2011 Athletic Hall of Fame Class Inducted
New Inductees: The
Athletic Hall of Fame 2011 Class featured (from left) Eric Gappa,
Andrew Tochterman, Elwood "Woody" Stroupe and A.J.
The Athletic Hall of Fame now has five new members following
this year's induction ceremony. The group featured:
Eric Gappa (MA, '96)-The former football career
receiving record holder with 22 touchdown catches, he still ranks
in the top five in school history with 113 receptions for 2,042
yards, and set a then school record with 192 receiving yards
against Hanover in 1993. He is now a math teacher at North
Judson-San Pierre High School in Indiana.
William Rumbley (ME, '43)-"Big Bill" was a
three-year starter for football teams that finished 17-4 in his
career, including an 11-1 mark in 1941 and 1942. He earned three
all-Little State honors as a tight end, and also set a school
record in the high jump in track. He died in 2004 after a
distinguished career that included service with General Electric
and the family-owned Rumbley Trucking Company.
Woody Stroupe (ChE, '60)-Woody was
Rose-Hulman's first Academic All-American, a four-year letter
winner, and a two-year captain for the football and basketball
teams. He was a wide receiver, outside linebacker, and kicker for
the 1958 undefeated football team. He has enjoyed a successful
post-graduate career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and work
in the nation's nuclear engineering program.
Andy Tochterman (ChE, '01)-He was a baseball
threat as a hitter and pitcher, with a .351 career batting average,
a school record 11 triples, and 157 strikeouts. Andy earned
all-conference and all-region honors. He has spent the past decade
working with the Guidant Corporation (now Abbott Laboratories) in
engineering, marketing, and sales.
A.J. Wilkerson (ME, '97)-A.J. ranks fifth in
school history with 2,553 career rushing yards, highlighted by 914
yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore in 1994. He earned
all-league honors in 1994 and 1995 as part of the top statistical
rushing offense in school history. Today, A.J. is part-owner of
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