Michigan State Hosts 57th Annual Alumni Meet
 
 
 
Head coach Matt Gianiodis will present the 2012 Bill Hesuner Service Award
 
Head coach Matt Gianiodis will present the 2012 Bill Hesuner Service Award
 
 

Oct. 12, 2012

WATCH: Swimming Preview

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State swimming and diving program will host the 57th Annual Alumni Meet on Saturday, Oct. 13 at McCaffree Pool at IM West and the action is slated to begin at 9 a.m. The meet, which is the second-longest consecutive homecoming event, will feature past swimmers and divers competing against current athletes. The team will also recognize the 2012 recipients of the Bill Heusner Service Award.

The meet is a tradition that began under former head coach Charles McCaffree and the Seibold family in 1955, and has continued on every homecoming. Events at the meet include 100-yard backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and medley relays and a `straight-up' 50 freestyle where former swimmers will try to beat current Spartans. The meet will also feature the Tosh Imai Memorial Plunge and a series of alumni diving.

This marks the 11th year the Bill Heusner Service Award will be presented. A meet referee for 40 years for Michigan State and the Big Ten Conference, Heusner never took a salary. In recognition of his service, the MSU swimming and diving program presents an award to those who provide outstanding service to the team.

The 2012 recipients will be Dave Berger, Karen Langeland, Jane Meyers, Bob Rex and John St. John. In total, 41 awards have been presented over the past 11 years.

Below is a list of past award winners:

2002:
Presented to Bill Heusner (posthumously)

2003:
Dick & Jane Farnsworth
Dr. Gary Dilley

2004:
Geraldine James
C. James Clemens
Dr. Larry Sierra

2005:
Jane Hoag DeMarchi
Anne MacCaskill
Jack Seibold

2006:
Jack Beattie
Tosh Imai
Marc Stiner

2007:
Dan Batchelor
Kent Johnson
The Munley Family

2008:
Don Patterson
Bob Jones
George Kruggel
Coach Jennifer Parks
Rick Edwards

2009:
Shawn Elkins
Samuel Kasley III and Lori-Stark Kasley
The Mull Family
Coach John Narcy
Margaret Smith

2010:
Wally Dobler
Mark Holdridge
Dr. David and Beth McCaffree
Pat and Mary Tyrrell
George and Peggy Wedgworth
James and Mary Yeomans

2011:
Coach Fetters and family
Michael and Lisa Habel
Don and Roberta Morey
Mr. and Mrs. David Polk
Mr. Jim Thurston

Following the Alumni Meet, MSU returns to action on Friday, Oct. 19, when they host to the Iowa Hawkeyes at 4 p.m. at IM West.