Spring Sports News; Wilkinson to Retire

Posted on May 4th, 2009 by

Steve Wilkinson, head men’s tennis coach for the past 39 years, has announced that he will retire at the end of the current school year.  He will retire with the most victories in the history of collegiate men’s tennis in Divisions I, II, III, and NAIA.  Tommy Valentini ’02, who has been assistant coach the past three years, will replace Wilkinson.  Valentini is finishing his doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota, where he is a graduate teaching assistant and primary instructor of history and philosophy of sport.

Spring MIAC conference champions include the men’s and women’s tennis teams, the softball team and trackster Kaelene Lundstrum in the heptathlon.  Follow the action of Gusties at national tournaments and other athletics news.


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