CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2011 INDUCTEES
Jeff Ankenbauer ('83) | Golf, Basketball, and Baseball
Jeff Ankenbauer was a three sport athlete in golf, basketball and baseball, an ambitious feat practically unheard of in high school sports today. Jeff managed to excel in all three. In golf, he was St. Xavier team MVP, first team all-GCL and first team all-Southwest Ohio. In basketball, he was one of two senior captains and averaged 10 points per game as a point guard. In baseball he was moved to the varsity team as a sophomore, was one of two senior captains and named St. Xavier team MVP his senior year. In summary, Jeff excelled as a captain in three sports his senior year and was awarded an Evans Scholarship after high school.
Dana Bible ('72) | Football
Dana was the leading scorer in the GCL in 1972. He was team captain on an 8-2 team that beat (at the time) city power Purcell. Bible is a 1976 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he lettered and started three years as a cornerback. Bible showed his talents as a football coach after his playing days were over. He started his career as an assistant coach at The University of Cincinnati from 1976-1980. His coaching career has spanned over 30 years coaching offense between the NFL and college. He was the quarterback coach for the Bengals from 1990-1992 and Offensive Coordinator for Eagles in 1998. He is currently the Offensive Coordinator at North Carolina State under Coach Tom O'Brien ('66). In 2000, Bible was nominated for the Frank Broyles Award, given to the top assistant coach in the country.
Denis Lunne ('70) | Cross County and Track
Quite simply, Dennis Lunne is the most accomplished distance runner in St. Xavier history and perhaps the best runner ever to wear a Bomber uniform. In cross country Dennis finished fifth at State his sophomore year, eleventh his junior year, and was runner-up at the 1969 State Championship. During his senior cross country campaign he amazingly set the course record for every meet he ran except for the state meet. In track and field he was almost as equally as accomplished. As a junior he set a school record of 4:16.2 in the mile at the regional meet and went on to finish third at state. In his senior season he broke his own mile school record by .2 seconds at the regional meet and also set the school two mile record by running a blistering 9:15.1 at the Miami University Relays. That season Dennis went on to finish fifth at the state meet in the mile. Both his mile and two-mile still stand as St. Xavier school records. In college Dennis ran for the University of Pennsylvania from 1970-1974 and was all-Ivy League his sophomore year in the 880 and two mile relay. After college he continued running professionally for the Philadelphia Pioneers, the Florida Track Club, and Racing South until 1982. During that time he completed his medical degree and is now a physician in northeast Ohio.
Mike Marshall ('96) | Football and Basketball
Mike started at inside linebacker his sophomore year on the 1993 football team. The "Great Wall" defense was considered at the time to be the best defense St. Xavier had produced. Mike was honorable mention GCL and honorable mention All-City as a sophomore. He was first team all-GCL, first team all-region and honorable mention all-state as a junior. For how accomplished Mike was as a football player, basketball was his true love. Mike was a three year starter for the Bombers. He was first team all-GCL as a junior and senior. He was team MVP of the 1996 GCL co-championship team. He was first team all-city, honorable mention all-region and a McDonald's all-American nominee. Mike continued his athletic career with a basketball scholarship to Butler University. At Butler Mike was two time all–MCC player, MCC Tournament MVP, two time team MVP and Butler University's Most Outstanding Male Athlete of the year in 2000. Mike led the Bulldogs to four post season appearances. (3 NCAA, 1 NIT) He is the fifth all time rebounder in Butler basketball history and is a member of the all-sesquicentennial team (Top 15 players of all time).
Steve Sollmann ('00) | Football, Basketball, and Baseball
Steve was a three star athlete that played three varsity sports beginning his freshman year. In football Steve was first team GCL and honorable mention all-city as a sophomore. As a junior, Steve rushed for 316 yards on 32 carries to beat Colerain (#1 in city) and helped team advance on their road to the state finals. He won first team GCL, first team all-city and was honorable mention southwest Ohio. As a senior Steve scored 6 TD's against Cleveland St. Ignatius, winning player of the week honors from the Enquirer and Larosa's. That year Steve won CGL Player of the Year, Player of the Year all-city and player of the year southwest Ohio. His career records are: 3947 career yards rushing, 5860 all purpose yards and 51 touchdowns. All of these are St. Xavier records. Steve was the recipient of the 2000 "That's My Boy" award. In basketball, Steve won second team all-GCL as a sophomore and junior. As a senior, Steve helped guide St. Xavier to its only state basketball title. He won first team GCL, was honorable mention all-city and honorable mention southwest Ohio. In baseball, Steve was second team GCL as a sophomore. His junior season he was first team GCL and first team all-city. He was a pre-season all-American his senior year, first team GCL, team MVP and scholar athlete of the year. Steve was the recipient of the Larosa's athlete of the year award his senior year. Steve continued his career with a baseball scholarship at the University of Notre Dame where he was a four-year letter winner. During his career at ND, Steve was second team all-American, first team academic all-American, first team all-Midwest region, first team all-Big East, Big East rookie of the year, team captain and team MVP in 2003. He is the recipient of the Notre Dame Athletics Francis Patrick O'Connor Award recognizing team spirit, inspiration, and courage. Steve was a10-round draft choice of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2004. Steve made it to Triple A before he decided to retire to raise his family in a more stable environment.