The Springville Athletic Scholarship Committee has announced the three inductees into the 2019 Pop Warner Hall of Fame.
They are Judy (Schunk) Langworthy, Kyle Bicknell and Coach Jim Rindfuss.
Judy (Schunk) Langworthy graduated from Springville-Griffith Institute in 1985. She was a four-sport athlete, participating in tennis, volleyball, basketball and softball.
Langworthy was presented with the Pat Haddad Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Senior Female Athlete. She also participated in Flag Football, was a National Honor Society Member and played flute in both the band and the orchestra.
In college, Langworthy was a member of the volleyball and bowling teams. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Fredonia in Business Administration. She went on to earn a Master’s degree from St. Bonaventure University in International Business and a Doctorate of Business Administration from. Warren National University
Langworthy is the daughter of Ann and the late Kenneth Schunk. She has been married to her husband, Todd, for 30 years and they have two children, Maitland and Travis. She has been employed at SUNY Fredonia for 22 years.
— Kyle Bicknell graduated from SGI in 1986. He was a two-sport athlete, participating in basketball and football.
Bicknell was honored with the Pop Warner Trophy and Sportsmanship Award. Along with his involvement with sports, he was president of his senior class.
After high school, Bicknell went on to SUNY Delhi where he graduated with a degree in Applied Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
Today he works as a Motor Equipment Operator for the village of Depew residing in Depew with his wife, Wendy, of 28 years and two children, Kayla and Jacob. Now he enjoys camping with his family and friends, keeping active running half marathons with Kayla and playing disc golf with Jacob.
Bicknell is the son of Jay and Judy Bicknell and younger brother of the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee Tim Bicknell.
— Coach Jim Rindfuss was with the SGI district from 1980 to 1995 when he retired. During his 15 years with the school, he coached the boys varsity basketball team, girls JV basketball team and the girls tennis team.
Rindfuss attended Kenmore High School, participating in basketball and baseball and graduating in 1958. After high school, he attended Brockport State Teacher’s College, graduating in 1962 with a degree in physical education. While at Brockport, he played on the tennis team, captaining the team his senior year.
Rindfuss taught in the city of Buffalo, Stratford Central and Holland before coming to Springville. He also started the McDonald’s Tip-off Tournament, now the Emerling Christmas Tournament, coached Little League Football for 10 years and served as Youth Inc. Recreation Director.
Coach Rindfuss married his college sweetheart, Pat, and has been happily married for 57 years. They have five sons who all made SGI teams proud.
Inductees will ride in the 2019 SGI Homecoming Parade on Sept. 20. The induction ceremony will take place on the field just prior to the football game. Following the game, there will be a formal induction ceremony held this year at the Springville Country Club, Inc. Friends, family, teammates, and former players are invited to join in the festivities.