PH grad Koeniger to join Anderson University Hall of Fame


Pendleton Heights graduate and Anderson University Hall of Fame class of 2023 inductee, Jan Koeniger.

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PENDLETON — A Pendleton Heights High School graduate will join the Anderson University Hall of Fame this fall.
A press release from the university announced the Hall of Fame class of 2023, which includes four individuals and the 1970 football team.
Pendleton Heights graduate Jan Koeniger is joined by Andrew Walukonis, Kris (Eisenhour) Cesco and Kevin Vogt, along with the 1970 football team.
Koeniger was at the forefront of women’s sports at Anderson University. She attended Anderson at a time when women’s sports were just beginning to be established at the university.
She competed in three sports during the 1975-79 Heritage Era. Koeniger joined Anderson’s inaugural basketball team during the 1975-76 season and competed for four years.
She added volleyball to her athletics slate in the fall of 1976, joining the team for the program’s second season. She took part in volleyball for her final three years of college.
When Anderson established softball in the spring of 1978, Koeniger joined the inaugural team and competed for her final two years of college.
She was a two-year captain for volleyball along with being a captain for both basketball and softball.
She was named as the team MVP for basketball in 1976, for volleyball in 1977 and for softball in 1978. Koeniger was named Anderson’s Outstanding Female Athlete in 1979.
The Anderson University Athletic Hall of Fame was started in 1997 by former athletic director Barrett Bates. It was set up to recognize former Ravens athletes, coaches and contributors.
Each year, names are nominated and given consideration by the entire Hall of Fame committee, made up of 11 representatives. The committee chair is Athletic Director Marcie Taylor.
The inductees are announced in the spring and formally inducted into the Hall of Fame during a program at Homecoming the following fall.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set to take place at 11 am. Saturday, Oct. 7, during Homecoming Weekend, in York Performance Hall.