Last year, seven new inductees joined the 2011 SXU Athletics Hall of Fame class
Last year, seven new inductees joined the 2011 SXU Athletics Hall of Fame class
SXU - Fri, Feb. 24, 2012

CHICAGO – On Saturday, May 5, the Saint Xavier University Athletics Department will host its 2012 Athletic Alumni Reunion Banquet at the Shannon Center on SXU's Chicago campus.  During the event, nine new members will be inducted into the Saint Xavier University Athletics Hall of Fame.  The nine new inductees include: Jen Belmonte '09 (women's soccer), Peg Deaton (distinguished supporter), Lauren Dentzman '10 (women's cross country/track), Ryan Howell (baseball), Candis Jackson '08 (women's basketball), Enrique Orejel '05 (men's soccer), Andy Ricca '06 (football), Rick Romeli '06 (men's basketball) and Jalyn Shearer '10 (softball). 

"We now have over 100 members in the Saint Xavier University Athletics Hall of Fame," said SXU Athletics Director Bob Hallberg.  "We are looking for them to come back once a year and relive their great memories from their time at SXU.  We are hoping for a great turnout of former Cougar Hall of Famers and players to help welcome in the new inductees."

The 2012 Saint Xavier University Athletic Alumni Reunion Banquet will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner and ceremony at 7 p.m.  Anyone interested in attending the event on May 5 should contact Eileen Watson at 773-298-3101 or via e-mail at watson@sxu.edu.  More information regarding this event will be available on the SXU Athletics website at www.sxucougars.comin the coming weeks.  Tickets are $50 per person, which includes dinner and cocktails.  Tables of 10 may also be purchased for $500 per table.