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Bruce Lindner
2001-02 Hall of Fame
Basketball & Baseball (1966-1970)
Bruce Lindner

One of the best scorers of his era, Bruce Lindner established many school records that have stood for 32 years.

He enjoyed one of the finest senior seasons, setting Valpo's single-season records for points (725), points per game (27.9 ppg.), field goals made (274), field goals attempted (589) and free throws made (177). Although he produced numerous high-scoring games, one game in particular stands out as his finest, a 51-point performance against DePauw that remains the highest single-game point total in VU history.

Despite all of his offensive records, one can only imagine how many points Lindner would have scored had he played during the 3-point era. He also achieved his records in a three-year period since freshman were not allowed to play on the varsity team while he was playing. As a senior in 1969-70, Bruce was named Indiana Collegiate Conference MVP.

He became the school's all-time leading scorer in 1970 and held the mark for 23 years until Tracy Gipson and then Bryce Drew took over the top spot. Besides ranking fourth on the Crusaders' all-time scoring list (1,541 points), Bruce stands second in free throws made (391), fourth in free throws attempts (459), fifth in field goals (575) and eighth in field goal attempts (1,170). A dual-sport athlete, he earned First Team All-ICC as a sophomore, junior, and senior.

Bruce is currently the executive director of the Hammond (Ind.) YMCA after serving as executive director of the Portage (Ind.) YMCA from 1984-01.

2001-02 Hall of Fame
Marjorie AlbohmAthletic Training (1968-1972)
Joel BretscherSwimming (1975-1979)
Paul BretscherSwimming (1970-1975)
Bill BuhlerAthletic Training (1945-1951)
Melvin DoeringAthletics (1947-1955)
Tracy GipsonBasketball (1989-1993)
Bruce LindnerBasketball & Baseball (1966-1970)
Walt ReinerFootball, Wrestling, & Track & Field Coach (1949-1965)
Robert Stoltz, M.D.Team Physician (1955-1985)
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler