Bloomington residents Dave and Jane Kruger are the 2019 recipients of the Joseph F. Warner Golden Redbird Award. It is the highest honor bestowed to a donor of Athletics and recognizes individuals dedicated to the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund.

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The award named for the late Joe Warner recognizes financial support, as well as exemplary service and leadership in ISU Athletics.

“While recognition has never been a driving force for the Krugers, their actions exemplify everything this award represents,” Assistant Athletics Director of Development Sean Johnson said. “We can’t thank them enough for their commitment to Illinois State Athletics.”

Dave is a veterinarian and owns Kruger Animal Hospital. He and Jane have contributed to the scholarship fund for more than three decades, while supporting facility enhancements and campaigns. They are enthusiastic fans, following the Redbirds on the road.