2014 Hall of Honor
Student Symposium will take place on Thursday, April 19. The Student Symposium schedule is available online.
David Martin Hendricks
Class of 1964
David Hendricks felt he was fortunate to attend Beloit College by way of a scholarship at the end of his senior year at Cuba City High School. Once on campus he gave everything of himself to his studies as well as the Buccaneer Men’s Basketball team. After graduation he never stopped giving back to the College that helped him, in his words, “become a useful asset to society.” He was, and is, so much more than that. A four-year letterwinner for the Bucs, Hendricks was a three-time All-Midwest Conference selection and twice was the team’s MVP. A guard, he was just the fourth player in Beloit history to eclipse the 1,000 career-points mark and still ranks 16th in program history with 1,013. His best season came as a junior when he finished third in the conference with 20.4 points-per-game. In his senior year he scored 50 points against the University of Chicago, which is still tied for third all-time in the Beloit record books. He earned Second Team All-State honors at the conclusion of that 1963-64 season. After graduation, Hendricks earned a Masters degree in Counseling from Northern Michigan University; taught German and Latin and coached at St. John’s School in Houston, to which he returned in 2010 as Athletic Director; and worked for over 20 years in direct mail and publishing. He has continued to support Beloit College over the years. He truly did become “a useful asset to society.”
Kenneth Daniel Kozemzak
Class of 1989
Ken Kozemzak hit the ground running with determination in his athletic career at Beloit College. The Most Improved player in his first season with the Buccaneer Men’s Basketball team, he then earned All-Conference recognition the next three seasons, including as the team MVP his junior year. As a senior he became the 13th member of the 1,000-point club during the MWC Championship Game and still ranks 18th all-time with 1,009 points. He worked his way into the lineup for the Beloit Baseball team as a sophomore before earning All-Conference honors as a shortstop his junior season and then, moving to the outfield, repeated the selection as a senior. He ended his Baseball, and Beloit, career with a flourish, hitting .356 while leading the team in runs, hits and doubles as a senior. After graduation Kozemzak was a counselor/case manager at a residential treatment center in Minneapolis before moving into sales. He is currently the Regional Sales Manager at Dearborn National in the Twin Cities.
Stephanie Fruin Johnson
Class of 1991
Athletic, talented, persistent. Three words that described Stephanie Fruin Johnson as she entered Beloit College. Those three traits all held up as she went on to be one of the dominant performers in the history of the Buccaneer Women’s Track & Field team. A four-year letterwinner, Johnson was a four-time All-Midwest Conference performer and the team MVP during her junior season. Usually competing in five to six events in every track meet, she was a four-time champion in the triple jump (two indoor, two outdoor) and won the long jump once. She still holds the Beloit records, both indoor and outdoor, in both the long and triple jumps. After earning her degree in Psychology, she earned a masters at the University of Illinois. She is currently a group leader at The Mill in Rockford.
Carolyn Krueger O’Brien
Class of 1991
Carolyn Krueger made several trips with her church group during her high school years in Green Bay that reminded her how lucky she was to get opportunities to achieve what she wanted in life. She then came to Beloit College, joined the Buccaneer Women’s Track & Field team, and became a trailblazer. A four-year letterwinner for the squad, O’Brien was the first Beloit female athlete to qualify for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships, placing 10th in the shot put during her senior season. But she did plenty before setting that program milestone. She was a three-time MWC champion in the shot put outdoors and won the event once at the indoor championships. She earned the team MVP award her senior season, and still holds the Beloit outdoor record for the shot put at 42’9 ¾”. Graduating with a degree in Sociology, O’Brien continues the helping spirit from her youth today as the Agency Support Services Manager at Family Services of Northeast, Wisconsin, in Green Bay.