Miami Regionals' Middletown Campus Celebrates Newest Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Miami University Regionals' Middletown Athletics Hall of Fame will induct its newest class on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.

The newest members are Jennifer (Miller) Jones, Jacob Dabbelt, and Christina (Ramig) Bender. 

Jennifer (Miller) JonesJennifer (Miller) Jones, 1990-92, was a two-year member of the women’s basketball and volleyball teams and one year on the tennis team.  Jenny was a standout athlete during her high school playing career being chosen as the 1990 Female Athlete of the Year.  While at Miami, Jones averaged 11p/p/g for her basketball career and was voted on the second team ORCC All-Conference both years. Her team was Co-ORCC league Champs in 1991-92 season.  In 1991 Jenny was the ORC State Tennis Singles Champion and the team was ORC State Champs that year as well.

Jones was recognized for her work in the classroom as well. She earned her bachelor's degree in Health Appraisal and Health Enhancement from Miami.  She earned a Graduate Assistantship at the University of Cincinnati and achieved a Masters in Nutrition Education. Jenny also has completed a dietetic internship at Mount Carmel College of Nursing  Jones currently works as an area Respiratory Business Manager for Sanofi Genzyme.

In her spare time, she helps with the London High School Touchdown Club, coaches boys and girls hurdles and provides nutrition counseling to students, adults, and teams.

Jenny lives in London Ohio with her husband DJ and her three boys, Jackson (18), Isaiah (16) and Zachary (14) as well their silver labrador retriever.

Jacob DabbeltJacob Dabbelt, 1994-97/98-99, was a four-year basketball player. Jacob graduated from Dayton Christian High School in 1994 where he earned District 15 first team and was a District 15 All-Star. At MUM, he scored 629 points and dished out 283 assists. Jacob was an outstanding shooter and nailed 201 three pointers. He was also a solid defender and had 126 steals.  Jake was a two year captain and lead his teams to three ORCC championships (’95, ’96, ’97) and an ORC State Championship in 1995. He was voted ORCC All-Conference Honorable Mention in 1996 and 1997. Jacob was also a 1997 Warrior Award recipient.

Jacob and his wife, Angi, live in Centerville, OH with their three children, Olivia (15), Matthew (13) and Samuel (7). His kids are active in various sports and he has enjoyed coaching them for the last seven years.  Jacob has owned a kitchen and bath remodeling company called Granite Transformations since 2005 with locations in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus.

Christina (Ramig) BenderChristina (Ramig) Bender, 1998 -2000, was a two year volleyball player. In her first season with the ThunderHawks, she led them with 3.7 kills per game and was voted ORCC Honorable Mention All-Conference.  In her sophomore season, Christy was selected to the Titan Classic all-tournament team and the ORC State All-Tournament team. Bender was also voted on the first team ORCC All-Conference that year.

Since concluding her volleyball career, Christy has competed in twelve triathlons, three half marathons, and the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.  She is also the coach for the Girls on the Run team in Training Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Cincinnati.

Christy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Miami. 

She is a Wealth Management Banker at US Bank.  She and her husband Mark (a Miami grad as well) live in Mason Ohio with their two daughters Paityn (16) and Ashleigh (13).

The 1999 undefeated baseball team will also be honored as they celebrate their 20th reunion.  Those in attendance will be recognized for this memorable event.

The induction ceremony on Jan. 18th will begin with hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the induction ceremony at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this event, which will be held in Miami Middletown's Campus Community Center.

The cost to attend the event is $35 which includes entrance into the basketball games which start at 1 p.m., hors d’oeuvres at 5 p.m. and a catered dinner at 6 p.m. The proceeds from this event fund Middletown Athletic Programs and have established the Greg Lansaw Scholarship Fund. Lansaw, who lost his battle with cancer, was the ThunderHawk golf coach from 2001-2004.

Tickets are available until 5 p.m. on Jan. 15th in the Middletown Athletic Office, or by calling (513)727-3317.