Rock Valley College Athletics Hall of Fame to induct 12 athletes

Staff Report

The Rock Valley College (RVC) Athletics Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2014 inductees.

Inductees include 12 former athletes from some of the earliest days of RVC athletics. The inductees are as follow, with sport played and graduation year in parenthesis:

• Hubert Baker (football, 1973);

• Lindle Dailey (baseball, basketball, 1969);

• Cindy Diamond (volleyball, softball, basketball, 1971);

• Sherry Diamond (volleyball, softball, basketball, 1969);

• Duey Hoff (baseball, basketball, 1970);

• Bill Lewis (football, 1970);

• Shawna Mitchell (volleyball, softball, basketball , 1984);

• Larry Sidney (basketball, 1970);

• Rita Stevens (volleyball, softball, basketball, 1976);

• Roosevelt Watkins (basketball, 1976);

• Jim Yeager (baseball, 1969); and

• Larry Young (football, 1973).

The 2014 class will be inducted at a special ceremony and dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, at Franchesco’s Ristorante, 7128 Spring Creek Road, Rockford.

The inductees will also be honored the next afternoon Saturday, Jan. 24, between the women’s and men’s basketball games at RVC. The RVC women will play College of DuPage at 1 p.m., followed immediately by the Hall of Fame recognition, and then the RVC men’s game versus DuPage at 3 p.m.

Tickets to attend the ceremony and dinner Jan. 23 are $30 and must be purchased in advance by calling (815) 921-3801.

From the Jan. 14-20, 2015, issue

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