Central Penn College’s Inaugural Hall of Fame Class Inducts Five Former Student-Athletes
Congratulations to the first class of inductees into the Knights Athletic Booster Club (KABC) Hall of Fame. Five former student-athletes were recognized for their accomplishments on the playing field and in the classroom during their time at Central Penn College. The 2020 class includes:
- Jerry Biller III, ’19, B.S. accounting – baseball
- Devon Dorsey, ’16, A.S. criminal justice – men’s basketball
- Jasmine Robinson Hill, ’14, B.S. corporate communications – women’s basketball
- Nicole Schmidhamer, ’15, A.S. paralegal and ’19 B.S. legal studies – women’s basketball
- Tyree Tucker, ’17, B.S. business administration – men’s basketball
“Having a Hall of Fame is a truly special way to recognize our outstanding student-athletes,” says Athletic Director Kasey Hicks. The virtual Hall of Fame, which lives on the KABC website, is a collaborative effort between the college’s athletic department and the booster club.
Playing second base for the Knights, Jerry Biller III batted .380 over his career and helped lead Central Penn to its first USCAA Top 10 Small College World Series in 2017.
In his three-year career as a power forward with the Summerdale hoopsters, Devon Dorsey amassed more than 2,000 points, while shooting 51% from the field.
He wasn’t the first player to break the 2,000-point threshold. That honor belongs to Jasmine Robinson Hill, who reached that milestone in a 2014 game against Christendom. She also led the USCAA D2 in scoring that year, averaging 29.9 points per game.
Nicole Schmidhamer was CPC’s first female athlete to be selected to both the Sport All American Team and a National Academic All American in the same season.
A two-time USCAA Men’s Basketball All-American 1st Team honoree, Tyree Tucker racked up 1,660 career points, averaging 10.8 points a game, over three seasons with the Knights. In 2016, he set the college’s single-game scoring record by pumping in 53 points, shooting 8–16 from behind the three-point line. To see all the accomplishments of this year’s inductees, go here.
“It is an honor to be a part of such a prestigious club at Central Penn. This is like a dream come true,” said Robinson Hill, who works as a job developer for Keystone Autism Services in Harrisburg. “My goal in everything I do is to inspire; I owe this to all the people who have inspired me.”
Devon Dorsey echoed similar sentiments. “This is big and I am so thankful. I appreciate CPC for giving a kid like me a chance. It really changed my life,” said Dorsey, who grew up in Wilmington, De. “My mom passed away when I was 14 and I never had a father, so the streets raised me.”
“I never imagined myself going to college,” continued Dorsey, who recently wrapped up playing professional basketball in Spain. “A Hall of Fame [induction] is just showing that all of the hard work put in has paid off.” He currently lives in Harrisburg and is a private basketball skills trainer.
To be nominated for the Hall of Fame, student-athletes must have…
- Excelled on the playing field
- Graduated from the college
- Met at least one of the following criteria:
- Selected to both the national academic All-American team and the sport’s first or second team in the same season
- Selected by the USCAA or NCAA as a two-time All-American
- Voted on by the KABC voting members to the KABC Hall of Fame
“The KABC is focused on making a difference in the experience of our student-athletes during their time at Central Penn College,” said Jerry Biller II, president and founder of the booster club, which raises funds to support athletic programs at the college.
CPC’s athletic department and KABC hope to see the continuous growth of the hall of fame and plan on inducting the second class of student-athletes in the near future. In addition, the KABC website also hosts a “wall of fame” that lists every Central Penn College athlete who has been named to a USCAA National All-Academic Team or All-American Team. To find out how you can support the Knights Athletic Booster Club, go here.