Grinnell College inducts 13 into Athletic Hall of Fame
The Grinnell College Department of Athletics inducted 13 former student athletes and one former staff member into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 27. The 2007 inductees into the Grinnell College Athletic Hall of Fame are:
* Fred Little '17 lettered in varsity basketball, baseball, football, and track, in addition to having the highest scholarship record in his class. Little's posthumous award also recognizes his legal career and service on the Grinnell Board of Trustees.More
* Irv Simone '41 was both athlete and coach at Grinnell. His contributions to the Grinnell swimming program and holistic coaching methods are recognized posthumously.More
* Dick Walker '56 lettered in football, track, and wrestling, is recognized posthumously for his life-long devotion to college-level coaching and NCAA Division III athletics. Walker was a member of the Wartburg College faculty for more than 20 years.More
* Jeff Frantz '66 who earned records in basketball that held until 1994, coached the sport as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama and later became the first American player/coach on a sports club team in Portugal. Frantz has been a minister for more than 30 years and currently resides in Florida.More
* Skip Tredway '73 took his passion for golf from national small college championships to a professional career, where he was a 12-time qualifier for the National PGA Championships and a five-time qualifier for senior championships. Tredway is in his tenth year as a teaching professional for an Omaha, Neb., golf course.More
* Barry Huff '73 lettered in football, indoor track, and outdoor track where he continues to hold the college's outdoor shot put record. Huff, who is a former Grinnell associate dean of students, is currently president of Glory Foods in Columbus, Ohio.More
* Brian Ross '82 was an eight-time individual conference champion swimmer and a member of six conference championship relay teams. Ross lives in Minneapolis where he is involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives with CR Planning, Inc., an urban and regional planning consulting firm he co-owns. More
* Nathan Brennaman '95 was named MVP in both soccer and diving as a Grinnell student. As a diver, he earned All-American honorable mention and was a three-time qualifier for diving nationals. Brennaman, who is a Minneapolis attorney, continues to train and compete in triathlons.More
* Ed Brands '96 is recognized for his basketball career at Grinnell, where he was named conference MVP, and abroad, where he later led club teams in Germany and Ecuador. Brands, who is an adjunct professor of geography at the University of Iowa, is also a research scientist for the Iowa Geological Survey and recently opened a consulting firm.More
* Richard Wemer '99 earned 11 letters in football, basketball, and indoor and outdoor track. After graduation, Wemer applied his talents to medical school, where he is currently a fourth-year resident in head and neck surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center.More
* Troy Dougherty '00 received more than 20 conference and external awards for his achievements on the football field, including CBS Sportsline's most outstanding quarterback in NCAA Division III. After graduation, Dougherty played semi-professional football in the Rocky Mountain League and is currently an administrator at Brigham Young University, where he helped to establish the BYU-Idaho Football League.More
* Nicole Cueno '02 earned seven letters in cross country and track, holding 11 records, eight of which still stand today. Among her honors are four All-American awards. Cueno spent two years with Teach for America and is currently a graduate student in educational policy at the University of Minnesota.More
* Hilary Minnick '02 was MVP of the women's golf team all four years, also earning honors as the conference women's golf individual champion each year. Minnick, who continued to play golf after college, is the development director for Asheville, North Carolina's domestic violence center.More
* Jim George, the college's first sports information director, left the college in 1960 to pursue a successful career in public relations in the insurance industry. Following his retirement, he returned to cover the Pioneers for a second term as SID and as Sportsletter editor and photographer until a second retirement in 1999. More
Grinnell College is a nationally recognized liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. A member of the Midwest Conference, Grinnell fields 20 sports for men and women. Nearly one-third of Grinnell students participate in intercollegiate sports, and in the past five years, Grinnell has led the Midwest Conference in Academic All-Conference honorees. The Grinnell College Athletics Hall of Fame was created in 1995 to recognize the achievements of the college's most accomplished student athletes. For more information about the Hall of Fame, go to http://www.grinnell.edu/athletics/halloffame/. Rosenbloom Field is located on 10th Avenue in Grinnell, on the north perimeter of the Grinnell College campus. The Rosenfield Center is located at 1115 8th Ave. on the campus.
Grinnell College Athletics Hall of Fame
Linked below is the nomination form for the Grinnell College Athletics Hall of Fame. Please print off the form and send a completed copy to the Grinnell College Director of Athletics at:Grinnell College Director of Athletics
1118 10th Ave.
Grinnell, Iowa 50112
*Note: The nomination forms are due by May 31, 2011.