After an absence of seven years, wrestling is returning to the Big Blue lineup of NCAA Division III varsity program offerings for the 2015-16 academic year. The university is also exploring the possibility of an additional women’s sport that could begin competition within the next two-to-four years.
Last fall, 2014 Lindsay Medallions were presented to three individuals in recognition of their impact on Big Blue athletics: former student-athletes Brittany Czaplicki ’14 and Wes Hillen ’13, and Donna Meyer Spangler Murphy ’68, all of Decatur. Murphy received a special Lindsay Medallion in appreciation of the contributions to MU made by her and her late husband, Steve Spangler, also class of 1968, designer of the Lindsay Medallion. Named in honor of the late F.
A sense of family has been a part of the women’s basketball program since it began in 1970. The late Harriett Crannell, a women’s athletics pioneer, led the program from its inception until 1986, when she turned it over to one of her former Millikin players, Lori Kerans ’85. Kerans has continued that sense of family during her 29 years leading the program.