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: John Nance, '83, 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.

Buy Your Tickets Now

All tickets include admission to basketball games, ceremony, and food/beverage

  • $30 - Adults, Kids ages 12 and over
  • ​$15 - Under 12
  • Tickets must be purchased by Sunday, February 6.




  • 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 attendance 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)

Hotel Information

  • Room blocks are available from Thursday, Feb. 9 - Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Courtyard by Marriott on the Country Club Plaza (4600 Mill Creek Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112)
  • $139/Night (king or two queens)
  • Call 816-285-9755 and ask for the Rockhurst University Hall of Fame group or click here to reserve online. All reservations must be completed by January 26, 2023.

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