The Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame added four new members when Jess Mueller Dean ’05, Justin Pegump ’04, Jason Drewelow ’04 and Jeremy Schlotterbeck ’04 were inducted on Oct. 6 as part of the University’s Alumni Games activities.
Dean, from Elkader, was a rare, three-sport athlete, competing in volleyball, softball and track & field. In volleyball, she holds career records in all blocking categories and was a four-time all-conference selection. On the softball diamond, Dean is sixth in career home runs and was a three-time all-conference pick. In track & field, she was an NAIA national meet qualifier who excelled in the shot put, discus and high jump. Dean was academic all-conference multiple times in all three sports.
Pegump, from Walford, holds career records for strikeouts (278) and shutouts (5) and ranks second all-time in wins (28) and innings pitched (298). Pegump also has the top two single-season strikeout totals (82, 76), and in 2004 picked up 11 wins, which is second all-time. His 14 strikeouts in a game are also a school record. Pegump was an all-conference performer, two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete and three-time academic all-conference honoree.
Drewelow, from Cedar Rapids, is the school record holder in the indoor 200 meters, 60 meters, 55 meters, 200 meter hurdles and 55 meter hurdles, as well as the outdoor 200 meters, 100 meters and 110 meter hurdles. Drewelow was part of the school-record indoor 4×200 meter relay team and the outdoor 4×200 and 4×100 meter relay squads. He was a three-time NAIA national meet qualifier, the Most Outstanding Performer at the 2004 MCC Outdoor Track & Field Championships and a two-time academic all-conference award winner.
Schlotterbeck, from Cedar Rapids, played in more baseball games (240) and had more hits (258) than anyone in school history. He is also the career record holder in at-bats (739), runs scored (210) and doubles (52), and ranks third in RBIs (164) and total bases (395) and fourth in home runs (25) and walks (101). During his career with the Mustangs, Schlotterbeck was a three-time all-conference selection.