MacMurray inducts four into Athletic Hall of Fame

February 20, 2018 | 3:03 PM

MacMurray College inducted four alumni into the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday evening at a ceremony held on campus. Edward Kowalczyk, class of 2002, the late Kelsey Vaughn-Turner, class of 2007, Kimberly (Ryan) Byers, class of 2007, and Tobias Alaribe, Jr., class of 2012, were honored for their years as Highlanders.                

During his time playing baseball at MacMurray, Kowalczyk received Rookie of the Year, St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) First and Second Team All-Conference, Team Captain, MVP, and currently holds the records for home runs, runs batted in and hits.

Vaughn-Turner was recognized for her performance on the volleyball court for being a key player in one of the first winning seasons at MacMurray. She was named SLIAC Honorable Mention All-Conference, SLIAC Conference Tournament Qualifier, Second Team All-Conference, MVP, and is 10th all-time in kills with 274.

Byers, along with Vaughn-Turner, was another star on the volleyball court in the class of 2007. Byers was also a key player in helping turn the program around in one of the first winning seasons. She received many awards including MVP, leader in assists (673), 3rd in blocks and digs, SLIAC Conference Tournament Qualifier and was a part of the SLIAC All-Tournament Team.

The fourth Hall of Fame inductee was a star on the football field in the class of 2012. Alaribe, Jr., who played defense, was crowned MVP all four years of playing at MacMurray as well as being the football team captain from his sophomore year to his senior year. He also received SLIAC-UMAC First Team All-Conference, and UMAC Second Team All-Conference.

Pictured (from left to right): Kallie (Vaughn) Edge, Class of 2009, Kyla Whitehead, Kimberly Byers, Edward Kowalczyk, and Tobias Alaribe, Jr.

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