Athletics Hall of Fame Reservations Underway

Athletics Hall of Fame Reservations Underway

Reservations are currently being accepted for the Class of 2009 Induction Banquet of Ferris State University's Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame set for Friday, Oct. 30, at FSU's Jim Wink Arena in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame, which inducted its Charter Class in 2000 and will recognize its 10th class of inductees this fall, was established to honor those athletes and coaches who have distinguished themselves in their sport or honorary members who made truly exceptional contributions to athletics.

This year's honorees are: Deb Bolinger of Marietta, Ga., softball (1978-82); Monty Brown of Saginaw, football (1989-92); Dean Davenport of Big Rapids, athletics administrator & coach (1970-93); Tim Herman of Flint, men's basketball (1976-79); Andy Roach of Mattawan, hockey (1993-97); Karen (Kramer) Trierweiler of Grand Ledge, women's basketball (1983-87); and Bill Scheible of Big Rapids, who played football (1974-76) for Ferris and also served the athletics department in a variety of capacities after his playing career concluded.

A 15-member Selection Committee of faculty, staff, alumni and community members chose the inductees from among 35 nominees. The class spans three decades and includes representation from five different sports along with two former administrators.

The seven new inductees will join 88 honorees already enshrined during the 10th annual Induction Banquet on Oct. 30 at Wink Arena. The event opens at 5:30 p.m. (EDT) with a reception in honor of this year's inductees. The dinner runs from 7-8 p.m. (EDT) and the induction program follows until approximately 10 p.m. (EDT).

This year's honorees will also be recognized the following day (Oct. 31) during halftime activities as the Bulldog football team takes on Hillsdale in the 10th annual Hall of Fame Game with kickoff set for 2 p.m. (EDT) at Top Taggart Field.

Reservations are $50 each and can be made online or checks should be made payable to the Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame. Individual sponsorships are $200 and include two banquet reservations, recognition in the printed program in addition to verbal and signage recognition at the banquet. Corporate sponsorships are $750 and include 10 banquet reservations, a reserved table, recognition in the program, verbal and signage recognition at the banquet, an invitation for an individual and a guest to watch Ferris' football game versus Hillsdale the following day in the Wheeler Pavilion President's Box with this year's inductees (includes parking pass). A portion of all reservations and sponsorships may also be tax-deductible.

For further information regarding the banquet, please contact Frank Dye at (231) 591-2862 or via email at

Reservations can also be made online by visiting this link: