2014 Rockhurst Sports Hall Of Fame Inductees

Robert Gamble ’89 – A flat-out winner, Robert helped the football team win two state championships in 1986 & 1987 and basketball championships in 1987 & 1989.  During Robert's three years on varsity football, Rockhurst combined for a 33-3-1 record, and a 75-12 record in his three years of varsity basketball.  He starred as a defensive back and running back, and as a senior he led the team with 1108 total yards, 102 points and 742 rushing yards, at 7.9 yards per attempt, along with 15 TDs.  Robert earned All-Metro, All-District and All-State honors before heading to UCLA on a football scholarship.

Chris Heller ’89 – A true big man, Chris dominated the post with his 6’10” frame.  Rockhurst’s fourth ever DiRenna Award winner, given to the top basketball player in the Kansas City area, Chris helped make the program a powerhouse in the late-80s.  Chris was a rare four-year letterman, who was on the 2nd place team in 1986 as a freshman, 1st place team in 1987 as a sophomore and 1st place team in 1989 as a senior.  Scoring 122 points in the final four post-season games of 1989, Chris’ performance was instrumental in the team’s championship run.  His impressive senior season garnered him awards including: Mr. Show-Me Basketball, Gatorade Missouri Player of the Year and Naismith Missouri Player of the Year.  He would go on to play at Mizzou.

John Hungerford ’83 – In a sport that had been dominated by St. Louis, John brought some soccer spotlight back to KC.  Following his senior season in 1982, he was named All-State Second Team, which made him the first player in the KC area to make All-State.  A four-year letterman, John was team captain both junior and senior year, also named to the All-District Team both seasons.  John went on to play at Rockhurst College.

Michael Long ’84 – A punisher on both sides of the ball, Michael was key to bringing home a lot of hardware in the early-80s.  He was a member of the 1981 and 1983 State Championship teams, and the 1982 runners-up.  As a junior and senior, he was named 1st Team KC Star All-Metro, All-District and All-State.  As a senior, he was also voted as an Adidas Honorable Mention All-American.  He is still etched in the Rockhurst record books today, standing #2 all-time on the single season tackles list with 148.

Matt Muehlebach ’87 – Although Matt spent only his senior year at Rockhurst, he made that one year count.  He led the basketball team to a 27-2 record and 1987 State Championship, the school’s first since 1932.  Averaging 15.6 points per game and more than 6 assists per game, Matt earned All-Districts First Team, All-Metro First Team and All-State First Team honors.  He went on to have a stellar career playing at the University of Arizona.

 

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