|From left, Kenneth Nusbacher ’93, Marcia Webb ’99, Catherine Benson ’02, Martha Bruner-Breeding ’93,
Lisa Doyle Hutchison ’90, Van Stoutt ’93, Collier Mills ’01.
Seven alumni inducted into Pioneer Hall of FameSeven alumni representing the best of Transylvania athletics in the 1990s and early 2000s were inducted into the Pioneer Hall of Fame on April 26 during Alumni Weekend 2013. The Hall of Fame recognizes former athletes, coaches, and others who have made outstanding contributions to Transylvania athletics.
Catherine Benson ’02 was a member of the golf team for four years and a three-time Most Valuable Player. She competed in the NAIA national tournament four times, finishing third as a junior and as national runner-up as a senior, earning All-American recognition. She also won the NAIA regional championship and was named Female Pioneer Athlete of the Year in 2002. She is director of golf management at Trine University in Richmond, Ind. She is also a member of the Professional Golfers Association of America and directs the First Tee of Indiana’s program in Richmond.
Martha Bruner-Breeding ’93 was a four-year letter winner on the basketball team who scored 1,270 career points and ranks fourth on the Pioneer all-time rebounding list with 706. She was a team Most Valuable Player as well as an NAIA All-District performer. She is a registered nurse at Baptist Health in Corbin, Ky.
Lisa Doyle Hutchison ’90 was a three-sport standout, earning four letters in basketball, three in field hockey, and one in softball. She scored nearly 600 points in basketball and still holds the school record for career assists with 577. She is an accounting manager for Wald LLC in Maysville, Ky.
Collier Mills ’01 was a four-year letterman in basketball, finishing his career with 1,774 points. Following his senior season, he became the first Transylvania player to be named NAIA Player of the Year. He was named a first-team All-American and led the Pioneers to the No. 1 seed in the 2001 NAIA national tournament. He was an honorable mention All-American as a sophomore and a second-team All-American as a junior. He was named Male Pioneer Athlete of the Year in 2001. Following graduation, he was a member of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets summer league team. He is now an operating partner for Dunkin’ Brands Fast Break Doughnuts and director of marketing for P.J. Operations.
Kenneth B. Nusbacher ’93 was a four-year letter winner in soccer and played on the first Transylvania men’s team to win 20 games in a season. He was twice named to All-American squads. He was a multiple All-Region and All-District selection and played on four straight NAIA regional tournament teams. The Pioneers were nationally ranked in three of his four seasons, and the team was 64-21-3 during his career. He is a dentist and full-time faculty member at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
Van H. Stoutt ’93 was a three-time All-American on the swimming and diving team. Upon graduation, he held three individual and three relay school records, and he continues as the record-holder in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. He was fourth in the 100 freestyle in the NAIA national championship in 1992, and was a member of the team that defeated the University of Louisville in a dual meet. He was Male Pioneer Athlete of the Year in 1993. He is president and owner of Hotel Investment Partners.
Marcia A. Webb ’99 earned three letters playing on the basketball team and was a two-time NAIA All-American. As a senior, she became the first Transylvania women’s player to be named a first-team All-American. She scored 1,570 points, sixth on the Pioneer career list, and grabbed 858 rebounds, second on the all-time list. She holds numerous school records, including most rebounds and blocked shots in a season and most career blocked shots. In 1997 she led the Pioneers to a school-record 27 wins. She led Transylvania to three NAIA regional tournaments, the first in school history, and was named Female Pioneer Athlete of the Year in 1999. She lives in Lexington and is an engineering change coordinator for Webasto Roof Systems.