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NORMAL, Ill. – The 2022 class of the Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame was enshrined Saturday morning at a ceremony conducted inside the Brown Ballroom at the Bone Student Center during Homecoming festivities at ISU.

The 2022 Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame class was inducted, as Marshaun Coprich (football), two-time All-American and two-time MVFC Offensive Player of the Year; Heather Forsyth (soccer), MVC All-Centennial Team selection and two-time MVC Player of the Year; Abby Olson (softball), All-American and three-time All-MVC First-Team selection; and Ashley Rosch (volleyball), first-ever four-time All-MVFC First Team selection in program history, officially became members of the Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame.

In addition to the 2022 Hall of Fame class, Mike Zimmer, a 1979 graduate of Illinois State and longtime National Football League coach, was honored with the Institutional Great Award. The honor recognizes an Illinois State alumnus who has achieved significant personal and professional accomplishments in sports at the professional or collegiate levels.

Hall of Famer and “Voice of the Redbirds” Dick Luedke served as emcee for the event, which featured remarks and well-wishes from Illinois State University President Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy and ISU Director of Athletics Kyle Brennan. The inductees were celebrated with by fellow Hall-of-Famers, family, friends, former teammates, coaches and staff as they joined the ranks of Illinois State’s greatest student-athletes, coaches, administrators and contributors.

2022 ISU Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame Bios

Marshaun Coprich – Football (2012-15)

Illinois State all-time career leader in rushing yards (5,195), attempts (926), touchdowns (59), all-purpose yards (5,800), points scored (362) and total touchdowns (60) … owns every ISU single-season rushing record as well … ranks second in MVFC history with 5,195 rushing yards and 59 rushing touchdowns behind Zach Zenner of South Dakota State … two-time First-Team All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist … was twice named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year, leading the Redbirds to conference titles in 2014 and 2015 … as a senior in 2015, was named a First-Team All-America selection by The American Football Coaches Association, The Walter Camp Football Foundation, the FCS ADA, STATS FCS and The Associated Press … honored with the Adrian “AP” Peterson FCS Offensive Player of the Year Award by College Sporting News and was named to the College Sporting News 2015 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team … finished third in the voting for the Walter Payton Award … named MVFC Offensive Player of the Year and an All-MVFC First-Team selection for the second year in a row … ranked No. 2 in the FCS in rushing yards (1,967) and rushing yards per game (151.3), and No. 3 in points per game (11.2) … rushed for over 100 yards in 10 contests and for over 200 yards in four games … finished the year with 23 rushing touchdowns and one receiving score … following junior season in 2014, was honored as a First-Team All-America selection by The Associated Press, The Sports Network and the Walter Camp Football Foundation … named to the College Sporting News 2014 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team … honored with the FCS Player of the Year Award by the Touchdown Club of Columbus … named Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year and a First-Team All-MVFC honoree … ranked No. 1 in the FCS in rushing yards (2,274) and rushing touchdowns (27), and was second in rushing yards per game (151.6) … ranked third in the country in scoring at 10.8 points per game … set school single-season records for rushing yards (2,274), rushing touchdowns (27), rushing yards per game (151.6), points scored (162) and total touchdowns (27) … set a career-high with 258 yards (third-most in school history) and tied a career-best with four touchdowns in the quarterfinal win at Eastern Washington … as a sophomore, finished with 885 yards rushing on 221 attempts and scored a team-leading nine rushing touchdowns, which ranked fifth in the MVFC.

Heather Forsyth – Soccer (2001-05)

Selected as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference All-Centennial Team … Missouri Valley Conference 25-Year Anniversary Team member … two-time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year … Four-time All-Missouri Valley Conference selection … three-time MVC All-Tournament Team pick … four-time MVC Scholar-Athlete Team member … following senior season in 2005, was tabbed as the MVC Player of the Year for the second-straight time, this time as a forward … also named a First-Team All-MVC selection and to the State Farm MVC All-Tournament Team … picked up ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Second Team honors, while also being named a MVC Scholar-Athlete … selected to the Soccer Buzz All Great Lakes Region Second Team … was the team’s second-leading scorer with 17 total points, off eight goals and one assist … as a junior, recorded three goals and six points for the Redbirds, missing a large part of the season due to an injury … was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All District V Team … named an All-Valley Second Team selection … earned NSCAA/adidas Great Lakes All Region Third Team honors … in 2003 as a sophomore, was named an All-Valley First Team pick on way to achieving Valley Player of the Year accolades … defensive anchor for the Redbirds, helping ISU to national rankings in shutout percentage and goals against average … achieved Great Lakes Region Second Team laurels … earned MVC all-tournament team honors for the second year in a row … following her freshman season in 2002, was named a Valley All-Tournament Team selection and earned All-Valley Honorable Mention honors.

Abby Olson – Softball (2008-11)

Three-time All-Missouri Valley Conference First-Team Selection … National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American … ranks third in career home runs and sixth in career RBI in Missouri Valley Conference history … ranks in the top 5 in Illinois State career record books in home runs (52), slugging percentage (.682), walks (109), RBI (152) and on-base percentage (.447) … helped lead the Redbirds to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in final two seasons … following her senior season in 2011, earned All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team accolades … ranked second in the MVC and led the team with 15 home runs … led the conference with a .688 slugging percentage, ranked second with 33 walks and finished third the league with 41 RBI … became Illinois State’s all-time home run leader with her 48th-career homer vs. Indiana State … earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American Third Team in 2010 … member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Mideast Region First Team … named to the All-MVC First Team for the second-consecutive season… named to the 2010 State Farm MVC All-Tournament Team … led the Redbirds in home runs (19) and RBI (56) categories, breaking the ISU single-season record for homeruns and RBI against Bradley … as a sophomore in 2009, earned All-Valley First Team honors and was a NFCA Mideast All-Region Team selection … led the team in batting average (.338), slugging percentage (.641), on base percentage (.432) and total home runs (11) … as a freshman in 2008, set the Illinois State single-game RBI record with seven runs driven in at Northern Iowa after she went 4-for-4 with three home runs and three runs scored … her three home runs and 13 total bases at Northern Iowa tied Illinois State’s single-game records for most home runs and most total bases by an individual.

Ashley Rosch – Volleyball (2012-15)

First-ever four-time All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team selection in school history … one of seven players in MVC history to be a four-time first-team All-MVC honoree … three-time Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team selection … three-time Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team pick … two-time AVCA All-Region Team member … ranks in the top 5 in ISU history in career kills (1,609), attack attempts (4,194), and career points (1,821) … as a senior, was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team for the fourth year in a row … earned AVCA All-Region honorable mention honors for the second year in a row … named to the MVC Championship All-Tournament Team and was a nominee for the Senior CLASS Award … twice named the Valley’s Offensive Player of the Week (9/8 and 9/21) … named the Illinois State Linda Herman Most Valuable Player … led her team in points (522.0), kills (459) and kills per set (3.86) for the fourth-straight year … as a junior in 2014, was selected to the All-MVC First Team for the third-consecutive year … earned AVCA All-Region honorable mention status … was named the 2014 MVC Tournament Most Valuable Player after leading Illinois State to its first conference tournament title in 17 years … named to the AFNI and MVC academic honor rolls and earned the MVC Commissioner’s Excellence Award … following her sophomore season, was named an All-MVC First-Team selection and was selected to the 2013 MVC Championship All-Tournament team … ranked first on the team in points (441.5), kills (389) and kills per set (3.21) … selected to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team … named to the AFNI and MVC academic honor rolls … named the MVC Freshman of the Year in 2012, earning All-MVC First-Team honors, as only the sixth freshman in MVC history and second Redbird in team history to earn first-team honors … named the Illinois State Linda Herman Most Valuable Player … ranked first among Redbird players in points (387), kills (336) and kills per set (3.08).

Mike Zimmer – Institutional Great Award

Began career as a quarterback at Illinois State in 1974 and later moved to the defensive side of the ball at linebacker in 1976 … following a career-ending injury, began his coaching career as a student-assistant for the Redbirds … in 1979, got his first coaching job as a part-time defensive assistant at Missouri, working there for two seasons … then moved onto Weber State, where he served as the inside linebackers coach from 1981–84 and later as defensive coordinator from 1983–88 … from 1989–1993, he took over the role of defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Washington State and in 1993, the Cougars defense ranked eighth in the nation in total defense and second in rushing defense … began his professional coaching career in 1994 as a member of the Dallas Cowboys staff … worked with the Cowboys from 1994–2006, becoming the franchise’s defensive coordinator in 2000 … was a member of the staff that helped guide the Cowboys to a Super Bowl XXX win over the Pittsburgh Steelers … worked for one season as the defensive coordinator in Atlanta, before spending six seasons as the defensive coordinator in Cincinnati from 2008-13 …. during his time with the Bengals, was named the NFL Assistant Coach of the Year (2009) and was a recipient of the George Halas Award (2010) … helped lead the Bengals to four playoff appearances …was named the ninth head coach in Minnesota Vikings history in 2015 and served in that role until 2021 … in eight seasons, led the Vikings to a 72-56-1 record (9.1 wins per season), three trips to the postseason (2015, 2017, 2019) with two playoff wins, and captured two NFC North division titles (2015 and 2017) … currently serves as an analyst for Jackson State and head coach Deion Sanders.

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