Phelps, Chippeaux selected for Tabor College Athletics Hall of Fame


Jason Phelps (g’04) and Emily (Post, g’13) Chippeaux have been named to the Tabor College

Athletics Hall of Fame. The two former Bluejays will be inducted on Sunday, Oct. 2 in the Franz Family Heritage Lobby of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts. The public is invited to join the inductees and their families to connect at 4:30 p.m. The banquet and induction ceremony will follow at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.

“It is an honor to induct both Jason and Emily into the Tabor College Athletics Hall of Fame,” Tabor College Athletic Director David Ediger said. “Both are quality individuals who excelled at their craft while at Tabor and we are excited to have them back on campus for this prestigious honor.”

Phelps, Tabor’s all-time leader in interceptions (16), was a three-time NAIA All-American and first-team All-KCAC selection. He also holds the team record for interceptions in a season (8, 2001), which still sits as one of the top single-season performances in KCAC history. Phelps still sits atop Bluejay record books in career interception return yards (250). Phelps was voted team MVP in his second year at Tabor and played an instrumental role in sending it to its first playoff game in school history.

Chippeaux was a seven-time NAIA National qualifier in Tabor College track and field. Chippeaux competed at outdoor nationals all four years as a Bluejay, and participated in indoor nationals as a freshman, junior, and senior. She also earned first-team, All-KCAC outdoor honors in triple jump (x4), long jump (x3), and high jump (x2). Chippeaux totaled nine first-place finishes in conference meets, including three championships in the outdoor triple jump. Her career culminated with two, top-10 finishes nationally, placing seventh in the indoor triple jump and eighth in the outdoor high jump.

Chippeaux becomes the 16th member of Tabor track and field to be named to the Hall of Fame. She is the first since Ashley (Scherrer) Malcolm in 2018.

Phelps is no stranger to recent honorees, becoming the fifth Bluejay football inductee that played

The RSVP deadline is on Monday, Sept. 22.For costs, reservations or questions, call (620) 947-3121, ext. 1053 or go to

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