On August 24, Brock University honoured two massively influential members of Brock Athletics, Joe Kenny and Chris Critelli, with a joint retirement celebration. Kenny and Critelli will retire at the end of the month after 36 and 35 years of service to the Brock community, respectively.
Joe Kenny currently serves as Brock’s Head Athletic Therapist, and also manages the athletic therapy clinic on campus. Both he and his wife, Karen McAllister-Kenny (Brock’s director of youth programs and recreation) have been familiar faces to many in the athletic community at Brock. Their decades of commitment to their work and to the university have earned them the Distinguished Alumni Award, presented by the Brock University Alumni Association, which will be bestowed on September 22.
Chris Critelli will be retiring from her role as Assistant Athletic Director, a position she has held since retiring from coaching in 2009. A former Olympian with three bronze medals under her belt, Critelli has led the Badgers to success with 393 career wins. The Ontario University Athletics named the trophy for its women’s basketball championship after Critelli in 2016. Leaving behind an indelible legacy, Critelli intends to refocus on her other passions, particularly golf. The 2017 women’s Champion of Champions, will begin her retirement by playing in the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championship.