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Benoni Green
Benoni Green

Bloomington, Ill.

Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis (1938-39)

Inducted: 1973

One of Illinois State's best tennis players, and a person who has contributed greatly to the sport through the Bloomington-Normal Tennis Association for many years ... won conference singles titles in 1938 and 1939 when the Redbirds also won team championships ... captained the Redbirds during his sophomore season ... he later became credit manager for Beich Candies in Bloomington after serving in World War II ... helped with the Bloomington Parks and Recreation programs and with Evergreen Racquet Club junior development programs upon his return to the Twin Cities ... in March 1997, the Benoni Green Men's Tennis Endowment was established to benefit the men's tennis program at Illinois State ... the friends of Green decided to establish the fund to honor Benoni's lifetime contributions to the game of tennis in Central Illinois.