On Saturday evening, Dottie Porch, assistant coach for the Mason women’s volleyball team, was recognized by her former college and was inducted into the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Hall of Fame.

In her time at IPFW, Porch excelled as a two-sport athlete. Originally recruited as a women’s basketball player, Porch had an incredible four year career for the Mastodons’ women’s volleyball program.

“It was a really exciting time to be an athlete at IPFW,” Porch said.

She was named All-Great Lakes Valley Conference First-Team three times and helped lead her teams to two GLVC Championships. In 1997, she was named the Conference Player of the Year and was labeled an AVCA Division-II All-American.

On two separate occasions, Porch was named IPFW Female Athlete of the Year while performing well on and off the floor for both the volleyball and basketball programs.

Porch recently finished her fourth season as assistant coach for the Patriots and works to instill hard work and dedication into each and every one of her players.

“IPFW taught me about hard work and dedication while I was there,” Porch said. “It was an exciting time. And I try to teach that to my girls. Hard work, dedication and respecting your competition will take you a lot further than volleyball.”