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Bellarmine University Honors Louisville Athletic Legend with New Tennis Complex Dedication

Sep 11, 2009


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2009) – Media are invited to Bellarmine University for the dedication of the new Eddie Weber Tennis Complex Saturday, Sept. 12, 4 p.m. Weber earned 17 varsity letters from the University of Louisville during his own playing career. He joined Bellarmine in 1952. He served in several capacities until his retirement in 1971, including athletic director, professor, intramural director and head coach for tennis, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf and track. As a Bellarmine coach, Weber was one of the first in Kentucky to integrate basketball.

Media who wish to attend should contact Tabatha Thompson at 502-741-1958 or tthompson@bellarmine.edu.

The order of events follows:

--Introduction by P. Scott Wiegandt, Director of Athletics

--President's remarks from Dr. Joseph J. McGowan

--Reflections about Eddie Weber from John J. Flynn Jr. and G. Jesse Flynn

--Plaque unveiling by Dave Weber, Tom Weber and Ed Weber, along with John J. Flynn Jr. and Jesse Flynn

--Presentation of gifts by Dr. Joseph J. McGowan

Bellarmine University is an independent Catholic university offering more than 50 majors, as well as graduate degree programs and a doctor of physical therapy. Forbes.com and the Princeton Review rank Bellarmine among America’s best institutions of higher learning, and U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Bellarmine as a top tier university.

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