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 2017, Jill (Lingbeek) Cangealose '06 and Dustin Cichocki '01, was formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 29, and then recognized at halftime of the Homecoming football game the next day.
Cangealose is the most successful women’s swimmer in Olivet’s history, as she earned All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association honors in 2004, 2005 and 2006. She also earned Honorable Mention All-American honors with an 11th-place finish in the 100 backstroke and 16th-place performance in the 100 butterfly at the 2005 NCAA Championships. Cangealose also became the first swimming All-American in school history by virtue of finishing seventh in the 100 backstroke and eighth in the 100 butterfly at the 2006 NCAA Championships. Her best times in 100 backstroke (:58.66), 200 backstroke (2:10.48), 100 butterfly (:57.15) and 200 butterfly (2:08.78) still stand as the school record. She also swam the butterfly leg of both the school-record setting 200 and 400 medley relays.
A two-year captain, Dustin Cichocki ’01 earned three varsity letters as member of the wrestling team. He won the 2000 and 2001 NCAA Midwest Regional Championship to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships both seasons. Cichocki’s most successful trip to the NCAA Championships came in 2001 when he placed sixth in the 165-pound bracket to earn All-American honors. Overall, he finished his career with a 98-17 record and holds the school record for the fastest pin in the 174-pound weight class at 13 seconds.