2 to join BC Hall of Honor

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BELOIT - Volleyball and basketball star Chris (Brown) Hawn and baseball standout Alex Cherney will be inducted into the Beloit College Hall of Honor in October.

Hawn, a 2009 graduate, led the Buccaneers to six Midwest Conference tournament appearances in her two sports.

Hawn led the Bucs women's basketball team to two MWC tournament appearances. She was a three-time All-MWC basketball selection, the league's Player of the Year as a senior after posting seven double-doubles and ranking among the top eight in five statiscal categories that season.

Hawn still holds the Beloit program record for rebounds in a season and is ranked second in career rebounds. Her 32 points against Carroll University in 2009 is the fifth-most by a Buc in program history.

Former Beloit head coach Dawn Redd said, "While Chris was a conference player of the year for basketball, her contributions to the volleyball program were just as great."

A dynamic outside hitter, she was a two-time All-MWC selection in volleyball. She led the Bucs to four postseason tournaments, including a 2006 MWC Tournament title and NCAA berth.

Hawn holds top five marks for kills in a match, kills in a season, kills per game in a season and career kills. She was recognized as a top senior student-athlete as the recipient of the Ruth C. Peterson Award in 2009.

A natice of Ruidoso, N.M., Hawn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology, Evolutionary, and Behavioral Biology from Beloit College. Hawn went on to receive a Ph.D. in Zoology/Animal Biology from North Carolina State University and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Cherney was also a great hitter, with a bat in his hands. He was an All-MWC North Division selection for three seasons as a designated hitter.

Cherney earned First Team recognition in 1995, helping Beloit to a MWC tournament appearance, and 1996 before earning Second Team honors in 1997.

Cherney's junior season highlighted his career as he wrote his name into the Beloit College record book in multiple season categories including hits, total bases, and runs batted in. Following his 1996 campaign, Cherney was named a "Player to Watch" by Collegiate Baseball magazine.

At the time of his graduation, Cherney held the program mark for career home runs with 10. He still ranks among the top five in program history. He was the team's top hitter with the highest batting average and most hits in 1995 and 1996, adding the RBI title in 1996 and posting the most doubles in 1997.

Cherney, a Phoenix, Arizona native, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Beloit College. He went on to earn a M.P.E. from Arizona State University and is currently the Head Baseball Coach at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Hawn and Cherney will be recognized at halftime of the Buccaneer football game Oct. 5 at Strong Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. The official induction ceremony and reception will be held at 6 p.m. on the Beloit College campus.

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