G. Richard Hershberger
Sport(s): Cross Country (Men's), Track & Field (Men's)
Dick Hershberger came to DePauw in 1953 with no cross country experience, but decided to run to stay in shape for track season. Four years later he graduated as a three-year letterman in the sport and a co-captain his senior year. He earned four letters in track and as a sophomore, finished first in five of the seven meets and captured the Indiana Collegiate Conference and Little State championships in the two-mile run. Three times during the 1955 season he defeated a runner from Ball State who had never been beaten before. He took the two-mile championship at the conference meet his junior and senior seasons and set the ICC record in 1956 in the event. As a senior he also captured the conference championship in the one-mile run. The Tigers won both team titles.He graduated in 1961 from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and spent a year interning at Saginaw (Mich.) Osteopathic Hospital. In 1962 he began a family physician practice in Walkerton, Ind., his hometown. He has maintained the practice for over 30 years. Hershberger also has staff membership at Michiana Community Hospital and St. Joseph's Medical Center in South Bend. A member of several professional organizations, Hershberger is also involved in several civic organizations.