OMAHA, Neb. -- Ross Paule and Jody Schwartz Longballa were inducted into the Creighton Athletic Hall of Fame during a Monday evening banquet at the DoubleTree by Hilton Omaha Downtown Hotel.
Paule was an All-American men's soccer player in the mid-90's at Creighton, and was presented by his former head coach, Bret Simon.
Schwartz Longballa was an All-American softball player in the '80's at CU and was presented by 1987 CU Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Mary Higgins, also her former coach.
Mike & Dana Meyer were honored as Joseph J. Vinardi "Jaybackers of the Year".
For the second year in a row, Creighton honored its top teams in each gender, as the women's basketball team and the men's soccer squad were honored.
Below is a list of each team's "Most Inspirational Award" winner:
Softball (2011): Becca Changstrom
Baseball (2011): Joey Bowens
Jays Dancers: Bailey Hare
Women's Golf: Celeste Gassman
Men's Golf: Jack Dressen
Volleyball: Brittany Moon
Women's Tennis: Mary McMullan
Men's Tennis: Billy Paluch
Women's Soccer: Alicia Montgomery
Men's Soccer: Andrew Duran
Crew: Kayla Heimerman
Women's Cross Country: Meghan Barry
Men's Cross Country: Casey Jergenson
Women's Basketball: DaNae Moore
Men's Basketball: Grant Gibbs