Kinney, McMonigle, Dunn, Koons newest UC Clermont Athletic Hall of Fame members

June 18th, 2010    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

A quartet of exceptionally talented athletes have been added to the membership of the University of Cincinnati Clermont College Athletic Hall of Fame as the school celebrates its 20th year of intercollegiate athletic competition.

The foursome was recently honored at an induction ceremony dinner that took place on the campus of the college in Batavia.

Nicole Kinney (class of 2008) is a Glen Este High School graduate.

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Throughout her four-year college career she earned Clermont College's Athletic Academic Award.

A pitcher on the fast pitch softball team, she owns all the Cougars' school records that can be achieved on the mound. Her career record is 30-13. The four-time Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC) all-star hurled two no-hitters and is UC Clermont's only fast pitch softball star to earn status as an United States Collegiate Athletic Association All-American (USCAA). She has a .354 career hitting average

Today, she is an eighth grade science teacher at Glen Este Middle School. She coaches softball in girls leagues in the area.

Brian McMonigle (class of 2002) is a New Richmond High School graduate.

McMonigle owns several of UC Clermont's men's basketball records. He netted the most two-point field goals in one game (21), the most two-point field goals in one season (330), and has the highest field goal shooting percentage for a season (66.5%).

He was an ORCC all-conference regular season and tournament all-star .

Upon the conclusion of his outstanding cage career he had scored almost 1,800 points in just 2.5 years earning a 24.3 points per game average and he also hauled down more than 10 rebounds per game.

Head men's basketball coach Phil Sinkovich's squads compiled an impressive 66-32 record during McMonigle's career and the Red and Black gained the finals of the ORCC Tournament each year.

Today, he teaches history at New Richmond High School where he also serves as the head boy's basketball coach.

Stefan Dunn (class of 2008) is a graduate of Independence High School of the Columbus, Ohio, area.

A four-year starter for the Cougars, during his four seasons UC Clermont was the 2007 USCAA national tournament champion and earned an enviable 100-44 record. The Red and Black was second and third in other USCAA national championship tournaments during his career.

Dunn earned berths on numerous all-conference and all-tournament squads.

He is the only player of the USCAA to earn All-American status three years and was USCAA Player of the Year once.

As a Cougar, Dunn owns the UC Clermont record for most points scored during a career (2,392) and the most assists during a career. He is second in the number of steals made in a career.

John Hurley, Dunn's basketball coach at Clermont College, said, "Stefan was a leader on and off the floor. He attended every student activity that he could and was always interested in attending student meetings. He was very well known on campus and always had great rapport with those that he came in contact. As good of a player as he was, he is a better person."

Kelley Koons (class of 2010) is a graduate of Miamisburg High School.

Koons earned numerous honors in women's volleyball from both the USCAA and the ORCC.

She was selected to the USCAA All-American team three years.

She earned USCAA National Player of the Week honors five times.

In the ORCC, she was a member of the the West Division's all-star dream teams three years and the most valuable player of the division two years. Her senior year she was chosen as the ORCC State Tournament's most valuable player. She was also a member of the ORCC All-Academic team.

Her senior year she was a member of the Penn State University-Beaver campus All-Tournament team.
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