Don Schuering

don-schueringInducted 2003.  Starting Point Guard for 3 Years.  Co-Captain of St. Benedict’s 1967 NAIA Champs.  Class of 1963.

Scan the all-time scoring records at Quincy Notre Dame, and you’ll have to look for a while to see Schuering’s name near the bottom of the top 50. But few basketball players who have worn the blue and gold were better team players.

Schuering, a 1963 graduate of Christian Brothers, was on the football team and track team for two years, and he was a starting infielder on the baseball team for two years. He excelled in basketball, starting for three years and playing the point guard position before it was even called point guard. He was named to the all-state special mention team as a senior and finished with 568 career points.

Schuering went on to play for four years at St. Benedict’s College in Atchison, Kan., starting all 104 games of his career there. He was co-captain of the 1967 NAIA national championship team that went 27-2, and he also helped the 1965 team finish 26-3 and reach the NAIA quarterfinals. His 987 career points rank him among the top 30 in school history. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at St. Benedict’s, now known as Benedictine, in October 2002.

Schuering has been an attorney with Goehl, Schuering and Cassens in Quincy for more than three decades. He and his wife Maureen have two children — Elizabeth and Christopher.

“I would like to express my appreciation for the honor of being inducted into the QND Hall of Fame. My tenure at Christian Brothers High School began the fall of 1959. We were the first freshman class to attend the newly built Christian Brothers High School. I can remember the day walking into the school and observing that the gymnasium was about three-fourths completed and the cafeteria was without windows. We ate our lunches in the company of birds that would fly in and out of the windows, looking for a morsel to eat. I owe a debt of gratitute to the late Elmo “Mac” McClain. He was my high school coach and also a member of the Christian Brothers faculty. He was very instrumental in guiding me in my college career and encouraging me to attend St. Benedict’s College. Not only was Mr. McClain instrumental in my basketball career but, more important, in the classroom. He was our history teachers and brought into the classroom his life experiences. Thanks to my parents for their involvement in my athletic career. Lastly, a special thanks to my teammates and friends — Art Lusse, Dan Wasler, Ed Schullian, Jim Wilper, Charlie Vogel, Gene “Hoot” Gibson, Larry Winking, Bil Krause, Mark Kemner, Mike Ribick, Dan Russell and others. I have very fond memories of my four years at CBHS and the athletic program.”

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