1997 Hall of Honor
Beginning her basketball career in fifth grade with her father as coach, Lynn Holleran continued her pattern as successful athlete and student during her four years at Beloit. A three sport letter winner in soccer, basketball and softball, she was the winner of both the Donald “Red” Janssen Award as a junior and the Ruth C. Peterson Award as a senior, recognizing her as an outstanding and versatile student-athlete. While most of her awards were won in basketball and softball, Lynn was also named to the 1985 All-State Wisconsin Women’s Soccer team in only her second year on the team. On the court, she was a four-year starter and three-year captain of the team. She led Beloit in steals, averaged 10 points and 7 assists per game, was named 2nd team All-Conference in 1984 and 1985 and made 1st team All-Conference in 1986. Lynn was 4 times named All Midwest Conference softball centerfielder, hitting .431 and .383, and served as team captain her senior year. A finalist in the NCAA post-graduate scholarship program, Lynn went on to MBA studies at Northwestern University’s prestigious Kellogg School of Management. She served as assistant director of academic services in the athletic department at Northwestern for seven years. She currently serves as the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Senior Women’s Administrator at Boston College and remains active in competitive basketball and soccer.
A star on Beloit Catholic High School’s football and basketball teams from 1978-1981 who was named All-Conference and All-Area for Beloit and Rockford his senior year, John Kaminski continued his stellar performances as defensive lineman on the Beloit College football squads of the early to mid-eighties. He was a starter in all 37 games played during his four years at Beloit and was named player of the week eight times. Named the team’s defensive player of the year in both 1984 and 1985 and was named to the Pizza Hut Division III All0American team his senior season. He still holds a number of College records, including a tie for most sacks in a game and a tie for second in career number of sacks with 29. In 1988 he had a brief career with the short-lived National Triple A Professional Football League team, the Rockford Panthers. A social studies teacher at Beloit Memorial High School, he is also head coach of the sophomore basketball team there.