MOUNT VERNON – Cornell College will welcome back Ryan Reasland '97 (football/wrestling), Jeff Maples '89 (cross country/track & field), Steve Goodall '87 (wrestling) and Dean Miller '86 (wrestling) on Homecoming Weekend as new inductees in the Athletics Hall of Fame.
The 2015 Hall of Fame Class will be formally recognized at the Alumni 'C' Club Breakfast that starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Smith Dining Room of the Thomas Commons.
The ceremony will be carried via live webcast on Cornell's athletics website at 2015 Hall of Fame Induction.
Ryan Reasland '97
Reasland played key roles in Cornell's last conference team championships in wrestling (1995, 1996) and football (1995). A three-year standout in both sports, Reasland was voted Cornell's 1997 Paul K. Scott Senior Male Athlete of the Year.
On the wrestling mat, Reasland compiled a glossy 86-10 record with two Midwest Conference titles (1996, 1997) and a pair of All-America medals (second in 1996, third in 1997) at 190 pounds. As an NCAA finalist his junior year, Reasland finished 28-2 in recording the fourth best season winning percentage by a Ram grappler.
Reasland, who guided the Rams to MWC team championships in 1995 and 1996, ranks third in Cornell history with an 89.6 career winning percentage. He is among 20 Ram wrestlers to earn All-America honors at least twice in a career. Reasland was also a two-time All-American Scholar Athlete.
In the 1996 football season, Reasland earned the rare distinction as a first team all-conference performer at offensive guard and defensive tackle. He is the last Cornell all-conference player recognized on both lines of scrimmage in the same season.
The Rams sported a 23-6 football record during Reasland's three seasons, highlighted by the 9-1 team that captured the 1995 MWC championship. He was named second team all-conference on the defensive line that junior season.
Jeff Maples '89
Maples, an All-American in cross country and track & field, left the Hilltop as one of the most decorated men's distance runners in Cornell history. The Cedar Rapids native was a nine-time Midwest Conference track champion and a key cog on five MWC championship teams during a golden era from 1987-89.
Maples won four consecutive MWC outdoor titles in the 1500-meter run and also claimed the outdoor 800m crown in 1989. He collected conference indoor championships in the 1600m (1987, 1989), 1000yd (1986) and 1000m (1989). Maples gained four other conference runner-up finishes.
Maples placed sixth at NCAA outdoors in the 1500 to earn All-America honors in 1988. He took ninth in the 1500 the following year at nationals. Maples holds long-standing Cornell track records in the 1000-yard run (2:18.00 in 1986) and 1500-meter run (3:51.90 in 1988).
Maples ran on Coach Ocie Trimble's track & field squads that swept MWC indoor and outdoor team championships in 1988 and 1989, while earning an indoor title in 1987. He also experienced team success in cross country, where the Rams took runner-up at conference three straight years (1986-88).
Maples was crowned a cross country All-American for a 20th-place finish at the 1988 NCAA meet. He was a four-time all-conference medalist, taking runner-up twice (1986, 1988) and fourth two other years (1985, 1987).
Maples was selected Cornell's 1986 Freshman Male Athlete of the Year and 1989 Sportsman of the Year. His postgraduate accomplishments include setting the Arizona state record in the 1500 (4:11.20) at age 30.
Steve Goodall '87
Goodall, a distinguished athlete at Mount Vernon High School, carried his successes to the Cornell wrestling room from 1983-87. A four-time NCAA qualifier, Goodall cracked through with an All-America eighth-place finish at 177 pounds in 1986.
Goodall won four consecutive Midwest Conference individual titles, all in the 177-pound weight class. He is one of eight four-time conference champions in Cornell's storied wrestling program. Goodall finished undefeated in his career against conference foes in dual and tournament action.
Goodall fashioned an 84-30 overall record and still ranks 15th in career winning percentage (73.1). He was voted Cornell's 1987 Paul K. Scott Senior Male Athlete of the Year.
The Rams were crowned MWC team champions all four years that Goodall competed. He also helped the team notched four straight NCAA top-25 finishes. The Rams placed 14th at nationals in 1985, 13th in 1986.
Dean Miller '86
Miller, a native of Cedar Rapids, became a two-time All-American during an accomplished wrestling career at Cornell. He placed fourth at nationals his final two seasons at 134 pounds.
Miller was a four-time Midwest Conference finalist, winning titles in 1985 and 1986. He was a key figure on Cornell's MWC championship teams in 1984, 1985 and 1986. The Rams also recorded three NCAA top-25 showings during that span, highlighted by a 13th-place finish in 1986.
Miller ranks 17th on Cornell's all-time wins list with a 95-29 record. He stands 11th on the career chart for winning percentage (76.6). Miller posted 21 pins and 11 technical falls over four seasons.
Miller was named Team Most Valuable Wrestler for the 1985-86 season. He was Cornell's Sportsman of the Year in 1986.
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