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Martin Stupek - 2022 Hall of Fame Inductee

Martin Stupek

(Graduated from Pana High School - 1979)

Martin is arguably one of Pana’s best all around athletes having excelled in football, track and field and basketball. Baseball was not a sport during Martin’s high school career, but there’s no doubt he would have excelled in it as well. His accomplishments are impressive:

In High School:

  • 1977 to 1979- Won the Pana Open Pole Vault three years in a row.

  • 1978 Placed fifth in state pole vault

  • 1978 All-Area Team quarterback

  • 1979 Unanimous all-conference in high school football at 4 positions.

  • 1979 Football MVP

  • 1979 Set Pana’s pole vault record of 13’ 7.6” which would stand for several years.

  • Multiple letter winner at Pana in football, basketball, and track & field

In College:

  • Lettered in football and track & field at Millikin University.

  • 1982 Academic All-American at Millikin University.

  • 1982 Football All-American at Millikin University.

  • 1982 Set Millikin pole vault record at 15 feet.

  • Received full football scholarship offers from EIU and SIU.

  • 2000 Inducted into Millikin’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • Set school record for punting yards in one game at Millikin University.

  • Set school record for punting yards per game at Millikin University.

  • Set school record for longest punt in a game at Millikin University.

  • 1982 Only punter to be selected as defensive player of the week in the CCIW conference

  • 1981 All-state outfielder in ASA Class A fast pitch softball tournament

  • 1988 First team outfielder in ASA Class AA major fast pitch national tournament.

  • 1989 First team outfielder in ISC major fast pitch world tournament.

Martin is still active today serving as a hitting coach for Millikin University’s girls softball team. He also gives hitting and pitching lessons to today’s rising stars at the girls fast pitch softball level.

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