WINTER 2012 - Concordia University

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WINTER 2012 - Concordia University

Tornado Athletics

Three inducted

into Athletic

Hall of Fame on

October 20, 2012

The CTX Athletics Hallof Fame includes 10 individuals and two championship teams. Pictured here are various inductees with their families, former teammates and

coaches.

Two former athletes and one former coach were inducted into

the Concordia Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, October

20 at the Oasis. The new inductees are Melba Homer-Mitchell

(class of 1989, volleyball player); Michael Childs (class of 1985,

basketball player); and Mike Gardener, who served as the head

baseball coach from 2000 to 2009 and coached the championship

baseball team that went to the College World Series in 2002—a

first in school history. Gardner today serves as a professor of

kinesiology at Concordia and part-time as an athletic fundraiser

for the University.

The Hall of Fame serves to recognize individuals and teams

who have made significant contributions to the athletics

program at CTX. The first class was inducted in 2009, and today

includes 10 individuals and two championship teams. You can

see the complete list at athletics.concordia.edu.

2012 CTX Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

Melba Homer-Mitchell

class of 1989, volleyball

Michael Childs

class of 1985, basketball

Mike Gardner

head baseball coach 2000-2009

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