Sept. 25 - BETHANY, W.Va. –The Bethany College Athletic Hall of Fame will induct four new members this weekend during Homecoming festivities at the school Sept. 27-28.
Starting the weekend will be the Ninth Annual Hugh “Tiger” Joyce Golf Outing Friday morning at Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg. Later that night at 6 p.m., the Hall of Fame dinner will be held in Commencement Hall on the Bethany campus.
The 2013 Hall of Fame Class includes men’s basketball and golf athlete Keith Schubert (’03), women’s basketball standout Rosanne Scott (’00), softball record-holder Rachael Schafer (’03) and three-sport athlete Robin (Sayre) Pietryk (’90).
Keith Schubert came to Bethany from Girard High School in Girard, Ohio, where he earned All-Conference honors in 1996, 1997 and 1998. During that time he was also awarded with Conference Player of the Year honors. As well as his accomplishments on the court, Schubert also excelled in the classroom, earning National Honors Society recognition.
Once at Bethany, Schubert continued his athletic prowess on the court. The four-time all-conference performer was named PAC Freshman of the Year in 1999 and was also given the nod as the PAC Player of the Year in both 2001 and 2002. Also in 2002, Schubert earned D3hoops Honorable Mention All-American status after leading the team to the NCAA Tournament and an opening round win over Pitt-Bradford before falling to eventual National Champion, Otterbein, in the second round. In the postseason, Schubert averaged 39 points a game over the two contests.
Schubert also had an impact on the Bethany record books during his time with the Bison. Most notably, Schubert remains Bethany’s all-time leading scorer and the only men’s basketball player in the history of the institution to eclipse 2,000 points, as he ranks first all-time with 2,127 points. Along with the scoring record, Schubert ranks eighth all-time in career rebounds (711) and blocked shots (44).
Schubert also has the top scoring season of all time, scoring 759 points in the 2001-02 season, which is 121 points higher than anyone in school history. He also ranks first in free throws made (184 in 2001-02) and is third in points per game (26.2 in 2001-02). His single-game mark of 45 points against Ohio-Eastern in 1999 also tied the school record at the time, a record that hadn’t been reached since 1965.
Schubert currently resides in Girard, Ohio with his wife Dana and their two daughters Gianna and Briella.
Rosanne Scott was a standout at Struthers High School before coming to Bethany. A four-year performer on the women’s basketball program, Scott earned four all-conference honors, garnering honorable mention honors as a freshman; second-team honors as a sophomore; and first-team laurels as a junior and senior. As a senior Scott was also named Player of the Year in the conference as well as in Northeast Ohio, and also earned first-team all-state.
After earning PAC Freshman of the Year distinction and First Team All-PAC in 1996, Scott went on to earn three more First Team All-PAC selections, and two PAC Player of the Year awards. Along with those honors, Scott was a D3Hoops Third Team All-American selection in 2000. During her tenure, she helped the Bison to three PAC championships and two trips to the NCAA National Championship tournament.
At the conclusion of her career, Scott stood first on the all-time scoring list and currently still ranks third on that list today with 1,636 career points. She also still owns the record for career assists with 493, as well as career steals (323). Scott also ranks third on the all-time list in career three-pointers made with 152. Her 47-point performance against Point Park on Jan. 6, 1998, is still the most points ever scored by a Bison in a single contest.
After her time at Bethany, Scott was hired as the head women’s coach at Westminster at the age of 24, making her the youngest head coach in the country at that time. Scott has twice led Westminster to NCAA tournament appearances and a PAC championship in 2004.
Dr. Robin (Sayre) Pietryk came to Bethany from East Liverpool High School, where she was a three-sport athlete, earning all-conference honors in volleyball, basketball and softball with the Potters. Following her time in high school, Pietryk was a three-sport athlete for the Bison.
During her four seasons, Pietryk earned 12 varsity letters, earning four each in volleyball, basketball and softball. On the volleyball court, Pietryk earned Second-Team All-PAC honors in 1988 and followed that with a First-Team All-PAC selection in 1989. Her 888 kills currently rank ninth all-time in Bethany history.
Along with those accomplishments, Pietryk still holds the top mark for career digs, having registered 2,516. That record has now stood for 25 years. Pietryk also owns the top two spots for digs in a season finishing with 941 in 1987 and 919 in 1988.
On the softball diamond, Pietryk also excelled, earning First Team All-PAC in 1989 and 1990. She was also given the nod as a District II GTE Academic All-American in 1990.
After graduating in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, Pietryk continued to excel, this time in the coaching ranks. Currently, Pietryk is in her 14th season as the head volleyball coach of the North Carolina Wesleyan Battling Bishops, where she currently ranks as the winningest coach in program history with 234 career victories. She has most recently led the Battling Bishops to six straight 20-win seasons between 2007-2012. Along with those accomplishments, Pietryk also earned her Ph. D. in 2008 from Walden University, specializing in higher education.
Today, Pietryk live in Nashville, North Carolina with her husband John and two sons, Christopher and Jeremy.
Rachael Schafer is arguably the most successful softball pitcher that the Bethany College program has ever seen. Schafer came to the Bison after serving as a four-year starter at the Perry Traditional Academy in Pittsburgh.
During her time at Bethany, Schafer earned PAC Pitcher of the Year in all four seasons from 2000-2003. She was also named conference MVP three straight seasons from 2001-03 and First Team All-Conference all four years. Along with those honors, Schafer was a three-time NCAA All-Region selection and earned All-American laurels twice, garnering a Third Team selection in 2003 and First Team honors in 2002.
Schafer has also had a lasting impression on the Bison All-Time record books. Her 2001 ERA of 0.56 remains the top single-season performance in Bison history. Along with that record, Schafer ranks first all-time in career victories (63), strikeouts (463), ERA (1.08) and shutouts (29). During her tenure, Schafer posted 70 complete games in 80 career starts.
Schafer also helped lead the Bison softball program to four straight PAC Championships. The team also earned a NCAA Regional Championship and the program’s first-ever berth in the Division III College World Series in 2002.
After her time at Bethany, Schafer has been enlisted in the US Army since 2005 and is still currently serving today. Schafer has been a participant in four different combat tours and has been recognized with two Bronze Stars, three Army Accommodation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals and one Joint Accommodation Medal by the United State Military for her actions and bravery in the service.
Schafer currently resides in El Paso, Texas, with her spouse, Kristen McGaughey.
The newly inducted members of the Bethany Hall of Fame will be presented their plaques at Bison Stadium during a pregame ceremony before the Bison’s Homecoming football game against Grove City.