Most dominating Green Terror athletes of the 2000s named

January 25, 2010

Kelly Cramp and Broderick Maybank were named No. 1 and 2 athletes of the decade by a panel of coaches, athletics officials and local media. The college named 10 most dominating and 10 finalists.

The most dominating female athlete of the decade and one of the top female athletes of all-time on the Hill, Cramp topped the list for her sustained dominance on the golf course and her contributions to three women's basketball championships. The only four-time champion in the history of the CC, Cramp led the Green Terror women's golf team to its first four conference titles. Cramp still owns the lowest round ever shot in the conference championship – 75 during the first round of the 2004 tournament. In 2004 and 2005, her play earned her a spot in the NCAA Championship, where she finished in the top 10 both times.

Two words – national champion – should be enough for Maybank. In 2004, he became the Green Terror's seventh national champion in any sport and the third in track and field. A leap of 24 feet, 5 inches on a May afternoon in Decatur, Ill., at Millikin University forever engraved his name into Green Terror lore. Maybank also made a name for himself on the football field, particularly in 2004 when he earned the CC Offensive Player of the Year honor after his 1,200-yard, six-touchdown season out of the backfield. His 1,925 career rushing yards still ranks sixth all-time. He also found the end zone 14 times during his four seasons on the gridiron.

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Top 10 Most Dominating Athletes of the Decade
1. Kelly Cramp, Basketball/Golf
2. Broderick Maybank, Football/Track and Field
3. Kristy Costa, Basketball/Track and Field
4. Jill Krebs, Cross Country/Track and Field/Swimming
5. Tony Howard, Wrestling
6. Samantha Abrams, Softball
7. Joe Ellis, Football/Lacrosse
8. Kim Camponelli, Field Hockey/Softball
9. Toby McIntire, Basketball
10. Thomas Kane, Soccer

The Finalists
Becky Arnold, Field Hockey
Brittany Baer, Lacrosse/Soccer
Jamie Falcone, Track and Field
Jamie “Boo” Harris, Football
Michelle Mullen, Soccer/Lacrosse
Ryan Shotzberger, Baseball
And together:
Chris McNally, Wrestling
Dan Patterson, Wrestling
Vinny Pedalino, Wrestling/Soccer
Drew Reinecker, Wrestling/Football