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Athletics Inducts Two into Hall of Fame
Posted: Monday, November 22, 2010
Contact:  Bob Heller
Contact Email:  b.heller@usp.edu
Contact Phone:  215.895.3133
 
The Athletics Hall of Fame welcomed its two newest members, Natalie Kohutka Grogan PT'94 (Softball, Women's Basketball 1989-93) and Mark Shaw P’85 (Men’s Cross Country 1980-83) in a halftime ceremony on Dec. 4 between the women’s and men’s basketball games versus Kutztown University.

Photo Assoc. AD Paul Klimitas with Natalie Kohutka Grogan, AD Bobby Morgan, and Mark Shaw


Natalie Kohutka Grogan MPT'94 
Softball 1989-1993
Women’s Basketball 1989-1993

 

Natalie Kohutka was the consummate team player during her years at PCP&S, doing all the little things necessary for her teams to excel. A four-year starter at shortstop, Natalie played in 69 of her teams 74 games as the Blue Devils compiled a 52-21-2 record from 1990 to 1993. Natalie concluded her softball career as the Blue Devils all-time assists leader with 164, a record which stood for seven years until broken in 2000. On the basketball court, the Blue Devils compiled a 64-33 record over the course of Natalie’s career, including three trips to the NAIA district playoffs. Natalie posted a career high 225 points as a sophomore while starting all 24 games.

More Career Notes:

  • Member of the women’s softball team from 1989-93
  • Played and started in 69 softball games at shortstop
  • Ranks second on the Devils all-time list with 10 career triples
  • Ranks 10th on the Devils all-time career list with 24 stolen bases
  • Career .296 batting average
  • Had season high .357 average as a sophomore in 1991
  • Her 164 assists is the sixth highest total in school history
  • Co-captain her senior year
  • Member of the women’s basketball team from 1989-93
  • Played in 96 games, starting at the guard position for 65
  • Co-captain senior year
  • Still ranks in the Devils top 20 all time in offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, and total rebounds
  • Her 292 field goals are the 16th best mark in school history
  • Scored 672 career points (7.0 points/game)


Mark Shaw P'85
Men’s Cross Country 1980-1983

 

In high school Mark had little success at cross country. However, by the time he graduated PCP&S, he developed himself into one of the most outstanding small college runners in the area, winning the Blue Devils first ever individual NAIA District title in 1982. In addition to recording the seven best times on the classic five mile course at Belmont Plateau, Mark ended his career holding school records on seven other courses, including the fastest time ever by a PCP&S runner at the NAIA national championship course at Wisconsin-Parkside (26:58). These records still stand today.  

More Career Notes:

  • Three time team most valuable player (1981-83)
  • Won the NAIA District 19 meet in 1982, becoming the first champion in the history of the program
  • Still holds the top seven times by a PCP&S runner on the classic Belmont Plateau five mile course, including a 27:23 performance at the District 19 meet in 1982
  • Was undefeated in dual meet competition in 1982
  • Competed in two NAIA national championships in 1982 and 1983 at University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • Finished third at NAIA district meet in 1983
  • Nominated for academic all-American consideration in 1983
  • Team record was 34-24-1 over his career
  • His 137th place finish at the NAIA national championship is still the best finish by a Devils cross-country runner during the NAIA era (1977-2002)


ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME

 

J. Mervin Rosenberger ‘13, 1981
Alfred J. D’Angelo ‘30, 1981
Robert L. McNeil, Jr. ‘38, 1981
Kathy Bolger Watson ‘79, 1981
Frederick A. Labs ‘55, 1981
Eileen D. Rowan ‘70, 1981
Roger T. Malseed ‘66, 1981
William S. Shea, 1981
Robert A. Walchek ‘69, 1981
Robert N. Jones, 1981
Donna Gaumond Craigo ‘75, 1981
Gilbert E. D’Alonzo, Jr. ‘70, 1983
Terry L. Benney ‘59, 1983
William E. Trifillis ‘70, 1983
Gerald Misewich ‘72, 1983
William P. Englehart ‘42, 1983
Philip W. Paparone ‘63, 1983
Gilbert H. Hathaway ‘71, 1983
Edward C. Miller ‘73, 1983
Jeffrey Gubernick ‘74, 1983
John D. Flanagan ‘79, 1984
Karen F. Deller ‘80, 1984
William R. Tedor ‘80, 1993
Edward J. Schrader ‘60, 1994
Robert C. Morgan Hon’89, 1995
Meade T. Palmer ’81, 1996
Kenneth R. Stewart ’82, 1997
Paul Klimitas, 1998
Michael D. Tercha, ‘77, 1999
Theresa M. Staats, ‘83, 1999
Michael R. Hoy ‘81, 2000
Elaine S. Anderson ‘89, 2000
John B. Rush ’81, 2001
Margaret M. McEvilly ’87, 2001
Kevin C. Gale ‘86, 2002
Siobhan Duffy, ’84, 2002
Jack M. Kelly ‘86, 2003
Diane Lesiak ‘91, 2003
Timothy R. Fox, ’88, 2004
Genie Rogers, ’93, 2004
Joseph Smart, ’85, 2005
Karyn Flynn Gerard ’93, 2005
Kenneth J. Bevenour, ’87, 2006
Andrea Burgo, ’89, 2006
Shannon T. Overton, ’99, 2007
Kathleen Hudak Richards, ’93, 2007
Diane Green, ’92, 2009
Mark Tacelosky, ’97, 2009
 
 
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