Active from 1984-1988 • Inducted in 2014
Mike Capka was a star on the diamond for the Pioneer baseball team, where he still ranks fifth all-time in career doubles, ninth all-time in career homeruns, while ranking in the top-10 in RBI’s. A three-time All-Conference honoree (1986, 1987 & 1988), Capka helped the 1987 earn the District II Championship. For his efforts, Capka was named the Gold Glove Winner by his teammates, while also earning All-District II First-Team honors as well as being named the NAIA District II Player of the Year.
Since graduating from L&C, Mike has enjoyed a career working with students. He spent fifteen years in ministry to college and high school students with Campus Crusade for Christ both in the Northwest and in countries including, Russia, Japan, and the Philippines. After returning from five years in the Philippines, Mike began working with students through People to People Ambassadors – one of the nation’s largest global education programs. Mike believes the discipline, mental toughness and commitment to excellence developed as a student-athlete at Lewis & Clark have served as the cornerstones of success whatever his endeavors in life have been, and the many hours spent with fantastic teammates the highlight of his time on campus. Currently residing in Spokane, Washington, Mike is married to Ayrin Cabras Capka – a Filipino national - and is incredibly proud of his four children: Kailee, Mark, McKenzie, and Jacob. When he’s not working and traveling, Mike enjoys fly fishing the waters of the Great Northwest and beyond.
If you know of an individual or team who is eligible and deserves to be a member of the Lewis & Clark College Sports Hall of Fame, please visit the Pioneer Athletics Club page on the www.lcpioneers.com website to submit your nomination!