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July 11, 2006

Guyton to be inducted to IUP Hall

Collegiate Notebook

By Ed Farrell

Herald Assistant Sports Editor



LAKEVIEW LEGEND John Guyton will be inducted into the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Hall of Fame Sept. 16. at Indiana Country Club.

According to information supplied by IUP sports information director Mike Hoffman, Guyton concluded his collegiate cage career (1972-76) with 1,197 points, one of only 23 players in IUP annals to surpass the 1,000-point plateau. The 6-foot-7 forward shot 55 percent from the field for his career and averaged 12.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. He ranks 9th in career field goal percentage (53.7), eighth in rebounds (630) and 15th in scoring. He sank 469 field goals (11th) and 259 free throws (9th) during his 97-game Big Indians career for coach Carl Davis.

As a sophomore, Guyton and and honorable mention NAIA All-American guard Randy Allen helped IUP to a 21-8 record; as a junior Guyton garnered 14.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game as he earned NAIA District 18 second-team laurels in leading IUP to a 17-6 mark; then as a team captain his senior season his 12.9 ppg. led the Indians into the second round of the NAIA playoffs. He was one of three IUP players (along with Billy Moore and Gary Kotsch) to earn All-NAIA Distict 18 (second-team) and All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division honors after he shot 62 percent from the floor, the sixth-best single-season mark in school history.

Guyton is an executive with the R.D. Werner Co., Sugar Grove Twp., and he and his family reside in Mercer.

Among the other seven inductees into the 11th class — which increases the total number of enshrinees to 125 — are Bob Cleminson (football, 1955-58; baseball, 1956-57), Jan Lightcap-Brocious (basketball, 1987-91), Dave Maudie (track & field, 1984-87), Larry Panaia (football, 1961-64; baseball, 1962-65; football coach, 1970-82, 1986), Kent Stauffer (golf, 1978-81), Blair Studebaker (football, 1927-30; basketball, 1928-31; track & Field, 1929-30), and honorary inductee Nancy Newkerk.

ä Another Lakeview alumnus, Kelley Lyn Eidenmuller, has been named head coach of her alma mater’s nationally-ranked University of Tennessee dance team.

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