Four alumni selected for induction into Athletics Hall of Fame

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RICHMOND, Ind. – Three All-Americans and a multiple-time All-Region honoree will be inducted into the Earlham College Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the college's 2019 Homecoming Weekend activities.

Karman Duchon '11 (women's soccer), John Guthrie '64 (men's soccer), Fintje Lehman '93 (women's lacrosse/women's soccer), and Chris Shaw '10 (men's track & field/football) will be inducted during the Alumni Awards Reception on Friday, October 18, 2019, in the Druley Performance Gym in the Athletics & Wellness Center.

Induction ceremonies will be held at the Alumni Awards Reception on Friday, October 18, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. in the Druley Performance Gym in the Athletics and Wellness Center.

Karman Duchon was a three-time all-conference selection over her four-year women's soccer career at Earlham, and a three-time All-Region honoree from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). She was the North Coast Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Newcomer of the Year in 2007 after scoring 13 goals with 11 assists for 37 points, on her way to first team all-conference and all-region accolades. She repeated as a first team all-conference selection in 2008 with 19 goals and nine assists. Duchon capped her career by leading Earlham to the 2010 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship while earning HCAC Offensive Player of the Year honors, with a conference-leading 17 goals and seven assists for 41 points. She earned First Team All-HCAC and First Team All-Region selection as a senior, and finished her career as Earlham's all-time leader in goals (54), assists (33), points (141), and game-winning goals (14).

John Guthrie was a four-year midfielder on the Earlham men's soccer team, including the Quakers' 1963 NAIA co-national championship squad. He was named an NSCAA Honorable Mention All-American in 1961 as a sophomore and was the team's most valuable player, as Earlham men's soccer cruised to a 5-2-3 overall record with a 4-1-0 mark in conference play. Guthrie missed Earlham's 1962 season while studying in England, where he played with the University College London first team. He rejoined the Earlham squad in 1963 and guided the Quakers to a 9-1-1 overall record on his way to earning team MVP honors.

Fintje Lehman was a five-time all-conference selection spanning two sports, and was an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) First Team All-American in 1993 as a senior. In women's lacrosse, she received First Team All-North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) honors in 1990 and 1993, and was a Second Team honoree in 1991 and 1992. Lehman set Earlham records with 149 career points and 28 career assists, and finished her career second among all-time goals leaders with 121. Her 51 goals and 62 points in 1993 ranked second among Earlham's single season leaders when the program was suspended in 2003. Lehman was a member of the Earlham women's soccer team in 1990, earning Honorable Mention All-NCAC recognition as a goalkeeper, and played field hockey in as a freshman (1989) and senior (1992). Lehman was the recipient of the George Van Dyke Outstanding Athlete Award in 1993.

A four-year member of the Earlham track and field and football teams, Chris Shaw earned NCAA All-America honors in 2008 after his fifth-place finish in the discus at that year's NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. A three-time NCAC discus champion in 2007, 2008, and 2009, Shaw also holds the Earlham discus record of 167-1 set in 2008. He was a six-time All-NCAC honoree in track and field between indoor (2008 & 2009) and outdoor (2007-10) seasons, and was the Most Valuable Performer in the field events at the 2009 NCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. In 2013, Shaw was named to the NCAC All-Decade Team (2004-2013), one of only two Earlham athletes named to any of the three NCAC All-Decade teams in outdoor track. Shaw also played offensive line for the Earlham football team, earning Second Team All-NCAC honors in 2009.

The Earlham College Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1991 to give lasting recognition to those who have brought distinction to themselves and Earlham College through their achievement, commitment, sportsmanship, and leadership in athletics. Student-athletes may be nominated for induction after seven years following their graduation, while coaches and administrators may be nominated at any point following five years of service. Complete selection criteria are available online at

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