Bob Dalton '75: A four-year letter winner from 1972-75, Bob Dalton became only the second wrestler to capture three individual MAC crowns at the time of his graduation. One of only five individuals to win three MAC titles, Dalton is the lone Miami wrestler to triumph in multiple weight classes. By winning the MAC Championship, he advanced to the national meet all three years. Dalton, who captained the squad during his junior and senior campaigns, was named team MVP in 1974 and '75. He was inducted into Ohio's Wrestling Hall of Fame, St. Xavier High School's Hall of Fame and the Southern Ohio Wrestling Coaches' Hall of Fame.
Elaine Hieber: Elaine Hieber was one of Miami's pioneers in women's athletics. During her tenure as associate athletics director, she helped establish seven women's varsity sports to compete at the AIAW Division I level, while instituting and expanding grant-in-aid for female student-athletes. In addition to her administrative efforts, Hieber served as head coach for four sports. She was the head mentor for the basketball, volleyball and softball programs during the 1974 and '75 seasons. In 1976, she assumed the coaching duties for the tennis program and produced a 43-21 record, which included three second-place showings in the Ohio College Women's Tennis Tournament. Hieber left Miami's Athletic Department in 1979 to take a position as the associate athletic director at Iowa State.
Karen Lepley '89: As Miami's first MAC Player of the Year in volleyball, Karen Lepley Irons set a standard that was not attained for another eight years. The four-year letterwinner owned the best single-season dig per game average (3.89) and had the second-best single-season dig total (451). Her name remains on eight of nine season top-10 lists and seven of 10 career top-10 charts. Irons became the first athlete in the history of the program to surpass the 1,000-mark for career kills and digs, amassing 1,188 kills and 1,154 digs. She was a first-team all-MAC and America Volleyball Coaches Association all-region selection in 1988 and garnered second-team all-conference recognition in 1987. In 1987 and '88, Irons was chosen to participate in the prestigious Olympic Sports Festival where she won a gold and bronze medal, respectively.
Mike Stavole '50: Mike Stavole was decorated with all-America honors in 1947 for cross country and in 1948 for track. A four-year letterwinner in both sports, he amassed a record 11-straight first-place finishes in cross country and set seven course records. In the 21 dual and triangular cross country meets in which he participated, Stavole never placed below fourth, compiling 15 first-place finishes, three second-place finishes, one third-place finish and two fourth-place finishes. Leading the team to a fourth-place NCAA finish, Stavole's 1946 cross country squad is considered one of the three-best in Miami history. He wore the MAC cross country crown in 1947 and 1948. Stavole also placed ninth at the NCAA meet in 1947 and set a conference record for the two-mile course in 1948. In the summer of 1948, after placing fifth in the 10,000-meter run at the NCAA track meet, Stavole was one of 12 individuals selected to try out for the Olympic team.
John Weaver '49: A three-year letterwinner in football from 1946-48, John Weaver led Miami to a 23-4-2 record as the starting offensive and defensive tackle, one of few Miamians to play both ways. His tenacious play in the trenches helped lift Miami to a 9-0 record and its first bowl appearance I n1947. The Red and White won the 1947 Sun Bowl in a thrilling 13-12 triumph over Texas Tech. During Weaver's senior campaign, Miami posted a perfect 4-0 record in conference action, claiming its first Mid-American Conference title. Weaver earned first-team all-conference honors his junior and senior seasons. After graduating from Miami, he spent one year with the New York Bulldogs, a professional football team.