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Russ Steinbeck
2011-12 Hall of Fame
Baseball, 1964-1967
Russ Steinbeck


One of the top outfielders ever to play baseball at Valparaiso University, Russ Steinbeck helped to lead the Crusaders to a pair of Indiana Collegiate Conference championships as well as two NCAA Tournament berths during his career with the Brown and Gold. 

Named to the College Division All-America First Team in 1966, Steinbeck was a team co-captain that same season.  He was the team’s season statistical leader in batting, runs scored, home runs, and runs batted in during his time at Valpo, and in 1966 set what was then a single-season school record with eight doubles. 

Steinbeck was a two-time Indiana Collegiate Conference First Team pick and was selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1966, a year in which he hit .367. 

Steinbeck retired in financial management for the Department of the Navy.

2011-12 Hall of Fame
Dr. Homer DrewMen's Basketball Coach, 1988-2002, 2003-2011
Katie (Bova) HoffmanVolleyball, 2002-2005
James Malayter, M.D.Football, 1962-1965, Team Physician 1983-2007
Lauren (Moulton) MarshallVolleyball, 2002-2005
Tom SmithBasketball, 1962-1966, Men’s Basketball Coach, 1980-1988
Russ SteinbeckBaseball, 1964-1967
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