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’ c a t t r a c k s Athletics Hall of Fame gets makeover The Linfi eld Athletics Hall of Fame and TopCat Club member as well as portals Hall of Champions has entered the digital to current Linfield Athletics news and age, thanks to a recent renovation made event schedule information. possible by donations to the TopCat Club. The new area, rededicated in a Wooden plaques have been replaced ceremony Sept. 8, is located inside the by an interactive display featuring Paul Durham Foyer, named for one 55-inch touch-screen monitors, allowing of Linfield athletics’ founding fathers viewers to access more information and a charter Hall of Fame member. about each inductee. The renovation was undertaken when The remodeled area showcases the the 15-year-old Hall of Fame reached college’s eight national championship full capacity. teams and major award winners. The For additional information electronic display also provides access to or assistance with submitting a summaries of every national champion, nomination to the Hall of Fame, both team and individual, plus listings contact Kelly Bird, sports information of major award winners. Additional director, at 503-883-2439 or features include entries of every current kbird@linfield.edu. Brosius leads USA to gold ’ Cats clinch another Linfield College baseball coach Scott winning season Brosius ’88, moonlighting as the skipper of USA Baseball’s 18-under team, recently It’s time for a uniform change for the guided Team USA to the International Wildcat – from number 56 to 57, in recognition Baseball Federation World Championship of Linfield’s 57th winning season. The Linfield in Seoul, South Korea. With Brosius at the helm, the football team continued their streak of consecutive Americans defeated Canada 6-2 in the gold medal game, winning seasons with a 54-14 win over Whitworth during clinching their first IBAF world title since 1999. Last Homecoming, Oct. 13. Evan Wingren ’12 and Brooke fall, Brosius led the Americans to a gold medal at the Pan Bekkedahl ’11, shown here with the Wildcat, returned American championships in Cartagena, Colombia. to campus for the weekend. Travis Olson ’98, a six-time NAIA All-American in track and field who also competed in football and basketball. Olson currently heads the cross country and track and field programs at Linfield. Ben Sapp ’97, a two-time NAIA swimming champion in the 100 backstroke and member of two NWC championship teams. Sapp set three individual and four relay records during his time at Linfield. Leo Sloan ’80, a two-time honorable mention All-American and one of only eight Linfield players to rush for 1,000 yards or more in a single season. Sloan won a league championship in the 4x100 relay. The late Russ Thurman ’59, a NWC wrestling tournament champion who also competed in track and field. Thurman became a successful high school coach and was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.


Linfield Fall 2012
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