COLUMBUS, Ohio – A quartet of former Ohio Dominican University student-athletes in Adam Arnett, Joe Janusik, Katie Moloney and Cris Reisert will be inducted into the Black & Gold Athletic Hall of Fame, presented by Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine, during Homecoming weekend, Sept. 20 and 21.
Induction into the Ohio Dominican Athletic Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors that a Panther student-athlete can receive. The Hall of Fame recognizes former students and coaches who excelled in Ohio Dominican athletics as well as friends of the university who helped to advance the overall athletics program to new levels. The Hall of Fame encourages student-athletes to strive to attain the highest standards of performance and conduct.
The 2019 inductees will be honored during the Athletic Hall of Fame Recognition Dinner on Friday, Sept. 20, and will be publically recognized at halftime of the Homecoming football game, which kicks off at noon, Saturday, Sept. 21, against Findlay (Ohio). More information and registration for the dinner can be found in the link above.
HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2019
Adam Arnett (2007, 2008) is one of the top men's golf athletes in program history. During his career as a Panther, he posted 12 top-five finishes, 19 top-10 performances and placed inside the top 20 on 29 different occasions. Arnett accumulated 10 sub-par rounds during his collegiate career, which includes the 18-hole school record mark of 64. A two-time AMC and Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athlete, Arnett was a three-time Golf Coaches Association of America All-Region performer (2006, 2007, 2008). In 2007, he was also tabbed an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American. Arnett was the ODU Golfer of the Year in 2005-06 and 2006-07, named the ODU Tee-to-Green award winner for the 2005-06 season and also won the 2006 ODU Kisor Classic.
As a team, the Panthers won five tournament championships over Arnett's four-year career. The Black & Gold were also second in the AMC/NAIA Regional Championship on two occasions, including 2008, which led to a NAIA National Championship appearance.
Joe Janusik (2008) was an integral piece for a highly successful baseball program during his four years with the Panthers. Janusik, a career .366 hitter with eight home runs, 139 RBI and a .456 on-base percentage, helped guide ODU to a 159-65 record from 2005 through 2008, a .710 winning percentage. He led the team in batting average in 2006 (.390) and 2008 (.434), which led to two of his three First Team All-AMC awards. Janusik was also an NAIA All-American twice during his collegiate career, as he was tabbed to the honorable mention team in 2005 and the second team in 2008.
To go along with nearly 160 wins, the Panthers claimed four regular season conference championships during Janusik's time on campus. Ohio Dominican had three 40-plus win seasons (2005, 2007, 2008) and qualified for the NAIA World Series in 2005 and 2008.
Kaite Moloney (2006) assisted the Panther softball program to a trio of AMC regular season championships and four seasons of 30-plus wins, including two with at least 40 triumphs. One of the most dominant ODU pitchers in the circle, Moloney finished her career with the Black & Gold with a 46-18 record. She was named to the NAIA Honorable Mention All-American team twice (2004, 2006) to go along with three first team All-AMC honors and a trio of all-region selections from the NFCA. Moloney's All-American performances also led to two AMC Pitcher of the Year awards.
In 2004, Moloney posted a 0.31 earned run average, which still stands as the single season school record. She added 127 strikeouts and two of her three career no-hitters. Her second AMC Pitcher of the Year award came in 2006, where she logged a school record opponent batting average mark of .189. With over 175 innings pitched and 21 complete games, Moloney finished her senior season with 17 wins and 198 strikeouts, with the latter ranking second all-time at ODU.
Cris Reisert's (2009, 2011) name fills the record books not only at Ohio Dominican but also on the MSFA league and NAIA national lists. Reisert currently sits among the top five all-time in eight single season statistical categories for the NAIA, including second in passing yards (5,434) and touchdowns responsible for (57) in 2007, which led to him being named that season's MSFA Mideast League Player of the Year and an NAIA second team All-American. He was also tabbed an NAIA first team All-American during the 2006 and 2008 campaigns. A four-time all-league performer, including three first team honors, Reisert finished his career with 10 MSFA Mideast League and five NAIA National Player of the Week awards.
Over his four-year career, Reisert compiled 13,878 total offensive yards, which sits fourth all-time in the NAIA and first in the MSFA Mideast League. He is also among the national leaders with 13,338 passing yards, 120 touchdowns and 1,149 completions (67.2 completion percentage). He threw for an average of 311.3 yards in 43 games played.
Behind Reisert's efforts, the Panthers turned in three winning seasons from 2005 to 2008, including a 12-1 campaign in 2007. The 2007 season saw ODU qualify for the program's first national playoff, while also winning its first round contest against the Univ. of the Cumberlands, 62-35. Overall, the Panthers were 29-14 over the four-year period, which included a 17-9 mark in league play.
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