Four individuals and three teams will be inducted into the Kalamazoo College Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the Alumni Association Awards ceremony on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
This year's individual inductees are Jack Hosner '88 (tennis), Ven Johnson '83 (tennis), Julie Redner '81 (swimming), and Dirk Rhinehart '03 (basketball). The 1991, 1992, and 1993 men's tennis teams are also being inducted.
Jack M. Hosner
Class of 1988 – Tennis
Member of the varsity men’s tennis team for four years; All-American in singles and doubles in 1988; All-American in doubles in 1986; MIAA MVP in 1988; All-MIAA in 1986, 1987, 1988; and MIAA Sportsmanship Award 1988
Ven R. Johnson
Class of 1983 – Tennis
MIAA MVP 1983; All-MIAA 1981, 1982, 1983; All-American (both singles and doubles) 1982, 1983; GLCA and MIAA singles and doubles champion 1981, 1982, 1983; nationally-ranked player 1981, 1982, 1983; 1982 Allen B. Stowe award recipient; 1983 team tri-captain; 1983 Opie Davis Award recipient for Best Senior Athlete; and Member of the national team that finished 2nd (1982) and 3rd (1981, 1983)
Julie E. Redner
Class of 1981 – Swimming
Member of the varsity women’s swim team for three years; MIAA 50-yard Champion 1978, 1981; MIAA 100-yard Champion 1978, 1981; Member of the MIAA 200-yard Medley Relay Team 1978; Member of the MIAA 200-yard Freestyle Relay Team 1978; National Qualifier in the 50-yard and 100-yard Breaststroke Events 1978; National Qualifier for 200-yard and 800-yard Freestyle Relay Team; Member of the MIAA Championship Team 1978, 1979; AIAW All-American in the 50-yard, 100-yard, and 200-yard Breaststroke; “First athlete from Kalamazoo College and the MIAA to achieve AIAW All-American Status”; Team MVP and Co-Captain 1981
Dirk S. H. Rhinehart
Class of 2003 – Basketball
Fifth on Kalamazoo College's career scoring list (1,396 points); Kalamazoo College Opie Davis Award- Outstanding Senior Male Athlete 2003; All-MIAA First Team 3 of 4 years 2001, 2002, 2003; Team Most Valuable Player 2003; Leading Scorer 3 of 4 years; Led team in scoring, rebounding, and assists two consecutive years; D3hoops.com pre-season All-American third team 2002; Set NCAA record and school record for most consecutive free-throws (84) 2002; Set school record for most 3-point field goals in a career (210) 2002; Set school record for most consecutive free-throws (47) in a season 2002; Second in nation in free-throw percentage (92.5%) 2001; Led MIAA in free throw percentage 2001; Ranked nationally for most of the season in 3-point shooting percentage 2000
1991 Men’s Tennis Team (NCAA Division III
National Champions, MIAA Champions)
Team Members: Andrew Alaimo, Matt Benson, Randy Blau, Seth Denawetz, George Earl, Nathan Eddy, Jeff Fieldhack, Chris Fowler, David Helfer, Doug Keen, Tony Kirk, Lewis Miller, Jeff Muth, James Osowski, John Ray-Keil, Greg Wood, and Coach George Acker
1992 Men’s Tennis
Team (NCAA Division III National
Champions, MIAA Champions)
Team Members: Adam Afridi, Andrew Alaimo, Matt Benson, Randy Blau, Paul Bozyk, Jason Brownell, Pat Carroll, James Collins, Jason Correll, Seth Denawetz, George Earl, Nathan Eddy, Chris Fowler, Ted Gaty, David Helfer, Ryan Kaltenbach, Tony Kirk, Lewis Miller, Jason McKinney, James Osowski, John Ray-Keil, Marc Reeves, Gary Springstead, and Coach George Acker.
1993 Men’s Tennis Team (NCAA Division III
National Champions, MIAA Champions)
Team Members: Adam Afridi, Andrew Alaimo, Randy Blau, Andreas Boquist, Paul Bozyk, Pat Carroll, James Collins, Jason Correll, Seth Denawetz, Brian DiGennaro, Chad Fix, Chris Fowler, Ted Gaty, David Helfer, Kevin Holmes, Ryan Kaltenbach, Tony Kirk, Lawson Lambert, Jason McKinney, Lewis Miller, Blake Peters, Cheo Ramsey, Steve Rao, Marc Reeves, Gary Springstead, Assistant Coach Timon Corwin and Head Coach George Acker.
For more information on past inductees, please visit the Kalamazoo College Athletic Hall of Fame web pages.