Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame
Ashland County Sports
Hall of Fame

Class of 2018

'Becky Joyce
Greg Emmons
'Paul “Spitz” Ganyard *
'Jason Hess
'Mark Hess
'Matthew Hess
'Mark Humrichouser
'Sue Ramsey
'Taylor Rogers
'Robin Ann Stull


'Warren Jonee Jr.

Great Teams:
'2000-2001 Hillsdale Boys
'Basketball Team

Selection Committee
'Randy Emmons: Chairman
'Paul Dienstberger
'Dave Gray
'Tom Herron
'Gaylord Meininger
'Jack Purtell
'Ron Whitehill




Robin Ann StullRobin Ann Stull

Robin Stull was born to Richard R. Stull and Beverly L. Evans on March 10, 1970 in Wooster, Ohio. She has one older sister, Crystal A. Stull. Robin enjoys babysitting, mentoring and spoiling her nieces and nephews.

Robin is a 1988 graduate of Hillsdale High School. Her dad noticed her athletic ability at a very young age. Robin would stand in the backyard and throw a softball up in the air and catch it for hours. She was also known to hit stones into the field with a stick. At the age of eight, she started playing softball in the summer league in Jeromesville on the “C” ball team of ten, eleven and twelve year olds. There was no little league back then. After a few years Robin’s dad, Dick, became the coach of the team. Dick decided to start a traveling team in addition to coaching the summer league. He asked the best players from the surrounding schools in Wayne and Ashland Counties to play on the team which included Robin. They would travel and play in any tournament he could find in Ohio and Michigan. Struggling for individual sponsors like Marathon, LeRoy’s Pub, and Miller’s Tankers, the team decided to ask Wooster businesses to donate to the team or buy an ad in the tournament program book so they became the Wayne County All-Star Team. Robin was an original member of one of the first traveling teams in the area and is proud that the tournament she played in is still offering scholarships to outstanding young women in sports. It was not always easy being the daughter of the coach, but she is so proud that she learned discipline, teamwork, to practice hard, play harder and to have fun from her dad.

Robin ran track and played volleyball and basketball in Junior High. Then in high school she earned 9 varsity letters playing four sports; track, volleyball, softball and basketball. She really wanted to play football, but Hillsdale was just not ready for that.
In track she earned enough points for her varsity letter her freshman year in 1984-85 in her first tri-way meet. During the season she competed in the long jump, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 100 yard dash, 220 dash, the 440 relay, 880 relay and the mile relay. Where they needed a person for a meet she was put in to compete. Her 440 relay team made it to semi-finals before they were eliminated.

Robin played just two years of Volleyball. She was on the junior varsity team her freshman year then earned her varsity letter her sophomore year, 1984-85 and 1985-86.
Robin made the varsity softball team her sophomore year which was her first year to play for Hillsdale. She lettered 1986-88 season. She was thrilled to be a player on the 1986 state runner up team.

Robin excelled in basketball. She lettered four years making varsity as a freshman. She made Honorable Mention in the Wayne County League, 1985-86. She received Honorable Mention in Wayne County League, 2nd team Ashland Area and most assists for Hillsdale, 1986-87. Then her 1987-88 senior season she received 1st team Wayne County League, 2nd team Ashland Area, best offense and high scorer for Hillsdale and was selected to play in the Wilbur-Berkey Classic.

Robin went on to college in 1989. She missed being recruited for the basketball team by a change in coaches so she put her talents into playing softball for The University of Rio Grande in southeastern Ohio. Robin played at catcher her freshman/sophomore year then to short stop for her junior and senior years and her talents gained her First Team All Mid-Ohio Conference (MOC} and First Team All-Region accolades all four years. Robin received NAIA and MOC player of the week numerous times. She was named NAIA All District 22 Player all four years, MOC All Conference Player all four years, MOC Honorable Mention Player of the Year and NAIA runner up Player of the year in 1993. During her senior year in District 22 play she was fourth in batter average, second in hits per game, first in double per game, fourth in triples per game, first in home runs per game, eighth in steals per game and sixth in RBl’s per game.

Robin’s greatest honor from being a student athlete is that she was inducted into The University of Rio Grande Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. Rio Grande officially opened in 1876 and they started the sports hall of fame program in 1973 and Robin is proud to be just the 69th inductee. She was honored to meet Bevo Francis at her induction and proud when he claimed that he was the king of basketball at Rio and now there was a queen of softball.

Robin continued to play in recreation leagues of slow pitch softball, flag football and basketball in Columbus, Ohio, where she lived after college. Then more slow pitch softball when she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in 2000. After working at The Indianapolis Zoo for 12 years she moved on and is now the Purchasing and Receiving Supervisor for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. She loves her job and recently helped test sports equipment that is being used at the new Sports Legend Experience at the museum.

Nominated by Beverly Emmons

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