THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Reinhard of Marinette in UW-W Hall of Fame
Issue Date: June 24, 2020
The UW-Whitewater Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announces its 56th Hall of Fame Class.
Former student-athletes Brenda Brooks '01, Abbie Mueller Fuller '07, Heather Wendt Ghilani '02 MSE '09, Riley Kehoe '04, Stacey Hornickel-Kincaid, Jim Leszczynski '05, Greg Reinhard '08 and Kevin Tomasiewicz '05 will be inducted. Former athletic director Dr. Paul Plinske will be inducted under the category of staff/coach, and longtime Warhawk supporter Dr. Richard P. Haven will be inducted for his distinguished service to the institution.
The 1985 women's golf team, which claimed the second national championship in the school's history, will be inducted under the team category. It is the second team ever inducted into the UW-Whitewater Athletics Hall of Fame.
All 10 individuals and the 1985 women's golf team will be recognized for their contributions to Warhawk Athletics as part of the UW-Whitewater football team's game against UW-River Falls on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. Inductees will be part of the Homecoming Parade, which begins at 10 a.m., and be honored at halftime of the football game and at the annual Hall of Fame banquet, which begins following the contest at 5:30 p.m. at the University Center's Hamilton Room.
Marinette native, Greg Reinhard was a part of three WIAC regular season championships, two conference tournament titles, three NCAA Tournament appearances, two trips to the Division III World Series and the baseball program's first-ever national championship (2005) during his career from 2003-05. In 2005, he was named National Pitcher of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association, first team All-America and WIAC Pitcher of the Year after tallying a 12-0 record in 103 2/3 innings with three shutouts and 146 strikeouts, the most in one season in program history and a number that includes a program-record 19 strikeouts in one game. A two-time first team All-WIAC and All-Region pitcher, Reinhard ranks among the program's all-time top 10 in career shutouts (4), walks allowed per nine innings (1.52), strikeouts (223), win-loss record (24-2), innings pitched (218), hits allowed per nine innings (6.93) and earned run average (2.72). Reinhard was taken in the sixth round by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2005 MLB First-Year Player Draft and played six years professionally, reaching the Triple-A level on two different occasions. In 2012, he was selected to the WIAC's All-Time Baseball Team as part of the league's Centennial Celebration. Reinhard earned his degree in history from UW-Whitewater in 2008.