As is tradition at Muskingum University, on homecoming weekend the Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes in new members to it’s hallowed halls. This year three local products were introduced into that group.
Adam and Ryan Lescalleet had steller careers at Tri-Valley before enrolling at Muskingum, and their skill continued to blossom in college.
While attending Muskingum, Adam was a three-time All-American and three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference performer to go along with being an All-Great Lakes Region honoree. During his senior year he led the region in scoring and placed third in the region in scoring two years earlier. Adam finished third at the NCAA National Championships and was a three-time Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Week. He graduated from Muskingum in 2003 with a B.A. in business.
His brother Ryan was pretty good in his time at Muskingum too. Ryan was a two-time All-American and three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference and also earned a All-Great Lakes Region award. He was a five-time Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Week and five-time college tournament medalist winner. Ryan qualifeid for the NCAA National Championships three times and finished 19th in nation back in 2003. Ryan also graduated from Muskingum in 2003 with a B.A. in business.
The third and final member was Nicole Blubaugh-Moran from New Lexington. During her time in New Concord she was a three-time All-American and three-time First Team All-Central Region. Blubaugh-Moran also was a three-time First Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree. She was also an Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection in 2005. Blubaugh Moran was a key member of four OAC regular season championship teams and four OAC Tournament championship teams.
She also helped lead the nationally-ranked Muskies to three straight NCAA World Series appearances from 2003-05. While at Muskingum her teams compiled an overall record of 167-27. She also helped set numerous records during her tenure including fewest losses in a season (5 – 2003), fewest runs allowed in a season (66 – 2003), most home runs by a team (48 – 2002), highest fielding percentage in a season (.975) and most runs scored in a season (350 – 2005). She ended her career at Muskingum with a .408 career batting average with 229 hits, 168 RBIs, 141 runs scored, 50 doubles and 31 home runs en route to being named the Barbara Steiner Outstanding Senior Female Athlete. Blubaugh Moran graduated from Muskingum in 2005 with a B.A. in physical education.