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Wednesday, Sept. 13

Five prepare for entrance into ISU Athletics Hall

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[SEPT. 13, 2006]  NORMAL -- The Illinois State Department of Athletics will honor a group of five outstanding individuals with induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday night.

The 2006 class of the ISU Athletics Hall of Fame includes former student-athletes Caryn Brune-Goss, women's basketball, 1990-93; Jodi Burch-Janse Van Rensburg, softball, 1992-95; James Duncan, track and field, 1994-97; and Rickie Johnson, men's basketball, 1982-85; as well as longtime supporter Dr. Jim Johnson, who will receive the Campbell "Stretch" Miller award.

The official induction ceremony will take place on Friday at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington. The banquet will begin at 7 p.m., following an hour-long reception. The five honorees will also be recognized on Saturday during halftime of the Illinois State-Eastern Illinois football game, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

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The class is the 27th in the history of the ISU Athletics Hall of Fame, including the charter class of 1974. Wednesday is the last day to order dinner and induction ceremony tickets, which can be purchased by calling the Illinois State Athletics Department at 309-438-3530.

For pictures and more information on the five inductees, click here.

[Illinois State University news release provided by Todd Kober, assistant athletics director, media relations]

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