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Alumni Weekend 2012

Sep 21, 2012
by Staff

Jones, Lee and Mena inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Julie (Went) Jones, ‘89
Lettered three years in women’s tennis and played on three NAIA National Championship teams (1987-89). She earned NAIA All-America honors in each of those three seasons. As a senior, she posted a 26-0 record in singles competition, and was the national runner-up in the singles tournament. Went and Catharina Persson became the first tandem from Flagler to win the national doubles competition.

Jason Lee, ‘93
Lettered all four years in baseball, and was a three-time All-Florida Sun Conference selection (1991-93). He posted a 40-15 career record with a 3.06 earned run average. He holds the school’s career record for wins, complete games (25) and innings pitched (398). As a senior, he helped lead the Saints to a 42-15 mark, a school record for wins and winning percentage, and was one game shy of advancing to the NAIA World Series.

Ricardo Mena, ‘00
Was a four-year letter winner in men’s tennis, and is the most recent alumnus to be inducted. A three-time NAIA All-American, he was selected as the 1999 Most Outstanding Player after winning the singles title. He was the Ward Ballinger Award recipient in 1999, which recognizes the NAIA’s top men’s tennis player. Mena helped lead Flagler to top 10 rankings, including a No. 2 ranking in 1999.

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Flagler recognizes four alumni for achievements and contributions

Young Alumni Achievement Award – Amy Thompson, ‘06
A merchandising expert with WalMart, Thompson has also stayed connected to Flagler’s Students in Free Enterprise. (See story page 17)

Flagler Service Award – Pete Peaver, ‘81
Peaver has worked on the Flagler College Alumni Golf Tournament since the inception and been instrumental in building alumni participation. He was inducted into the Flagler College Sports Hall of Fame for Baseball in 2007. He was recently named the Florida High School Golf Coach of the Year.

Professional Achievement Award – Dr. Beverly Carmichael, ‘72
Carmichael is assistant chancellor for university advancement at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. In the past, she has served as director of development for Flagler, as well as associate executive director of The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.

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