The Southwestern College Athletic Hall of Fame will induct six new members Saturday, Oct. 27, in Stewart Field House. There will be a social time at 9:30 a.m. followed by the induction at 10 a.m. The inductees will also be introduced at halftime of the Southwestern-Kansas Wesleyan football game in Richard L. Jantz Stadium. The new members are Harry Huston, Brian Markle, Tim Cargile, Melvin “Bud” Akin, Don Forsyth, Brian Markle, and Camille Sneed Richert.
Harry Huston (deceased) was a 1905 graduate of Southwestern. Huston, a native of Blackwell, Okla. was one of the first outstanding multi-sport athletes at SC as he played football, baseball, and track. He is credited with introducing the sport of basketball to the Winfield community and in 1902, he helped construct the first basketball court in Winfield. In 1914 he guided the Southwestern baseball team to the state title. Huston played professional baseball briefly for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Tim Cargile, a Winfield native now living Tulsa, Okla., graduated from SC in 1984. Cargile was a three-time All-KCAC selection as a defensive back. Cargile had 18 career interceptions, led the KCAC twice in interceptions in ’81 and ’82, and had 12 career fumble recoveries. He holds the Southwestern College single game record for interceptions with four.
Melvin “Bud” Akin, Huntley, Ill., graduated in 1963. While at Southwestern, Akin excelled in football and track and field. Akin earned honorable mention All-KCAC for football in 1962. He also held various school and KCAC relay records in track and field. He still holds the fastest 220-yard time in SC history (21.2). Akin enjoyed success as a coach as well. In 1985 as an assistant football coach, he helped guide the Newton Railers to the Ark Valley title. He won Ark Valley track titles in ’92, ’93, and ’95.
Don Forsyth, Reading, Penn., graduated from Southwestern in 1958. Forsyth is best known for his successes as a head basketball coach at Virginia Wesleyan College. He enjoyed 208 career wins as head coach of the Marlins. Virginia Wesleyan won conference championships in ’79 and ’81, and were NCAA III national qualifiers in ’78, ’79, and ’82. Forsyth was named conference coach of the year in ’76, ’79, and ’81. In 2009, Forsyth was inducted into the Virginia Wesleyan College Hall of Fame.
Camille Sneed Richert, Oxford, graduated from Southwestern in 1997. Richert was a rare three-sport athlete at Southwestern as she participated in volleyball, basketball, and track and field. She was a three-time All-KCAC first team selection in basketball, two-time All-KCAC selection in volleyball, and an All-KCAC performer in track and field. She also earned multiple academic All-American honors in three sports.
Also included in the 2012 class is Brian Markle, originally from Lyons, who graduated in 1994. Markle will be unable to attend the ceremony but is planning on coming back in December to be recognized.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony and there is no admission charge. For more information about the SC Athletic Hall of Fame or the induction ceremony, call (620) 229-6218