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Donald W. Kohler
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2700 College Rd. Box 4-C
Council Bluffs, IA 51502
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2013
Iowa Western to Recognize Hall of Fame Inductees
Council Bluffs, Iowa - The Iowa Western Community College Athletic Department will honor the newest members to the Reiver Hall of Fame during a special ceremony Saturday, October 19, at the college. The new class will be inducted during an 8:00 a.m. breakfast event in the student center. The public is invited to attend. Those persons interested in attending the event should contact the Athletic Department office at 325-3418.
The 2013 Reiver Hall of Fame inductees are:
John Jerkovich of Council Bluffs has been a longtime supporter of Iowa Western Reiver Athletics. Jerkovich, president and CEO of Heartland Properties, has dedicated his time and financial resources to various athletic endeavors, and was one of the original Football Founder Club members. Jerkovich attended Iowa Western CC in 1976 and 1977 and has been a Reiver Athletics Booster for more than 20 years.
JULIE (WILLIAMS) CORTINAS
Julie Williams Cortinas was a standout volleyball star at Iowa Western, earning All-Region and Academic All-Region honors during her two seasons. She helped the Reivers to a 42-12 record and Conference Championship in the 1998-99 season, and was a force in Iowa Western’s 33-14 season and District L Championship campaign in 1999-2000. Following her sophomore season, Cortinas earned NJCAA All-American and Academic All-American honors.
1988-89 REIVER BASEBALL TEAM
Another in a long line of talented teams, this squad earned several honors after finishing 50-21 overall, including: Conference Champions; Region Champions; District Champions; NJCAA JUCO World Series 5th Place.
1990-91 REIVER BASEBALL TEAM
This baseball squad rolled to a 37-24 record and a fifth-place finish at the JUCO World Series. The team also earned Conference, Region and District Championships.