November 9th is National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day…why? We don’t know. But who needs a reason to enjoy one?
This is also Homecoming Weekend at MVNU and this year’s athletic Wall of Fame inductees have been announced!
The Mount Vernon Nazarene University Athletic Department has announced that Kenny Chaffin (’02), Justin Clarey (’04), and Laura Kot (’07) will be inducted into the Wall of Fame. The official induction ceremony will take place on Friday evening, November 11 at halftime of the men’s basketball homecoming game against Olivet Nazarene University.
Kenny Chaffin graduated from MVNU in 2002 and was an important part of the men’s basketball team. He finished his career ranking in the top five all-time in points, rebounds, blocked shots, and field goals made. Chaffin grabbed 834 rebounds and is second all-time in blocks with 196. Chaffin is a member of the 2,000-point scorer club and was named an NCCAA All-American (First Team) in 2001 and 2002. He was also an NAIA Division II Honorable Mention All-American in 2000, 2001, and 2002. In 2002, Chaffin helped his team win the NCCAA National Tournament, for which he was named the tournament’s MVP.
Justin Clarey is a 2004 MVNU graduate and member of the MVNU baseball team. He was an integral part of the team for four years and earned many accolades and honors. Clarey was the American Mideast Conference South Division’s Player of the Year in 2004, an NCCAA All-American First Team recipient in both 2002 and 2004, an NAIA All-American honoree in 2001, and received MVNU’s Champion of Character Award in 2004. As a catcher, Clarey helped his team make both the NAIA World Series and NCCAA National Tournament in 2004. His career statistics include 31 home runs (third all-time) and 175 runs batted in (eighth all-time).
Laura Kot is a 2007 graduate of MVNU. She was a member of the softball team during her time at MVNU and put together a great career for the Lady Cougars. Kot was named the American Mideast Conference South Division’s Player of the Year in 2007, an NCCAA All-American First Team award winner in 2007, and she was also named as CoSIDA’s Academic All-America Player of the Year in 2007. Additionally, Kot was named to the NCCAA’s All-American Second Team in 2005 and was also a recipient of the 2006 NAIA A.O. Duer Award. She also helped her team make the NCCAA National Tournament in 2004. Kott is second all-time in batting average (.427), third all-time in hits (209), first all-time in singles (185), and third all-time in stolen bases (41).
Congratulations and you can hear/watch the induction at halftime of our broadcast Friday night!
- I was born on November 9, 1801, in Norwich, New York
- I moved to New London, Indiana in 1816, where I received only two years of schooling.
- I took over for Stephen F. Austin as chief surveyor and ended up plotting the towns of Houston and Galveston.
- In 1858, I partnered with Jeremiah Milbank and together we opened the New York Condensed Milk Company.
- In 1864, I opened my own version of the New York Condensed Milk Company in Brewster, NY after my partner died.
- I died on January 11th, 1874 in Colorado County, Texas.
…..I am Gail Borden.
Congratulations to Tim from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the CeCe Winans CD, Believe For It!
Congratulations to Rhonda and Vonda, both from Fredericktown!
Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan
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