• 2011 Hall of Fame Inductees


    Class of 2011
    Don Bollweg
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    Wheaton Community
    Class of 1940
    Baseball
     
    • Major League Baseball player – 1950 to 1955
    • Member of the 1953 World Series Champion New York Yankees – 1953
    • Served in the US Army – 1943 to 1945
    • Grew Up Playing 12-Inch Boys Fast-Pitch Softball


    Class of 2011
    Eric Channing
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    Wheaton Warrenville South
    Class of 1998
    Basketball
    • Unanimous All-conference Selection – 1997 and 1998
    • IHSA “King of the Hill” 3-Point Champion – 1997
    • All-Time Leading Scorer at New Mexico State University
    • 3-Time Academic All-American
    • Sun Belt Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year – 2002
    • New Mexico State University Athletic Hall of Fame
    • European Professional Basketball Player


    Class of 2011
    Laura Davis-Johnson
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    Wheaton Central
    Class of 1991
    Volleyball
    • 2-Time 1st Team All-State Selection

    • All-Time Career Assist Leader – WWS

    • The Ohio State University Athletic Hall of Fame

    • 2-Time 1st Team NCAA All-American

    • National Player of the Year – American Volleyball Coaches Association – 1994

    • Member of the USA National Team



    Class of 2011
    Ed Ewoldt
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    Wheaton Community
    Wheaton Central
    1959 to 1988
    Wrestling Coach
     
    • Illinois “State” High School Wrestling Historian
    • Head Coach of the IHSA 2nd Place Team – 1966
    • National Wrestling Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Wrestling USA Magazine Man of the Year – 1991
    • IWCOA Man of the Year – 1986
    • Inducted into the Legions of Wheaton – 2007


    Class of 2011
    Don Hatch
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    Wheaton Community
    Class of 1965
    Gymnastics
     
    • 3-Year Varsity Letter Winner in Gymnastics – 1963 to 1965
    • IHSA State Champion – Still Rings – 1965
    • 3-Time All Big Ten Selection at the University of Iowa – 1967 to 1969
    • 3-Time Big Ten Conference Champion – Still Rings – 1967 to 1969
    • Member of the University of Iowa’s National Championship Team – 1969


    Class of 2011
    Ali Klaas-Ittersagen
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    Wheaton Warrenville South
    Class of 1998
    Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Track & Field
    • 3-Time All-Conference – Basketball
    • All-Time WWS Leader in Assists and Steals
    • 2-Time State Final Qualifier – Tennis
    • Doubles National Junior College Champion – College of DuPage
    • 2-Time Junior College All-American – Basketball
    • 2-Time Letter Winner at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Basketball


    Class of 2011
    James Longacre
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    Wheaton Community
    1951 to 1975
    Basketball, Football and Track & Field Coach
    • Illinois High School Football Association Hall of Fame
    • Coached Basketball Teams to Back-to-Back Conference Championships – 1952 and 1953
    • One of the Most Beloved Coaches in School History
    • Coached for 24 Years


    Class of 2011
    Sean Rooney
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    Wheaton Warrenville South
    Class of 2001
    Basketball, Golf and Volleyball
    • Illinois High School Player of the Year – 2001
    • All-Time School Record Holder – Kills and Aces
    • 4-Time 1st Team All-American at Pepperdine University
    • NCAA National Player of the Year – 2005
    • Member of the USA Gold Medal Olympic Volleyball Team – 2008
    • Professional Volleyball Player in Russia, Europe, and Asia


    Class of 2011
    Al Sears
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    Wheaton Central
    Class of 1981
    Wrestling
    • 3rd Place IHSA State Championships – 1981
    • Football and Wrestling All-Conference
    • 2-Time DuPage Valley Conference Individual Champion
    • 4-Time NCAA DII All-American Selection
    • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Hall of Fame
    • Current NCAA Record Holder for Career Pins – All Divisions


    Class of 2011
    Jeff Thorne
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    Wheaton Central
    Class of 1990
    Baseball, Basketball and Football
    • 2-Time Football and Basketball All-Conference, Baseball All-Are1989
    • Red Grange Award Winner
    • 4-Year Starting Quarterback – Eastern Illinois University
    • All-Ohio Valley Conference Football Selection
    • 3rd All-Time in Passing Yards – Eastern Illinois University
    • College Football Coach – North Central College



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