2004 Hall of Honor
It was only a short 11-mile trip from Clinton, Wisconsin, to the Beloit College campus, but for Kim Huisheere it resulted in a long list of basketball achievements. The 6-foot-1 center, who as a high school senior was Player of the Year in the Rock Valley Conference, adapted to the rigors and commitment of college hoops as a first-year and led the Buccaneers to second place in the Midwest Conference while scoring a school season-high 395 points. During her career, she became the fourth Beloit woman to surpass 1,000 points, was named first-team all-conference three times, won the league’s rebounding title twice, and was selected to several holiday all-tournament teams. Although Kim missed 10 games because of a knee injury as a senior, she ranks fourth among the Bucs’ all-time women’s scorers, totaling 1,224 points; second in free throws (294); third in blocked shots (65), and fourth in scoring average (15.5), field goals (465), and rebounds (613). She also was voted team MVP and offensive player of the year and earned the coveted “B” Blanket. A special education teacher at her alma mater — Clinton High School — and a master’s degree candidate at UW-Whitewater, Kim is married to Stan Ciochon and is the mother of four.
Stacy Schmidt was a hometown hero in Hartland, Wisconsin, where she starred on basketball teams that won three conference championships and a state title. Her accomplishments came naturally since she grew up in a home with a father who was a basketball coach. As she explained in a Beloit Daily News article in 1992, “I was pretty much a chip off the old block.” Once a Buccaneer, Stacy quickly proved that her years of experience on the court, her love of the game, and the continued support of her No. 1 fans, her parents, made for a winning combination. As a sophomore, the 5-foot-6 guard became the College’s first woman to break the 400-point mark in one season and paced the team in scoring with a 19.8 average. She led the nation in free-throw percentage at 91.7 as a senior and in 1991 was named a third-team Fast Break All-American. Stacy still holds three Beloit records: she is the women’s all-time scoring leader with 1,462 points (16.2 average), is first in field goals (617) and is tops in free-throw percentage (82.5). Her honors include selection as a three-time first-team all-conference player, Buc MVP, Peterson Award recipient as Beloit’s outstanding senior-woman scholar-athlete, and “B” Blanket winner. A part-time pre-kindergarten teacher, she resides in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her husband Rob, Beloit Class of 1990, and their three children.
Quick feet, great hands, football savvy – these were the key ingredients wingback Shane Stadler brought to the table as a four-year starter for the Buccaneers. Before graduating, this alumnus of Wisconsin’s Palmyra-Eagle High School set 11 Beloit College records, three of which still stand. He’s tops in total all-purpose yards (5,903), average gain per carry (5.8 yards), and kickoff returns (74 for 1,679 yards). Stadler also is second in total points (246) and touchdowns (40). In addition to his three first-team all-conference selections as a running back, he twice was named all-MWC kick returner, earned first-team Academic All-American honors, and helped lead the Bucs to two North Division championships and a 29-9 record, including a 9-1 mark in 1991. “Shane was the whole package; he had all the tools,” recalls Coach Ed DeGeorge. “He had tremendous speed, made the big plays, and was very athletic, tough, and competitive.” Stadler also was a record-setting three-letter winner in baseball and ranks third in career stolen bases and second in season assists. He won the College’s coveted Janssen and Dawson awards as top scholar-athlete in his junior and senior years, respectively. Holder of a doctorate from Tulane University and a master’s degree from the University of North Dakota, Stadler is a physics professor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.