NewsFormer MVNU Stars to be Inducted into Cougar Wall of Fame
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Two former Mount Vernon Nazarene University athletes will be honored when they will be inducted into the Cougar Wall of Fame as part of the annual Homecoming festivities on Friday prior to the men’s basketball game against Grace (Ind.) College at 8:00 p.m.
Jodi (Webb) Hall and Scott Dapprich will be honored for their performances during their careers at MVNU. The Cougar Wall of Fame inductees are selected by the members of Cougar Sports Associates, the school’s athletic booster club. This year’s class brings the total number of inductees to 38.
Hall, a former member of both the MVNU women’s volleyball and basketball teams and a graduate of Crestview High School, played for the Lady Cougars from 1992-1995. As a middle hitter on the volleyball team, Hall compiled 1,121 kills, 552 blocks, 1,645 digs, and a school-record 94.8 serve reception percentage during her stellar career. She led the Lady Cougars to the program’s first two Mid-Ohio Conference titles in 1994 and 1995, and she finished her career with a perfect 50-0 record at home.
Hall was a two-time MOC First Team and National Christian College Athletic Association All-American selection as well as being the first MVNU volleyball player to be named an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American. She was also the NCCAA’s Susan R. Hellings Award recipient and a two-time NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete.
Hall also played one season on the women’s basketball team as a sophomore in 1993-1994. During that season, the team posted a 23-10 record and won the program’s first NCCAA national title. Hall averaged 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds that season and led the Lady Cougars with 21 points in the national championship game.
Dapprich, a former standout for the Cougars and a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, starred in three different sports at MVNU from 1993-1997. In four seasons as a point guard on the men’s basketball team, Dapprich scored 1,609 points to go with 584 assists, 206 steals, and 304 three-pointers made. He helped lead the Cougars to their first appearance in the NAIA Division II national tournament in 1995. As a senior, he was named an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American.
As a shortstop on the baseball team, Dapprich was a four-time All-MOC selection. He still ranks first in school history in career at bats (700) and assists (581) and is the top ten in games played (202), hits (229), triples (11), and runs scored (208). He helped lead the Cougars to the program’s first NAIA World Series appearance in 1997 as well as three straight MOC crowns and three consecutive NCCAA national titles.
In his one season on the men’s soccer team in 1997, Dapprich made an immediate impact despite not having played since his senior year in high school. He scored what was then a school-record 25 goals, and he was named to the MOC First Team.
Hall and Dapprich join MVNU head coach Paul Swanson as the three newest members in the Cougar Wall of Fame. Swanson, the Lady Cougars’ volleyball coach and the NAIA’s all-time wins leader, was inducted on October 14 in a separate ceremony with his former players since the volleyball team is always on the road at the conference tournament during Homecoming.