ONU set to dedicate Kerscher Stadium
Ohio Northern University will formally dedicate the newly renovated track and field and soccer complex as “Kerscher Stadium” during a ceremony prior to the ONU women’s soccer game against Capital University on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 2:15 p.m.
The stadium is named in honor of Robert Kerscher and his wife, Barbara Kerscher. Robert Kerscher, a member of the ONU Board of Trustees, is the founder, retired chair and chief executive officer of Lexi-Comp Inc., an Ohio-based medical publisher. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio Northern in 1970 and his MBA from Baldwin Wallace University in 1978. He received an honorary degree from ONU in 2014. Barbara Kerscher is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, and the couple has three children and six grandchildren. The Kerschers reside in Hudson, Ohio.
ONU President Daniel A. DiBiasio said, “The Kerschers have always been passionate about ONU and have shown it in countless ways. The naming of the field to honor Bob and Barb recognizes their generosity and their devotion to ONU. This stadium will serve to enhance ONU athletics, and it will immensely benefit our student-athletes."
Kerscher Stadium is the home for both the Ohio Northern men’s and women’s soccer programs as well as the men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams. The facility features a full track-and-a-field turf infield and lights. In addition, a Daktronics scoreboard has been installed to allow fans to stay on top of the action. The stadium also features seating for more than 500 fans.