Rockhurst Athletics 2023 Hall of Fame Ceremony

Rockhurst University Athletics 2023 Hall of Fame
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Hall

Join Director of Athletics Kristy Bayer in celebrating the Rockhurst University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2023. The evening will include a cocktail hour and live ceremony honoring the newest members of the Hall of Fame.

  • Thomas Andreasen, '99 (Men's Soccer, 1995-1998)
  • Dr. Cindy Grant, '97 (Women's Basketball, 1994-1996)
  • Tom Heinemann, '09 (Men's Soccer, 2006-2008)
  • Dick Hennier, '64 (Men's Basketball, 1962-1964)
  • Maggie (McGovern) O'Leary, '12 (Women's Volleyball, 2008-2011)
  • Jerry Reynolds (Men's Basketball, 1975-1984)
  • Cassie (Hitpas) Varel, '97, '99 MOT (Women's Volleyball and Basketball, 1993-1996)
  • 1979-1980 Men's Basketball Team (team members include: Mick Allison, ’81, Tim Kellerman, ’83, Paul Berg, ’80, Doug Ommen, ’81, Bruce Kucera, ’80, Mark Teahan, ’82, Dennis Luber, ’83, John Mimlitz, ’83, Dennis Gunter, Mark Beeks, ’82, Mick Allison, ’81, Andy Fisher (Assistant Coach), and Jerry Reynolds (Head Coach))

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Carolina (Cruz) Davis, '16, KCTV5 News anchor.

Hall of Fame Schedule

  • Women's Basketball vs. McKendree (1 p.m., Mason-Halpin Fieldhouse)
  • Men's Basketball vs. McKendree (3 p.m., Mason-Halpin Fieldhouse, Hall of Fame members in attendnace will be recognized at halftime)
  • Cocktail Hour (5:30 p.m. OR immediately following conclusion of men's basketball game, Arrupe Hall)
  • Ceremony (6:30 p.m., Arrupe Hall Auditorium)

Hall of Fame Ceremony Tickets

Purchase A Special Message To Send To Your Hall of Famer

  • New in 2023! Family members, friends, teammates, and coworkers all have the opportunity to leave a special congratulatory message to their hall of famer that will be displayed in the official event program. Messages are $100 each and all proceeds go to support student-athletes at Rockhurst University. Purchase Your Message Here.

Questions? Contact associate athletic director Brent Blazek at or 816-501-4375