HIRAM, OHIO — Hiram College will induct eight new members into the William H. Hollinger Hall of Fame this Saturday (Sept. 25) as part of Homecoming Weekend. The eight new members include: Amy Contini ’93, Robin (Iler) Fee ’91, Steve Hardaway ’95, Jeff Mimnaugh ’94, Daniel O’Connell ’84, Kenneth Powers ’87, Susan (Hollinger) Testa ’83 and William Young ’65. The induction ceremony will be held on Saturday in the Dix Dining Hall located in the Kennedy Center beginning at 10 a.m. All of the new inductees will also be honored prior to the start of the home football game against Oberlin which kicks off at 1 p.m. Below is a brief bio about each inductee.
Robin (Iler) Fee
Robin (Ilner) Fee was a four-year member of the track team as a student-athlete at Hiram. She competed in the 200-meter and 400-meter individual events as well as being a member of the 4×100-meter and 4×400-meter relay teams. Fee served as team captain for three seasons and was also named team Most Valuable Player during her career. In her final season, she broke the 400-meter school record at the time and was an All-Ohio Athletic Conference award winner. Fee was also an accomplished student in the classroom earning OAC All-Academic At-Large accolades as well as being an OAC Clyde A. Lamb Scholar Athlete nominee in 1991. In addition, Fee was a member of the Hiram Delta Chi Lambda academic honor society. Since graduating from Hiram, Fee pursued a career in middle childhood education and has held teaching positions in New Mexico, Indiana and is currently a substitute teacher for the Pickerington School District in Pickerington, Ohio.
Steve Hardaway ended his student-athlete career at Hiram as one of the finest men’s basketball players to ever wear the Terrier uniform. He played for three seasons and was a three-year letterwinner. Hardaway earned All-Ohio Athletic Conference accolades on two occasions during his playing career in addition to earning team “Rookie of the Year” and Co-Most Valuable Player awards. He capped his outstanding playing career with 1,138 points and is one of 21 players in program history to score 1,000 points. Hardaway also currently holds the third best career field goal percentage at .523 (486-of-929), is seventh all-time in rebounds (523) and eighth all-time in steals (111). Off the court, Hardaway was a member of the African American Students United (AASU) group at Hiram and served as chairperson in addition to being a student minority mentor. After graduating from the College, he went on to a career in education and earned a master’s degree in educational administration from John Carroll University in 2002. Hardaway currently serves as Assistant Principle and Athletic Director in the Euclid City School District.
Daniel J. O’Connell
Daniel O’Connell was a four-year letterman and four-year starter on the Hiram football team during his career as a student. He was a member of the 1982 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship team and was a three-time All-PAC award winner. In addition, O’Connell earned the rank of Associated Press Little All-American and NCAA Division III Sports Information Director’s All-American Team as a senior in 1982. He was also an avid Rugby player as a student at Hiram and competed on the rugby football club for four years. O’Connell continued his interest in athletics following graduation, including serving as an assistant coach for the Terriers for four seasons (1983-86). He then moved on to Youngstown State University where he has held several positions and is currently the Director of Support Services as YSU.
Kenneth M. Powers
Kenneth Powers was a standout men’s soccer player at Hiram and was a four-year starter at goalkeeper (1983-86). He served as team captain the final two years of his career and earned All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference accolades in addition to being named the team Most Valuable Player as a senior. He was also the 1986 Grove City (Pa.) College Tournament MVP and was selected to the 1985 Hiram Invitational All-Tournament Team. For his career, Powers made 330 saves and posted eight career shutouts. His saves total ranks second all-time in program history and his eight shutouts are the fifth most all-time. After graduating from Hiram, Powers was the Assistant Dean of Admissions at the College for three years (1987-89) and has been work for CEVA Logistics for the past 12 years. He also continues his involvement with the game of soccer as a coach for youth programs in Northeast Ohio.
Susan (Hollinger) Testa
Susan (Hollinger) Testa is no stranger to Hiram and Terrier Athletics. Testa, the daughter of legendary coach Bill Hollinger, spent the majority of her childhood and college years around Hiram Athletics. As a student-athlete at the College, Testa was a member of the volleyball and softball teams. But she is probably best known for her dedication and passion for Terrier athletics and was heavily involved with the men’s basketball team with her dad as head coach. She served as the team’s official scorekeeper for several years, including helping keep score for softball and baseball. She graduated from Hiram with a degree in psychology and was a member of several academy honor societies. Testa went on to earn a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Kent State University in 1986 and has worked as a speech-language pathologist for a number of years. She currently works part-time for Mahoning County Educational Service Center in the Western Reserve School District.
William C. Young
William (Bill) Young was a multi-sport athlete at Hiram, but was best known for this four-year career as a member of the men’s soccer team (1961-64). During his soccer career, Young was a two-time first-team All-Ohio award winner as well as a three-time team Most Valuable Player. In addition to playing soccer, Young also played a year of basketball and baseball. Following graduation, he went on to earn a master’s degree from Kent State University in 1968.
Amy (Contini) Wilson
Amy (Contini) Wilson was a two-sport athlete as a student at Hiram. She competed for two seasons as a member of the women’s basketball team (1991-93), but was better known for her three-year playing career in tennis (1990-92). Following graduation, Wilson pursued a career in veterinarian medicine for seven years.
Jeff Mimnaugh had a standout four-year career as a member of the men’s soccer team as a goaltender (1990-93). As a senior, he was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year in addition to being selected Academic All-OAC. He is currently the co-single-season record holder for most shutouts in a season with eight, which he set during the 1993 season. Mimnaugh posted six shutouts the season before which ties him for second most in a single-season. In addition, he is tied for fourth on the single-season saves list with 129, which he recorded in 1992. For his career, Mimnaugh is third all-time in program history in saves with 325 and is tied for the all-time shutout record with 14. After graduating from Hiram, he pursued a career in information technology and is currently the Director of Information Technology at Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C.