The Southwestern College Athletic Hall of Fame will induct six new members Saturday, Nov. 15, in Stewart Field House. There will be a social time at 10 a.m. followed by the induction at 10:30 a.m. The inductees will also be introduced at halftime of the Southwestern-Bethany football game in Sonner Stadium. The new members are Wade Cargile, Mike Farrell, Kris Cummins, Mike McCarthy, Dr. James Glenn, and Steve Broadie.
Wade Cargile, Wichita, is a 1982 graduate of Southwestern. He was a four-year starter for the Builders at quarterback and was named All-KCAC and NAIA All-District 10 in 1981. In addition, he was named NAIA honorable mention All-American. Cargile led a potent Builder offense that scored 300 points, third-best in the NAIA his senior season, and the team averaged 386 yards of total offense per game. Individually, he set career school records for touchdown passes (29), most touchdowns scored rushing and passing (55), and the least number of interceptions in a single season (2).
Mike Farrell, Newton, graduated from SC in 1967. He played on the offensive line for the Moundbuilder football team and was a four-year letterman. He was a member of the KCAC championship team in ’64 and tri-captain of the undefeated champs of ’67. Individually, he was recognized by the KCAC as an all-conference selection in ’66 and was named to the NAIA All-District 10 team that same year. During his four-year career at SC, the Builders amassed a 30-6-2 overall record.
Kris Cummins, Lindsay, Okla., participated in men’s golf before graduating in 1994. During his career at SC, he led the Builder golf team to four straight KCAC team championships and was the individual medalist champion three of those four years. In addition to being named All-KCAC four consecutive years, he was also selected NAIA All-District 10 in ’93 and ’94. In his final two seasons with SC, he led the golf team to KCAC record-setting low scoring rounds in both the ’93 and ’94 seasons.
Mike McCarthy, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, graduated from Southwestern in 1976. Upon his arrival to Southwestern he quickly made his mark as an outstanding linebacker. He led the team four consecutive years as the leading tackler and set school records for most tackles in a single game (32), single season (180), and career tackles (623). His 180 tackles during the ’74 season led the NAIA. His honors also included being named All-KCAC linebacker in ’74 and ’75 and defensive MVP those same years. Following graduation, McCarty became the youngest general manager in the Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts to win the Grey Cup in ’91
Dr. James Glenn, Emporia, is a 1962 graduate of Southwestern, and made his mark at SC as a dual-sport standout in football and track. As a member of the football team, he lettered all four years and earned national recognition in ’59 for leading the NAIA in punt returns. That same season, the Builders finished with an 8-1 overall record. In track, Glenn was impressive in the sprint events, leading the Builder team to back-to-back KCAC championships in ’61 and ’62. In his senior season, Glenn was a member of the 880-yard relay team that qualified for the NAIA national track meet and is currently tied for second place on the all-time top-10 list at SC in the 100 yard dash.
Steve Broadie, who died in 2001, was a 1936 graduate of Southwestern College. Broadie played tennis and four years of football for Southwestern, serving as co-captain his senior year. But the greater part of his sports career was yet to come, as he made fitness through tennis a priority throughout his life. He honed his tennis skills while serving in the Navy during WWII and would later enjoy tremendous success at the national level in age-group tennis matches throughout the country. Among many of his accomplishments was his winning both the singles and doubles titles at the Senior Olympic Games in 1989 at the age of 75. He was also inducted into the Missouri Valley Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998.
For more information about the SC Athletic Hall of Fame or the induction ceremony, call (620) 229-6218