Former Bluejay greats John Franz and Colleen (Ratzlaff) Squires will be
inducted into the Tabor College Hall of Fame class at the annual
Tabor College Hall of Fame Banquet, to be held Saturday, May 16th
at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. A reception for the
Hall of Fame inductees and their guests starts at 5 p.m., followed by
a dinner and silent auction at 6 p.m.
Franz, a 1961 graduate
of Tabor participated in soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis, and
track and field while at Tabor College. A four-year letter winner in soccer, basketball, and track and field, Franz was named Most Valuable Player his senior
year in soccer. The 1961 Bluejays soccer team finished the season with eight wins and
one tie, and placed third at the NAIA tournament. Franz also held school records in the javelin throw during his four years.
Squires graduated in 1990 as a four-year letter winner in
basketball. She was selected Most Valuable
Player and named to the KCAC all-conference first team her sophomore,
junior, and senior years. She was named to the NAIA "all-District 10" team as well as the National Christian College Athletic
Association "all-District 6" team her junior and senior years. She was named to the NCCAA all-American first team as a senior, and was also recognized as part of the NCCAA
National all-tournament team that year. She was honored as Tabor?s Most Valuable Female Athlete her junior and senior
years, 1988-89 and 1989-90.
Tickets are $15 and can
be purchased through the Tabor College athletic department or by
contacting Kathy Epp at 620-947-3121 ext. 1308. Silent Auction items
include: a Peyton Manning autographed Mini Helmet, a Nolan Ryan
autographed baseball with a hall of fame logo, a Michael Jordan
autographed Chicago Bulls jersey worn during the 1997-98 season, a
Denver Nuggets T-shirt autographed by the team, a Green Bay Packers
autographed football, a Dan Marino autographed football, Kansas City
Royals and Kansas City Wizards Tickets, and much more.