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Homecoming Events at Glen Oaks on Saturday

Current and past Glen Oaks Community College students and the public are invited Saturday afternoon to welcome back many of the college’s All-American Athletes during festivities between the GOCC vs Kellogg Community College basketball game. The women’s game starts at 1:00 p.m. and the men’s game starts at 3:00 p.m.

The All-American’s to be honored at about 2:45 p.m. by the Athletic Department include Amie Burger, Laura Schmalstig Shireman, Bobby Fish, Adam Falbe and Josh Vandemark. The salute takes place in the Glen Oaks Gym after the Lady Viking’s game against KCC and just before the state of the men’s game.

Homecoming festivities surrounding the hoop games also include a “Free Throw Shooting Contest” during the half times of both games. Winners receive free 2 liter bottles of pop.

Following the men’s game, Glen Oaks will welcome past students with hot hors d’oeuvres and beverages on the upstairs Concourse. “It will be a great time for everyone to catch up with old friends, students, alumni, and the All-Americans,” said William Furr, a business professor. Furr said the Homecoming Events are sponsored by Student Government, Recreation and Student Activities, and the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation.

Glen Oaks Community College is proud of its past All-Americans:

1969-1970:

    C.B. Gordon – Men’s Basketball, Honorable Mention.

1993-1994:

    Steve Bagby – Baseball, Third Team.

1996-1997:

    Amie Burger – Women’s Basketball, Second Team and Kevin Baderdeen –Baseball, First Team.

1997-1998:

    Laura Schmalstig Shireman – Women’s Basketball, Honorable Mention and Bobby Fish- Baseball, First Team.

1998-1999:

    Adam Falbe – Baseball, Third Team.

1999-2000:

    Mike Voyles – Baseball, First Team.

2002-2003:

    Betsy Salyer – Women’s Basketball, Third Team.

2010-2011:

    Josh Vandemark – Baseball, First Team.

The men’s team earned a key conference win last Saturday against Kalamazoo Valley Community College. The Viking men are guaranteed a District 8 play-off spot after their 86-70 win at KVCC. In that game, Karvel Anderson led the Vikings with a 27 point display, including six three point shots. Paul Jones had 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Tyler Bell contributed 16 points and four assists. Steve Proefrock, Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach at GOCC,said he expects an action-filled game Saturday against Kellogg.

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