Amsden Oliver '37: Track and Field ... inducted posthumously ... first African-American from Miami University to become an NCAA All-American ... finished second in the 120-yard high hurdles and 220-yard low hurdles at 1934 NCAA Championships ... became the first Miami runner to place at the NCAA meet in the hurdles. As a freshman ... set Miami freshman records in the 440-yard dash, the 120-yard high hurdles and the 220-yard low hurdles ... lettered in track and field from 1934-36 ... helped Miami to Buckeye Conference Championships in 1934 and `36 ... set meet records in the hurdles at the 1934 Central Intercollegiate Meet and advanced to the NCAA meet with that performance.
Tom Grant '82: Swimming ... nine-time Mid-American Conference champion for Miami from 1978-82 ... won six individual crowns and bolstering three championship relays ... dominated the 50-yard freestyle ... seized four MAC titles in the event (1978, '79, '81, '82) ... first MAC swimmer to win the event four years and remains one of only MAC swimmers to dominate the 50 freestyle all four years ... in '79 and `81 he captured individual MAC crowns in the 100-yard freestyle ... propelled Miami to MAC titles in the 400 freestyle relay in 1981 and '82.
Bud Haidet `57: Administrator 1968-88 ... spent 20 years within the Miami University Athletics Department as the director for ticketing, marketing and sales ... promoted to assistant athletic director for ticketing, marketing and sales in 1984 ... hired as the director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Nov. 1, 1988 ... spearheaded UWM's move from NAIA Division II to NCAA Division I and from independent status to membership in two athletic conferences ... in five years, the Panthers have captured 34 Horizon League Championships ... league-best 75 student-athletes named to the conference honor roll in 2004-05.
Mike Holcomb '84: Wrestling ... produced the best finish at an NCAA Championship by any Miami wrestler when he placed third at the 1984 NCAA Championships and catapulted Miami to its only top-20 team finish ... two-time MAC Heavyweight Champion, claiming the title as a sophomore in 1982 and as a senior in 1984 ... spearheaded Miami to its first MAC Championship (1984) in nearly 20 years ... MAC Wrestler of the Year ... MAC Outstanding Championship Meet Wrestler ... named Miami's Male Athlete of the Year ... earned All-America honors twice by finishing third (1984) and fifth (1982) at the NCAA Championships ... Miami's all-time winningest wrestler with 111 wins.
Craig Michaelis '93: Men's Basketball ... truly defined the phrase student-athlete ... MAC men's basketball's only three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American ... earned first-team distinction in 1993 ... 4.0 grade-point average during his Miami career ... First-Team Academic All-American ... 1990 MAC Freshman of the Year ... Basketball Times Fifth-Team Freshman All-American ... honorable mention All-MAC honors in 1991 and `93 ... ranks among Miami career leaders in four categories: 3-point field goal percentage (2nd), minutes played (5th) and games started (t-5th) and games played (t-5th) ... during career, owned Miami's single-game 3-point shooting percentage record (6-for-6; 1.000) ... helped Miami to MAC regular-season and tournament titles and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 1992 and a MAC Co-Championship and NIT berth in 1993 ... scored 1,256 career points.
Monica Niemann '95: Women's Basektball ... dominant presence in the Miami women's basketball frontcourt from 1991-95 ... earned four varsity letters and capturing all-MAC plaudits three times during her career ... earned First-Team All-MAC honors as a senior ... Miami's Female Athlete of the Year ... Leann Davidge Memorial Award winner (Miami's highest honor for a female student-athlete) ... The Davidge Award ... led Miami to a MAC Championship game appearance ... earned MAC All-Tournament honors for the second time in her career ... at the time was Miami's career record holder for points (1,608), rebounds (923), free throws made (450) and double-doubles (35).