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2020 Hall of Fame Class

AHS Alumni Well Represented in Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame 2020 Class

Seven of the 15 new members of the Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame 2020 class are graduates of the College of Applied Health Sciences.

The class includes athletes and coaches from nine different sports and covers athletes from 1901 through 2013. The seven from AHS are:

Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, Volleyball, BS Recreation, Sport & Tourism, 2012
Tal Brody, Basketball, BS, physical education, 1965
Vanessa DiBernardo, Soccer, BS, Recreation, Sport & Tourism, 2014
Ray Nitschke, Football, BS, physical education
Jenna Smith, Basketball, BS community health, 2010
Adam Tirapelle, Wrestling, BS, kinesiology, 2001
Don Tonry, Gymnastics, BS, physical education, 1965

The 2020 Hall of Fame class brings the total of UI Athletics Hall of Fame members to 80, covering 20 sports.

The official Hall of Fame induction is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18, at State Farm Center when the incoming class will be honored in an event that is free and open to the public.

Read more about the class of 2020 here.


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