Star athletes from the track, court, and gridiron will join the Alumni Sports Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony September 30.
This year’s class of inductees includes:
Melissa Bishop (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011), a four-time Ontario University Athletics all-star and all-Canadian for the Lancer track and field team. She received the Banner Shield as the Lancers’ female athlete of the year in 2010, when she turned in gold medal performances in the 600m, 1000m and 4x800m at the national championships — her Lancer records in all three events still stand. She has twice competed for Canada in the Olympic Games: in London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Charles Pearsall (BComm 1978), who twice led the Lancer men’s basketball team to the Canadian Interuniversity Athletics Union championship tournament. A two-time all-Canadian and a provincial first-team all-star, he captured the Olympic Shield as the University of Windsor male athlete of the year in 1977.
Ryan Steer (BHK 2007, B.Ed 2008), a guard on the 2007 OUA champion Lancer men’s basketball squad. A two-time provincial all-star, Steer led the nation in assists in 2008 and was named the male DeMarco Award winner that year as the University of Windsor’s top overall male student-athlete. His career totals in assists and steals place him second overall in Lancer history.
Daryl Stephenson (BHK 2008, MHK 2011), a running back whose 5,163 career rushing yards are the Canadian university football record. In 2006, he received the Hec Crighton Trophy as the most outstanding player in Canadian university football. Stephenson was a four-time OUA all-star and two-time all-Canadian.
Award-winning swim coach Reg Chappell (BA 1979) will be honoured for his contributions to sport beyond the University of Windsor campus, and members of the 1997-98 Lancer men’s hockey squad will receive the Team Achievement Award.