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OCAA ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2019

OCAA ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2019

TORONTO - The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of extraordinary contributions and accomplishments within collegiate sports in Ontario.

Honoured members include athletes, coaches and builders of the association. This year, 25 new members will be recognized in the ninth OCAA Hall of Fame ceremony, to be held at the Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, May 8.

The OCAA Hall of Fame was established in 2003. Including this year's induction, membership will expand to 422 individuals.

The class of 2019 includes the following athletes, coaches and builders:

Inductee Category Nominating Institution
Joanna Alexopulos Athlete Humber College
Jim Bialek Builder Humber College
Summer Bly Athlete Georgian College
James Bradley Coach Mohawk College
Steve Case Athlete Mohawk College
Rebecca Elliott (Huntley) Athlete Fanshawe College
Wayne Fish Builder Sheridan College
Eric Hannah Athlete Seneca College
Jim Henderson Coach Humber College
Colton Kalkanis Athlete Georgian College
Robert Malbasic Athlete St. Clair College
Bob McArthur Coach Seneca College
John McDonald Coach Mohawk College
Kaitlyn McKenna Athlete Niagara College
Kelly Nyhof Athlete Humber College
Dave Reinhart Athlete Mohawk College
Tunde Reti Athlete Fanshawe College
Ray Sarkis Builder Niagara College
Pat Sewell Athlete Fanshawe College
Bill Smith Coach St. Clair College
Linda Stapleton Builder Seneca College
Ryan Talsma Athlete Redeemer University College
Linda Turcotte Builder Canadore College
Tracy Wong Athlete Humber College
Renee Yip Athlete Humber College


Compete bios of each of the new inductees will be released in the coming weeks leading into the OCAA Hall of Fame Gala.

For more information on the origins and history of the OCAA Hall of Fame and to view honoured members biographies and photos, please visit the OCAA Hall of Fame website at www.ocaa.com/HallofFame.

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ABOUT ONTARIO COLLEGES ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) is the recognized leader in intercollegiate athletics in the province, dedicated to student-athlete and sport development. The OCAA has 27 members sponsoring 12 varsity sports.

For additional information please contact:
Josh Bell-Webster
Marketing and Communications
Ontario Colleges Athletic Association
Tel: 416-426-7041
Fax: 416-426-7308
E-mail: bell-webster@ocaa.com