David Kragel

David Kragel, 1974 NJCAA All-American and national scoring leader for the Spartan men's basketball team, was inducted into Southwestern’s Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., prior to the volleyball match vs Iowa Lakes, in the college’s Student Center gymnasium.

When David Kragel graduated from Corning High School in 1972, this four-sport high school athlete headed to Southwestern Community College to play baseball and basketball for the Spartans. Kragel’s prior high school successes, including all-state honors in basketball and football, only led to even bigger accomplishments throughout his college career. It was on the basketball court at Southwestern that Kragel went down in history, college-wide and nationwide.

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Rita Schroeder

2015 Southwestern Community College Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

Rita Schroeder, longtime Spartan volleyball coach, SWCC graduate, and student-athlete, was inducted into Southwestern’s Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Sat., January 23, 2016, at 2:30 p.m., prior to the men’s basketball game vs Iowa Lakes, in the college’s Student Center gymnasium.

Just a mention of Southwestern Community College’s volleyball program and Coach Rita Schroeder’s name is sure to come up—in fact, Southwestern’s home court was named after the longtime Spartan coach in 2012. 

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Bill Krejci

2014 Southwestern Community College Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

Bill Krejci, long-time SWCC athletic director, athletic fundraiser, coach, and instructor, was inducted into Southwestern's Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony held Sat., December 6, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. between the women's and men's basketball games.

For years, the name Bill Krejci has been synonymous with Southwestern Community College athletics.  Student activities assistant, coach, instructor, athletic director, athletic fundraiser—these are all titles Krejci held during his tenure at Southwestern.  Due to his lifelong commitment to the college, Bill Krejci becomes the second inductee in the Southwestern Community College Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Ron "Fox" Clinton

2013 Southwestern Community College Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

Ron “Fox” Clinton, retired Southwestern Community College athletic director, coach, and instructor, was inducted into the Southwestern Community College Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony held on Sat., March 2, 2013, prior to the men’s basketball game, which began at 3 p.m., in the Student Center.

Ron “Fox” Clinton, who was born in Geary, OK, in 1936, is Southwestern Community College’s first Athletic Hall of Fame inductee. He has spent his entire adult lifetime working, coaching, teaching, and supporting Southwestern.

At age 21, Clinton, a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and Simpson College, came to Creston from Council Bluffs, where he and his family had been living since 1940 when his father took a job with the railroad. In 1964, Clinton began coaching men’s basketball and baseball for the Golden Bears of Creston Junior College. He had a stint as the Creston Junior College cheerleading sponsor as well; and then, in 1966, when Creston Junior College became Southwestern Community College, he made the transition from a Golden Bear to a Spartan.

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