Wayne State College

Linda Schnitzler Walker

Inducted: 2000

Linda Schnitzler Walker enjoyed outstanding careers with the Wayne State College women's basketball and track and field teams from 1985-1989. The Battle Creek native, a 1989 graduate, is one of the best women's basketball players to wear a Wildcat uniform. She set and still holds numerous school records, including points in a game (42), season (733) and career (2,224). Her 2,224 career points were a Nebraska State College scoring record for a number of years. Walker holds season and career records for scoring average, field goal attempts and free throws made. In addition, she owns the record for career field goals made and steals in a season. In track and field, Walker established three school records during her distinguished career. Her mark of 19 feet, 2 1/2 inches in the outdoor long jump still stands as the school record. She ranks second all-time in the indoor long jump (18-2) and the outdoor triple jump (37-2 1/2). Schnitzler Walker earned All-American honors in two events at the 1989 NAIA Outdoor National Championships, placing sixth in the long jump and she was a member of the 800-meter relay team that placed sixth. Schnitzler Walker, who married former WSC football player Drew Walker, is a teacher and coach in the Wahoo Public School system. The Walkers are the parents of four children: Jake, Erin, Ryan and Bret. Schnitzler Walker was the lone inductee into the WSC Athletics Hall of Fame in the fall of 2000.