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Trophy hall named for Selgo
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The extensive trophy cases in
the Fieldhouse may be now named
for Tim Selgo, but the retiring athletic
director said it's only because of the
great successes of student athletes,
coaches and administrators he has
worked with for the past 20 years.
A naming ceremony was held
April 12 in the Fieldhouse to name
the Showcase of Champions for
Selgo, who retired at the end of the
academic year. The hallway cases
include 10 Learfield Sports/NACDA
Directors' Cup trophies, 17 GLIAC
Presidents' Cup trophies, in addition
to hardware representing NCAA
team and individual championships
and league trophies, among others.
Selgo oriented the audience to the
cases and acknowledged the five
or six thousand student athletes,
and hundreds of coaches and
administrators he has worked with
since joining Grand Valley in 1996.
"It is because of the great work of all
these people that this space has my
name," he said.
President Thomas J. Haas said
Selgo was not only responsible for
hiring great coaches who produced
winning teams, but for elevating
Grand Valley's reputation as among
the best in NCAA Division II athletics.
"He is without a doubt the best
promoter of a well-rounded athletic
department," Haas said.
Haas said Selgo has focused his
attention on ensuring Laker athletes
perform well on the field and in the
classroom. "He has helped develop
the whole person and has created
April 12 during
an event that
an environment for
president of the
also spoke and said
she represented all
550 student athletes
in 20 varsity sports.
"Mr. Selgo has made a positive
impact on my college career," Shipley
said. "He is a role model on how to
be a great leader."
Selgo noted that in addition to
Haas, former university President
Mark Murray and President Emeritus
Arend D. Lubbers were in the audience.
"There's the old phrase of 'Surround
yourself with successful people
and you will find success.' Today is
an example of that. From student
athletes to coaches and support
staff, I surrounded myself with those
successful people and it is on their
backs that I stand before you today
and that my name is allowed on this
space," he said.
The Laker Pep Band played the
Grand Valley fight song outside the
Fieldhouse to start the ceremony.
Keri Becker, current associate
athletic director and senior woman
administrator, was named athletic
director in April. She will assume
that role July 18.
Watch a video of
the event online at
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