Sterling College to Induct Class of 2010 into the Sterling College Hall of Fame

Release Date: 
October 5, 2010


Chairman, Sterling College Athletic Hall of Fame


Sterling, Kan. - Saturday, the Sterling College Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its eighth class at halftime of the Warriors' homecoming game with Friends at Smisor Stadium. Three individuals and a team will join the 39 current members in the Sterling College Athletic Hall of Fame:

The class of induction is led by Henry (Hank) Cooper, class of 1968. Cooper was a four-sport athlete at Sterling, excelling in football, basketball, baseball and track and field. Cooper lettered 12 times in four sports from 1964-68. As a freshman, Cooper was named the outstanding running back. In his sophomore year, he was a member of the 440 yard relay team that set a school record. As a junior, he was named MVP of the 1966 football team. As a senior, Cooper was captain of the football team, co-captain of the basketball team, all-conference in baseball, hitting .356. In his spare time, he was vice president of S-Club.

Mieka Woudstra Stecker, class of 1998 is an institution in the history of women's basketball at Sterling. Woudstra was the the first Sterling basketball player to b