Xavier Announces Three New Inductees for Hall of Fame
Sept. 27, 2005
CINCINNATI --- Xavier University announced today that three new members will be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame during special ceremonies and dinner at Cintas Center on Friday, November 18. The evening's festivities will also include the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new P. Douglas O'Keefe Hall of Fame display on the Cintas Center concourse. The event is open to everyone. For reservations and ticket information people should call 745-3571.
The Xavier University Athletic Department's All for One Club, which hosts the event, will have the grand opening that night of the P. Douglas O'Keefe Athletic Hall of Fame which is the result of a gift from 1959 graduate P. Douglas O'Keefe. The hall is being constructed on the Cintas Center concourse in an area that overlooks the student dining area of the Center. The hall includes displays with a variety of memorabilia and trophies, video monitors and much more.
This year's class, which will bring the total number to 93 inductees, includes three-time First Team All-Atlantic 10 golfer Stephen M. Dixon ('99), basketball standout Joseph L. Geiger ('64) and two-time First Team All-Atlantic 10 volleyball star Elizabeth L. Osterday ('00).
Steve Dixon can be found near the top of the Xavier golf record books in almost all individual categories. His nine medalist honors rank first in Xavier history. Dixon won the Atlantic 10 Championship twice, only the fourth player in A-10 history to repeat as champion.
Dixon was named Xavier player of the year all four years of his career, and ended his career as the leader in scoring average at 73.76. During his career with the Musketeers, the Xavier's men's team won an impressive nine team titles, including the Atlantic 10 title in 1998.
Joe Geiger was a three-year letterman in basketball and stands tied for 35th on Xavier's all-time scoring list with 1,073 points. Xavier compiled a 42-38 record during his three seasons on varsity, including 16-10 his senior season when Geiger served as team captain and averaged 11.2 rpg. While scoring 19.3 ppg. As a junior, Geiger helped XU capture the 1963 National Catholic Championship.
Geiger left his mark as a clutch shooter for the Musketeers, particularly from the free throw line. He led the nation in free throw percentage at 90.2 percent as a sophomore and was seventh in the nation as a senior at 86.9 percent. He still holds the XU record for free throw shooting in a season (.902) and a career (.843). After his graduation, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals in the eighth round of the NBA Draft.
Beth Osterday was a four-year letterwinner on the Xavier volleyball team, leading XU to a 76-49 overall record during her career. She led XU to a 49-30 Atlantic 10 mark, including a 29-10 mark during her junior and senior years when Xavier finished tied for first (1998) and tied for second (1999) in the A-10, respectively.
Osterday still holds the school record for digs in a career (1,728). She holds the second, third, fourth and seventh spots for digs in a season. Osterday is also fourth all-time for kills in a career with 1,384. Osterday finished her career as the fifth member of Xavier's 1,000-1,000 club for kills and digs in a career.