February 15, 2013

Jack Whalen Inducted To Holy Cross Hall Of Fame

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross Varsity Club has announced the 2013 selections for induction into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Included among the 2013 inductees is former football and lacrosse player Jack Whalen (Class of 1962).

Whalen was a standout member of the Holy Cross football and men's lacrosse teams in the early 1950s and late 1960s. A three-year starter as a two-way tackle on the gridiron, Whalen helped the Crusaders to an overall record of 19-11 from 1959-1961. A team captain during his senior season, he played a key role in Holy Cross' 38-26 victory over Boston College in the final game of his collegiate career. Whalen also served as a captain of the lacrosse team as a senior, when he was named honorable mention All-New England. Following his graduation he spent many years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring with the rank of colonel.

This year's other inductees are Bob Credle (Class of 1965, cross country, track and field), Kevin Hamilton (Class of 2006, basketball), Annie Lavigne (Class of 2001, field hockey), Tyler McGregor (Class of 2006, ice hockey) and the 2002 Women's Varsity Eight (rowing).

These new honorees will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 4, at the Varsity Club's annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.