Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees Recognized

The Athletics Department of Trinity Christian College inducted two new members into the Athletics Hall of Fame on January 24, 2015. Liz Metcalfe ’83 and Jessica (Eenigenburg) Hoekstra ’06 made up the fourth class added to the Hall of Fame that was established in 2007 and bring its total to 15 honored individuals.

“It was wonderful to have the opportunity to celebrate the induction of two outstanding recipients, each with an impressive resume of accomplishment, into the Athletics Hall of Fame,” said athletics director Bill Schepel. “It was clear by the thoughts shared that they were significantly impacted by their time at Trinity and their involvement in athletics.”  

The inductees were honored at a luncheon in the DeVos Athletic Center and later introduced at the home basketball contests. At the induction ceremony each inductee was introduced, presented with an award, and given the opportunity to share some thoughts.

The 2015 inductees were:

Liz Metcalfe was a leader as a three-sport athlete and as a head women’s basketball coach. She played on the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams from 1979-83 and was a part of teams that participated in some of Trinity’s inaugural trips to NCCAA national championships.  Metcalfe also coached the women’s basketball team for five seasons from 2005-2010. She guided the Trolls to a NCCAA national tournament as well as the program’s first-ever conference tournament title and NAIA national championship appearance.

Jessica (Eenigenburg) Hoekstra was a standout on the women’s soccer and basketball teams from 2002-2006. She is the soccer program’s all-time leading scorer and ranks third in scoring in the basketball career records with 1,998 points.  She holds multiple Trinity records and earned various honors in both sports. She received all-conference honors each season, was the CCAC Player of the Year, garnered scholar-athlete recognition, earned NAIA and NCCAA All-American status, and in 2005-06 was named the NCCAA Player of the Year in both soccer and basketball.  In addition she earned Trinity’s Women’s Athletic Award and was the Female Athlete of the Year. Jess was also a member of the 2005 NCCAA National Championship soccer team.

For a video of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony click here.