About This Year’s Inductees
2014 Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
Ifeanyi Ani '03 competed on the Green Terror track and field team during his four years at McDaniel College. Ani, who majored in Biology and Biochemistry, was named All-American for indoor track and field twice (2002, 2003) and Academic All-American. A nine-time conference champion, he was also named 2003 Outstanding Field Performer. For Ani, representing McDaniel College at Nationals with Coach Dick Estes was his proudest moment as a Green Terror athlete.
After graduation, Ani attended Howard University College of Medicine and completed his residency in urological surgery at Case Western Reserve University. He has provided prostate cancer screenings to uninsured patients and currently practices medicine in Virginia.
Tom Bowman '64 played four seasons of football while studying Economics at WMC. In his senior year, he was named 1st Team All Mason-Dixon Conference, 1st Team All Middle Atlantic Conference, 1st Team Maryland Small College All State, a Maryland Top Ten Lineman and AP Little All-American Honorable Mention. That year, he was also elected co-captain of the team and named the college's Most Valuable Defensive Lineman. A four-year letterman, Bowman was awarded the John A. Alexander Medal as Outstanding College Athlete in 1964.
Bowman – a Dean's List student, ROTC Distinguished Military Student and ROTC cadet captain – was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant upon graduation. During his five-and-a-half years in the U.S. Army, he served with the 14th Armored Cavalry on the East German Border from 1964 to 1966 before transferring to the Finance Corps, and later served as Finance Officer for a Department of Defense Joint Task Group on Johnston Island in 1969.
After resigning his commission as a captain in 1969, Bowman worked briefly at Eastman Kodak before accepting a position in finance with Hershey Foods Corporation, where he served in several leadership roles, including controller of the Hershey Chocolate Company and director of packing for Hershey Foods Corporation, until his retirement in 2002.
Samantha Abrams Campo '04, M.S. '06 played three positions during her four years on the softball team: pitcher, shortstop and third base. In her final season, Campo, an English major and member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, won her second conference championship against Ursinus with her fellow seniors and her sister, a freshman on the team. Named Player of the Year in 2003, the three-time MVP was named Adelphia 1st Female Athlete of the Week in 2001 and earned the Spirit of McDaniel Award in 2004. Her 41 career records include first place for most doubles hit and most assists.
After graduation, she continued her involvement with the sport as co-head softball coach at South Carroll High School in 2005, assistant softball coach at McDaniel in 2006 and assistant softball coach at Gettysburg College in 2007. She was also a graduate assistant in the McDaniel Athletics department from 2004- 2007 while pursuing her M.S. in Exercise Science and another in School Library Media Science. Campo worked as assistant volleyball coach and head softball coach at Gettysburg College from 2007-2013 and is currently head softball coach at Ursinus College.
Matthew C. Hoppe '97 competed on the Green Terror lacrosse team for three years as an attackman and midfielder. He was named 2nd Team All Conference attack in 1996 and First Team All Conference Attack in 1997. During his senior year, Hoppe was named to the All Star Lacrosse Team and All American in the position of Attack. In addition to winning the Green Terror Lacrosse Award for Academic Achievement in 1996, Hoppe earned the Bill Thomas Memorial Award for Most Valuable Player in 1997.
After graduating, Hoppe played club lacrosse for ten years and participated in 24-hour team mountain biking races between 2004-2010. He has been an avid snowboarder and never missed a season between 1986 and 2010. Hoppe, an Art major, now works at Under Armour as a senior motion graphics designer.
Kimberly "Campi" Sechrist '04 played field hockey and softball during her four years on the Hill. For the midfielder, going undefeated on her home field for the Centennial Conference Field Hockey Championship in 2002 is an achievement only matched by pitching a perfect softball game that same year and going on to be named conference Pitcher of the Year. Named MVP in both of her sports, Sechrist was twice named All-American and Academic All-American and earned the Women's Athletic Alumnae Award in 2004. She still holds 33 career records, including first place records for most times at bat, most innings pitched and most wins.
The Biology major went on to earn an M.S. in Environmental Science from Towson University, where she worked as a graduate assistant studying the impacts of urban development on retention-pond habitats. Sechrist now works as an environmental consultant with Cardno ENTRIX, where she has assessed the natural resource damage of oil spills and supported the efforts of government agencies and industries to meet compliance standards.
Sechrist continues to participate actively in slow pitch softball, year-round field hockey leagues and, since 2006, the annual BFHA Beach Bash Field Hockey Tournament. In addition to regularly competing in local 5k races, she has bowled in several local leagues for the past six years. Sechrist is also a three-time Little League softball coach.
William A. Tyrrell III '95 still holds eight of the all-time top ten performance spots for the 110-meter hurdles after breaking Steve Robert Wilson's 21-year school record, in addition to the all-time ninth fastest time for the 100-meter dash (10.98 seconds) for outdoor track and field.
Winner of the Steve Robert Wilson Award, Tyrrell earned five conference championship gold medals during his four years of outdoor track. He, with his team, set the school and conference records for the 4x100 indoor relay, which are both still standing 19 years later. He holds the top three records for indoor 55-meter hurdles. Tyrrell, a Sociology major, also played one season of football.
Tyrrell spent 10 years in the technical staffing and recruiting industry before partnering with two entrepreneurs to form The Hub Centers for Meeting and Collaboration and expanded it to three locations in Philadelphia. There, he also served as president of the LeTip Chapter of Philadelphia Center City for three years. Since 2011, he has worked with fellow WMC alumni Quinn Salamandra '97 and Shane Ireland '97 at Corporate Brokers, where he serves as director of the Philadelphia market.