Damon Whalen '02
Damon Whalen '02
Induction Year: 2015
Class: 2nd
Sport (s): Baseball

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Whalen, the finest power hitter in program history, was a member of four straight NEWMAC championships – which resulted in three NCAA Tournament berths and an appearance in the New England Regional final in 2002 – during his outstanding career in a Wheaton uniform. Individually, Whalen received two American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-America honors, a pair of NEWMAC Player of the Year awards, three NEWMAC All-Conference selections and the NEWMAC Co-Rookie of the Year award, which occurred in 1999. Whalen still owns the highest batting average (.411) in the 19-year history of the program, the home runs record with 43 total – nearly 20 more than the second-highest student-athlete on the list – and has notched the most total bases (430), highest slugging percentage (.734), highest on-base percentage (.488), and registered the most RBI (194) in program history.