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Hunter Kemper Inducted into Wake Forest University Hall of Fame
Three-time Olympic triathlete Hunter Kemper was recently inducted into the Wake Forest University Sports Hall of Fame.
Kemper, a 1998 graduate of Wake Forest, was an eight-time letterwinner on the cross country and track & field teams and earned all-conference honors in the 10,000 meters as a senior. Following his college career, he went on to triathlon fame, winning a Pan American Games gold medal, representing the U.S. at the last three Olympic Games, earning the No. 1 ITU ranking and USOC SportsMan of the Year award in 2005, and appearing on the cover of the Wheaties Box in 2007.
"It is an amazing honor to be inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame. I was overwhelmed when I first got the call from the Hall of Fame Committee," said Kemper. "The night of the induction was a night that I will never forget. To see so many past WFU Hall of Famers in one room was very special. I look forward to going back to Winston Salem to reunite with all the friends I made at Hall of Fame weekend."
The induction ceremony was held at halftime of a Wake Forest football game in September. The other inductees included current NBA star Tim Duncan, former basketball coach Dave Odom, basketball player Randolph Childress, golfer Len Mattiace, and former NFL administrator Ernie Accorsi.