Five alumni to be inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Grove City College will induct five former athletic standouts into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 23. The induction will be held in conjunction with Grove City's home football game against Carnegie Mellon at Robert E. Thorn Field.

Cross country All-American Kristen (Carter '09) Schafer, national champion swimmer Caleb Courage '09, baseball/football standout Mike Kashurba '02, football/wrestling standout Jim Poole '70, and national champion swimmer Tim Whitbeck '09 comprise the Class of 2023.

The inductees will be honored in the afternoon and formally recognized prior to Grove City's 7 p.m. football game with Carnegie Mellon. This is the first class of Grove City College Hall of Fame inductees since February 2020.

"We are very excited to resume our Athletic Hall of Fame program this fall," Grove City athletic director Todd Gibson said. "The COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately caused an interruption in the Hall of Fame. However, the break also gave us an opportunity to evaluate the Athletic Hall of Fame from an operational standpoint.

"Our annual night home football game has become one of the premier annual on-campus events. We feel that the decision to hold our Hall of Fame ceremonies in conjunction with the annual night home football game will be a great boost to an already strong program."

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Five alumni to be inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

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