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2012 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

September 21, 2012

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Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics

MACOMB, IL - The Western Illinois Athletics Department has announced the five newest members of the Hall of Fame.

The 2012 class includes Tom Carper (Contributor), Jerry Champer (Swimming/Diving Coach), Dave Dir (Men's Soccer), Craig Phalen (Football), and Holly (Killion) Van Vlymen (Softball).

The ceremony will take place Friday, Sept. 21, at the Western Illinois University Union. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., with the dinner and presentation at 7 p.m. Inductees will also be honored at halftime of the Leathernecks' football game Saturday.

"This is an impressive class of inductees. Their accomplishments while at Western, in addition to their professional and career successes, validate their induction into our Hall of Fame," said Van Alstine. "Our Hall of Fame is the highest honor we can bestow upon any individual. It's reserved for the best of our best, and these five individuals are most deserving of this honor and recognition."

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