Hall of Fame adds eight members


Hannah Preisner

The 2019 Titan athletics Hall of Fame inductees stand on the field at Titan Stadium with Athletic Director Darryl Sims and Chancellor Andrew Leavitt on Saturday.

Neal Hogden, Sports Editor

On Sunday, eight former UW Oshkosh athletes were inducted into the Titan Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Culver Family Welcome Center.

The eight 2019 inductees are Mark Ziebell (men’s basketball 1987-90), Andy Moriarty (football 2003-07), Renee McGrath (gymnastics 1989-91), Ronessa Lund (softball 2005-08), Jeremy Jirschele (baseball 2002-05), Robyn Jarocki-Hughes (women’s track and field 2003-06), Craig Glysch (baseball 1996-99) and Franklin Cumberbatch (men’s track and field 1980-83).

Mark Ziebell

Ziebell, an Oshkosh North graduate, currently sits at fourth on the all-time scoring list at UWO with 1,797 points. Ziebell ranks 10th in UWO history with 654 rebounds.

During the 1989 season, Ziebell posted averages of 21.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game to earn his first, first-team All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors. The following year, Ziebell averaged 16.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists to earn his second-straight first-team award.

During his time with the Titans, the team made the NAIA District 14 Tournament in 1987, 1989 and 1990 and was selected to the UWO All-Century Team.

Andy Moriarty
Moriarty played running back for the Titans from 2003-07 and is the all-time Oshkosh leader in rushing (4,496 yards). He was also selected to the WIAC All-Centennial Football Team in 2012.

During the 2005 season, Moriarty ran for a school-record 316 yards in an overtime victory against UW-Eau Claire.
Two years later, he rushed for 1,690 yards and 16 touchdowns, both school records, en route to earning All-America Second Team and All-West Region First Team honors from d3football.com.

The top four rushing games in UW Oshkosh history are all held by Moriarty and he sits in second for the school in both career points and career rushing touchdowns.

Renee McGrath
McGrath’s hall of fame induction comes after a career that distinguished her as one of the best gymnastics athletes to come through UWO.

During her time at UWO, McGrath recorded a national championship, eight All-America awards and two conference titles.
McGrath only spent two years in Oshkosh; she transferred from Northern Michigan University to Central Michigan University and then to UWO in 1990. With McGrath’s help, the team placed second at the NCGA Championship meet for two straight years.

Ronessa Lund
Lund’s career stats as a Titan are highlighted by 1,019 strikeouts, 74 complete games, 30 shutouts and a 1.00 earned run average in 691.2 innings pitched. Lund also stacked on four WIAC Pitcher of the Year, one All-America and four All-Great Lakes Region awards.

During the 2006 season, Lund struck out a WIAC record 22 batters in a playoff win over Coe College (Iowa). The following season, Lund went 19-8 as a starter and led the team to a WIAC championship.

Lund set a WIAC record in 2006 by striking out 294 batters and still sits at first in the WIAC career rankings for strikeouts. She is also second in innings pitched, victories and shutouts and third in ERA.

Jeremy Jirschele
Jirschele capped his outstanding UWO baseball career with a selection to the WIAC All-Centennial Team in 2012. He also earned two All-America awards during his tenure as a Titan.

The second baseman currently ranks second in the WIAC record books in doubles, third in hits and 11th in runs scored.
Jirschele earned an All-Midwest Region Second Team accolade in 2003 and was named to the All-America First Team and the WIAC Position Player of the Year in 2004.

His career stats include a .383 batting average with 253 hits, 177 runs scored, 161 runs batted in, 53 doubles and 15 home runs.

Robyn Jarocki-Hughes
Another member of the WIAC All-Centennial Team in 2012, Jarocki-Hughes collected 10 national titles and 17 All-America awards as a Titan from 2003-06.

Jarocki-Hughes won three national indoor titles in the 20-pound weight throw in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and two national indoor titles in the shot put in 2005 and 2006. She also earned two outdoor titles in the discus and shot put during the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

During those seasons, the Titans gathered indoor track titles in 2004, 2005 and 2006. They also won outdoor championships in 2004 and 2006.

The Merrill High School graduate earned the D-III Indoor Field Athlete of the Year three times (2004, 2005, 2006) and the D-III Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year once (2006).

Craig Glysch

The starting pitcher recorded a 24-8 record as a Titan and helped the baseball team to four WIAC championships and two NCAA D-III World Series appearances from 1996-99.

He earned an All-America First Team selection in 1998 with an 8-1 record and 2.35 ERA in 76.2 innings pitched. He also was selected to the All-America Third Team and was named the WIAC Pitcher of the Year after registering a 7-1 record and a 0.76 ERA in 71 innings pitched during the 1999 season.

His 0.76 ERA that season remains the fifth lowest in WIAC history and he also ranks fifth with 22 complete games and ninth with 261 innings pitched in the WIAC record books.

Franklin Cumberbatch
Cumberbatch won seven WIAC titles, including four individual titles and school-record times of 48.11 seconds in the indoor 440-yard run and 47.55 seconds in the outdoor 400-meter run.

During the 1983 season, Cumberbatch took first in the 300-yard dash, 44-yard run, 880-yard relay and mile relay at the WIAC Indoor Championships. He also recorded wins in the 200-meter dash, 400-meter run and 400-meter relay at the WIAC Outdoor Championship.

The Trinidad and Tobago native qualified for the 1981 NAIA Indoor Championship in the 440-yard dash, and the 1981 and 1983 NCAA D-III Outdoor Championships in the 400-meter run and the 1982 NCAA D-III Outdoor Championship in the 400- and 1,600-meter relays.

The inductees were honored at halftime of UWO’s football game against UW-Stevens Point on Saturday.
The eight inductees join 203 other athletes in the Titan Hall of Fame.