September 25, 2013
Westerville, Ohio – The Otterbein University Athletic Department recently unveiled the Edwin L. “Dubbs” Roush Hall of Champions.
The exhibit, located in the front hallway connecting the Clements Center and Rike Center, features three touch-screen televisions positioned on a wall mural showing significant figures of Otterbein athletics. One screen is dedicated to the Athletics Hall of Fame, another to All-Americans, and the third to the history of Cardinal athletics.
“The Edwin L. ‘Dubbs’ Roush Hall of Champions is an interactive display that highlights the individuals who have contributed to Otterbein's tradition of athletic success,” said Director of Athletics Dawn Stewart. “As the concept evolved, we wanted to share this display with our alumni family and created an event that would celebrate their athletic contributions to Otterbein.”
The project is displayed in honor of Roush and his impact on Otterbein. Roush was quarterback and captain of Otterbein's 1946 Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) championship football team, the school’s only OAC title in the sport. In addition, he served as the first president of the “O” Club and was chairman of the Board of Trustees.
“The display is named in honor of a man who epitomized what it meant to be a champion in every facet of his life,” Stewart said. “He strongly believed in the power of teamwork and that success could only be achieved when the team was put first. The Edwin L. ‘Dubbs’ Roush Hall of Champions illustrates that power of teamwork and the role that so many had in building our program.”