Established in 1972, the Olivet College Athletic Hall of Fame was founded to honor past athletes, faculty, staff and friends who, through their actions, have brought distinction through athletics to themselves and to Olivet College. Please use the links above to navigate the Hall of Fame webpages.
The Class of 2013, Jeff Bell '99, Larry Melendy '64 and Mark Raven '00, was formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 1 and then recognized at halftime of the men's basketball game the next day.
Bell was a four-year letterwinner on the basketball court for the Comets. He was a three-time All-MIAA player and during the 1996-97 season, he was the league's scoring champion at 24.8 ppg. Bell ended his career with 1,568 points.
Melendy played four years of football, earning All-MIAA honors in 1962. He played offensive and defensive halfback, kicked extra points and field goals, and played on special teams. During his senior season, Melendy was the team’s co-captain. In addition, he earned three letters in track, participating in the pole vault, 440-yard dash and mile relay.
Raven earned four varsity letters on the men's golf team. He led the Comets to four straight MIAA titles and four straight trips to the NCAA Division III National Championships. Raven was also a four-time first-team All-MIAA selection and was the league's Most Valuable Golfer in 1997.
Click here to view view photos from the event. You can also listen to interviews with each of the 2013 inductees.