Serving Up Music
From left, Arthur Romanet ’14, Kinza Hagerup ’15, and Ashton Kalhorn ’14 performed in a piano concert benefiting Easter Seals last April. Photo courtesy Ashton Kalhorn.
Tennis player and pianist Ashton Kalhorn ’14 is using his musical talent to benefit Easter Seals of Central Illinois for a third consecutive year.
The philosophy major, who has completed a pre-med curriculum, finds time to practice on the court and at the keys. “As a student-athlete, professors and coaches are understanding of our tight schedules,” the three-year letter winner said, noting how his talents serve others. “It’s always good to raise money for causes like Easter Seals because we sometimes forget how fortunate we are.” Details about the spring concert will be announced at bradleybraves.com.
Held at Peoria-area churches, the concerts also involve performances by other Bradley students. In 2013, Kalhorn was joined by Kinza Hagerup ’15 and tennis teammate Arthur Romanet ’14. The day before their show, the tennis duo teamed up in a match against Missouri Valley Conference opponent Wichita State at Bradley’s David Markin Tennis Courts.
The initial concert was organized by Jameil Abou-Hanna ’12 and featured James D. Sapp ’13, along with Kalhorn.
“Bradley has many talented students, and I’m proud to be a part of this University,” Kalhorn said. “What attracted me to Bradley is still what I appreciate now: the personal attention, family atmosphere and strong sports programs.”
Men’s basketball guard Walt Lemon Jr. ’14 was named to the list of 30 male candidates for the 2013–14 Senior CLASS Award. Open to NCAA Division I seniors, the award encourages student-athletes to be leaders and make an impact on their communities. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the honor notes achievements in community service, classroom, character and competition.
Ten finalists will be selected midway through the regular season, and a winner will be chosen through a nationwide voting system of media, coaches and fans. The recipients of the men’s and women’s awards will be announced during their respective 2014 Final Four events.
Lemon began his senior season as the Missouri Valley Conference’s scoring leader among active players with 1,146 points.
A team effort drew 2,402 fans to Renaissance Coliseum for the women’s basketball squad’s opening game — a 98-92 victory over Illinois. The crowd was the largest for a women’s basketball game at the Coliseum and the fourth largest for a women’s basketball game in Bradley history.
Five Bradley players, including all four seniors, scored in double figures as the two teams combined for a Coliseum-record 190 points. The Braves are now 3-2 in their last five games against Illinois and 3-1 in the last four games against Big Ten Conference opponents. The meeting marked the first time since the 1998–99 season that Bradley opened with a victory over an opponent from a BCS conference.