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Tommy O’Laughlin ’13 Johnnie Sports Banners Raised in Sexton Arena to Honor Joe Hutton Award Recipients Five former Saint John’s basketball players who received the Joe Hutton award, which is given annually to the MIAC’s Most Valuable Player, were honored during halftime of the Johnnie-Tommie game Feb. 9: (From left to right) Troy Bigalke ’01 (2000 and 2001), Travis Weiss ’94 (1994), Phil Johnson ’87 (1986), Paul Bernabei ’69 (1969) and Frank Wachlarowicz ’79 (1978 and 1979). Wachlarowicz is still Minnesota’s all-time leading collegiate scorer with 2,357 career points. Banners featuring each of the five were raised to the rafters of Sexton Arena. TROY MIAC MVP ’00 & ’01 TRAVIS MIAC MVP ’94 PHIL MIAC MVP ’86 PAUL MIAC MVP ’69 FRANK MIAC MVP ’78 & ’79 Two-Time All-American Mauer Baseball Card Features Photo by Hemmelgarn ’12 A picture of catcher Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins taken by sports photographer Brace Hemmelgarn ’12 graces the Mauer card in the recently released 2013 Topps Series I baseball set. Topps used Hemmelgarn’s photos for five Series I cards: Two of Joe Mauer, two of pitcher David Price and a short-print card of Twins’ outfielder Josh Willingham. His photos have appeared on minor-league cards before, but this is the first time they’ve been used on the majorleague set. Hemmelgarn works as one of three team photographers for the Twins. In addition, he does sports photography for USA Today Sports Images. He’s covered the Gophers, Vikings, Wild, Timberwolves and Packers. He also does freelance photography for St. Cloud State and Saint John’s sports. Hemmelgarn did sports photography and assisted with sports graphic design as his student work assignment at SJU. 28

Saint John's Magazine Winter/Spring 2013

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