The Alma College Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2005 induction ceremony is scheduled for Friday, October 14, on the campus of Alma College. The honorees also will be recognized during halftime of the Scots’ football game Saturday, October 15.
Roger Frayer, Amy Doucette, Katie Mans, Colleen Wrubel and Mike Burns are individual inductees. Bob Gigiliotti will be inducted as a distinguished alumnus and Candice Croucher-Dugan will be inducted for meritorious service.
The 1992 Women’s Basketball National Championship Team will be inducted. Team members include Andrea Balliet, Amy Doucette, Amy Elbers, Terri Hogan, Kelly Jaster, Susie Kieffer, Lauri LaBeau, Julie Long, Mans, Jaime McCallister, Stephanie Mortensen, Tara Sherman, Wruble, head coach Charlie Goffnett and assistant coach Mark Guyette.
Induction ceremony ticket information is at the Alma College Athletic Web site, http://www.alma.edu/athletics.
Luncheon Series Kicks Off Fall Athletic Seasons
The Alma College Athletic Department is sponsoring a Coaches Luncheon Series this fall in the Heather Room in the Tyler-Van Dusen Campus Center. Luncheons start Fridays at noon and run 45 minutes, allowing local fans and supporters the opportunity to coordinate the events with professional schedules. Head football coach Jim Cole will highlight many luncheons, recapping the previous week’s game and looking ahead to upcoming opponents. Other guests will include head coaches of other fall sports, selected student-athletes and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) members, and other members of the Alma College athletic community.
The lunches provide an opportunity for local community members, fans and supporters of Alma College Athletics to interact with coaches and student-athletes away from the playing field, putting faces with names.
The Coaches Luncheon Series begins September 9 as the home athletic season kicks off. Cost for each lunch is $5. For more information, please contact the Alma College Athletic Department at (989) 463-7279.
Klenk Open Benefits Alma Athletic Hall of Fame
The 2005 Klenk Open alumni golf outing scheduled for June 11 to benefit the Alma College Athletic Hall of Fame teed off with nearly 150 participants at the Pine River Country Club in Alma.
Lunch and dinner, group prizes for first, second and third places, silent auction and special prize drawings highlighted the Open.
All proceeds from the Klenk Open benefit the Athletic Hall of Fame, including a new Web site feature set to debut this fall, coinciding with the 2005 induction ceremony. Visit http://www.alma.edu/athletics to get the most up-to-date information on Hall of Fame members, the ‘05 class of inductees or to nominate a team or individual in the categories of Individual, Team, Coach, Meritorious Service and Distinguished Alumni.
Take A Kid To The Game Day A Success
Two youngsters proudly pose for a photo with AJ Jones
Take A Kid To The Game, a grassroots program sponsored by the NCAA, arrived at Alma College Jan. 29 as the men’s basketball team hosted Kalamazoo College. With one of the largest crowds of the season on hand to watch the Scots put away the Hornets, 88-85, area children and young Scots fans played games at center court during halftime and had pictures taken with the team after the game. Players signed autographs and interacted with some of their newest fans on the court immediately following the win.
Scotty’s Kids Club membership increased dramatically with youngsters on hand for the day’s festivities. Watch the Alma College Athletics Web site at http://www.alma.edu/athletics for upcoming Scotty’s Kids Club and Take A Kid To The Game events.
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Report
The Alma College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has made great strides throughout the 2004-05 academic year and are set to hit the ground running when they return to campus in the fall.
The SAAC executive board was selected in the committee’s final meeting of the year. Men’s soccer player Mat Saffarian will serve as president in 2005-06 while women’s golf’s Mary Kate Lesko will serve as vice-president. Aubrey Giese (volleyball) and Pam McCarthy (women’s soccer) will serve as secretary and treasurer, respectively.
SAAC member Cierra Dinsmore has been selected to represent Alma College at the 2005 NCAA Leadership Conference May 29-June 2 at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Over 300 student-athletes are selected to participate in the leadership conference, an event devoted to exploration of issues related to student-athlete image and career preparation. Participants are selected based on the strength of their personal statement in demonstrating the desire and capacity to lead, commitment to service and leadership and diversity of participants.