Room honors Trine football All-Americans

Trine University’s football program will dedicate a new room in honor of its All-Americans this Saturday, Oct. 8.

The dedication of the Jason A. Stechschulte All-American Room will take place at 11 a.m. in Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium. A luncheon will follow at noon. All former All-Americans and Academic All-Americans in attendance will be recognized on field at halftime of the football game, which kicks off at 1 p.m.

The team expects 13 former All-Americans to be in attendance:

Barron Chambers (1995-98)
Kyle Christman (1999-2002)
Jeremy Howard (2007-10)
Adam Jatich (1999-2002)
Gregory Lefeld (1995-98)
Byron Lewinski (1995-98)
Philip Pack (1997-2000)
Daniel Protsman (1999-2001)
Jason Stechschulte (1999-2002)
Tyler Terry (2007-10)
Nick Testa (2001-03)
John Werling (1997-2000)
Aaron Wolf (2011-14)

Named in honor of Jason A. Stechschulte, a 2003 graduate of Tri-State University, the room recognizes football players receiving All-American and Academic All-American honors. Stechschulte was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011 and has earned the university’s Distinguished Service Young Alumnus Award twice. He earned NAIA Coaches Association All-American honors twice and was a NAIA Academic All-American in 2002.

All football alumni are invited to attend the dedication. Alumni planning on attending should contact one of the following people to RSVP:

Matt Land, Athletic Director / Assistant VP for Athletics – landm@trine.edu, 260-665-4142
Dan Callahan, Head Wrestling Coach / Compliance Coordinator – callahand@trine.edu, 260-665-4840
Ginny Hamilton, Administrative Assistant – hamiltong@trine.edu, 260-665-4141

The dedication precedes Trine’s MIAA-opener as the Thunder host conference rival Albion. Trine is off to a 3-1 start this season, while the Britons enter Saturday’s contest 0-4.

The Thunder is coming off a 62-19 Homecoming victory over Concordia (Ill.) during which the team set team records for total offense and rushing yards in a single game.