ANNVILLE, Pa. --- Former Moravian College student-athletes Christina Scherwin '05 and Heidi Wolfsberger Peoples '02 have been selected as part of the sixth class to be inducted into the Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame announced by the MAC office Tuesday.
The MAC of which Moravian was a member from 1945 until 2007 established a Hall of Fame as part of the celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2012-13. Moravian's Rocco Calvo and Harvey "Gil" Gillespie were two of a 36-member inaugural class selected in 2011-12 from current and former MAC member institutions while Kathy Beck DeKorte '92 was honored in 2013-14, Doug Pollard was selected in 2014-15 and Heather Bortz '05 was picked in 2015-16. All seven of Moravian's MAC Hall of Fame selections are also members of Moravian's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Scherwin won the NCAA title in the javelin in 2002 and 2003, missing the 2001 meet due to an injury and the 2004 championships while training for the Olympics. In addition to setting what is still the NCAA Division III meet record in 2003 with a toss of 55.34 meters (181-7), she also earned All-America honors in the shot put both indoors and outdoors in 2003 and competed in the event outdoors in 2002 with a ninth-place finish. Scherwin captured seven Middle Atlantic Conference titles in just four meets, winning the shot put both indoors and outdoors in 2002 and 2003, the javelin both years and the discus outdoors in 2003. She also finished as the runner-up in the high jump at the MAC indoor meet in 2003 and was third in the long jump in the same meet. Scherwin was a two-time winner of the College Women's Javelin Throw at the prestigious Penn Relays. In addition to collegiate success, she competed in both the 2004 (Athens, Greece) and 2008 (Beijing, China) Olympic Games for her native Denmark. She was 29th in the javelin in 2004 and 44th in 2008. During her international career, Scherwin finished as high as fourth at the 2005 World Championships. She was inducted into the Moravian College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015 and is a member of the MAC All-Century Team.
Peoples was a four-year standout on both the women's cross country and track & field teams for the Greyhounds, and was Moravian's Outstanding Senior Female Athlete in 2002. Peoples captured the 2001 NCAA Division III National Championship in the 1,500-meter run indoors, and she was the runner-up in the 1,500-meter run three other times in her career. She was also a two-time runner-up at the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championships, and she completed her career as a 12-time All-American. Peoples helped the Greyhounds to four Middle Atlantic Conference Cross Country Championships, and was a three-time Most Outstanding Performer at the MAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. She won 14 MAC individual titles, and she was part of several more championships as a member of relay squads. Peoples continued to run after graduation, and she is a two-time United States Women's Marathon Olympic Trials qualifier and a two-time winner of the Steamtown Marathon including the course record. She was inducted into the Moravian College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012, and is a member of the MAC All-Century Team.
To view the entire 2017 induction class to the MAC Hall of Fame, visit http://www.gomacsports.com/news/2017/5/1/GEN_0501171036.aspx.