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William Penn University Announces Brian Theobald as Athletic Hall of Fame Award Recipient


William Penn University recently announced that Brian Theobald, class of 1989, will be inducted to the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame during the 2017 homecoming week. Theobald is one of three inductees to be recognized for their tremendous athletic accomplishments.

Theobald was a great competitor and one of the most important players in building William Penn’s baseball teams in the late 1980s. He was a four-year starter who led the team to two Iowa Conference titles, the first in 1986, and the last his senior year in 1988. He was an excellent hitter and outfielder, as well as electric on the mound as a starting pitcher.

A career .300 hitter, Theobald still ranks in the top 10 in career hits and owns the fourth most at-bats in program history. He is one of three players in program history who effectively handled both pitching and everyday player duties with excellence.

William Penn will honor Theobald at the 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame Reception held during homecoming week. Theobald will receive his award on Saturday, September 30, at 9:30 a.m. at the Penn Activity Center. He will be officially inducted to the Hall of Fame during Halftime of the William Penn University vs. Avila University football game at the Lacey Complex Stadium.

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About William Penn University

William Penn University provides the opportunity for an educational experience with a focus on leadership, technology and the Quaker principles of simplicity, peace-making, integrity, community and equality.

 For more information, contact:

Hailey Brown
Communications/Event Coordinator
William Penn University
Penn Hall 209  |  641-673-1078

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