Updated: Sunday, 27 May 2012, 1:33 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 27 May 2012, 1:33 PM EDT
FORT WAYNE, IN. - The University of Saint Francis Athletic Hall of Fame will add four individuals to its membership at the annual Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Awards on Fri., Sept. 21 at the USF North Campus gymnasium on ‘Homecoming 2012’ weekend.
The 2012 inductees include current Indianapolis Colts special assistant to the head coach James Bettcher (football and track & field), Chris Bramell (football), Allison Horn (volleyball), and former women’s tennis coach J. Webb Horton.
This is the 19th class of USF AHOF inductees, which started with the class of 1989. The USF AHOF will expand to 64 individuals and three teams.
James Bettcher, a 2003 USF graduate, was a three-time NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete, a three-time Mid-States Football Association Scholar Athlete, a two-time NAIA Coaches’ All-American and a two-time Don Hansen’s All-American as an offensive lineman. He earned all-conference honors three times and was the recipient of the USF Silver Helmet Award for leadership and coachability in 2002. Bettcher also was a four-time track All-American for the Cougars, where he placed second in the shot put at the 2001 NAIA Championships. James is a native of Lakeville, Ind., and is married to Erica they have one son, Colton. He has coached at the collegiate level for nine years and was recently named to his new position with the Colts after serving as an assistant coach at the University of New Hampshire as linebackers coach and Special Teams Coordinator.
Chris Bramell led USF at quarterback to its first two NAIA Football Championship Series National Championship games in 2004 and 2005. Bramell led the Cougars to back-to-back undefeated regular seasons and a 36-3 record in three seasons as starting quarterback. A 2006 USF graduate, Bramell is still No. 2 on the USF career list for passing yards (7,256), TD passes (66), passing yards per game (164.9), passes completed (517), attempted (1,099) and is No. 5 on the career rushing list with 1,818 yards, still the record for USF quarterbacks. He was a 3-time All-MSFA Mideast League First Team selection including 2005 MSFA MEL Player of the Year and a 2-time NAIA Scholar Athlete. He also was a 2-time NAIA All-American (honorable mention), an NAIAFOOTBALL.NET All-American (3rd) team and a Football Gazette All-American (honorable mention) in 2005. Bramell was an NAIA Player of the Week (offense) selection as a sophomore in 2003 and was a five-time MSFA MEL Player of the Week (offense). Bramell was named NAIA Player of the Game in four NAIA FCS games including semifinal wins over Georgetown (2004) and Morningside (2005).
Allison Horn, a 2004 USF graduate, set the USF record for career kills as that time with 1,472, and led USF to the 2003 Mid-Central College Conference regular-season championship with a 7-0 record under Head Coach Hector Kiely. She was a 3-time All-MCC first-team selection, a 2-time NAIA All-Region selection, a 2-time NAIA Scholar Athlete and a 2-time team captain. She was named MCC Player of the Week five times (2002 and 2003), helped USF to a No. 21 NAIA Top 25 ranking in 2003 and USF was 68-37 in Horn’s last three seasons.
J. Webb Horton guided then Saint Francis College to three consecutive women’s NAIA Championship Tennis Tournaments winning NAIA District 21 titles in 1985, 1986 and 1987. His teams were ranked as high as No. 22 in the Top 25 and he was named District 21 Coach of the Year three times in five years at SFC (1983-88). Horton also had individual NAIA qualifiers in two seasons the team didn’t qualify for the national championship.
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