WKU to Induct Four Hilltopper Greats in W-Club Hall of Fame on Homecoming Weekend

Sept. 6, 2016

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Four great names in the history of Western Kentucky University Athletics will be inducted as the 26th class into the WKU Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies set for Homecoming Weekend this fall.

The 2016 class includes Buster Ashley (football), Sharon Lee Miller (football), Tiffany Porter-Talbert (women's basketball) and Mike Wells (men's basketball).

The induction of the 2016 class brings the number of former WKU athletes and coaches to earn berths in the school's Athletic Hall of Fame to 146 since its founding in 1991.

The 2016 class will be inducted in a ceremony highlighting the annual W-Club Homecoming Brunch, set for 10:30 a.m. (CDT), Saturday, Oct. 22, on the main floor (The John Oldham Court) in E.A. Diddle Arena on the WKU campus in Bowling Green.

Tickets for the event, which is open to the general public, are $15 each and can be purchased and/or reserved:

• online at alumni.wku.edu/wclubbrunch16 (then click on the "Registration" box and fill out the reservation form)

• by calling 1-888-WKU-ALUM (1-888-958-2586) or, locally in the Bowling Green area, 270-745-4395;

• or, by contacting either W-Club Treasurer Bill Edwards (270-745-6026; bill.edwards@wku.edu) or W-Club Secretary Paul Just (270-792-4247; paul.just@wku.edu).

Each W-Club member who has paid his/her 2016-17 dues may claim two complimentary tickets to the event; however, seating is limited and reservations MUST be made -- either online, by phone with the Alumni Association, or with Edwards or Just -- to ensure seating is available. Non-members, and the general public, are welcome, but must purchase tickets (see above). Letterwinners who have not yet paid their `16-17 dues may do so online via credit card (at alumni.wku.edu/joinwclub) or at the door with a prior reservation.

The inductees will also be honored in ceremonies on Jimmy Feix Field at halftime of the annual Home-coming Football Game, set to kickoff at 6 p.m. Head Coach Jeff Brohm will pit his Hilltoppers against Conference USA foe Old Dominion at Houchens Industries - L.T. Smith Stadium. Tickets for the game are available by calling 1-800-5-BIG-RED (or 270-745-5222). A reminder: W-Club members with a valid 2016-17 membership card may claim one complementary ticket to the football game.