November 2005

Articles in this edition
Meet the Corps leadership
POW Ceremony brings back memories
General's Journal
Citadel Points of Pride
Community service project for flood relief
Athletic Hall of Fame to get
five new members

Athletic Hall of Fame to get five new members

Top Pitcher Mike Montei leads five into
The Citadel's Athletic Hall of Fame

Mike Montei '87, who still holds pitching records for Citadel baseball, highlights a list of five who will be inducted into The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame during a homecoming ceremony on November 12.

Other 2005 inductees include football linemen Conrad Tuza '58 and Carey Cash '92, shooter Eric Sundstrom '67 and supporter Col. Harvey Dick '53, who enters as an honorary member.

The five new members raise to 133 the number of people inducted into the hall of fame. Members of the hall of fame are displayed in the lobby of McAlister Field House.

Members of the Class of 2005 include:

Carey Cash '92

Carey Cash '92 - A key member of The Citadel's offensive line that captured the 1992 Southern Conference football championship, Cash was the right tackle and was considered the most dominating lineman of the Coach Charlie Taaffe era. A member of the all-time winningest class with 30 victories, he earned four letters in football and six in track and field (three indoor and three outdoor). After the '92 season, Cash was recognized as an Associated Press First Team All-American, Walter Camp First Team All-American, The Sports Network First Team All-Americ an, twice First Team All-Southern Conference and twice First Team All-State.

As a member of the track teams, Cash was a two-time All-Southern Conference member in the indoor shot put and the outdoor discus.

Currently a lieutenant and Chaplain in the US Marines, Cash recently authored the book A Table in the Presence which discusses how God worked miracles and answered individual prayers during the War in Iraq. He is currently stationed on the USS San Jacinto in Norfolk, VA, and lives in Virginia Beach.

Mike Montei '87

Mike Montei '87 - A two-time member of the All-Southern Conference baseball team and a four-year letterman, Montei's 30 victories continue to set the bar for all Citadel pitchers. When he graduated in 1987, Montei was the second all-time winningest pitcher in military college history. Also upon his graduation, he held school records for most innings pitched in a season (99.1 in '87) and career (315), and most career appearances (64). Regarded as a control pitcher with the breaking ball as his bread-and-butter pitch, Montei, as a freshman, was the winning pitcher for Coach Chal Port's 400th career victory. Averaging a miniscule 1.3 walks per 9 innings, Montei defeated Furman in Greenville four consecutive years and was the winning pitcher against North Carolina three straight years.

Montei, who lives in Summerville, is employed in the field of sales and marketing.

Eric Sundstrom '67

Eric Sundstrom '67 - The only four-time All-American in Citadel history, Sundstrom was a member of the college's rifle team from 1964-67. He earned first team All-America recognition as a sophomore, and garnered second team laurels three times. As a freshman, Sundstrom was a member of The Citadel's national championship team and won the coveted William Randolph Hearst Trophy. As a sophomore, the Bulldogs finished second nationally, and during his senior season, Sundstrom was part of the team that captured both the state and Southern Conference championships.

Sundstrom lives in Eagle, Col., and is a broker in the carpet industry.

Conrad Tuza '58

Conrad Tuza '58 - Nicknamed "Ol' Reliable" by his coach John Sauer, Tuza was an offensive guard, linebacker and kicker for Citadel football teams from 1954-57. He started in the fourth game of his freshman year and ran a string of 35 consecutive starts afterwards. As the kicker, he recorded 42 extra points and 12 field goals including a then-school record 44-yarder against Wofford in 1956. A four-year letterman, Tuza served as team co-captain in 1957 and was the first president of the school's Block C Club. Twice a member of the All-Southern Conference first team and once as a second-team member, Tuza earned honorable mention All-America honors his junior year. He was also named to the all-state squad after his senior campaign.

Tuza lives on Johns Island.

Col. Harvey Dick '53

Col. Harvey Dick '53 - Col. Dick enters the Hall of Fame as an honorary inductee in recognition of his work with The Citadel Brigadier Foundation.

Serving as the long-time treasurer of the Brigadier Foundation, Dick is a self-proclaimed Army brat who served in both World War II and Viet Nam. He was the first recipient of a Citadel football scholarship. The former assistant commandant has spent years helping to raise funds for athletic scholarships to help others become student-athletes at The Citadel.

He has twice been selected by Citadel alumni as their representative on The Citadel Board of Visitors. Dick is a life member of The Citadel Alumni Association. He is also a member of The Citadel Club of Charleston and a class agent for The Citadel Foundation class agent. Other community activities include being a past master of the Solomon's Masonic Lodge No. 1, past president of the Charleston Chapter of the National Sojourners, member of Post 147 of the American Legion, the Retired Officers Association, the Scottish Rite, Omar Shrine, Washington Light Infantry, the Hibernian Society and the Vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral.

Col. Dick lives in Charleston near the campus.

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