BETHANY HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT FIVE OVER HOMECOMING

 

 

BETHANY, W.Va. –The Bethany College athletic department will induct five new members into its Hall of Fame as part of Homecoming festivities Oct. 6-7.

The weekend will kick off with the Hugh “Tiger” Joyce Golf Outing, which is being sponsored in part by the H.E. Neuman Company, at Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg Friday morning. Following that, the Hall of Fame dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at Commencement Hall on Bethany’s campus. Then on Saturday, the inductees will receive their plaques during halftime of Bethany’s football game with Grove City (Pa.) College.

This year’s class includes former baseball/basketball player Fran Haus (1978), former cross country/track runner and basketball player Steve Lundberg (1963), former football player Kerry McCann (1977), former field hockey/softball player Michele Berwinkle Nogales (1985) and former cross country/track runner James Rogerson (1993).

Haus was a four-year letterman on the diamond and the hardwood for the Bison. In basketball, he was a two-time All-PAC selection and led BC to the 1978 conference title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament, where the Bison won their first postseason game in school history.

On the baseball field, Haus was a starter all four years at shortstop and earned First Team All-PAC honors as a sophomore, while also serving as team captain as a senior.

Away from the varsity sports action, Haus was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records by playing basketball for 75 consecutive hours as part of a fundraiser for two local charities.

Following his graduation from Bethany with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Haus went to work for the F.L Haus Company and in 1995, became president of the company. In addition, he is a past president of The Allegheny Club, which was affiliated with Three Rivers Stadium, and is currently on the board of directors with the Allegheny-Harvard/Yale-Princeton Club (formerly Allegheny Club).

Haus, who graduated from North Allegheny High School and was inducted in their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001, currently resides in Wexford, Pa., with his wife, Sheree, and two children, Fran (18) and Jena (16).

Lundberg was a four-time All-PAC performer in cross country and track. In cross country, he won 17 consecutive meets, while setting a course record at each race. On the track, he was the WVIAC champion in the one- and two-mile runs in 1960 and 1961, while also holding school records in both events. He also helped the Bison capture the 1960 PAC team title.

In addition, Lundberg was a member of the basketball team for two seasons, including the 1961-62 squad that went 17-1 and won the first PAC title in school history.

Lundberg went on to graduate from Bethany in 1963 and would work for Exxon in various management positions in six different states until 1979. He then founded Lundberg Windows and Siding, Inc., a nationally ranked home improvement company. Lundberg also was a founding director of the Police Athletic League in Charlotte, N.C., while also serving as director of Optimist Bowl Charities.

Lundberg, who graduated from Avonworth High School in Pittsburgh, Pa., currently resides in Charlotte with his wife, Janet. They have two grown children, Steve (42) and David (40).

McCann was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter on the gridiron for the Bison during the mid-70s. He started at nose guard and earned Second Team All-PAC in 1975 after helping the Bison to the PAC title. McCann would go on to earn First Team All-PAC accolades as a senior in 1976.

He was also named to Bethany’s All-Decade team for the 1970’s.

After McCann graduated magna cum laude in 1977 with degrees in political science and history, he attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a master’s degree in public and international affairs in 1979. McCann then went to Duquesne University, where he would earn a degree in law in 1984. Since then, he has maintained a law office in Pittsburgh, concentrating in estates and elder law as a general civil practice.

McCann, who graduated from West Mifflin Area High School, currently resides in Pittsburgh with his wife, Sue Ann, and two children, Maya (8) and Jing (3).

Berwinkle Nogales played field hockey and softball for the Bison in the 1980’s, when the women’s teams competed in the Pennwood West Conference. She was one of the most decorated field hockey players in school history, earning First Team all-conference awards each of her four years, while also leading BC to three league crowns.

In softball, she was also a three-time First Team Pennwood West selection and led the 1984 and 1985 teams to league championships, including an undefeated conference slate in 1984.

Berwinkle Nogales graduated from Bethany in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Today, she owns a catering company with her husband in Alexandria, Va. Among the awards she has earned includes the Who’s Who of Professionals in 1999 and the Distinguished Operations Award in 2000.

Berwinkle Nogales, who graduated from Kennett High School in Conway, N.H., currently resides in Stafford, Va., with her husband, Javier, and their daughter, Danielle (5).

Rogerson was a four-year letterman in cross country and track and field. As a harrier, he earned PAC MVP honors in 1993.

On the track is where Rogerson truly left his mark at Bethany. He was a two-time PAC MVP, winning that accolade in 1990 and 1993. Rogerson won seven PAC titles during his tenure, capturing first place in the 110 high hurdles in 1990, 1991 and 1993, while crossing first in the 400 intermediate hurdles from 1991-1993. He also earned Second Team All-PAC three times in his career and set the school record in the 200-meter dash that stood for 14 years until it was broken in the spring of 2006.

Rogerson graduated cum laude from Bethany in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in economics, as well as minors in accounting and marketing, and went to work for RPS (FedEx Ground). After serving for six years as an operations manager, Rogerson moved on to Limitedbrands in 1999 and is currently the logistics manager for international transportation.

Rogerson, who graduated from John Marshall High School in Glendale, W.Va., currently resides in Granville, Ohio, with his wife, Christine (Haught) Rogerson, who was inducted into Bethany’s Athletic Hall of Fame last year. They have three children: Hunter (11), Chase (9) and Theron (3).