinsey (Bak) Schiebout ’12
Track&Field
  • 5x All American
    • Indoor high jump (2010, 2011)
    • Outdoor High Jump (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • IIAC Most Valuable Performer (2011)
  • 6x IIAC Champion
    • Indoor high jump (2011, 2012)
    • Indoor pentathlon (2010)
    • Outdoor High Jump (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • 13x All-IIAC (8 indoor, 5 outdoor)
  • Holds four school records
    • Indoor triple jump (36-2.75)
    • Indoor high jump (5-6)
    • Indoor pentathlon (3315)
    • Outdoor high jump (5-07.25)

Tara (Christensen) Wachendorf ’10
volleyball
  • 2x AVCA Honorable Mention All-American (2008, 2009)
  • 2x AVCA All-Central Region (2008, 2009)
  • 3x All-IIAC First Team (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • 1x All-IIAC Second Team (2006)
  • Became 10th player in IIAC history to earn all-IIAC honors four times
  • Program’s career leader in assists (5,554)
  • Helped team to IIAC Championships in 2006 and 2009 and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2006, 2008 and 2009
  • Led IIAC in assists in 2006 and 2009 championship runs
  • Holds nine school records
    • Career assists (5,554)
    • Career assists per set (10.68)
    • Single-season assists, 30-point format (1,598)
    • Single-season assists, 25-point format (1,393)
    • Single-season assists per game, 30-point format (12.11)
    • Single-season assists per game, 25-point format (10.24)
    • Single-season aces, 25-point format (44)
    • Single-match assists, five sets (69)
    • Single-match aces, five sets (8)

Catie Ellingson ’12
Track&Field
  • 5x All American
    • Indoor 800m (2008)
    • Indoor Mile (2011)
    • Outdoor 1500m (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • IIAC Most Valuable Performer (2011)
  • 8x IIAC Champion
    • Indoor 800 (2010, 2011)
    • Indoor mile (2008, 2010, 2011)
    • Indoor 4×800 (2008)
    • Outdoor 1500m (2010, 2012)
  • 13x All-IIAC (8 indoor, 5 outdoor)
  • Holds four individual and three team school records
    • Indoor 800m (2:14.50)
    • Indoor 1000m (2:55.88)
    • Indoor mile (4:49.58)
    • Indoor 4×800 (9:36.76)
    • Indoor DMR (12:23.39)
    • Outdoor 1500m (4:47.23)
    • Outdoor 1600m medley (4:04.74)
cross-country
  • 1x All American
  • 2x National Qualifier (2009, 2010)
  • 3x All Region (2007, 2009, 2010)
  • 4x All-IIAC (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

Whitney (Oviatt) Chapman ’10
softball
  • IIAC Pitcher of the Year (2010)
  • 3x NFCA All-Midwest Region (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • All-IIAC First Team (2010)
  • Led team to IIAC regular season and tournament championships and NCAA Tournament berth
  • Holds the eighth-lowest career ERA in program history and ranks fourth in career strikeouts (417), victories (54), and innings pitched (526.2)
volleyball
  • 2x All-IIAC Second Team (2008, 2009)
  • Top-15 in school history in career kills (1,063), solo blocks (112) and total blocks (298)
  • Helped team to IIAC Championships in 2006 and 2009 and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2006, 2008 and 2009
  • Holds three school records
    • Single-season solo blocks, 25-point format (42)
    • Single-season block assists, 25-point format (63)
    • Single-season total blocks, 25-point format (105)

Stacey Schutjer Myers ’12
Women’s Basketball
  • 3x WBCA Honorable Mention All-American (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • 3x D3hoops.com Second Team All-Region (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • 3x All-IIAC First Team (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Helped team to four conference championships, four NCAA Tournament berths, and two IIAC Tournament titles
  • Ranks top-5 in school history in blocked shots (2nd), rebounds (4th), field goal attempts (4th), free throws attempted (5th)
  • One of four women’s basketball players to surpass 1,300 points and 700 rebounds

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