Eight athletes and coaches, and two teams will be honored as members of the inaugural class of the Pierce College Athletics Hall of Fame at a special ceremony Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Health Education Center at Pierce Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner will follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and include a drink ticket (beer, wine, or soft drink for those under 21). For tickets, call (253) 964-6613 or visit the event Web site at www.pierce.ctc.edu/athletics/hof.
The 2009 Hall of Fame inductees will include the 1982 women’s softball and the 1992 men’s soccer teams. Both teams won their conference championships. Individual athletes to be inducted include Tim Ayris (tennis), Ann Bowen (basketball), Tami Kampbell (softball, basketball, and volleyball), and Aretha Williams (basketball and volleyball). Also inducted with this year’s class will be Joel Balmer (soccer coach), Karl Benson (baseball coach and athletic director), Michele Johnson (softball and basketball coach), and Jack Scott (tennis and basketball coach, and athletic director).
Keynote speaker for the event will be Bill Krueger, a Fox Sports Northwest broadcast analyst and former Major League Baseball pitcher. Krueger played professional baseball for 16 years. Thirteen of those were in the major leagues with eight different teams. He was a member of the 1988 World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers and played for the 1991 Seattle Mariners, with whom he went 11-8 and led the starting staff with a 3.60 ERA. He retired from baseball in 1996 and has since worked in broadcasting.
The Athletics Hall of Fame is made possible by the Pierce College Foundation and the college Athletics Department.Print This Post