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    Networkers to Host Annual Banquet on January 18
    Jackie Wolfe and Annie Luhrsen are among the five seniors who will be honored at the banquet.

    Jackie Wolfe and Annie Luhrsen are among the five seniors who will be honored at the banquet.

    Dec. 5, 2012

    Champaign, Ill. - The Illini Networkers, volleyball's booster club, will host the 30th Annual Illini Networkers' Volleyball Awards Banquet on Friday, Jan. 18 at the Round Barn Banquet Center, located at 1990 Round Barn Road in Champaign.

    Fans are invited to help the team celebrate its 2012 season, while honoring five seniors whose contributions to the Illini volleyball team will not be forgotten. Erin Johnson, Annie Luhrsen, Jackie Wolfe, Tayler Onion and Jessica Jendryk, a senior class who led the Illini to the 2011 NCAA Championship match as well as back-to-back appearances in the Sweet 16.

    The 2012 letterwinners will be announced, along with the winners of the Jim Bayne Academic Excellence Award; the Sandy Scholtens Hamilton Award for Athletic Achievement, Effort and Attitude; the Jimmy and Jeanne Seyler Top Gun Award for Best Attack Percentage; and the Tough as Nails Award.

    There will be a social hour from 6-7 p.m. where the 2012 Illini Volleyball Scrapbook photo presentation, produced by Networker Craig Pessman, will be showing. The program begins at 7 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be a buffet featuring roast pork with apple dressing and chicken cordon bleu.

    Tickets are $35 for members of the Networkers and $40 for non-members. Reservations must be received by Jan. 10. Questions can be addressed to banquet committee chairs John or Becky Muirhead at (217) 398-1048 or the Networkers' e-mail address at

    To RSVP the banquet, fill out this registration form.

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