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William Penn to Induct 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Recipients at Homecoming


William Penn to Induct 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame
Recipients at Homecoming

William Penn University will
induct four new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame at this year’s
Homecoming celebration, October 13–16. During halftime of Saturday’s football
game on October 15 against Peru State, the four former Statesmen athletes will
be recognized for their athletic accomplishments.

Dale Harter was the definition of an outstanding athlete. That’s what
classmates from his era have described the three-sport standout who graduated
from William Penn in 1962. He was the first athlete from Indiana that Coach
Earl Craven recruited, which led to a flood of great student-athletes from the
Hoosier state.

Ashley Larry was an offensive
juggernaut and a softball player that could change the landscape of a contest
with one swing of the bat. From 2005

Larry was a team leader and the player with speed that set the table for an
offensive explosion. She was a three-time all-Midwest Collegiate Conference and
NFCA all-region honoree, helping her team amass an impressive 164

83 overall record and 74

26 conference mark.

Christa Subbert competed from
2008 through 2011 and made a permanent mark on the history of the program.
Subbert was a three-time NAIA All-American and all-Midwest Collegiate
Conference (MCC) honoree, making an impact on the program from day one. She
ended her career as the all-time leading scorer in the program’s history with
2,155 points, scoring an incredible 684 points in her senior year (20.7 points
per game).

Jake Spielbauer was a
program-changing force for the William Penn Men’s Basketball team. Competing
for the Statesmen from 2003

Spielbauer did it all on the court. He was tough, yet agile, smart but aggressive,
and was an academic standout as well.

To read more about these
exciting former Statesmen athletes, visit
and click on the name of each recipient.

William Penn University staff, faculty and students would like to congratulate
Dale, Ashley, Christa, and Jake for being inducted into the Athletic Hall of
Fame at this year’s Homecoming events.

For more information, contact:




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