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The Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes and honors those men and women who distinguished themselves as outstanding contributors to athletics while at Wayland Academy, and who continue to exemplify the core values of athletics at Wayland Academy—Integrity, Respect, Caring, Gratitude, Passion—in their personal and professional lives.

During the summer of 2021, a group of alumni and trustees came together to remind us of the athletic legacy that Wayland Academy has coveted for decades. Cobb and Brown Fields, the tennis courts, the softball and baseball diamonds, Lindsay Gym, Sol Wolfe `34 Pool, and the Field House were the other classrooms where students learned character, honor, and teamwork. These were also places where the Academy earned its spot competing with many of the top schools and colleges in the Midwest.

The new Athletic Hall of Fame is a way for the Academy to recognize and honor members of the Wayland Academy community who distinguished themselves as outstanding contributors to athletics while at the Academy. It will pay tribute to those who have continued to exemplify the core values of athletics at Wayland Academy—Integrity, Respect, Caring, Gratitude, and Passion—in their personal and professional lives.

If you know a person who exemplifies these characteristics and meets the criteria, please consider nominating them for the Wayland Academy Athletic Hall of Fame.

Student-Athlete Nomination Criteria 

  • The nominee must have demonstrated excellence while competing at Wayland Academy.
  • The nominee must have graduated at least 10 years ago.
  • The nominee must be a positive role model and show leadership qualities.
  • The nominee must demonstrate a high level of sportsmanship and spirit.

Team, Coach, Posthumous, or Benefactor Nomination Criteria

  • The coach nominee must be currently unaffiliated with Wayland or pending retirement.
  • The team nominee should be 10 years removed from its season of accomplishment.
  • The nominee must be a positive role model and show leadership qualities.
  • The nominee must demonstrate a high level of sportsmanship and spirit.

Athletic Hall of Fame Steering Committee

Jim Janik `74—Chair

Mick Maier `64

Elizabeth Traut Bosio `73

Mike VanHaren `82

Terrence Wilson `02

Anne Rauschert Raisor `11

Diane Alpaugh H`83, Former Faculty

Kris Boucher H`90, Former Faculty

Dave Kasper H`81, Former Faculty

Jason Warnick, Head of School

Carrie Ahlborn, Director of Advancement

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the Athletic Hall of Fame, contact Carrie Ahlborn, Director of Advancement at Wayland Academy at 920-356-2120 ext. 222.