IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Teams

Caterpillar 1952 MenName: 1952 (Peoria) Caterpillar Cats AAU Men's Team

Year Inducted: 1981

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
AAU

 

Biography:  The 1951-52 (Peoria) Caterpillar Cats was one of the outstanding AAU teams of all time. Their season record of 41-10 earned them the National AAU Championship. They were 5-0 in the tournament that year. In addition, they represented the United States in the Olympics by winning the Olympic Trials Tournament with a perfect 3-0 record. The Caterpillar Cats, coached by Warren Womble then proceeded to win the 1952 Olympic Games Gold Medal with an 8-0 record.

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Coach Warren Womble (Southeastern State University); Bill Dempsey (Peoria Manual HS); Frank McCabe (Marquette University): Marcus Freiberger (Oklahoma University): Bob Haarlow (Wisconsin University); Kirby Minter (Southeastern State University); Ron Bontemps (Beloit College); Don Leake, manager (Oklahoma University).

Front Row (L to R):  Dan Pippen, Captain (University of Missouri); Bob Dean (Xavier University); Bob Schmidt (St. Louis University ); George Lafferty (University of Missouri); Howard Williams (Purdue University).

 

2002 COD MenName: 2001-2002 College of DuPage Men's Team

Year Inducted: 2012

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
College of DuPage

 

Biography:  The College of DuPage made basketball history when the Chaparrals became the first program in NJCAA history to win national championships in both men's and women's basketball in the same season.  The men, who were seeded 8th, defeated the host school, Dehli (NY) in the opener and defeated Sullivan (NY) in the finals for the school's first men's national title.  They completed the 2001-2002 season with a 24-10 record overall.  This was Head Coach Don Klaas's first national title in four trips to the final eight.

 

Team Members in the Picture:
Front Row (L to R): 
Head Coach Don Klaas, Assistant Coach Matt Nadelhoffer, Ares Collins, Cory Larde, Robert Hoskins, Ben Curtis, Assistant Coach Charles Jurkus, and Assistant Coach Scott Wager.

Back Row (L to R):  Kevin Jenkins, Ryan Dowell, Andrew Browning, Erik Van Der Stuyf, Joe Tabisz, Taliaferro Roots, Bryan Ray, Stephen Davis, and Manager Anthony Materazzo.

 

COD 2000 womenName: 1999-2000 College of DuPage Women's Team

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
College of DuPage

 

Biography:  The College of DuPage won its first women's basketball national title in 2000 with a final record of 30-2.  The Chaparrals, ranked #1 in the nation entering tournament play, defeated 3-time defending champion Anoka-Ramsey (MN) 72-61 in the finals.  Sophomore All-American Ali Klaas was named the tournament MVP after scoring a record 75 points in the three game national tournament.  Beth Rooks also earned All-American honors.

 

Team Members in the Picture:

Front Row (L to R):  Kristin Stonequist, Renee Guerin, Ali Klaas, Lisa Wehby, Cindy Marasigan, Tara Schuster, and Sara Oakley.

Back Row (L to R):  Head Coach Earl Reed, Andrea Beutjer, Beth Rooks, Jasmine Turner, Tamara Reif, Toyia Grigsby, Manager Phyllis Archer and Associate Head Coach Beth Mitchell.

 

COD 2002Name: 2001-2002 College of DuPage Women's Team

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
College of DuPage

Biography:  The College of DuPage made basketball history when the Chaparrals became the first program in the NJCAA to win national championships in both men's and women's basketball in the same year.  The women, who were again ranked #1 in the country, rolled through the tournament and finished the season with a 27-4 record.  They defeated Northland (MN) 66-49 in the final game.  Head Coach Earl Reed won his 2nd national title in three seasons.

Team Members in the Picture (L to R):  Head Coach Earl Reed, Kayla Johnston, Nicole Hanck, Nikkilette Wright, Latoya Adams, Liz Spokas, Jessica Stacy, Megan Nelson, Katherine Kmen, Lekisha Duria, Jennifer Kick, Heather Ignacek, Brigid Barrett, and Associate Head Coach Beth Mitchell.

 

2000 2001 Wabash CC MenName: 2000-2001 Wabash Valley College Men's Team

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
Wabash Valley College

 

Biography:  The 2000-2001 Wabash Valley College men't basketball team concluded their outstanding season by capturing the NJCAA Division I ntional Championship.  The squad finished with a 36-1 record.  On the way to the national championship, the Warriors won the Regiona 24 title, the Illinois State JUCO Championship and were Great Rivers Athletic Conference Champs.  This was WVC's first national title in men's basketball.

 

Pictured:  

Front Row (L to R):  Herman Davis, Andre Charles, Hram Fuller, Omari Westley, Chaz Briggs and Andrew Harlie.

Second Row (L to R):  Assistant Coach Chris Spade, Assistant Coach Clyde Buck, Kyle Foster, Mike Betts, Cornelius Hill, John Hollingsworth, Antwain Barbour, John King, Darren Tarver, Assistant Coach Jessie Watkins, and Head Coach Jay Spoonhour.