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NCAA Hall of Champions Highlights MIAA Anniversary
Hope College has been a member since 1926. MIAA members were invited to submit stories of historical significance. Hope's submissions include the story of the amazing 1990 accomplishment of winning an NCAA championship by the women's basketball team, a story that talks about sportsmanship featuring the men's tennis program and a profile about Hope College President Dr. Jim Bultman who has a lifelong connection with Division III, beginning as a Hope student-athlete, then as a professor, coach and administrator and most recently in a leadership role with the NCAA. Hope also provided on loan a pair of hand-carved wooden shoes used as the travelling trophy for the "Wooden Shoes" rivalry football game with Kalamazoo College and the 1937-38 MIAA All-Sports trophy, the first of 34 won by Hope over the years. continue
Cory Schmidt Receives MIAA Outstanding Senior Award
MIAA Honors Hope Grad for Service to Sports Information Program
A native of Cedar, Mich., and graduate of St. Mary High School in Lake Leelenau, Forrest Tarsa worked in Hope’s public and community relations office as a sports information assistant for nearly all four of his undergraduate years. He graduated with a degree in economics. He was an active member of the student body. As a senior he received the college’s Dean of Students Greek Leadership Award. He will begin a job as a sales associate for the Chicago office of Good Harbor Financial in August. He is the son of Stephen and Diana Tarsa of Cedar, Mich.
MIAA Distinguished Service Award Honors Professor
Hendrix, a professor of accountancy at Hope who is retiring this summer after 29 years of teaching of the college, has been a leader among MIAA faculty representatives for many years, and has served on numerous conference and NCAA committees, Commissioner David Neilson said.
“She has always been a strong supporter of student-athletes and their opportunities to participate in athletics, while at the same time being cognizant of the importance of academics as our primary purpose,” Neilson said. continue
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