Dave Rozzo '84 chosen for Baldwin Wallace University Hall of Fame
DAVE ROZZO '84 who helped lead Saint John's to a state baseball championship was selected as a member of the athletic hall of fame at Baldwin Wallace University. He was a team leader on three Bob Fisher-coached baseball teams that advanced to the NCAA Division III National Tournament. He helped lead the team to an 80-72-2 record that included BW having the best OAC regular season record twice and one OAC Tournament title (1985). The two-time first-team All-OAC outfielder and three time All-OAC pick was named to both the OAC and NCAA Division III Regional All-Tournament teams. He also was a multiple OAC Hitter of the Week honoree in 1986 and 1987 and was recognized by USA Today in both 1986 and 1987 as a preseason All-American. Rozzo was a four-year varsity standout and a 1988 team captain who had a .344 career batting average (151 for 439) in 132 career games with 97 runs scored, 34 doubles, four triples, nine home runs, 121 RBIs and 14 stolen bases in 15 attempts. At the time of his graduation in 1988, he was the all-time leader in base hits and RBIs. Rozzo also was the first player in BW history to hit three home runs in one game and five in a two-game span. He also had the most doubles by a BW player in the 1980s, and a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 1986 (60 chances without an error). In addition to playing baseball, Rozzo was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and served as its president in 1988. He was a four-year student assistant in the sports information office. Today, Rozzo is married and teaches social studies and business at Saint John High School - his alma mater. He formerly served as both a coach and athletics director at the school. Congratulations Dave.