Charles Heimsch '36: Charles Heimsch was a two-sport standout for Miami during his playing days. He earned two letters in football in 1934 and 1935, while playing for coach Frank Wilton, as well as being a three-year letterwinner in gold (1934-36). Heimsch played both ways in football; he was a quarterback on offense and a linebacker/defensive back on defense. Heimsch, a native of Dayton, has both his master's (1939) and doctorate degrees (1941) from Harvard, has contributed greatly to his alma mater after graduation, as well. He returned to Miami in 1959 as a professor in the Department of Botany. He later became chairman of the department, and currently is a Professor Emeritus of Botany. Heimsch won the prestigious Benjamin Harrison Medal in 1981. In addition to serving on MU's Athletic Advisory Board for several years, he also served as Miami's NCAA and Mid-American Conference faculty representative from 1974-84.
Steve Morris '83: Steve Morris, a four-year standout from 1979-83, is Miami's all-time leading scorer in hockey with 202 points, the only player in school history to top the 200-point plateau in a career. He led the Redskins in scoring three times, with a career-best of 61 points in 1979-80, when he led MU to one of its best marks in school history at 23-13-2. Morris, a native of Downview, Ontario, was a two-time captain and was Miami's all-time leader in assists with 138, while also tallying 64 goals, tying him for No. 9 on the all-time list. During that time, he also shared the school record for power play goals in a season with 17, set in 1981-82, and the MU record for consecutive games played at 145.
Kathy Tepe '87: Kathy Tepe and Wendy Tepe, natives of Hebron, Ky., were not only twins, but they were an excellent combination both on and off the volleyball court for the Redskins fro 1983-86. Among the numerous honors Kathy and Wendy claimed, they shared two prestigious Miami honors; The Leann Grimes Davidge Memorial Award in 1987 and being named co-Female Athletes of the Year for the 1986-87 academic year. During that time, Kathy was Miami's all-time leader in kills with 1,398 and block assists with 362. She held Miami's single season records in: most kills per game (4.26 in 1985), highest attack percentage (.361 in 1985) and most solo blocks (39 in 1983). Kathy was named All-Region in 1986, as well as earning All-MAC honors three years, including first team in 1985 and 1986. In 1986, she was selected as a third team Academic All-American.
Wendy Tepe '87: Wendy was Miami's all-time leader in solo blocks with 108, attack percentage at .325 and highest blocks per game average at 1.07. She also held the MU single match record with 30 kills, and was among the top five in seven other categories. And like her sister, Wendy was named to the All-Region team in 1986 and was a three-time All-MAC selection, including a first-team pick in 1985 and 1986. In 1985, Wendy was named second-team Academic All-American.
Craig Wittus '79: Craig Wittus was a star tennis player at MU from 1976-79, and led the Redskins to three MAC championships. He was also Miami's only All-American in tennis after advancing to the round of 16 in the 1978 NCAA Championships. Wittus was a three-time All-MAC performer and was named Miami's Male Athlete of the Year in 1979. Wittus, a native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., won a total of five MAC titles; claiming singles titles in 1976, 1977, and 1979, while also winning doubles championships in 1977 and 1979. As a senior, Wittus compiled a singles mark of 33-3, which was the best in Miami history at that time, and a doubles mark of 29-6. His career totals were 111-27 in singles play and 105-26 in doubles action. Wittus was ranked among the Top 100 singles players and Top 50 doubles players when he was a member of the Grand Prix Tennis program.