Two alumni and two former coaches were honored in October by being inducted into the Braves Athletic Hall of Fame (BAHOF) as part of Homecoming Weekend. BAHOF was established in 1988 for the purpose of honoring those individuals who have gained recognition and fame for themselves and Ottawa University as a result of their endeavors and accomplishments while a studentathlete, coach or director of athletics at Ottawa University. For a complete list of BAHOF members, as well as nomination information, visit www.ottawa.edu/bahof.
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David Holtwick ’76
Holtwick is business liaison for the City of Shawnee, Kansas. He graduated from Ottawa University in 1976 as a fouryear letter winner on the football field for the Braves. In his four years on the gridiron, the Braves went 18-19, winning the program’s first and only Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Championship in 1972. Holtwick was part of the 1972 team that defeated Friends University in the Mineral Water Bowl; he also earned Second Team All- HAAC honors as a junior and as a senior.
In track and field, Holtwick earned four letters, helping the 1973 team to a thirdplace finish at the HAAC Track and Field Championships. In 1974, he was named the HAAC discus champion.
While at Ottawa University, Holtwick was named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities in 1975 and 1976. He was elected Mr. OU as a seniorand was on the Dean’s Honor Roll for four years.
Upon graduating from Ottawa University, Holtwick joined Southwestern Bell Telephone in its management development program, where he worked for 24 years in various management positions in Kansas City, Salina, Topeka, and Colby, Kansas. He is married to Beth and has two daughters, Jennifer Harader and Carey Bethell.
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