GRCC In the News, 7-24-19

Ionia High School Athletic Hall of Fame announces Class of 2019

July 23, 2019; MLive

The Ionia High School Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 has been announced, and there are athletes ranging from nearly 70 years into the past who will be honored.

… Riley Swinehart (1962)

Swinehart was a four-year gymnast and baseball player, and he played varsity football for one season. He was state champion in the trampoline in 1961 and a member of the 1962 West Central Conference baseball championship team. Swinehart played football, baseball and was a diver at Grand Rapids Community college, and he set a GRCC school record with a .443 batting average. Swinehart attended Central Michigan, where he earned All NAIA honors in gymnastics. He coached numerous sports in high school as well as several years as a football coach at Grand Valley State University.

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