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Waynesville Graduate Being Inducted into the Eastern Michigan University Hall of Fame

Posted on: September 22, 2017
Jessica Hupe - soccer photo

On September 22, 2017, Dr. Jessica Hupe, a graduate of Waynesville High School in 2000, will be inducted into the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Athletic Hall of Fame at a reception in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The following day she will be recognized at halftime of the Eastern Michigan vs. Ohio University football game as the latest inductee to the 2017 EMU Hall of Fame for her athletic accomplishments.

At Waynesville High School, Hupe was an all-state performer in both basketball and soccer. Many of Hupe’s high school soccer records still stand including most goals in a game (6), most goals in a season (39), and most goals in a career (139). Hupe was inducted into the Waynesville Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.

Jessica Hupe graduated cum laude from Eastern Michigan University in 2005 earning four varsity letters in soccer and one in basketball. Hupe started and played forward for EMU women’s soccer from 2000 to 2004. She was named to the Mid-American Conference All-Tournament Team in 2001…Earned All-MAC First Team honors in 2002 and 2004, as well as Second Team honors in 2001…Selected as Academic All-MAC in 2002 and 2004…Earned ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic First Team and All-Great Lakes Region second team in 2004 and third team in 2001…Named to the Verizon Academic District IV Academic Second team in 2001 and 2002…Set EMU single season records for goals in a season (17 in 2002) and points in a season (39 in 2002)…Holds the EMU career records for goals scored (49) and points (117), and is third in the all-time career assists (21).

Dr. Jessica Hupe now resides in Richmond, Virginia with her family. She is a physician working in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with an interest in sports and regenerative medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

On behalf of Wayne Local Schools and the community of Waynesville, congratulations on your outstanding achievements!

Jessica Hupe’s personal remarks:

“Growing up in Waynesville allowed me to grow up in a safe community that felt comfortable, like family. This gave me the opportunity to push myself both athletically and academically to achieve great things knowing I had great people to support me. Tim Gabbard, Steve York and Dick Miller were central in pushing me athletically to achieve; they helped me to realize not to be satisfied with being good, that you can always improve no matter what level you are at in your career!”