1998 Baseball Team
1939 Football Team
1940 Football Team
Jacob Schneider, the 1939 football team, the 1940 football team and the 1998 baseball team will be enshrined into the Culver-Stockton College Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming activities Sept. 25-27.
The inductees will be honored at the Culver-Stockton College Alumni Recognition Banquet from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at the Holiday Inn-East in Quincy, Ill. All current Hall of Fame members, alumni and the general public are invited to the banquet and may purchase tickets by contacting the Alumni Relations Office at 800-755-CATS (2287). Cost is $25. The honorees will also be recognized before the Homecoming football game with Avila University on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Jacob Schneider, a 1999 graduate and native of Chesterfield, Mo., is the second soccer player to be inducted into the Culver-Stockton Hall of Fame, joining Matt Hacker, who was inducted in 2007.
Schneider finished his career as the all-time leader in goals scored (31) and total points (75). His 13 career assists are just one off the school record of 14, set by Chris Tanner. In addition, Schneider was a three-time Heart of America Athletic Conference all-conference selection during his tenure. He was named to the first team in 1997 and the second team in 1995 and 1998.
The 1939 football team took Culver-Stockton, for the first time, to the pinnacle of success when it shared the Missouri Collegiate Athletic Union (MCAU) championship with Missouri Valley College.
The 1939 squad rallied to end the year with a 4-4 mark after starting out the season 0-4. However, they regrouped and finished with four straight victories, including a 3-0 mark in league play that helped the Wildcats earn their first conference championship in football.
Fresh off its co-championship the year before, the 1940 football team took it a step further and captured the first outright football championship with a perfect 4-0 mark.
The Wildcats, who finished 5-2-1 that season, wrapped up the title with a 39-0 whipping of William Jewell on the final day of the season. Charles Larson scored five touchdowns and an extra point for a total of 31 points to lead the Wildcats. Both of those marks are still school records. For his efforts, Larson was named to the Little All-America team.
The 1998 baseball team, coached by Wes Shaw, put the Wildcat baseball program on the map at the national level. The Wildcats finished the 1998 season with a then school-record 39 victories (against 17 losses) and won their second straight Heart of America Athletic Conference regular season championship. However, the Wildcats wanted more and got more as they captured the NAIA Midwest Regional, which advanced them to the NAIA World Series for the first time. Though, the Wildcats failed to win a game at the national tournament that spring, the impact of the 1998 baseball team is still being felt today as the Wildcats continue to compete at the highest level.
The 1998 baseball team set numerous school records that season, including seven that still stand today. They are runs scored (537), most hits (630), highest batting average (.360), most home runs (72), most RBI (493) most total bases (1,000) and most walks (308).
Individually, Steve Zimmerman, a 2008 inductee, was named the league's top player for the second straight season, and Shaw was named the HAAC's top coach for the second consecutive year.