WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., July 18, 2019 — What do Olympian wrestler Bobby Douglas, Major League Baseball icon Joe Niekro and Green Bay Packer Hall of Famer Mark Murphy have in common? They’re all former members of Hilltopper athletic teams.
Two-time Olympian and captain of the 1968 U.S. Wrestling Team, Douglas was a 1961 national champion at West Liberty. Niekro enjoyed a 22-year Major League Baseball career and helped lead West Liberty to the 1964 NAIA National Championship. Murphy was inducted into the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame after a 12-year NFL career after leading West Liberty to the 1979 WVIAC championship.
Today, Hilltopper Athletics are just as hard-working and high scoring, with plenty of action for fans to enjoy on the court and in the arena.
By joining the Jack Adams Hilltopper Athletic Club (HAC), alumni and friends support the winning tradition of Hilltopper Athletics and boost WLU student-athletes!
Managed by the WLU Foundation, HAC members are valued and rewarded with a variety of VIP fan advantages. Levels of giving and HAC perks include:
Hilltopper Athletic Club Champions: $1,500
- VIP Access for two, for all home football and basketball games.
- Reserved table for both football and basketball. *NEW
- Season parking pass, football only. *NEW
- Valued member of the President’s Circle Giving Club.
Hilltopper Athletic Club MVP Member: $1,000
- VIP Access for two, for either football or basketball home games.
Hilltopper Athletic Club Gold Member: $500
- VIP Access for one, for either football or basketball home games.
VIP credentials and parking passes will be mailed to HAC members, along with sincere thanks, prior to the start of each season and alumni ages 35 and under are eligible for a generous discount of $250 at the Gold Member level!
HAC members enjoy cheering for the Hilltoppers and sharing their enthusiasm as they support scholarships, assist with athletic team needs, and fund capital improvement.
All dollars raised are deposited into the WLU Foundation to support our hard-working student-athletes!
To find out more, or to become a part of Hilltopper Athletic Club’s winning tradition, please contact Athletic Advancement Coordinator Alexis Montes, herself a former Hilltopper track and field star at 304.336.8900 or 304.336.8888, or visit wlufoundation.org/hac.
“The Hilltoppers are charter members of the NCAA Division II Mountain East Conference with nearly 400 student-athletes participating in 18 intercollegiate sports, so it’s easy to see how important the Hilltopper Athletic Club is to our campus,” said Montes. “Please call me today.”