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    February 24, 2023 Lynchburg, Va. RSS |

    Liberty University’s Club Sports department recently announced its ninth class of inductees, who will be enshrined during a ceremony at The Virginian in Downtown Lynchburg on April 14.

    For the first time, the class is made up of a majority of women (two out of three) — Hunt Seat equestrian rider Elizabeth Chenelle and ACHA Division I women’s hockey forward Carrie Jickling. It also includes the fourth Club Sports Hall of Fame inductee from the Flames’ first ACHA Division I men’s hockey team to advance to the national championship semifinal in 2007-08, forward Zac Bauman, who follows defenseman and all-time leading scorer Dave Semenyna (’10, inducted in 2015), forward Kyle Dodgson (’10, inducted in 2017), and goalie Mike Binnie (’08, inducted in 2019).

    Chenelle (’17, B.Ed. in Elementary Education), the first member of the equestrian program to be inducted into the Club Sports Hall of Fame, guided Liberty’s Hunt Seat riding team to a regular-season title in its first season competing in Region 4. She became the Lady Flames’ first national qualifier by finishing as the Region 4 regular season high-points champion and competed in the 50th annual Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships in May 2017 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., finishing 10th out of 41 riders in the prestigious Cacchione Cup.

    Jickling (’16, B.S. in Human Resource Management; ’18, MBA ) led the Lady Flames to three National Championship finals in her five seasons, including their first national title in 2015, when she was named Club Sports Female Athlete of the Year as well as the ACHA Off-Ice MVP. She was the first Liberty player to be inducted into the ACHA Hall of Fame in the Class of 2021, officially enshrined in 2022 in Naples, Fla., after a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    She was Liberty’s head captain for her final three seasons after serving as an alternate as a sophomore, and finished her career with 137 goals and 104 assists for 241 points, making her the Lady Flames’ all-time leading scorer.

    Bauman (’10, B.S. in Business Finance with a minor in psychology; ’13, MBA in Marketing), a three-year captain for Liberty who ranks first in program history in penalty minutes (532), seventh in goals scored (82), and eighth in points (166), was a hard-working and hard-hitting forward who led by example and grew in his faith throughout his four-year career. He helped lead the Flames to four ACHA Division I National Championship appearances, including their first “Frozen Four” showing his sophomore season, upsetting five-time national champion Penn State in the quarterfinals before falling to Illinois in the semis.

    Bauman served as the founding head coach of the Division II women’s hockey team and as Club Sports Director of Concessions and Business Operations Coordinator from 2010-12. He currently is Chief of Staff to the Chief Financial Officer at Shutterfly, based in Dallas-Fort Worth, where he lives with his wife, Melissa (’12) and their daughter, Blake, 3, and son, Brooks, who will turn 2 in April.