Lincoln College Lynx to be honored this weekend for achievements
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[April 25, 2009]
A former Chicago White Sox
catcher, a nine-time mixed martial arts champion, and a highly
decorated Air Force security specialist -- all members of the
Lincoln College alumni family -- will be honored this weekend for
their distinguished service and accomplishments. The three will be
presented with alumni awards at a dinner and awards program on April
25, in conjunction with the school's annual reunion weekend.
Chuck Lindstrom, former Lynx athletic director and head baseball
coach, will receive the Honorary Alumni Award for his many years of
service to the school. He is credited with building the school's
athletic program and stamping it with his brand of fairness and
integrity. Lindstrom is a former professional baseball player whose
major league career consisted of a single game in which he tripled
and walked in two at-bats, an achievement that earned him a 1.000
major league batting average and recognition by ESPN as one of
baseball's top 10 one-hit wonders.
Matt Hughes was an all-American wrestler for Lincoln College in
1995. He went on to gain international fame as a nine-time world
welterweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a mixed
martial arts organization. Today, Hughes lives in Hillsboro with his
wife, Audra, and their children, Joey and Hanna Grace. In addition
to his continued fight training, he is active in volunteer and
mission work. Hughes will be presented with the Young Alumni Award,
given to recent alumni who demonstrate leadership in their lives.
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Arthur "A.J." King Jr. came to Lincoln College from his home in
Chicago's south suburbs on a basketball scholarship. After
graduation, King enlisted in the Air Force, where he has received
numerous medals of recognition during a distinguished career that
has spanned two decades and several continents. He currently serves
as a security specialist at the Pentagon. King lives in Bowie, Md.,
with his wife and four children and enjoys coaching basketball and
football for the Boys & Girls Clubs. King will receive the Alumni
Achievement Award in Government Service.
The three men will be honored at the reunion dinner and awards
program at the Maple Club Dinner Theatre at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Reservations can be made by calling 217- 732-3155, ext. 217. The
cost is $30 per person.
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