ISU names Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame 2019 class

Redbird Arena
The induction ceremony will be conducted Oct. 26 during Homecoming. (WJBC file photo)

By Greg Halbleib

NORMAL – Illinois State University has announced the 2019 class of the Redbird Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame.

The newest members include Osiris Eldridge, who is fifth all-time in Redbird men’s basketball scoring; Cathy Olson George, a three-time NCAA volleyball participant and the current head coach at Michigan State; Kevin Glenn, who recently retired after 17 seasons as a quarterback in the Canadian Football League; and Katie Jean, a two-time Missouri Valley Conference individual golf medalist and three-time All-MVC selection.

Along with the 2019 class, the Campbell “Stretch” Miller Award for contributions to Redbird athletics other than playing or coaching will be presented to longtime member of the ISU volleyball and basketball bench crew Kathy Whitney.

Induction will be October 26 during the annual Hall of Fame breakfast during Homecoming.

Sports Director Greg Halbleib can be reached at greg@wjbc.com. 

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