GRANVILLE, Ohio — Denison University's Varsity D Association has announced its 2018 Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored as part of the college's annual Big Red Weekend festivities on Friday, September 28, 2018. This year's class consists of Elaine Binkley '07, Anna Tuttle Indahl '99, Frank Pennimpede '99, Drew Shamrock '05, Frederick Waddell '05. Former Denison coach Sue Stimmel is the recipient of the Varsity D Citation.
Elaine Binkley '07 – Track & Field / Cross Country
Elaine Binkley was a four-year letter winner and two-time All-American in cross country and track & field.
Binkley's career as a scholar-athlete at Denison is nearly unparalleled. She was the co-valedictorian of the Denison Class of 2007 and was not only a recipient of Denison President's Medal but an NCAA Postgraduate Scholar and a Rhodes Scholar finalist.
In cross country, Binkley logged consecutive top-28 finishes at the NCAA Division III Championships to earn All-American accolades. She was a four-time All-Great Lakes Region performer and was a first-team All-North Coast Athletic Conference selection in each of her four years of competition. In 2003, Binkley was named the NCAC's Newcomer of the Year. As a senior, she earned her third-straight CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition, and prior to graduation, she was named the 2007 CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for cross country and track & field.
In track & field, Binkley was a four-time NCAC champion, and in 2004, she was named the conference's Distance Runner of the Year. She collected eight All-NCAC honors in track & field and contributed to three NCAC championship teams in 2004 as the Big Red swept league titles in cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field.
Binkley graduated magna cum laude from Ohio State University's College of Medicine in 2011 and went on to complete a residency at Ohio State's Havener Eye Institute in 2015. She is currently completing ocular oncology training at the Cleveland Clinic and will join the faculty at the University of Iowa in 2019, specializing in vitreoretinal surgery and ocular oncology.
Elaine is the daughter of Philip Binkley and Mary Linn Kiacz.
Anna Tuttle Indahl '99 – Swimming & Diving
Anna Tuttle Indahl was a four-year member of the Denison women's swimming & diving team from 1995 to 1999 when she amassed 24 All-American performances and was a part of a national championship relay team.
In 1996, Indahl was named the North Coast Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year after winning championships in the 200 individual medley and the 200 butterfly. She would go on to capture five conference championships over the course of her career.
As a junior, Indahl teamed with Kelly Lotts, Lauren Smith and Allison Edsall to win the program's first-ever relay national championship. Since that title in 1998, Denison women's swimming has gone on to win 20 additional relay national championships over a 20-year span.
Prior to graduating from Denison, Indahl received the President's Medal from Denison and was an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. After graduation, she continued her education at the University of Michigan Law School where she graduated with a J.D. in 2003. Anna is a partner at Modrall Sperling, a law firm in Albuquerque, N.M. where she lives with her husband, Andrew, and their two children, Margaret and Owen.
Frank Pennimpede '99 – Lacrosse
Frank Pennimpede was a lacrosse All-American and four-year letter winner at Denison from 1996 to 1999. As a senior, he captained Denison's first-ever NCAA Final Four squad, and he was named the NCAC's Player of the Year after helping the DU defense hold the opposition to just 7.3 goals per game.
He was named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American second-team in 1999 and was selected to play in the USILA's North-South Senior All-Star Game.
Pennimpede was a four-year starter for the Big Red and was a four-time All-NCAC honoree, earning first-team accolades three times and honorable mention once. Despite playing primarily as a defensive midfielder, Pennimpede still managed to record 34 goals and 25 assists in his career.
He is a veteran of the United States Army Reserves and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. He is currently employed by the Veterans Health Administration as its chief of patient business service. He received his M.A. in health administration and also has served as a high school lacrosse coach, helping Summit Country Day School earn an Ohio State Championship in 2006.
Frank lives in Maineville, Ohio, with his wife, Jenny, and their three children, Lydia, Adeline and Samuel.
Drew Shamrock '05 – Baseball
Drew Shamrock was a three-year letter winner and All-American baseball player at Denison from 2003 to 2005. A standout on the mound and in the batter's box, Shamrock was a major part of back-to-back 31-win seasons in 2003 and 2004.
In 2004, Shamrock was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association All-American first-team, becoming just the fourth Denison baseball player in program history to earn All-American status. He was a three-time ABCA All-Mideast Region performer and was a five-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference honoree (three times as a pitcher and two times as an outfielder). Shamrock was a first-team All-NCAC selection as an outfielder in 2004 and 2005 and was a first-team selection as a pitcher in 2004, as well.
He currently holds the single-game record for runs batted in (7), total bases (11) and strikeouts pitching (13). He also is the single-season record-holder for RBIs (63), doubles (21) and strikeouts pitching (90). His .718 career slugging percentage also is a program record.
Shamrock hurled a no-hitter on April 16, 2005, versus Wabash College. In 2013, he was named to the NCAC's 30th Anniversary All-Decade Team, designating him as one of the 15 best players in the conference over a 10-year period.
Drew is the director of search engine optimization at Upwork, Inc. and lives in Fairfield, Calif., with his wife, Candice, and their son, Thurman.
Frederick Waddell '05 – Golf
Frederick Waddell was a four-year letter winner and an All-American with the men's golf team from 2002 to 2005. In 2003, he helped Denison to a program-best ninth-place national finish at the NCAA Division III Championships.
Waddell boasts the top career scoring average at Denison (76.24) and is one of five players to shoot a program-low round of 68. In 2003 and again in 2005, he earned first-team All-North Coast Athletic Conference accolades. He was a second-team All-Conference selection in 2004.
In two trips to the NCAA Division III Championships, Waddell posted a pair of top-25 finishes. He was seventh overall in 2003 after rounds of 75, 75, 69 and 71. A year later, he led Denison with a tie for 24th individually after rounds of 78,78, 77 and a final round 68.
In 2004, Waddell competed in the U.S. Amateur Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. In addition to his PING second-team All-American award in 2003, Waddell was a named to the PING Great Lakes All-Region team in 2003 and 2004.
Waddell earned his M.B.A. from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management in 2012. He currently is the senior manager of golf ball product management at Titleist. Frederick and his wife, Caroline Grant Waddell '05, have two daughters, Emily and Annabelle. They live in Wellesley, Mass.
Sue Stimmel – Coach
Sue Stimmel, former head coach of Denison women's lacrosse and field hockey, is this year's recipient of the Varsity D Citation. Stimmel spent six years as the head coach of both programs at Denison and later went on to be the head women's lacrosse coach at Ohio State for 15 seasons.
As the women's lacrosse coach at Denison, Stimmel boasts an impressive .809 winning percentage over six seasons. Denison advanced to the NCAA Tournament five times and won five North Coast Athletic Conference Championships during her tenure in Granville. Overall, her teams went 76-18, and she was named the NCAC Coach of the Year three times in 1990, 1992 and 1993. She also was named the West Region Coach of the Year three times in 1991, 1992 and 1994.
In field hockey, Stimmel posted a record of 74-34-6 while leading the Big Red to four NCAA Tournament appearances and one NCAC championship.
After Denison, Stimmel became the first-ever women's lacrosse coach at Ohio State where she went on to post a record of 122-111 (.524) from 1996 through 2010. Her Buckeye squad reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2002 and returned in 2003 where they advanced to the national quarterfinals.
She has served on regional All-American committees, the NCAA Regional Advisory Board and the Tewaaraton Selection Committee that recognizes to the top collegiate women's lacrosse player annually. She was inducted into the Ohio Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Temple Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011 for her participation on Temple's 1982 and 1984 national championship women's lacrosse teams.
Even after stepping away from collegiate coaching, Stimmel has remained active in the lacrosse coaching community. She has been the associate head coach at Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio, since 2012 and has helped build the Golden Bears into the preeminent prep team in the state. Stimmel helped guide Upper Arlington's five consecutive state championship teams from 2013 to 2018.
In addition to her coaching duties at Upper Arlington, Stimmel teaches mathematics at Franklin Heights High School in Columbus.