CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2012 INDUCTEES
Robert S. Heidt Jr. M.D. (’69) | Team Physician
Rob began serving as the St. Xavier team physician in 1983. Over the course of nearly 30 years on the sidelines, Heidt treated hundreds of injured student athletes and guided them safely back to the field. Moreover, he became instrumental in creating and implementing a state-of-the-art sports medicine program to assist not only rehabilitation of injuries, but also develop the idea of wellness and preventive medicine to strengthen student athletes and help them avoid injury. In addition to his work with St. Xavier, Rob shared his expertise while serving with the Ohio High School Athletic Association, who named him Ohio team physician of the year. Beyond the prep sidelines, Heidt was the long-time team physician for the Cincinnati Bengals and is the former president of the NFL Physicians Society. Rob is a partner at Wellington Orthopedics and a former St. Xavier board member and board chairman. He and his wife Julie are parents of three St. Xavier graduates.
Jason Basil (’97) | Baseball
Jason was a four-year varsity baseball player. He was the first freshman ever to start for the varsity team. Jason went on to receive a number of awards during his St. Xavier baseball career. He was first team all-GCL his freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years. (First freshman to earn all-GCL honors.) He was the GCL player of the year his sophomore and junior seasons. (First sophomore to win the award and first to receive it twice in a career.) Basil’s accolades also include all-city honors as well as being named Ohio’s best player by Baseball America. He was team MVP in 1995, 1996 (sophomore and junior year) and won All-America awards from Baseball America,High School Baseball USA, Mizuno and Collegiate Baseball American. He set the St. Xavier record for highest batting average at .507. Jason continued his baseball career with a scholarship to Georgia Tech, where he was first team all-ACC and ACC tournament MVP in 2000. Jason ranks first in Georgia Tech history in sacrifice flies, third in RBI’s and doubles and fourth in hits. He was drafted by the Oakland A’s in 2001. Jason currently coaches baseball at St. Xavier.
Shawn Rockey (’94) | Wrestling, Soccer
Shawn was a multisport athlete who competed at very high levels in both wrestling and soccer. In wrestling Shawn was a two-time St. Xavier Invitational winner, three time placer and tournament MVP in 1992. He was a three-time Ohio all- Catholic runner up. He was a three-time sectional champ and was district champ in 1992. Shawn placed second in the state tournament in 1994 and fourth in 1993. He was GCL wrestler of the year, St. Xavier team MVP and St. Xavier team captain in 1994. His career record was 81-23-1. For how accomplished he was as a wrestler, Shawn was even better on the soccer field. He was two-time first team all- GCL, St. Xavier team captain for the 1993 undefeated regular season, St. Xavier team MVP, GCL Player of the Year, first team all-city and second team all-state. Shawn continued his soccer career at the University of Dayton, where he was Atlantic-10 Tournament MVP and University of Dayton Team MVP. After college Shawn played professional soccer for the Cincinnati Riverhawks, (four-time player of the week) Cincinnati Excite Professional Indoor Soccer (team captain) and was a member of the U.S. National Arena Soccer Team in 2008.
Jayme Cramer (’01) | Swimming
During Jayme’s four years at St. Xavier, the swim team won every GCL, sectional, district and state championship. Jayme was national high school swimmer of the year as a senior, as well as Ohio high school swimmer of the year both as a junior and senior. Some of Jayme’s swimming accomplishments in high school include (freshman year) Enquirer first team all-city, All-America 100 fly, 100 back, 200 medley relay (MR) and state runner-up in the 200 MR. As a sophomore Jayme won state in the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 200 MR and set a team record in the back and medley relay. He added to 400 free relay to his All-America list and became an academic All-American. As a junior Cramer was Ohio swimmer of the year and outstanding swimmer at the state meet. He set state records while winning the 100 fly, 100 back, 200 MR and also swam on the state champion 400 free relay, earning team MVP status and remaining an academic All-America. As a senior Swimming World named Cramer national high school swimmer of the year after winning national titles in the 100 fly, 100 back, 200 MR and 400 free relay, all which also were state championship events. Jayme went to Stanford University, swimming four years there and becoming a two-time NCAA champion and 20-time All-American. He won the Block “S” Outstanding Male Junior Athlete and followed with the Jake Gimble Award for Athletic Endurance as a senior. Jayme was a member of the USA Swimming National Team from 2000 to 2008 winning two gold, one silver and two bronze medals in world championships. Jayme now is married with two children.