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Creighton Athletics Will Induct Three Into Hall Of Fame

Creighton Athletics Will Induct Three Into Hall Of Fame

Creighton University’s Athletic Hall of Fame will add three alumni on April 11 at the Double Tree Hotel in downtown Omaha. This year’s inductees are Mike Heathcott, Heidi Geier Woodard and Shannon Struby.

Heathcott, a 1991 graduate, was a starting pitcher for the baseball team in the 1991 College World Series, where the team finished third. During his baseball career he was named on an All-American second team, and on the All-Conference team. Heathcott currently lives in Arizona with his wife, JulieAnn, and their two children, Cole and Michaela.

Woodard is a 1999 graduate and a former softball player. While playing for Creighton, Woodard managed to become the fist player in Creighton history to have two seasons with at least 70 base hits, and she is Creighton’s all-time stolen base leader with 83. During her softball career she was named an Academic All-American two times. Woodard currently lives in Omaha with her husband, Ryan, and their two sons, Owen and Austin.

Struby, a 1995 graduate and a former women’s basketball player, was a four-year starter who led her team to two NCAA Tournaments and an overall record of 94-26. She was conference player of the week four times and a four-time WAC and MVC all-conference selection. Struby, who currently lives in Omaha, is the assistant women’s basketball coach at Dana College and is also a physical therapy assistant.

Posted: 4/10/06