Mayor Huner attends NCAA honor celebration for Jeff Eckel, former Wauseon H.S. graduate
Friday, March 4, 2016
During the weekend of March 4-6, 2016, Mayor Huner was invited to attend the 45 year old reunion of the Western Kentucky University (WKU) 1971 NCAA Division I Final-Four Basketball Team. The team (coaches, trainers, managers and players) came to celebrate the team that no other NCAA Division I Basketball team has done in Kentucky in the 77 year history of the NCAA which began in 1939. Jeff Eckel, a former Wauseon High School (class of 1968) athlete was a member of that infamous team. City mayors from Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois were invited to attend this reunion. Mayor Huner attended the luncheon reception and presented Jeff Eckel the key to Wauseon and towels embroidered especially to commemorate the championship team donated by Ace Hardware.