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Frostburg State to Induct Four into Bobcat Hall of Fame
10/21/2002

FROSTBURG, MD — Frostburg State University will welcome four new members into the Bobcat Hall of Fame at its 32nd Annual Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony Friday, October 25 in the Lane Center beginning at 5:30 pm.

The 2002 Induction Class consists of Susan Eisel, long-time secretary for athletics and Health, Physical Education and Recreation; field hockey and lacrosse standout Kathy Marron; football and track and field great Keith Shorter; and women's basketball star Diane Wisnewski.

The four additions bring the total of members in the Hall of Fame to 128.

Eisel has been one of the most significant people in the growth and development of Frostburg State University and Bobcat athletics. Her dedication to athletics and the student-athletes themselves has made her an integral part of the university community.

Eisel joined Frostburg State in 1966 and was first assigned to Compton Hall as secretary for the Department of Health and Physical Education/Athletics, Music and Speech & Theater.

Working for all three departments, Eisel made travel and meal arrangements for all sports teams, handled insurance and eligibility and also dealt with equipment and recruiting.

Eisel worked with Bobcat athletics until 1979, when she began concentrating all of her efforts into the expanded Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department.

She continued to show her love and support of FSU sports as a member of the Bobcat Club, serving on the Board of Directors and chairing both the Hall of Fame Selection Committee and the annual Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony from 1984-2000.

Eisel has been very active in a broad range of on-campus activities throughout her tenure. She organized and served as a member of the FSU Staff Senate, assisted in the coordination of the 32nd World Congress of the International Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and was a member of both the FSU Middle States Accreditation Academic Program Working Group and the Faculty/Staff Campaign for the FSU Second Century Campaign.

Eisel has earned numerous honors and recognition for her service and dedication. She was presented the Jim Anderson Award for contributions to society by the FSU Baseball Alumni, and in October 2002, she received the prestigious University System of Maryland Board of Regents Award for Exceptional Contributions to the University.

Also in 2002, Eisel was presented one of the original Compton Hall bricks in recognition of her being part of the foundation on which the modern FSU athletics program has been built.

Marron enjoyed an outstanding career as a member of the Frostburg State field hockey and lacrosse teams, earning varsity letters in each of her combined five seasons.

In field hockey, Marron helped the Bobcats to an overall 16-5-4 record (1971, 1972 and 1974), scoring a then career-record 19 goals in that span.

She tied for the team lead in scoring with five goals in 1971, and she led the squad in goals in both 1972 (8) and 1974 (6).

Marron was named the team’s Outstanding Forward in 1972, and she earned All-Baltimore College Field Hockey Association honors in 1972 and 1974.

As a defensive wing on the lacrosse team, Marron helped lead FSU to a combined 17-7-1 record in 1973 and 1975. The 1973 squad posted a then school-record 12-0-1 finish and captured the Maryland State Women’s Lacrosse Championship, defeating Salisbury, the University of Maryland, Towson, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

Shorter established himself as one of the top players in Frostburg State football history during his standout career as a defensive back and return specialist and as a high jumper on the Bobcat track and field team.

Shorter made an immediate impact as a freshman, recording 62 tackles and four interceptions. He was also instrumental on special teams, averaging 16.0 yards per kickoff and 6.5 yards per punt return.

As a sophomore, Shorter made 52 stops and tied for the team lead with four interceptions, and he added a combined 14 punt/kickoff returns for a total of 92 yards.

The Bobcats, just 6-14 in Shorter’s first two seasons, turned the corner and posted an outstanding 18-3 combined record in the final half of his playing career. As a junior, Shorter helped lead FSU to a 9-1 finish, posting 41 tackles and two more interceptions.

Shorter capped his football career with a stellar senior season, recording 42 tackles and a Bobcat single-season record eight interceptions as Frostburg State went 9-2 and advanced to the ECAC South Region Championship game. He earned Division III Third-Team All-America honors from both the Football Gazette and Champion U.S.A.

Shorter, who started all 41 of FSU’s games during his four seasons, finished with a then school-record 18 career interceptions, and he ranks second in that category at the time of his induction.

As a standout with the Bobcat track and field team, Shorter won three Mason-Dixon Conference titles in the high jump and added three more top-six finishes. His best marks were 6’7.5” (indoor) and 6’7.0” (outdoor).

Wisnewski was one of the most consistent and physically gifted players in Frostburg State women’s basketball history.

Wisnewski, who played both forward and point guard, started all 96 of FSU’s games in her career and led the Bobcats to unprecedented success. FSU posted a 72-45 overall record and made four postseason appearances during Wisnewski’s tenure.

As a freshman, Wisnewski helped the Bobcats to a school-record 20-5 finish and a berth in the Eastern Region AIAW Playoffs, leading the team with 102 assists and ranking fourth in scoring (8.6) and fifth in rebounding (4.4).

In her sophomore season, Wisnewski averaged 10.2 points and 8.9 rebounds as FSU finished 15-7, ranked among the nation’s top scoring teams (71.8) and made its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

One year later, she posted 12.1 points and 9.8 rebounds per game to lead the Bobcats to a 20-5 finish and their first postseason victory. FSU advanced to the NCAA Atlantic Region Final, and Wisnewski was named to the All-Region Team.

As a senior, Wisnewski captained the team to a 17-8 record and the ECAC South Region Championship title. She scored a then single-season record 397 points (16.5 ppg) and also led the team with 259 rebounds and 39 blocked shots.

Wisnewski, who became just the second 1,000-point scorer in the program’s history, finished her career with 1,139 career points. She ranks 10th all-time in scoring and sixth in rebounding (807).

In addition to the induction ceremonies, the Bobcat Club will host the Third Annual Bobcat Club Golf Tournament to benefit the FSU Athletic Department Friday, October 25 at Maplehurst Country Club beginning at 10 am. The tournament is a four-person scrambler and is open to the first 60 golfers to register.

For more information about the Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony or the Bobcat Club Golf Tournament, call Jack Aylor at (301) 687-4161.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu