2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Class Announced

2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Class Announced

CINCINNATI, Ohio-- Mount St. Joseph University is proud to announce the Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2017. The inductees will be honored at the athletic hall of fame induction ceremony on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:30 P.M.. The ceremony will take place on the campus of Mount St. Joseph in the Fifth Third Bank Hall, with a reception before the event in the Seton Lobby. Tickets can be purchased for the event HERE

The Inductees are

Tom Bill '98

Tom Bill was a talented member of the Mount's baseball team and was a leader in hits and slugging percentage from 1995 to 1998. Baseball brought Tom to the Mount as a top recruit out of high school. During his college career, he earned many baseball recognitions including First Team All Section for the Great Lakes Independent Section of the NAIA in 1995, 1997 and 1998; Player of the week for the Great Lakes Independent Section in 1995. An outstanding hitter, Tom was first in homeruns in a season with 13 in 1998, first in career homeruns with 25, first in career doubles with 57, third in career runs batted in with 146, third in career walks with 87, and third in career bases with 307. Tom earned a degree in education and is currently a teacher at Harrison Junior High School where he teaches Project Lead the Way Technology classes, a program through Great Oaks. 

Mark Schorsch '01

A two-sport athlete, Mark Schorsch was an impact player for both the baseball and football teams at the Mount. He played three seasons of football where he split his time at wide receiver and quarterback. In baseball, Mark earned a national reputation as Second Team All-american, and an NCAA Stolen Base Champion in 1999. He still holds the NCAA record (all divisions) for most consecutive stolen bases at 59. Other honors include First Team All Mid-East Region selection; two-time First Team Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Selection; HCAC Player of the Week in 1999; he was a co-captain; and a Rosie Red Scholarship recipient. He finished his baseball career at the Mount on the winning team for the Mount's first HCAC Conference Championship in 2000. Mark is thankful for the influence his coaches and professors had on him. He earned his degree in business and he currently works as a category/ trade development manager with Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits.

Katie Stroub Young '04,'05

A valuable member of the softball team, Katie Stroub Young was pitcher for the Mount. In 2004 she set and still holds, the record for the number of innings pitched in a season with 157.1; the number of strikeouts in a season with 121; and the number of games started in a season with 22. Other recognitions include first in career earned run average at 1.90; first in career wins at 47-25, first in career innings pitched at 487.1; first in career strikeouts at 400; first in career appearances at 89; first in career complete games with 55; and first in career shutouts at 16. Katie was Freshman of the Year in 2002, and All-Conference First Team in 2002,2003, and 2004. She graduated from the Mount with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in physical therapy. She is currently a home health physical therapist with Southern Hills Therapy Services.

Michael Shuster- Champion Award Recipient

Michael Schuster and MSA Architects have been involved in designing facilities all across Cincinnati, at Clarke Montessori, DePaul Cristo Rey High School, McNicholas High School and Northern Kentucky University, along with the Mount. Michael is a long-time friend of Mount St. Joseph, he has been a dedicated benefactor of the Mount since 2000, when he joined the Board of Trustees. He served two terms as a member of the Mount's Board of Trustees, a position he enjoyed because he strongly believes that everyone is entitled to a great college education, such as the one provided at the Mount. Michael was honored by the American Institute of Architects Ohio with the Gold Medal in 2016 for his contribution in the world of architecture. Which is their highest honor that can be bestowed upon an individual. His reasons for sharing his time and talents are simple. Michael says, " I am proud of and care deeply about the city of Cincinnati and strive to give back to the community through service, voluntarism and hopefully through my design contributions."


Please join us on September 29, 2017 to recognize the 2017 AHOF class and our 2017 Champion Award recipient.