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Kirkwood Hall of Fame inductees

John M. Lewis

 Head Baseball Coach, 1979-2011 

• 32 years as Head Coach with an overall record of 1095-589 

• 1,000+ wins, multiple Region Coach of the Year awards, multiple trips to the NJCAA World Series 

• 6x Iowa Community College Head Coach of the Year 

• 4x District B Coach of the Year 

• 4x World Series participant 

• 19 players drafted to play professionally 

• Estimated 750+ players recruited and coached 

• Numerous All-Region and All-American players 

• Iowa Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame 

• Cedar Rapids Softball Hall of Fame

Lu Ann Campbell Schlafke

Softball & Women’s Basketball, 1983-85 

• First Kirkwood athlete to receive All-American recognition in two sports (softball & basketball) 

• Second Team NJCAA All-American, softball (1984) 

• Honorable Mention NJCAA All-American, women’s basketball (1984) 

• First Team NJCAA All-American, softball (1985) 

• 1985 NJCAA National Tournament 3rd place finish 

• Completed collegiate career at Mount Mercy 

• IGHSAU Pitchers Hall of Fame 

• IGHSAU Softball Hall of Fame

Desiree Francis Walker 

Women’s Basketball, 1996-98 

• NJCAA All-American First Team (1997 & 1998) 

• WBCA Kodak All-American (1998) 

• 1997 NJCAA national championship team (34-3) 

• 1998 NJCAA 5th place team (34-2) 

• Played for Hall of Fame Coach, Kim Muhl   

• Completed collegiate career at Iowa State 

• Played professionally for the New York Liberty – 2nd round pick

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