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2014 Athletic Hall of Fame: Tim Ehlebracht ’80, four-sport athlete

Tim Ehlebracht ’80, 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame
North Central College will induct Tim Ehlebracht ’80 into the Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 18 during Homecoming.

During Homecoming 2014, North Central College will induct Tim Ehlebracht ’80 into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 18.

Exercise science graduate Steve Hlavac uses his business to help others

Steve Hlavac ’12, owner of Beyond Measure Training, with Kate Crawford ’12
Steve Hlavac ’12, founder of Beyond Measure Training in Naperville, combines his passion for fitness and training to launch business, help others.

“Helping people is my goal,” says Steve Hlavac ’12, founder and owner of Beyond Measure Training in Naperville. His business was founded on that principle and his life reflects it.

Steve Hlavac ’12 has always loved fitness and training. An exercise science graduate, he’s the all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards in Cardinal football and was an outfielder in baseball. That passion led to helping college friends with personal training and evolved into a career and the launch of Beyond Measure Training.

Cardinals compete in third-round playoff action Dec. 7 at Bethel University

North Central College’s football team travels to Minnesota for National Quarterfinals at noon Saturday, Dec. 7. Follow live video, radio, stats and more.

The 12-0 Cardinals face the 12-0 Bethel University Royals at noon Saturday, Dec. 7, in Minnesota. Of the original 32 teams to make the playoffs, only eight teams remain in pursuit of the NCAA Division III National Championship. Here’s information about Saturday’s playoff contest:

Peter Mann earns Junior Scholar-Athlete Award

Accounting, finance major Peter Mann received the Junior Scholar-Athlete Award for highest GPA during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Peter Mann, son of John and Sharon Mann of Glenview, Ill., was awarded the Junior Scholar-Athlete Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College. The award recognizes the student-athlete in each class with the highest grade-point average.

A junior, Peter competes on the football team's defensive line and is majoring in accounting and in finance at North Central College. His name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List. He is a graduate of Glenbrook South High School.

Bradley Crackel earns Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award

Bradley Crackel received the Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Bradley Crackel, son of Michael and Beth Crackel of Oswego, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Bradley is majoring in physical education/K-12 at North Central College. He is a graduate of Oswego East High School.

Cardinal athletics continues tradition of raising funds for cancer cure

Mike Ream ’13, offensive lineman
North Central College athletics department to raise funds to cure cancer during Sept. 29 football game, as one player presses on despite family cancer story.

A recent tradition by the North Central College athletics department of raising funds for the American Cancer Society will continue Saturday, Sept. 29, during the Cardinals’ football game against Elmhurst College.

As is the case with many across the country, members of the Cardinal football program have been impacted by cancer in recent years. One team member’s experiences of watching several members of his family fight a battle, which has claimed so many casualties, have served as his own rallying cry to press forward and pursue his dreams.

Cardinal safety joins pro ranks after graduation

Josh McLeod ’12 suited up with Germany's Frankfurt Universe
Josh McLeod’s dream of playing pro football became reality after signing and playing with Germany’s Frankfurt Universe pro team after North Central graduation.

Growing up in nearby Lisle, Ill., former North Central College safety Josh McLeod ’12 dreamed of playing professional football. Unlike many of his peers, McLeod achieved his dreams this summer, taking an unconventional route to the pro ranks by signing a contract with the Frankfurt Universe of the German Football League (GFL).  

“My dream and goal since I was in junior high was to play pro football,” said McLeod. “I never thought it would be overseas, though.”

NCTV to air live broadcasts of three North Central College football games

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) will air live broadcasts of three upcoming regular-season North Central College football games.

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) will air live broadcasts of three upcoming regular-season North Central College football games.

Viewers can catch the Cardinals in action on NCTV17 when North Central hosts Augustana College at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; Wheaton College at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5; and North Park University for its Sesquicentennial Homecoming game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

The live broadcasts of the games will be hosted by Alex Symonds and 2011 North Central College graduate Marc Dahlquist. Five cameras will be used in the broadcasts.

North Central College in the news

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Media sources report recent news about family's participation and alumni legacy in Last Fling Labor Day Parade, including season previews for football, women's tennis, cross country and men's soccer.

Daily Herald:
Naperville family shares legacy of tractors, learning” features Carolyn Kuhn, 2006 alumna and great-granddaughter of Al Lisson Sr., 1901 alumnus. Kuhn will drive they 1951 family tractor in the Last Fling Labor Day Parade Sept. 5.



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Recent print and online media sources report North Central College stories about the Old Main tower bells, senior Tommy Rivera-Vega in “Cats” and football playoffs.

Chicago Theater: “This show’s the cat’s meow” positive reviews of Tommy Rivera-Vega ’11 in Chicago’s “Cats”

Daily Herald: “Playoff opener is kids play for North Central



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