This is the fourth year LCS has recognized athletes with Catholic roots. An announcement from the organization said the Hall of Fame recognizes “the outstanding contributions of individuals who have excelled in athletics at the highest level and who owe a significant amount of their success to their Catholic education and/or faith.”
In addition to this year’s inductees, LCS also honored the Gahm family, which received LCS’s Howard Schnellenberger Family Award. The award honors a family for their contributions to Catholic sports in Louisville. LCS said the Gahm family “developed Valhalla (Golf Club) and have been very involved in the Louisville Catholic Sports community and have contributed significantly to the community as a whole.”
This year’s inductees are:
- Bobby Curtis, a professional runner who holds state and national track records at St. Xavier High School and in the NCAA.
- Colleen Jones Underhill, a state tennis champion while at Sacred Heart Academy and undefeated at Miami University in Ohio.
- Crystal Kelly, a graduate of Sacred Heart and an All-American basketball player at Western Kentucky University. She played in the WNBA and is now assistant coach of Bellarmine University’s women’s basketball team.
- Jeff Van Note, a graduate of St. Joseph School in Bardstown, Ky., and the University of Kentucky, who played in the NFL.
- Joe McGrath Jr., who served for more than 50 years as a volunteer coach at the Catholic grade school level.
- Mike Glaser, former St. Xavier football coach and seven-time state champion coach.