Pittsburg State University added eight new members into the PSU Hall of Fame during their 2014 Induction Ceremony on Saturday morning. Inductees Brian Hutchins (1990-93), Neal Philpot (2001-04), Daryl Cronk (1996-99), David Shrader (1936-40), Lon Farrell, Megan (Corby) Haas (1992-95) and Alan and Roberta Whetzel were all honored during the ceremony.

Pittsburg State University added eight new members into the PSU Hall of Fame during their 2014 Induction Ceremony on Saturday morning. Inductees Brian Hutchins (1990-93), Neal Philpot (2001-04), Daryl Cronk (1996-99), David Shrader (1936-40), Lon Farrell, Megan (Corby) Haas (1992-95) and Alan and Roberta Whetzel were all honored during the ceremony.

Brian Hutchins earned honorable mention NCAA Division II All-American honors at quarterback as a junior in 1992, after leading Pitt State to two straight trips to the Division II National Championship Game, according to Pittsburg State University.

The Pittsburg native held a 27-5 record as the PSU starting quarterback, leading the Gorillas to the 1991 NCAA Division II National Championship and a national runner-up title in 1992.

Hutchins, a two-time All-MIAA performer, rushed for a school record of 2,007 yards while passing for 3,053 yards and 25 touchdown, according to Pittsburg State University.

He earned a bachelor's of business administration degree in management from Pittsburg State in 1994, Brian and his wife, Stacy, reside in Pittsburg with their two sons, Cooper and Bryce.

"I am very honored and humbled to be here today," Huchins said during the ceremony. "Today is definitely a lucky day for me. I want to thank everybody for what you've done for me, Pittsburg State University. Former President Don Wilson used to say, and I love this saying, ‘Pittsburg State isn't in southeast Kansas. It's not in the Midwest. It's in the middle of the country in the middle of the world,’ and I believe that."

Neal Philpot finished his career as a two-time NCAA Division II All-American quarterback for Pittsburg State from 2003-04.

"There is a hundred people I could thank," Philpot said. "I want to thank everybody that’s had a part to do with this — faculty, administration, coaching staff and former coaching staff. I wouldn't be here today without your help and I hope you know that. I really do feel that way. I don't take things for granted. It was very special and I appreciate everything you guys have done. The community, the fans, the whole support, it really is a unique and special place to be. I just want to thank you for that. It truly is an honor to be a part of this."

The Norton native earned honorable mention All-American honors in 2003 and claimed second-team All-American accolades in 2004 when he led PSU to the NCAA Division II National Championship Game.

Setting MIAA records for career total offense (10,168 yards) and career quarterback rushing yards (4,337), Philpot earned a 38-8 record as the Gorillas starting quarterback. His record as a starter is the second-highest win total in NCAA Division II history.

Philpot earned a bachelor's of science in education degree in biology from Pitt State in 2005 and a master's degree in physical education/strength & conditioning in 2008, according to Pittsburg State University.

He is currently serving in his seventh year as a full-time member of the PSU football coaching staff and is in his 10th season overall as a coach for the Gorillas.

Daryl Cronk earned second-team NCAA Division II All-American honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association as a sophomore in 1997, according to Pittsburg State University.

"I am truly honored and humbled for this recognition," Cronk said. "Thank you for so many people that believed in me. My daughter, Bailee, and my two boys, Blake and Brett, they're ultra-competitive. I know that if they choose to be Gorillas, or if they are good enough to come to play a sport and they end up having a Pitt State Gorillas uniform on their back, I could not be more proud. Because I know I am forever a Gorilla. Thank you very much."

The Belton, Mo., native also earned Central Regional Pitcher of the Year honors in 1997. Cronk pitched to a 27-12 record with a 3.51 ERA in 48 career appearances for the Gorillas. In doing so, he set a Pitt State record for wins in a career.

He also earned All-MIAA honors three times (1997-99) while helping PSU to three straight appearances in the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Cronk also helped the Gorillas earn their first MIAA title during 1999, his senior year.

Cronk earned a bachelor's of arts degree in general studies from Pittsburg State University in 2000 as well as a master's degree in athletic administration from Central Missouri in 2010.

Cronk is currently the head baseball coach at Avila University in Kansas City, Mo. He lives with his wife, Jill, in Raymore, Mo. They have a daughter, Bailee, and two sons, Blake and Brett.

David Shrader finished a decorated career as a thrower in the Pitt State track & field program as a five-time All-Central Intercollegiate Conference (CIC) performer.

Shrader, an Enterprise native, captured league titles all four years in the discus (1936-38, '40) and also captured the CIC crown in the shot put as a senior in 1940.

Shrader helped the Gorillas to three CIC Championships during his career.

He set a school record in the discus in 1940.

After college, he held the second-best mark in the world in discus in 1944, but World War II canceled both the 1940 and 1944 Olympic Games.

Shrader earned a bachelor's of science degree in education from Pitt State in 1940. He passed away at the age of 75 on Sept. 25, 1989. He and his late wife, Edith, have a son, David Shrader II of Wichita, and a daughter, Julia Marie Lyne of Miltonvale.

Lou Farrell was a two-time All-CIC football player for Pitt State from 1950-51 before enjoying a career as a high school and college football coach and administrator, according to Pittsburg State University.

A Devon native, Farrell had a 54-7 record as a high school football coach, which included leading St. Mary's Colgan High School to five straight league titles (1956-60) as well as a 26-game winning streak.

Farrell was a graduate assistant coach for the 1964 University of Arkansas' NCAA National Championship team. He was on the Razorbacks' staff until joining UA's administrative team until his untimely death in 1986.

Farrell earned a bachelor's of science degree in education from Pitt State in 1953. He earned both his master's degree and doctorate from the University of Arkansas.

Megan (Corby) Haas earned NCAA Division II All-American honors four times in the triple jump during her career at PSU.

The Topeka native earned MIAA titles three times and finished her career as a 17-time All-MIAA performer in the high jump, long jump and triple jump, according to Pittsburg State University.

She set Pitt State's school indoor triple record. She also served as a four-year letterwinner in volleyball, setting Pitt State service records for aces, digs and blocks during her career.

Corby earned a bachelor's of science degree in physical education in 1997. She and her husband, Joshua Haas, live in Topeka. They have three sons: Brody, Cooper and Dylan.

Alan and Roberta Whetzel are ardent supporters of Pittsburg State University Athletics. They provided the $1.2 million anchor gift on the Garfield Weede Building Renovation Project, according to Pittsburg State University.

After updates to John Lace Arena, the facility was renamed John Lance Arena/Whetzel court.

Alan was a two-year basketball letterwinner for PSU from 1958-59. He also served as an assistant basketball coach for John Lance from 1960-61. Roberta served as a cheerleader during her college days at Pitt State.

Alan earned his bachelor's of science degree in physical education from Pitt State in 1960. Roberta earned a bachelor's of science degree in physical education from PSU in 1959, according to Pittsburg State University.

Alan and Roberta both taught and coached before owning and operating an office equipment business for 35 years in Whichita.

The couple have three adult daughters, Jo Lynn McCandless, Jan Young and Judy Whetzel.