C.J. Bruton, Basketball (1995–97)
C.J. Bruton was the starting point guard for the Warriors in both his freshman and sophomore seasons. He directed Indian Hills to the 1997 National Championship, the first title in school history and the first of three consecutive championships for IHCC. He was named the MVP of the 1997 national tournament. C.J. ended his sophomore year as the single–season and career steals leader at Indian Hills. He averaged 13.2 points per game as a freshman and 12.1 as a sophomore. He led the Warriors with 5.3 assists per game as a sophomore. C.J. was drafted by Vancouver in the 1997 NBA draft, but opted to return to Australia to play professionally. He has played on six championship teams in his stellar professional career in Australia and New Zealand and was a member of the 2004 and 2008 Australian Olympic basketball teams. He currently plays professionally for the New Zealand Breakers and led them to the league title in 2013.
Tony Galbreath, Football and Basketball (1972–74)
Tony Galbreath started for two years on the football team and one year on the basketball squad for Indian Hills on the Centerville Campus. He was a first–team football All–American running back as a sophomore when he led the NJCAA in rushing yards with 1,208. That year he averaged 134.2 yards per game and scored 17 touchdowns, four of them in one game against Marshalltown. In his freshman season, Galbreath lined up in the same backfield as fellow IHCC Hall of Famer Rick Upchurch, then was the feature back the following season. As a freshman on the IHCC basketball team, Tony averaged nearly 17 points per game. He continued his football career at the University of Missouri where he earned All–Big 8 Conference honors and was named team captain during his senior season. He was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the second round of the 1976 NFL draft and went on to play 12 years in the NFL with the Saints, Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants. Tony helped lead the Giants to a win in Super Bowl XXI and retired in 1987 having caught more passes than any other running back in NFL history.
Jillesa Hoeck, Volleyball (2004–06)
Jillesa Hoeck led the Indian Hills volleyball team to back–to–back national tournament appearances, where the Warriors finished third and fifth, respectively, in the NJCAA tourney. She was a two–time first–team All–Region selection and was named Outstanding Setter at the national tournament both years. During her sophomore campaign, Jillesa was named first–team All–American by the NJCAA and the American Volleyball Coaches Association. She continued her volleyball career at the University of North Carolina—Wilmington where she started every match during her junior and senior seasons. Jillesa returned to her alma mater and is still working as a recruiter of prospective students.
Jeff Kelley, Coach: Softball (1996–2006)
Jeff Kelley compiled a record of 643–106 during his 11–years at the helm of the Indian Hills softball program. Under Jeff's guidance, the softball team won 10 consecutive Region 11 titles and made 10 straight appearances at the national tournament. Jeff's teams placed fourth, fifth and seventh twice at the national tourney. His teams won more than 60 games six times, including a school–record 66 wins in 2001, and they averaged 58 wins per season during his tenure for a winning percentage of.859. His final seven teams were all named Academic All–American teams by the NJCAA and he had 54 players selected to academic or athletic All–American teams during his career at IHCC.
Kevin Ritz, Baseball (1984–85)
A Davis County High School graduate, Kevin Ritz helped pitch the Indian Hills Falcons into the Junior College World Series in 1985. He finished that campaign with a record of 7–2 and pitched in a number of key games on the Falcons' road to the third World Series appearance in school history. For the season, he allowed only 48 hits and struck out 78 batters in 63 innings and was named to the All-Region team. After he was selected by San Francisco before the start of his sophomore season at IHCC and opted not to sign, Ritz was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the fourth round of the 1985 MLB Draft. He played with the Tigers from 1989–1992 before going to the Colorado Rockies in the 1992 expansion draft. Kevin was a member of the Rockies pitching staff for five seasons and was a key part of the first Colorado team to reach the postseason playoffs. His best season with the Rockies came in 1996 when he won 17 games and pitched 213 innings. He spent just short of nine full seasons in the major leagues and pitched professionally for 15 years.
Karen Smith Malloy, Softball (1997–99)
Karen Smith Malloy was a two–time softball All–American and academic All–American for Indian Hills. Karen still ranks among the top five at IHCC in seven offensive categories and is among the career leaders in at–bats, triples, doubles and total bases. An outfielder, she was first team All–Region and first–team All–American for Warrior teams that were a combined 129–12 and made two national tournament appearances. Karen continued her softball career at Simpson College where she helped lead the Storm to a national tournament berth during her junior season. She was also named first–team all–conference, all–region and All–American during her senior year. Karen was inducted into the Simpson College Hall of Fame in 2012.