The Washburn Athletic Department announced four new additions to the
Washburn Athletic Hall of Fame who will join the previous 111 honorees
on homecoming weekend. The quartet will be enshrined during an induction
breakfast on homecoming, Oct. 20 before the parade begins. This season’s
class includes a husband and wife and two football players.
Troy Stedman, played linebacker for the Ichabods after playing the 1986
and 1987 seasons for Washburn. As a senior, he earned second team
All-American honors after recording 79 total tackles including five
sacks, eight tackles for loss and three pass break ups. He also earned
first team all-CSIC honors as a senior. As a junior, Stedman had 32
total tackles with 22 solo stops and eight tackles for loss. Stedman
went on to become the third Ichabod to be selected in the NFL Draft as
the Kansas City Chiefs selected him with the 170th pick in the seventh
round in 1988. We played with the Chiefs for the 1988 season and then
with the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks for the WLAF in 1991.
Don Prince (BA '70, psychology) played three seasons for the Ichabod
football team after transferring into the program. Prince played on the
defensive line from 1967 to 1969 and earned second team all-CIC honors
as a sophomore. As a junior, he was selected first team all-CIC and he
followed that up with first team all-RMAC honors as a senior. Defensive
statistics were sporadically kept before the 1981 season.
Susan (Waller) Dickerson (B Ed '92, physical education) played
volleyball from 1988 to 1990 for the Lady Blues and was a second team
all-MIAA pick in 1990. She held the record single-season kills as she
tallied 529 as a sophomore. Her total stands fourth currently on the
all-time chart. Dickerson finished her career with 1,381 kills, which
was the most in school history and still ranks sixth today. She also
wrapped up her career first in kills per game (3.60), total
single-season points (670), career points (1,746) and second in career
digs (1,463) and total blocks (364). She currently ranks eighth in
single season kills per game, fifth in career kills, fifth in total
points, second in single season points, fifth in career digs and ninth
in total blocks.
Mike Dickerson (BA '91, media and communications) was a four-year member
of the Ichabod basketball team from 1986 to 1990. He earned all-district
10 honors as a senior and honorable mention all-conference honors as a
junior and senior. He finished his career with 1,130 points, which
currently ranks 10th on the all-time scoring chart and was the sixth
highest when his career was completed. His 173 3-pointers rank fifth on
the all-time chart and the most in school history at the time.
Dickerson’s career 3-point percentage of .438 is second all-time at
Washburn as he connected on 173 of 395 attempts. He also ranks sixth on
the all-time games started chart with 109 and eighth on the all-time
steals chart with 109. He was a freshman on the 1987 Ichabod NAIA
National Championship team and part of two conference championship teams.