Luther College will induct seven alumni into the Luther College Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, Oct. 6, honoring former athletes for their achievements in college sports, professional careers and community leadership.
Inductees are Mel Ashland, football, class of 1967; Randy Blank, football, class of 1973; Loran Storts, cross country and track, class of 1987; Jill (Freed) Japenga, track, class of 1992; Dr. Matt Miller, swimming, class of 1997; Amanda (Smith) Webb, basketball, class of 2002; and Josh Hildebrand, track and field, class of 2002.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at the Nobel Recital Hall located in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music at 5 p.m. The event is part of Luther College homecoming weekend.
A reception for the seven honorees will precede the ceremony, beginning around 4 p.m., following the conclusion of the Luther - University of Dubuque homecoming football game that begins at 1 p.m. in Carlson Stadium. The reception will be held in the Mostrom-Bahe lobby of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.
Luther president Richard L. Torgerson will welcome the new inductees. Coaches and former coaches of the Luther Athletic Department will read the citations.