Class of 2018 announced for Lewis & Clark Hall of Fame

Class of 2018 announced for Lewis & Clark Hall of Fame

PALATINE HILL -- The Lewis & Clark Hall of Fame Committee announced on Sunday that they have selected four individuals and the 1961-62 men's basketball team for induction into the Lewis & Clark Hall of Fame.

Amanda Phillips (Women's Cross Country, Track and Field), Crystal Castle (Women's Basketball), Lynn Roumagoux (Men's Track and Field) and Brent Pavlicek (Football) were selected for induction as individuals.

"We are incredibly excited to welcome these great individuals and teams into our Hall of Fame," said Director of Physical Education and Athletics Shana Levine.

This year's Homecoming and Family Weekend coincides with the inauguration of Lewis & Clark President Wim Wiewel on Oct. 5.

"This will be a unique opportunity for all Pioneers to celebrate the next chapter in Lewis & Clark's history under President Wiewel's leadership," said Levine. "We look forward to formally honoring the Class of 2018 with events that we'll announce in the near future."

The Lewis & Clark Athletics Hall of Fame is one of the oldest in the Pacific Northwest with its inaugural class inducted in 1978. Last year was the 40th anniversary.

The 1961-62 men's basketball team was the first in any sport at Lewis & Clark to earn a berth and record a win in a national championship tournament. Winner of both the Northwest Conference and NAIA District 2 titles, the Jim Goddard-coached Pioneers defeated Fort Hays State of Kansas in the first round of the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City, the first of three consecutive appearances at nationals. Over that span, the Pios went 63-24. A member of both the Lewis & Clark Hall of Fame and Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, Jim Boutin had 30 points and 19 rebounds in the win over Fort Hays State, which earned him the first of three straight All-America team selections.

Amanda Phillips was Lewis & Clark's first All-American for women's cross country, in addition to two All-NWC First-Team and two All-West Region honors. The two-time national competitor remains the school record holder in the 5K and 6K, is among the top-50 freshman runners all-time and a former three-time NWC Runner of the Week. In track and field, Phillips still holds the school record in the 1,500 meters and was 12th at the NCAA Division III National Championships. She twice broke school records in the 5,000 meters and is No. 2 all-time, plus holds a top-five mark for the 3,000 meters.

A three-time All-NWC selection, Crystal Castle is Lewis & Clark's school record holder in free-throw percentage and is among the top four in career scoring at 12.8 points per game. Additionally, Castle ranks in the top 10 of all Pioneers women's basketball student-athletes in career rebounds, assists and steals. In three separate seasons, she led the team in scoring, rebounding and free-throw shooting and was the team's leader in field-goal percentage and steals twice. In her final three seasons, the Pios won 42 games.

In 1957, Lynn Roumagoux was the first Pioneers track and field student-athlete to earn All-America honors outside of field events. He is a former 880-meter school record holder, earning two All-District awards, three All-NWC selections and a district championship. His time in the 440-meter hurdles stood as the school record for 18 years and remains in the top four all-time. He finished fourth at nationals in the event and was named an All-American. Roumagoux was a member of the 1956 men's track and field team that was inducted into the Lewis & Clark Hall of Fame in 2010.

Brent Pavlicek is a former All-Collegiate Football Association First-Team and NAIA Honorable Mention selection as a 38-game starter on the Pioneers offensive line from 1989-92. The line blocked for NAIA All-American Dan Ruhl, Lewis & Clark's all-time leading rusher, and NAIA Honorable Mention quarterback Mike Fanger, whose 1989 team is the school record holder for most passing and total yards in a season. Both Ruhl and Fanger, as well as the 1989 and 1991 teams, are in the Lewis & Clark Hall of Fame.