Scott Pingel was a three-year letter winner in men's basketball for the Blue Jays, but it was his success on the football field, where he was a four-year letter winner, that really makes him stand out. He was a four-time All-SLIAC wide receiver from 1996-99, in addition to being named the SLIAC Football Player of the Year in 1999 and SLIAC Football Offensive MVP in both 1997 and 1998. Pingel was also the 1999 recipient of the Melberger Award, which is the NCAA Division III National Player of the Year, and was a two-time Football Gazette National Receiver of the Year in 1998 and 1999. In four years, Pingel also owned the NCAA all divisions career records for receptions (436), receiving yards (6,108) and touchdown catches (75). He also received several All-America honors, including AP Little, Football Gazette, Hewlett Packard and USA Football III All-America honors in 1997, 1998 and 1999, AFCA All-America honors in 1998 and D3Football.com All-America honors in 1999. Pingel's other awards include CoSIDA Academic All-America in 1998 and Second Team All-SLIAC in men's basketball in 1997-98. Pingel graduated from Westminster in 2000 with a degree in education.