Southwestern Oregon Community College’s (SWOCC) Laker Alumni Association honors former athletes, teams, coaches, and those that have had a large impact on the school and its athletic program. One team and three individuals covering a wide range of Laker history will make up the Southwestern Oregon Community College Hall of Fame’s class of 2020.
This year’s inductees are the 1st Baseball team (1966-67) including players: Harry Abel, Jack Greene*, Dan Kirk*, Lewis LaFleur*, Ray Lemke*, Dennis Metzger*, Dennis Rodgers*, Terry Severson*, John Walker* and Tom Wright, coached by the late Bill Horning. Individual members include: Jennifer Gunnell (Volleyball 1989-90), Joanna Grotenhuis (Volleyball 1990-91) and John Speasl (former Athletic Director and coach).
This year’s event will kick off with a “meet and greet social” on Friday, June 5th at The Mill Casino, Warehouse 101 at 5:30 pm. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place in Prosper Hall on Saturday, June 6th at noon during the annual sports awards, followed by a social event at 5:00 pm at the Back Alley Pub & Grill. This will be a no-host weekend, but is open to the public.
For hotel reservations contact The Mill Casino at 541-756-8800 and ask for the SWOCC discount.
(The Alumni Association is seeking help in locating some of the team members. Anyone having information on the ones marked with an asterisk (*), should contact the Hall of Fame Committee at [email protected] or 541-888-7208.)