June 27, 2014
Springfield, Ohio – Six Wittenberg University greats will be inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Honor during 2014 Homecoming Weekend ceremonies, Oct. 24-26. Kathy Aros Jenkins ’97, Dwight Carter ’94, Mike Dowds ’82, Chuck Imhoff ’63, Amy Kraus ’99 and Dave Moore ’64 will join 206 other Wittenberg greats who have previously been inducted into the university’s Athletics Hall of Honor.
The honorees will be formally inducted into the Athletics Hall of Honor at a banquet on Friday, Oct. 24. They will be introduced to Wittenberg’s loyal fans during halftime of the annual Homecoming football game against Kenyon, which is set to kick off at 1 p.m. the next day at Edwards-Maurer Field.
|Kathy Aros Jenkins '97|
Aros Jenkins is one of the finest offensive players in Wittenberg women’s soccer history. Aros Jenkins was a four-time first-team All-North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) selection from 1993-96 as the Tigers posted tremendous four-year records of 51-24-3 overall and 16-14-2 in the league, including a pair of second-place finishes in 1994 and 1995. Aros Jenkins enjoyed a magical junior season, leading the Tigers to a record of 15-3 while earning NCAC Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Midwest and second-team All-America honors. The school record-holder for assists in a season with 10, Aros Jenkins finished her career with 66 points, which still ranks fourth in program history. A three-time Academic All-District honoree and a two-time Academic All-America selection, Aros Jenkins is a native of Amhest, Ohio, who currently resides in Lexington, Ky.
|Dwight Carter '94|
Carter put together an outstanding collegiate career on both the track and the football field at Wittenberg. He earned a pair of All-NCAC awards as a wide receiver for the football team, served as a team captain as a senior in 1993, and helped the Tigers to records of 29-10-1 overall and 26-6 in the NCAC, including a league title in 1992. On the track, Carter enjoyed even greater success, setting school records in the outdoor 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles events and the indoor 55-meter hurdles. He held the NCAC record in the 110-meter hurdles for more than a decade, and his school record time of 52.65 in the 400-meter hurdles still stands 20 years after his graduation. Carter won a total of seven NCAC titles (indoor and outdoor) in hurdles events and relays, and he owns a total of 13 All-NCAC awards, given to top-three finishers in an individual or relay event. Named the team’s MVP in 1993 and 1994, Carter is a native of Columbus, Ohio, who currently resides in Canal Winchester, Ohio.
|Mike Dowds '82|
Dowds was a versatile member of the football team who made his mark on special teams as a kicker and on defense as an All-American lineman. Dowds worked his way into the lineup as a sophomore in 1978, earning his first varsity letter on a team that reached the NCAA Division III Tournament title game. The following year, Dowds took over place-kicking duties and started at defensive end, leading the Tigers in scoring as Wittenberg made another march to the brink of a national championship. After earning the team’s Defensive Most Improved Player award in 1979, Dowds enjoyed a spectacular senior campaign in 1980, serving as a captain, earning Team MVP honors, first-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference (as both a kicker and a defensive lineman) and first-team All-America. A native of Shelby, Ohio, Dowds currently resides in Greer, SC.
|Chuck Imhoff '63|
Imhoff was a standout for the Tiger men’s tennis team who went undefeated against Ohio Athletic Conference competition the last three years of his collegiate career. During that time, Imhoff compiled a record of 35-3 in singles and won three straight league titles at his position. He also won two OAC doubles championships, including his 1963 crown with Moore. Moore and Imhoff went on to win the NCAA College Division Mideast Doubles Championship. As a team, the Tigers finished with a four-year record of 32-6, and finished either first or second in the league tournament each year. Imhoff played a key role in the Tigers’ first-ever league title and berth in the National Small College Tournament in 1963. A native of Louisville, Ky., Imhoff currently resides in Lady Lake, Fla.
|Amy Kraus '99|
Kraus is one of the most prolific offensive players in Wittenberg field hockey history. She held program and NCAC records for nearly a decade with 77 goals and 165 total points after leading the Tigers in scoring in each of her four seasons. Kraus continues to stand atop the Wittenberg list for goals scored in a season with 26, and she posted two of the top five seasons in terms of total points with 53 in 1995 and 52 in 1997. Wittenberg posted four-year records of 60-19-1 overall and 37-10-1 in the NCAC during Kraus’ career as the Tigers won three league championships. She earned first-team All-NCAC and first-team All-Great Lakes Region honors following each of her four collegiate seasons, in addition to NCAC Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-America in 1995. A native of Chappaqua, NY, Kraus currently resides in her hometown.
|Dave Moore '64|
Moore was a standout for the Tiger men’s tennis team during perhaps its finest run of collegiate competition in the early 1960s. As a singles player, Moore won more than 40 matches and lost just once while capturing four straight Ohio Athletic Conference championships at his position. In doubles, Moore also achieved at a tremendous level, winning three league titles at the No. 1 position and finishing runner-up a fourth time. His three OAC doubles championships were won while pairing with three different partners, and he teamed with Imhoff to win the 1963 NCAA Mideast Regional Doubles Championship. As a team, the Tigers posted a four-year record of 35-4 and won three OAC championships during Moore’s career, and the Tigers reached the National Small College Tournament in 1963. A native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Moore currently resides in Indianapolis, Ind.
Written By: Ryan Maurer