Tiffin University enjoyed another evening of appreciation for the contributions of former student athletes, as the 24th class of the Tiffin University Hall of Fame was inducted on October 5 in the Heminger Center in conjunction with Homecoming weekend.
Andrew Belzer (2003-07) is a highly accomplished track and field/ cross country student athlete. He was a four-time National Qualifier, earning two National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) selections and two National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) picks while competing in the steeplechase, 3000 meters, and 5000 meters. He won the American Mideast Conference (AMO) steeplechase championship in 2005 and was part of three AMC Champion teams. He still holds the record in the 3000 meter steeplechase and also held records in the distance medley relay and 3200 relay at the time of his graduation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and currently serves as a police officer in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. He and his wife Ashley reside in Bay Village, Ohio.since school at TU.”
Holly (Morgan) Bullock (2003-06) is one of the greatest defensive players in Tiffin University volleyball history. She was twice named NCAA National Independent Libero of the Year, while also garnering three All American Mideast Conference selections. She was also named the 2006 AMC Libero of the Year and was a two-time All Independent selection. At the completion of her collegiate career she was the NCAA Division II career digs leader, finishing her TU career with a school record 3107 digs. She helped lead the 2006 team to a school record 35-10 record and served as a three-year captain. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is currently a HRIS Senior Analyst at Catholic Health Initiatives. She resides with her family in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Bob Gaver (1949-2017) was recognized as one of the most dedicated fans and supporters of Tiffin University athletics. While attending Tiffin University, he competed in three sports, graduating in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Science. After graduation, he was a recognized fixture at Tiffin University athletic events, helping as an assistant baseball coach and working basketball games where he would routinely keep the scorebook for home contests. He also served on the Tiffin University Hall of Fame Committee. He worked for 30 years for the State of Ohio and also served for 20 years in the Ohio Army National Guard. In honor of his contributions and support for Tiffin athletics, the press area in the Gillmor Center was named the Bob Gaver Media Center in 2018. His wife Mary resides in Perrysburg, Ohio.
Stephanie (Orr) Montenaro (2004-07) is one of the best softball players in Tiffin University history. She is a four-time All-National Independent selection, including the 2004 National Independent Freshman of the Year. She landed three All-Region and four All- American Mideast Conference selections over her career. She is Tiffin’s career leader in hits, RBIs, and total bases and is second in doubles. She helped lead the team to the NAIA National Tournament in 2006 and 2007, posting a school record 57 wins in 2006, winning the Region IX Championship and rising as high as 13th in the national polls. Her teams also won AMC Championships in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, winning 167 games in four seasons. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She currently works as an elementary school teacher. She and her family reside in Monroe, North Carolina.
Paul Robbins (2004, 2006-08) is one of the best baseball players in Tiffin University history. He is a two-time All-Region pick who also earned three First Team All American Mideast Conference citations. He is Tiffin’s career batting average leader with a .417 average while also placing second in career doubles and fourth in RBIs. He also places in the Top 7 in nine different statistical categories. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University and currently is a financial advisor. He and his family reside in Morrow, Ohio.
Nate Washington is the most decorated football player in Tiffin University history. He earned a total of five All-American citations during his career from 2001-04. He was the 2004 Independent Football Alliance (FA) Offensive Player of the Year while also earning three First Team All IFA honors along with an All-Northeast Division honor. He holds seven Tiffin University receiving records, including career yards and touchdowns, along with season records for yards and touchdowns. He also holds the record for yards in a game with 299. He went on to play professionally in the National Football League (NFL), winning two Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers during a career that lasted from 2005-15. During his NFL career he played for Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Houston. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University. He currently manages the 85th Foundation and is married to his wife, Monique, with two children, Niyla and Nari.