Linfield Wildcats

Keith Shriver

Athlete 1967 - 1970

Keith Shriver Keith Shriver successfully translated the lessons learned as a student-athlete at Linfield College to the professional world, where he is a highly regarded professor of accounting at Arizona State University.

Shriver lettered four times in track and field from 1967 to 1970. He was an outstanding sprinter, winning 51 consecutive NAIA District 2 and Northwest Conference races from 1968 to 1970. His blazing time of 20.58 seconds in the 200 meters is still a Linfield, Northwest Conference and NAIA District 2 record. He also ranks second all-time at Linfield in the 100 (10.58) and the 400 (47.92). Over the course of his college career, Shriver won four Northwest Conference championships and four NAIA District 2 titles. In 1969 and 1970, he captured NWC individual titles in the 200- and 400-meter races. In District 2 competition, Shriver won the 200-meter championship in 1967, 1969 and 1970 and took the 100-meter title as a freshman in 1967.

As a junior in 1967, he garnered fourth place in the 200 at the NAIA national championship meet. Injuries suffered during his sophomore and seniors seasons prevented Shriver from competing those years at the national level. An NAIA track and field All-American, Shriver also earned the Wall Street Journal's Outstanding Business Student Award in 1970. He received the TopCat award an unprecedented four straight years as the college's most outstanding athlete.

Shriver graduated with honors from Linfield with a bachelor's degree in business in 1970. He went on to earn a master's degree from Arizona State University in 1974 and later a doctorate in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Shriver has acheived national prominence in the field of accounting, including four national and four international research awards.

A professor within Arizona State's School of Accountancy and Information Management for the past 15 years, Shriver has been recognized with numerous teaching awards at the university, college and departmental levels. He is a Dean's Council Distinguished Scholar and is a nationally published author.

Named Linfield's 1997 Alumnus of the Year, Shriver funded the construction of a track and field record display case within the college's athletic complex. His service committment extends to his church, university and community. He spends many extra hours advising and counseling students and was honored with ASU's Faculty and Staff Appreciation Award in 1997.