Clarke to Honor Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees
Induction Ceremony Part of Homecoming Events
Dubuque, IA: Clarke University announces its latest inductees into their Athletics Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Jansen Music Hall. The Hall of Fame ceremony is one of the many activities taking place during Clarke's homecoming weekend.
Curt Long, director of athletics, will welcome guests, introduce Clarke's president, Joanne Burrows, SC, for her message, and then preside over the inductions. Each athlete will be introduced by a special guest and deliver their acceptance remarks.
The 2012 Class for Clarke Athletics Hall of Fame is:
Jenny Berg Thate '03 - Soccer: From Circle Pines, Minn., Jenny competed in soccer and hockey. She is the all-time leader in goals (56), goals per game (.88), assists (23), points (135), points per game (2.11), shots (263) and shots per game (4.11). Jenny received her Bachelors of Arts degree in elementary education and teaches in Blaine, Minn.
Julie Bokermann '01 - Soccer, Softball, and Tennis: Julie Bokermann, of St. Louis, Mo., was a member of four NIIC conference championship teams, and was named 1998 NIIC Player of the Year in tennis. She was a four letter winner in softball and member of the 1999 NIIC championship team. Julie also earned two letters in soccer. Julie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in human health science and her Master of Science degree in physical therapy. She is now a certified athletic trainer, strength and conditioning specialist living in St. Charles, Mo.
Megan Koppenhoefer '01 - Basketball, Softball and Volleyball: A native of Seneca, IL, Megan was a three sport standout athlete at Clarke. She was a two-time All-conference selection for basketball and twice named to first team All-conference for softball. As a freshman, Megan received Clarke's Top Newcomer Award in all three sports, and was the 2001 Ed Colbert Athletics Career Achievement Award winner. Megan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in human sciences and her Master of Science degree in physical therapy. She is director of rehab services at Mercy Hospital in Miami, Fla.
Scott Savary '94 - Baseball: Scott is a native of Dubuque (Wahlert Catholic High School) and was the first student-athlete recruited and signed by Clarke's baseball team. In Clarke's inaugural season, Scott had a .461 slugging percentage and led the Crusaders in RBI's (25), doubles (7) and home runs (3). After graduation he was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. He was a 1994 NAIA Scholar-Athlete and recipient of the Ed Colbert Athletics Career Achievement Award. Scott graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and accounting.
Jaron Warner '01 - Basketball: Jaron is a native of Marrero, La., and a three-time NIIC All-conference selection and team MVP. His senior year, Jaron led all conference scorers averaging 27.3 points per game. He was the NIIC Basketball Co-Player of the Year and named a D3Hoops.com honorable mention All-American. Jaron still holds the single-game scoring record (52 points) and ranks as Clarke's second all-time leaders in scoring with 1,685 points. He was the 2000 winner of the Ed Colbert Athletic Career Achievement Award.
The Clarke University Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes student-athletes, coaches and contributors who have demonstrated extraordinary performances and achievements in athletics. Nominees for student-athlete must have graduated from Clarke and participated for a minimum of two years. They are eligible for induction seven years after graduation.