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Cheri Harrer

Inducted in 2013


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Cheri graduated in 1981 from Wynford High School. She played three sports (basketball, volleyball, track), and earned 11 letters. She was the first 1000 point scorer in school history. Cheri was all NCC in basketball four times. She was a three year starter in volleyball, and first team NCC her senior year. Cheri also lettered four years in track in high jump and discus. Cheri is a member of the Wynford High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Cheri graduated from the University of Findlay in 1985, with a degree in math education. Her honors include nine letters in three sports. As a point guard in basketball, she was team captain, NAIA Academic All-American, four year starter, All-District (district 22) and All Western Buckeye Collegiate Conference, all-tournament team. In volleyball she was captain, and a two year starter and in track she was an MVP, held school record in discus and javelin for several years, and is a member of the UF Athletic Hall of Fame.

Cheri is in her 24th year as head coach at Baldwin Wallace University. She is the winningest women’s basketball coach in school history, second in the history of the prestigious Ohio Athletic Conference and among the all-time best in the history of Division III.

Harrer has compiled a 466-172 career record and a .730 winning percentage. Every year, Harrer’s team is in the hunt for both an OAC regular season and OAC Tournament title, as well as a berth in the NCAA Division III National Tournament.

From 1990 through 1998, Harrer built the program into a winner, and has since taken it to the forefront of the OAC and Division III national spotlight. The program went from winning eight games in her initial season to 23 victories, a 23-6 record and its third straight NCAA Division III National Tournament appearance in 1997-1998.

Since the 1998-1999 season, Harrer and BW have won seven of the last 15 OAC regular season championships, captured five OAC Tournament titles and appeared in seven more Division III national tourneys, including advancing to the “Elite 8” three times. In addition, Harrer and her teams have had 20 straight seasons with 15 or more victories, including 12 seasons with 20 or more wins during the past 17 years.

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