YSU to Induct Seven to Athletics Hall of Fame

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Youngstown State University will induct seven new members of its Athletics Hall of Fame in a pre-game ceremony Oct. 27 before the Penguins’ football game against Indiana State.

The class of 2018 is Bethany Anderson, track and field, 2004 to 2008; McKenzie Bedra, softball, 2005 to 2008; Codera Jackson, football, 2005 and 2006; Ryan Jewell, football, 2003 to 2006; Anthony Mitchell, basketball, 19733 to 1977; Chad Shultz, baseball, 1995 to 1998; and James Terry, football, 2004 to 2007.

The induction ceremony begins with a breakfast at 10 a.m. in Kilcawley Center. The class will also be honored at halftime of the football game, which kicks off at 2 p.m. Tickets are available by contacting assistant athletics director Rebecca Fink at 330 941 2283.

Anderson, a thrower for track and field, won eight Horizon League championships, twice won honors as both the Horizon League Field Performer of the Meet and league Newcomer of the Meet. She was also named the 2006-2007 YSU Female Athlete of the Year and set the school records for indoor weight throw and outdoor hammer throw in 2008.

Bedra was a two-time first-team All-Horizon League selection, in 2007 and 2008, and ended her career at YSU as the career leader in home runs and RBIs with 34 and 119, respectively. She still holds the school record for career slugging percentage with .619. Following being named MVP of the Horizon League Tournament in 2006, she set single-season school records in 2007 with a batting average of .416 and in 2008 with 11 home runs.

In his two years with the Penguins football team, Jackson was named a second-team All-American by AP and Sports Network in 2005 and was twice named a first-team all-conference player. A member of the 2005 and 2006 Gateway Football Conference championship teams, he led the Penguins in interceptions both years.

Jewell was named a first-team All-American by AP and second-team All-American by Sports Network in 2006. An anchor for the defensive line, he helped the Penguins win back-to-back conference titles in 2005 and 2006 and was a member of the 2006 FCS Playoffs semifinals team.

Mitchell ranks No. 21 on the Penguins’ men’s basketball all-time scoring list with 1,198 career points. Over the course of his career, he averaged 14.3 points per game, including 18.8 points per game during the 1973-74 season.

In 1997 and 1998, Shultz was a first-team All-Mid-Continent Conference catcher and is one of five players in YSU history to rank in the top 10 in career batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.

Terry was a three-time first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference player and was named to the conference’s Silver Anniversary team in 2009. He recorded 18 sacks during his YSU career, tied for third all-time, and 283 tackles, ranking him 14th.

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