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Christy Neneman, Nate Funk and Dan Smith were inducted into the Creighton Athletic Hall of Fame during a Monday evening banquet at the DoubleTree by...
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2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Recap
Release: 04/15/2013

OMAHA, Neb. -- Christy Neneman, Nate Funk and Dan Smith were inducted into the Creighton Athletic Hall of Fame during a Monday evening banquet at the DoubleTree by Hilton Omaha Downtown Hotel.

Neneman was a star women's basketball player at Creighton who graduated in 2004, and was presented by her former head coach, Jim Flanery.

Funk was a standout men's basketball player who graduated in 2007 and was presented by Director of Athletics, Bruce Rasmussen.

Smith was a star pitcher who wrapped up his Creighton Baseball career in 1990 after becoming a first-round pick of the Texas Rangers. He was presented by his former head coach, 2001 inductee Jim Hendry.

Connie Ryan was honored as Joseph J. Vinardi "Jaybacker of the Year".

In addition, volleyball standout Megan Bober and men's basketball sharpshooter Ethan Wragge were honored with the Carl M. Reinert, S.J., Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards.

For the third year in a row, Creighton honored its top teams in each gender. The volleyball and  basketball teams shared the top women's honor, while the basketball and soccer teams shared the top men's award.

Individually, Bober (Volleyball) and Doug McDermott (men's basketball) were recognized as CU's Athletes of the Year. It was Bober's second straight honor.

Below is a list of each team's "Most Inspirational Award" winner:
Softball (2012): Christa Ruf
Baseball (2012): Kurt Spomer
Women's Golf: Mary Cathryn Rau
Men's Golf: John Rasmussen
Volleyball: Natalie Hackbarth
Women's Tennis: Jennie Hartjes
Men's Tennis: Billy Paluch
Women's Soccer: Madelyn Buckner
Men's Soccer: Jose Ribas
Crew: Lauren Klick
Women's Cross Country: Anna Weirick
Men's Cross Country: Michael Holdsworth
Women's Basketball: Ally Jensen
Men's Basketball: Josh Jones











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