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13th Annual Clayton Family Circle of Honor and Wall of Fame Inductions

Event schedule

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Location: Marian University Arena and Convocation Center

5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Program and Dinner

Clayton Family Circle of Honor Inductee – Anthony Calhoun

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Anthony Calhoun, better known to many as A.C., is an Emmy Award-winner and Evansville, Indiana native. A.C. leads the most dynamic TV sports team in Indiana as sports director and main anchor at WISH-TV.

In addition to his daily reporting and anchoring, A.C. hosts several highly rated shows, including SportsLocker, seen every Sunday at 10:15 p.m. on WISH-TV. During football season, you can also catch him on the Emmy-Award-Winning Countdown to Kickoff Colts pre-game show on Sunday Mornings. As one of the most trusted journalists in the state, Calhoun hosts guests on WISH-TV who are committed to making Indianapolis a great sports town and even greater community.  

As one of the most versatile sportscasters in Indianapolis, Calhoun has also served as a play-by-play announcer for NCAA basketball on ESPN, as well as the voice of Butler University basketball on WNDY-TV. Prior to joining WISH-TV in 1998, Calhoun began his professional career as a weekend sports anchor/reporter at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York. He is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and was named a Remembrance Scholar, the highest award given by the university. 

When he's not on air Calhoun spends his free time helping others by fundraising to help children in need. The AC's Charity Golf Classic has raised more than $2 million to promote excellence in inner-youth education. Each year, Calhoun brings together local athletes, celebrities, and business and community leaders in what has now become one of the most successful and popular golf fundraisers in Indiana. 

Wall of Fame Inductee – Dean Peterson

Dean Peterson Headshot

Dean Peterson has been the head coach of Marian University's cycling team, the most successful program in collegiate cycling history, for sixteen seasons. 

Peterson's coaching philosophy of school first comes from his educational background. Peterson has a BS in Organizational Leadership from Butler University. Keeping student-cyclists focused on the fact that they are students first, and that being a responsible citizen and community member is just as important as being a top-notch cyclist. This philosophy has contributed to the team's success in earning nine USA Cycling Club of the Year awards as well as fourteen consecutive Collegiate Track National Championships, ten collegiate road championships, seven cyclocross championships, seven BMX championships, and seven D1 Team Omnium awards. 

Peterson has served in a variety of roles to help advance the greater collegiate cycling mission in America, including as an elected member of the USA Cycling Collegiate Sport Committee, the USA Cycling Board of Directors, and as a liaison for many local, regional, and national cycling initiatives. He is also the executive director of the Indy Cycloplex, where he leads a small staff and community volunteers dedicated to advancing the mission of cycling in central Indiana. The Cycloplex, which Marian operates in partnership with Indy Parks and Recreation, serves as a platform to advance the cycling team's performance, but also provides community outreach opportunities for the student-athletes in the program. He oversaw the development of the Paul J. Norman Cycling Center on campus in 2007 and developed the indoor training series knows as Power Booster™. 

Emcee – Larra Overton

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Larra Overton appears across Colts media platforms as producer, host, and reporter for Colts Productions. She joined the team in July 2019 after five years at Fox59 WXIN and CBS 4 WTTV in Indianapolis, most recently as sports reporter and anchor.

In addition to her various roles with the Colts, Larra also works as a track and field analyst and sideline reporter for USATF, ESPN, and BTN.

Larra grew up in New Albany, Indiana and attended Indiana University where she was a captain on the track and field and cross country teams, competing in multiple NCAA Championships. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and master’s in Sport Communication from IU, she began her broadcasting career as an associate producer at Fox41 WDRB in her hometown market of Louisville, KY.

Larra made her reporting debut for Big Ten Network, covering Indiana and Purdue football. Her career took her to WTWO in Terre Haute, IN as the weekend sports anchor and sports reporter, before moving to Indianapolis to work in various roles for the Indiana Pacers, Fox Sports, and the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

A proud Indy resident since 2010, Larra can often be found running and competing in local road races, walking with her English Mastiff, Tugboat, or biking with her husband, Dan. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram, @larraoverton.

Guest Safety

This year the Clayton Family Circle of Honor dinner will look a little different than 2019 as we work to ensure attendee safety but still bring that Marian Knights magic to the evening.  

Things to know before attending:

  • Pursuant to federal, state, and local guidelines, masks are strongly encouraged for unvaccinated attendees.
  • Stay home if you are sick, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. 

If you plan to attend, please keep in mind the CDC recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Event Parking

In addition to parking throughout campus, some parking will be available near and around the Marian University Arena and Convocation Center, with some areas blocked off for VIP attendees. There will also be shuttling available from the parking lot on 30th Street. Please download the event parking map.

Our 2022 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:
David and Karen McDowell

Dinner Sponsor:
RATIO ARCHITECTS, INC.

Banner Sponsor:
Jeff '09 and Lindsay Carl : Matt '10 and Julie Jones

Video Sponsor:
MARKEY'S

Individual Ticket

  • $250

Cycling Alumni (up to 2 tickets per alumnus/alumna) 

  • $100

 

Gifts can be fulfilled over a three-to-five year span. While gifts are tax deductible, the fair market value of each seat/individual ticket is $100. 

*Table sizes may change based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health department recommendation. 

+Banner and program scholarship deadlines are Thursday, March 31 to allow for design and printing. 

^Giveaway items must be dropped off to the Marian University Arena and Convocation Center on Monday, April 25.

The Clayton Family Circle of Honor

The Clayton Family Circle of Honor was created in part to honor, but also to inspire. Joseph Clayton (1949-2018) and his wife, Janet, agreed to lend their names to these awards because they believed in the character-building qualities associated with athletics in a university community. At Marian University, the faith tradition and values are activated in many ways, including athletics. On the fields and courts of competition, student-athletes learn respect, fair play, and teamwork. These values carry over into all areas of their lives: personal relationships, careers, parenthood, and community service.

For more information on ticket availability for this event, please call Theresa Phillips at 317-955-6369 or email tphillips2@marian.edu.

Submit Table Names Cycling Alumni Survey

For more information

Theresa Phillips
(317) 955-6369
RSVPClayton@marian.edu

#MUClayton2022

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