CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2008 INDUCTEES
Rocky Boiman (’98) | Football, Baseball, and Track
Rocky Boiman was track team captain as a senior and two-time all-city pick in baseball playing second base and shortstop, but is most noted for his exploits on the gridiron. He set or tied several school records as a defensive back – including three interceptions in a game - and kick returner. He owns career marks for most kick return attempts (39), yards (1,129) and return average (28.9 yards). His season records include total return yardage (478), average (36.8) and tied for most touchdown returns (two), all set his sophomore year. As a senior Rocky was SW Ohio Player of the Year, first team all-GCL, -city and –Ohio, while leading the Bombers to the playoffs with a 9-3 record. He recorded 164 tackles and six interceptions as free safety and averaged 26.4 yards on 16 kick returns. After St. X, Rocky went on to Notre Dame, where he was a captain his senior year. Rocky was a fourth-round draft choice of the Tennessee Titans. He was AFC Defensive Player of the Week Sept. 28, 2003 after a sack for a safety and 60-yard interception return for a touchdown. Rocky signed with the Indianapolis Colts in 2006 and was a member of their Super Bowl championship team last season.
Lemar Marshall (’95) | Football and Basketball
Lemar was a three-year starter at cornerback for the Bomber football team, including his sophomore year when he played on the state finalist squad. He was first team all-GCL and all-city as a junior and senior and was a first team All-Ohio pick as a senior. Lemar also earned three letters in basketball and was a second team all-GCL pick as a senior. He went on to Michigan State University, where he was a four-year letterman while compiling 261 career tackles, including 101 his senior year. Lemar recently signed with the Cincinnati Bengals after a six-year NFL career with the Washington Redskins where he recorded 119 tackles in the 2006 season. In addition to his athletic prowess, Lemar and his wife Donecia founded “A Clearer Future Foundation” providing preventative eye care for children.
Tom Olson (’74) | Swimming
A member of the 1973 national championship team, often considered the best in St. X’s storied swimming history, Tom was one of four swimmers on that team ranked in the world’s top 25. He was a four-time state champ, two-time state runner-up, a two-time state record setter and seven-time high school All-American. He was a first-team all-city pick by the Post and Enquirer his freshman, sophomore and junior years and each paper’s swimmer of the year as a senior. He won his first state title as a sophomore, claiming the 200 freestyle and 400 free relay championships. His junior year he set a state record in the 200 free during state meet preliminaries, but teammate Paul Hove broke the record in the finals, leaving Olson as state runner-up. He also finished sixth in the state 100 free as a junior. His senior year, Tom won the 500 free in state-record time and took his second 200 free state title. Tom wnet on to swim at the University of Arizona, where he qualified for the NCAA championship, but his career was cut short by an eye disease that limited his vision.
Jim Ross (’56) | Football, Basketball, and Baseball
A three-year football player for Tom Ballaban, Jim played both offensive and defensive end. He earned second-team all-city honors as a junior and first-team recognition his senior year. He was selected the MVP of the GCL doubleheader at Xavier University his senior year while serving as team co-captain. In basketball, again a three-year man, Jim played two seasons for Ballaban and his senior year under new coach Dick Berning, He was honorable mention all-city as a junior and co-captain as a senior. Jim was the starting catcher for two seasons on the Bomber baseball team. After St. X, Jim went on to play three years of football alongside future St. X coach Steve Rasso at the University of Cincinnati. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers. Widely viewed as the best athlete in his class, he was also more than an athlete. Jim was class president as a sophomore and senior, and class treasurer as a junior. His senior year he was vice president of student council and was elected prom king.