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Fall/Winter 2015 (November 3, 2015 at 8:00 am)

2015 Athletic Hall of Honor Alumni Celebrated


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October 27, 2015 at 12:18 pm

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Three athletes and a beloved Buccaneer coach were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Honor during Homecoming and Family & Friends Weekend in September. The honorees, shown from left, are Adrienne Davis’04, Matthew Krill’00, and Alanna Moss’98. Coach Bob Hodge was also inducted but unable to attend the ceremony.

Softball player Adrienne Davis’04 was a four-time All Midwest Conference selection as a catcher and first baseman and the conference’s Player of the Year as a senior. She finished with a .376 career batting average, still the second highest of all time. She served as an assistant coach at Beloit the year following graduation and took the head coaching job at Oberlin College in 2006. Since 2011, she has been client services coordinator at Panther Life Science Logistics.

Matthew Krill’00 played defense and offense for Buccaneer football. He was the team’s Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior and co-MVP his senior year, also earning the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year and an Honorable Mention All-American. After graduation, Krill served as assistant football coach at Augustana College for two seasons before going into the roofing and construction business.

Alanna Moss’98 was one of the best women track and field athletes ever to compete for Beloit. She was a four-year letter winner, three-time Midwest Conference champion, and four-time all MWC performer, winning the high jump title during the indoor season as a first-year student and as a senior. She was MVP for the indoor season three times and the outdoor MVP all four of her seasons. She joined the Wisconsin State Historical Society as a field archaeologist after graduating, later earning her master’s degree in library information science. She has been a primary school librarian in Kinderhook, N.Y., since 2008.

Women’s Tennis Coach Bob Hodge, an honorary Beloit alumnus, (not shown) is a professor emeritus of history who started as a temporary coach, then discovered his passion for coaching. He became the permanent coach for women’s tennis, serving from 1984 to 2011, when the team won five Midwest Conference championships and competed at the national level several times. He completed 12 seasons with 10-plus dual meet victories and posted more than 250 career dual-meet wins during his tenure. Hodge and his wife, Diane, are enjoying retirement in San Diego, Calif.

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