Brian Herrick '87
Multi-sport performer Brian Herrick earned seven total letters at Grove City College from 1983 to 1987. During his collegiate career, the Greenville (Pa.) High School product helped Grove City to its first two Presidents' Athletic Conference titles in track and field while also aiding the resurgence of the Wolverine football program.
As a freshman during the spring of 1984, Herrick helped set a school record in the 400-meter relay, but the middle-distance events proved to be his forte over the next three seasons. Grove City joined the PAC for the 1984-85 academic year and Herrick placed second in the 800 meters in his first appearance at the conference meet. The next year, he won the 1500 and placed second in the 800 to help Grove City capture the conference title.
He capped his track and field career as a senior co-captain in 1987 by winning conference titles in the 800, 1500 and 1600 relay. Grove City posted its second straight undefeated season and successfully defended its league championship.
Upon induction, Herrick held the Grove City record in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.61. His 1500-meter time of 4:03.38 stood as the College standard for 22 years and currently ranks second all-time.
Herrick also started for three seasons at wide receiver for the Grove City football team. As a senior in 1986, he helped Grove City to its first winning record in nine years. The Wolverines highlighted that season by toppling defending conference champion Carnegie Mellon, 25-22.
Herrick concluded his career by earning Sportsman of the Year for the 1986-87 academic year. Herrick graduated in 1987 with a degree in mathematics/secondary education. He teaches math at Greenville High School, where he also serves as head football coach, assistant track and field coach and assistant girls basketball coach.