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Trine University alumnus Jason Stechschulte, center, receives a plaque indicating his induction into the university's Athletic Hall of Fame from Trine president Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., left, and athletic director Jeff Posendek, right.
Stechschulte inducted into Trine's Athletic Hall of Fame
ANGOLA, Ind. – Jason Stechschulte, a 2003 civil engineering graduate, was inducted into Trine University’s Athletic Hall of Fame Sept. 30 during the university’s Homecoming Dinner in Ketner Sports Center.
While in school, Stechschulte was named a two-time All-American football player, a three-time All-Conference selection and an Academic All-American as a senior. He was a two-year Team Captain for the Thunder and a member of the 2001 Conference Championship and NAIA Playoff Team. Stechschulte, a four-year starter at cornerback, accounted for 201 career tackles and holds the school and conference record with 19 career interceptions. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
In 2003, Stechschulte received the Trine University Robert L. Greim Most Outstanding Senior Male Athlete Award. He also participated in the 2003 NFL Pro Scout Regional Combine.
After graduating, he received the university’s Distinguished Service Young Alumnus Award in 2005 and 2009.
Stechschulte now works for Marathon Petroleum Corp. in Findlay, Ohio, as the risk manager in the Marathon Pipe Line division which owns, operates, leases or has an ownership interest in approximately 9,600 miles of pipeline, comprising 68 systems in 15 states. In 2009, he was part of a team that completed a $3.2 billion refinery expansion project in Louisiana.
He has continued to maintain an interest in both the university and athletics. As a student, Stechschulte earned his baseball umpire license at Trine. He put it to use in 2008 when he officiated the OHSAA Division I state baseball championship game. He also coaches T-ball and soccer for his daughter’s and son’s teams.
“I would describe my leadership style in school, at Marathon and in life is to lead by example and take personal responsibility,” Stechschulte said. “I’ve always been involved in sports. I felt like this university gave me a great opportunity to pursue a quality education while continuing to play football. ... Because of Trine, I have been successful and I want to help others be successful.”
Stechschulte is married to Megan, and they have three children, Madilyn, 5, Adrian, 4, and Camden, 1.
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