Class of 2016 - Biographies

Adam Brinker '87, MA '93

Brinker was the most accomplished goalkeeper in the ice hockey program's history. He earned All-American Collegiate Hockey Association First Team honors in 1987 and was named Team MVP. A four-year letterwinner and team captain as a senior, Brinker holds Kent State's career record in goalkeeper wins and goals against average.

Kirby Dreher '09

Dreher was a three-time All-Mid-American Conference First Team selection from 2007-09. She earned MAC Freshman of the Year honors in 2006 and was named MAC Golfer of the Year in 2009. A four-time MAC All-Tournament Team member, Dreher led the Flashes to four conference titles and earned medalist honors in 2008. After finishing with the second lowest career average at Kent State, she played for three years on the LPGA Futures Tour.

John Edwards '03

Edwards was named MAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2004 and earned a spot on the all-conference first team. He finished his career as Kent State's all-time leader in blocked shots and ranks second in career field goal percentage. A member of two MAC championships teams, Edwards went on to play two seasons in the NBA.

Daniel Muir '14

Muir was a two-time All-MAC selection, claiming first team honors in 2006. A four-year letterwinner and captain as a senior, he finished his career ranked third in sacks at Kent State. Muir played in the NFL for seven seasons with his most notable year coming in 2009, when he made 52 tackles helping the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl appearance.

Nic Nemeth '03

Nemeth graduated as Kent State's career leader in victories and was just the third wrestler in program history to be a four-time NCAA qualifier. He was a three-time MAC champion and four-time MAC finalist. As a senior, he helped the Golden Flashes to a MAC regular season title. Known now by many as Dolph Ziggler, Nemeth has reached superstar status in the WWE.

Kylie Reynolds '10

Reynolds ended her career as the MAC's all-time leader in wins and still holds the conference record for career strikeouts. She was named MAC Pitcher of the Year three times and was a four-time member of the all-conference first team. A two-time all-region selection, Reynolds threw six career no-hitters. She was a part of three MAC regular season championship teams from 2007-2010.

Matt Rundels '92

Rundels earned All-MAC honors in four seasons and was named an All-American in 1992. As a senior, he captained a team that broke the program record for wins in a season (45) and began a trend of conference dominance that has continued to this day. Drafted by the Montreal Expos, Rundels holds Kent State's career record for triples and ended his career among all-time leaders in numerous other categories.

Jessica Toocheck '08

Toocheck helped take Kent State's softball program to the next level as a four-year starting shortstop and three-time All-MAC First Team selection. As a captain in 2008, she led the Flashes to a program-record 46 wins along with a 20-2 mark in conference play and an NCAA Regional finals appearance. Toocheck was named MAC Player of the Year and was named to CoSIDA's Academic All-America First Team.

Sport: Men's Golf
Major: Actuarial Mathematics

Anticipated Graduation: 2015
Hometown: Summerville, South Carolina

"During my time at Kent State I've learned that I can be as successful as I want to be. With hard work, I believe anything is possible. I also feel like I've also become more patient and well-rounded because of the influence of the people around me. And I know I wouldn't be where I am today in the classroom without the tremendous support we receive academically."