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Brown & Gold Club Board

The Brown & Gold Club Board is responsible for overseeing the governance and finances of the organization and for modeling its mission of supporting and advancing a championship culture for Baldwin Wallace University Athletics.

Natalie Winkelfoos '03

Winkelfoos was an outstanding four-year student-athlete and leader at BW.  She played basketball for Cheri Harrer and helped the Yellow Jackets compile a 100-17 record with two Ohio Athletic Conference regular season and two OAC Tournament titles. Winkelfoos also helped BW make three NCAA Division III National Tournament appearances, including two “Elite Eight” finishes (2000 and 2001).  Winkelfoos has distinguished herself as one of the finest directors of athletics at the NCAA Division III level.

In 2012, Winkelfoos became the Athletics Director at Oberlin College, and last spring was named Associate Vice President for Athletics Advancement.

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Julie Work '98
Vice President

Work was an All-American on the basketball court at BW and today is one of the most prominent women in collegiate athletics as an Assistant Executive Director at the National Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) in Westlake. She was inducted into the BW Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.

At NACDA, Julie is the staff administrator for MOAA, NAAC and NADIIIAA and co-administrator for the Learfield Directors' Cup and the Mike Cleary Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation.   

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Gabe Adams ’14
Vice President and Liaison for Football

Adams competed on the BW football and track teams and earned five varsity letters, including three in football. He helped the football team compile a 28-12 record with a .700 winning percentage while maintaining a fine 3.7 grade point average and serving as a Fellow in the Center of Innovation & Growth. The accounting and economics graduate now works for Northwestern Mutual.

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Doug Amy '90, '93
Past President

Amy is a 1990 graduate of Baldwin Wallace University and has both an individual and a family history of support for Yellow Jacket athletics.

He played baseball and swam for the Yellow Jackets and previously served as the President of the Lettermen’s Association. Doug’s father, Jack, was the longtime Director and Dean of Admissions, and his mother, Patty, served the University in both the admission and registrar’s offices for many years. Doug’s brother, Jon, also is a 1989 BW graduate. Doug also has a long family tree of uncles, aunts and cousins who have contributed to BW athletics both on and off the field.

Doug is a partner at Cleveland Research Company, and he and his wife, Kristy, live and raise their three boys in Westlake.

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Rob Becker ’04
Baseball and Wrestling

Rob Becker was a four-year letterwinner on the football team and became one of the top punters during his junior and senior seasons. As a junior, he earned second-team All-North Regional honors by the Football Gazette, and as a senior was tabbed first-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference and All-North Region. In addition, he was a two-time recipient of the A.B. Bonds Most Outstanding Special Teams Player Award.

Becker currently serves at this alma mater as the Associate Director of Recreational Sports and Services and manages the day-to-day services of the Lou Higgins Recreation Center. He also is instrumental in facilitating the year-end Student-Athlete Awards Ceremony and has been a key facilitator of the annual Brown & Gold Reverse Raffle.

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Tim Budic ’02
Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Tennis and Men's and Women's Track and Field

Budic was one of the best-ever cross country and track distance runners and earned four letters in each sport. He also is a member of the BW Alumni Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

In cross county, the Eastlake, Ohio native and North High School graduate was a two-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference and All-Ohio and four-time All-Great Lakes Region runner. He was the OAC’s Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year in 2000.

In track, Budic was an NCAA Division III All-American in 2003 when he was the national runner-up in the steeplechase. He still holds the OAC record in the steeplechase, owns four BW track and field records and was the OAC's Most Outstanding Runner in 2003. Budic currently serves as the Regional General Manager at Greif, Inc.

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Brooke Hradisky ’14
Men's and Women's Soccer and Men's and Women's Lacrosse

Hradisky competed in both cross country and track and distinguished herself as a scholar-athlete and 2014 CoSIDA Academic All-American in track and field.

Today, Hradisky is an Associate at Carleton McKenna & Company. She handles data analysis and market research and is responsible for the execution of mergers and acquisitions across a variety of industries.

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Julie Jones ’01
Softball and Volleyball

Jones is one of the best softball student-athletes ever to compete as a Yellow Jacket. Today, Jones has taken that expertise onto the field as the head softball coach at Cleveland State University and the University of Akron. Jones was a scholar-athlete at BW, and is a giant proponent of the student-athlete philosophy at UA.

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Dave LaBahn ’03
Men's and Women's Golf, Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving and Women's Basketball

Dave LaBahn was an outstanding wide receiver for the Yellow Jacket football team and helped BW reach the 2003 NCAA Division III playoffs.

Labahn has taken those same leadership qualities to the banking industry. Today, LaBahn handles institutional equity sales at Key Bank.

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This page was last updated on August 20, 2019