2004 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Debbie Brevitz, Class of 1973
    Swimming, Tennis: Named Outstanding Performer on the first LHS girls' swim team. Placed 2nd in 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay at the first girls' state swim meet. Played on the first girls' tennis team at LHS and also on the boys' tennis team. Won a varsity letter in tennis and four varsity letters in swimming at the University of Michigan. Served as Michigan's swim team captain, won eleven Big Ten Championships, set four Big Ten records and was an NCAA All-American in the breaststroke and individual medley.

    Brian Criswell, Class of 1981
    Baseball, Football, Basketball: Two years as team captain in each - football, basketball and baseball. Best Competitor in baseball and basketball. Baseball career - 341 batting average and 2.8 ERA. Pitched a no-hitter, striking out 13 of 15. Played baseball at Western Michigan University and was named 1st Team All-Mid American Conference. Played professional baseball for five years with the Oakland Athletics.

    David Labrecque, Class of 1980
    Wrestling, Football, Baseball: Football - All-City, All-Conference, Best Competitor, and team captain. Wrestling - MVP, team captain, City, Conference and Regional Champion. State wrestling qualifier and LHS record holder for most wins in a season. Three years football and four years wrestling at Olivet College. Wrestling team captain, MVP, MIAA Champion and MIAA All-Conference. Division III All-American at 167 pounds. Member of the Olivet College Hall of Fame.

    Adam Norlander, Class of 1993
    Basketball, Tennis: Two years varsity basketball - MVP, All-City, All-Conference, All-State. Four years tennis at #1 singles - MVP, team captain, City and Conference Champion, 1st Team Class A All-State. Three years tennis at Kalamazoo College - team captain, MIAA MVP, Division III All-American, Division III National Champion, Division III Senior Player of the Year.

    LaVerne Russell, Class of 1928
    Basketball, Baseball: Four years of basketball setting an LHS scoring record that lasted for 24 years. Was also team captain for two years and set a City of Battle Creek scoring record. Led LHS basketball to its first District Championship. Played four years of baseball. Granddaughter Shelly Russell was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.