Terry Carlson, Volleyball Coach and Athletic Director
Terry had two separate stints as the head volleyball coach at IHCC, leading the Warriors to the school’s first-ever national tournament appearance, and he also served as the college’s AD for five years. Before arriving at IHCC, he started and built the volleyball program at Ankeny High School, then left to become the second volleyball coach at Indian Hills, in the program's third year. In his first seven seasons on the sidelines, Terry guided the Warriors to a record of 227-92, and they went 117-19 over the final three years. With his direction, IHCC was third at the 2004 national tourney. Terry later returned to lead the volleyball program for three more seasons, starting in 2009, and he coached five volleyball All-Americans during his Indian Hills career. As Athletic Director, he led a program in which the softball, baseball, volleyball, golf and basketball teams all qualified for at least one national tournament appearance during his tenure.
Cassie Heller Day, Softball
After an all-conference career at Ottumwa High School, Cassie had an outstanding two years at Indian Hills, both in the pitcher’s circle and at the plate. She posted a pitching record of 27-6 with a 1.43 ERA as a freshman and followed that up with a 20-1 mark and a 1.19 ERA the next year. She had a two-year total of 283 strikeouts while being named an Academic All-American both years. The left-handed pitcher was named to the all-region first team in each season and was a third-team All-American as a sophomore. Cassie hit .464 with 15 doubles, three home runs, 35 RBIs and a .798 slugging percentage her freshman campaign, then batted .381 with 13 doubles, five triples, three homers, and 56 RBIs as a sophomore. She is 2nd in complete games, tied for 2nd in games started, 3rd in innings pitched and 4th in wins in the single-season pitching lists, and 2nd in complete games, 4th in wins and 5th in both appearances and shutouts all-time for the Warriors. Continuing her education and career at Drake University, Cassie won 17 games for the Bulldogs over two seasons of softball at Drake.
Nikki Mortimer Stahr, Softball
Nikki came out of Lincoln High School in Des Moines to join an Indian Hills softball program which had been playing on the Ottumwa campus for only two seasons and she immediately left her mark. Nikki compiled a 26-12 record with 152 strikeouts and a 1.49 ERA her freshman year and was named second-team all-region. The next year, for the second straight season, she pitched her IHCC team into the national tournament where she had a game for the ages. Nikki pitched all 23 innings in a second-round game against the top-seeded team, losing a heartbreaking 3-2 decision. She came back and threw a shutout the next day and wound up the year with a 19-6 record and a 0.95 ERA that was the best in the state. A first-team all-region pick, Nikki was also named a first-team All-American. Her 26 wins as a freshman is the fifth-best total in a single season at IHCC and she is 1st in innings pitched, 2nd in appearances and 3rd in wins in a career. After graduating from Indian Hills, Nikki moved on to Southeast Missouri State where she was a second-team all-conference pitcher as a junior and was named to the conference academic honor roll both years.
2018 Hall of Fame Photo Gallery
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