Five New Honorees To Be Inducted Into Athletics Hall of Fame
Five new honorees will be inducted into the Westminster College Athletics Hall of Fame during a weekend of recognition activities October 7-8 in conjunction with Homecoming.
Gary Hoemann, ’77 of St. Louis, MO; Jim McEwen of New Bloomfield, MO; John Squires, ’99 of Castle Pines, CO; Logan Stanley, ’00 from Joplin, MO; and Casey (Lionberger) Zastrow, ’02 from Washington, MO; will all be honored. Stanley is being recognized for football; Hoemann for basketball; Squires for football and basketball; Zastrow for basketball and volleyball; and McEwen as Director of Athletics and head coach for men’s basketball.
A dinner and awards ceremony will be held Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Marsh/Jones Room of the Mueller Leadership Hall with Senior Director of Athletic Advancement and Men’s Basketball Coach Matt Mitchell as emcee. The next day the honorees will enjoy a tailgate celebration at the football field and then will be introduced to the crowd during the half time of the Homecoming football game.
The Westminster College Athletics Hall of Fame, originally established in 1998 as the Intercollegiate Athletic Who’s Who, was designed to recognize those individuals who have excelled in athletics and/or made significant contributions for their sports. Individuals selected have not only left a mark in the Blue Jay record book but gone on to achieve success in life, while making contributions to the success and reputation of Westminster College.
The Hall of Fame committee members voting on inductees includes the athletic director, sports information director, an alumni staff member and selected Hall of Fame members. The yearly Hall of Fame class shall not exceed five members.
“On behalf of the College, I want to congratulate the five outstanding individuals being honored this year,” says Director of Athletics Tracey Braden. “These athletics of excellence have upheld their strength of ability both on and off the field or court and given pride and spirit in the Westminster community through their achievements.”