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McDaniel College inducts eight into Sports Hall of Fame

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Five Carroll County residents, and three others, were recently inducted into the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame at McDaniel College.

The new inductees were formally announced at McDaniel's homecoming game on Nov. 3 against Susquehanna.

The Sports Hall of Fame awards are presented to graduates and former athletes who performed as undergraduate athletes and who have contributed to society since leaving the college. Recipients for 2012 are:

• John "Jack" Baile, of Westminster, received a bachelor's degree in 1962 and master's in 1973 from then-Western Maryland College. He was a four-year starter on the baseball team and a three-year starter and co-captain of the men's soccer team, and was selected to the first team All Mason-Dixon Halfback, first team All Maryland Halfback, and first team All South Halfback by the National Soccer Coaches Association. He also played basketball for two years.

He had a career as a teacher in Carroll County Public Schools, and organized the county's outdoor school program in 1964. He retired in 1995, and has volunteered for organizations such as the United Way, YMCA, Girl Scouts of America, Carroll County Historical Society and Shepherd's Staff.

• Richard Estes, of Hampstead, graduated in 1998, and competed in four sports — soccer, wrestling, baseball and tennis. He was named to the soccer All-Conference team in 1993, 1995 and 1996; and the baseball All Conference team in 1996 and 1997. He was a conference champ in wrestling in 1997, and was on the tennis team in 1995.

After college, he played semi-professional baseball for the South Penn League and played for the Maryland Major Soccer League. He served as head coach for soccer and baseball teams and coached wrestling at Liberty High School. He currently works as a manager for Johnson Controls Inc.

• Kenneth Gill, of Severna Park, graduated in 1961, and was one of 27 freshmen in 1957 who signed up for football under newly appointed Coach Bob Waldorf. He started on both offense and defense for three years, and was active in the Student Government Association and other groups. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Army, eventually joining the 101st Airborne Division. Since 2002, he has served as a McDaniel trustee, and led the campaign to build a new stadium, which is now named in his honor.

• Jill Ibex, of Westminster, graduated in 2001. She was a forward/center for the women's basketball team, and served as captain in her senior year. She was first team All Conference in 2000 and 2001 and most valuable player in 2001, and was named to the Conference Academic Honor Roll in 2001. She was inducted into the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

After graduation, she earned a degree in nursing at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and a master's in community/public health nursing at the University of Maryland. She works as a nurse consultant at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Baltimore.

• Jill Krebs, of New Windsor, graduated in 2002. A distance runner, she was the first runner on the only McDaniel team to win a conference cross-country title. She was named an All-American in 1999 and 2000. In track, she was a four-time national qualifier in both the 5K and 10K events; and in outdoor track, she was a two-time 10,000 meter-conference champ (2000 and 2001). In 2002, she was named Maryland's NCAA Woman of the Year and was awarded a NCAA post-graduate scholarship.

She is currently pursuing a PhD at Drew University and is a visiting lecturer in religious studies at McDaniel.

• Teron Powell, of Baltimore, graduated in 2002 from McDaniel College, and competed in four sports — football, basketball, and indoor and outdoor track and field. He was the starting wide receiver on multiple conference championship football teams and was honored as a selection to the All Centennial Conference First Team in 1999 and 2001 was a second team pick in 2000. He earned a championship in the 4x400 relay at Penn Relays and a conference championship in the 4x400 relay in 1999.

He's now executive director at Silverman Treatment Solutions in Columbia.

• Andrew Steckel, of Westminster, received a bachelor's in 1992 and master's in 1994. He was a wide receiver and team captain on the football team, and was named the most valuable offensive player in 1990. He was selected to the All Centennial Conference First Team in both 1990 and 1991 and received an All American Honorable Mention in 1991.

He was on the dean's list all four years and was named to the GTE Academic All-America District II and Academic All-Conference First Team. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and while enrolled at the college, he worked as a residential counselor at Target Community and Educational Services Inc. He has served on the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities and Maryland Mass Transit Consumer Advisory Committee, and works as a district manager for Arch Care Consultants, a vocational rehabilitation company.

• Suzanne Stettinius, of Parkton, graduated in 2011, and recently competed in the modern pentathlon, a five-sport event that includes swimming, running, shooting, fencing and riding, at the 2012 London Olympics. While at McDaniel, she was on the Green Terror swim team, and finished her senior year with two top swims, one in the 1,000 meters freestyle and the other in the 1,650 meters freestyle.

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