2015 Hall of Honor
Alanna R. Moss
Class of 1998
Simply put, Alanna Moss was one of the best female Buccaneer Track & Field athletes ever. A four-year letterwinner, Moss was a three-time Midwest Conference champion and a four-time All-MWC performer, winning the High Jump title during the indoor season as a freshman and senior and adding the Triple Jump crown as a junior during the outdoor season. A team captain as a senior, she still holds the Beloit Women’s indoor High Jump record at 5’4, set in 1998, and held the 200m Hurdle mark at graduation. To underline her importance to the team during her career, she was named the team MVP for the indoor season three times and the outdoor MVP in all four of her seasons. After graduation she worked for the Wisconsin State Historical Society as a field archaeologist for several years. In 2002 she moved to New York state and began volunteering at a local public library, inspiring her to go back to school. She earned her Masters in Library Information Science from SUNY Albany in 2008. She has been the Primary School Librarian in the Ichabod Crane School District (Kinderhook, NY) since then, also teaching literacy and library skills to students in grades k-3 while helping coach the middle school/high school track and field teams. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Kinderhook Runners Club.
Matthew Thomas Krill
Class of 2000
Matt Krill did as much as he could for the Buccaneer Football team defensively during his four-season career, which made him more than deserving of the honors that came his way. A three-time First Team All-MWC defensive tackle, he finished his career with 236 tackles and 16 sacks. He was the team Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior and the co-MVP his senior season, also earning the Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year honor and being named an Honorable Mention All-American. A two-season captain who started on both the defensive and offensive line as a senior, he helped the Bucs to a 25-13 record during his career, including a 19-9 mark in MWC play. After graduation Krill was an assistant coach at Augustana College for two seasons. He then moved in to the roofing and construction business, where he has worked for 13 years. An accomplished fly fisherman, he resides in the Portland, Oregon area.
Adrienne Marie Davis
Class of 2004
Though she was a multi-sport athlete in high school, and played two seasons of Golf and a season of Basketball at Beloit, Softball was the sport of choice for Adrienne Davis. She enjoyed the challenge between the pitcher and hitter offensively and the ability to control the game as a catcher defensively. Buccaneer Softball is certainly glad she chose that path. A four-time All-MWC selection as a catcher/first baseman, and the Conference’s Player of the Year as a senior, Davis finished her four seasons with a .376 career batting average, still the second-highest all time. A two-year captain, at the end of her career she ranked in the top three in 13 categories across single-game, season and career. After graduation she remained at Beloit to serve as an assistant Softball coach for one season before taking the head coaching job at Oberlin College in 2006 and staying there thru 2011. She has been the Client Services Coordinator at Panther Life Science Logistics since 2011.
Dr. Robert W. Hodge
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and having received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, Hodge arrived at Beloit College, where he became a history professor, at the young age of 26, where he eventually was named Chair of the History Department. After several years of successful teaching, Hodge was contacted by then-Athletic Director Bill Knapton, asking if he would be interested in temporarily filling the position of Women’s Tennis coach. While continuing to teach his beloved history courses, Hodge soon found out that coaching tennis was yet another passion in his life, and he soon became the permanent women’s tennis coach in 1984. From 1984 thru 2011 Beloit College won five Midwest Conference Women’s Tennis Championships and competed at the National level a number of times. He had 12 seasons with 10-plus dual meet victories and posted over 250 career dual-meet wins during his tenure. He helped produce 44 individual champions, including the most in Conference history at #1 Singles (10), #2 Singles (8), and #1 Doubles (7). Hodge is currently enjoying his retirement in San Diego, California, where he lives with his wife, Diane. Between them, they have four sons and eight grandchildren.