Martin Stupek - 2022 Hall of Fame Inductee
(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
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.