Sports Hall of Fame Bios
CHRISTYN CHAMBERS ABARAY - SOCCER - CLASS OF 2011
Christyn Chambers Abaray was one of the nation’s premier defensive players in 2000, her third season as the starting sweeper for the Washington University women’s soccer team. A third-team National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American selection in 1998, she was also a three-time all-UAA honoree. She started all 78 games in her career on defense, and guided the Bears to a 60-16-2 overall record. Abaray led the Bears to the school’s first Final Four in 1997 and a Sectional Final appearance in 1998 – both years the Bears set a school record with 17 wins. Abaray is Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
CHRIS ALEXANDER - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 2011
Chris Alexander is one of four players since 1952 to lead the men’s basketball team in scoring three-straight years – 1998-99 (17.7 ppg), 1999-00 (17.1 ppg) and 2000-01 (15.3 ppg). A 1999 Division III News and Basketball News Honorable-Mention All-America as a sophomore, he scored 427 points and led the Bears to a UAA Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Alexander was a three-time first-team all-UAA and a three-time all-Region honoree, and was named the 1999 UAA Player of the Year. He ranks sixth in school history in scoring (1,495), and is also third in field goals made (614) and sixth in blocked shots (135). Alexander guided the Bears to a 70-33 overall record with two NCAA Tournament appearances in his four years on the Danforth Campus.
CAROL HANKS AUCAMP - TENNIS - CLASS OF 1992
A two-year letterwinner, Carol Hanks Aucamp was the first woman to compete on a Washington University men's varsity team. She compiled career records of 19-5 in singles and 17-3 in doubles, while playing second and third singles, and number-one doubles. An inaugural inductee into St. Louis' Tennis Hall of Fame, she competed in Wimbledon four times (1961, '63, '64, '67) and reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open in 1964. She earned a world ranking of number-nine in 1964.
JIM BARTON - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1991
A three-year starter on the Blair Gullion-coached basketball squads, Jim Barton scored 1,215 career points and held the Bears' career scoring record for 28 years. Named MVP of the 1955-56 team which finished 17-5 and narrowly missed an NIT Tournament bid. Ranked ninth in career field goals (324), first in career free throws (567) and 10 th in career rebounds (443) in 1992. Also holds single-season records for free throws scored (20) and attempted (25) in a game. Invited by NBA's Syracuse Nationals to attend their rookie camp.
CARL BAUER - SWIMMING COACH - CLASS OF 1995
Coached the Bears to five Missouri Valley Conference titles in six years before being credited as the "father of age-group swimming," a program Carl Bauer introduced during his 50-year stint with the Missouri Athletic Club. The Swimming Hall of Fame honors Carl Bauer as one of the two individuals most responsible for the terrific growth of swimming in the 1950s and '60s. Inducted in to the MAC Hall of Fame as a charter member in 1993.
RICH BERENS - TENNIS - CLASS OF 2011
A three-time men’s tennis All-American (1993, Singles, Doubles; 1994, Singles) and a six-time all-UAA selection, Rich Berens graduated as one of the top players in school history. He qualified for the NCAA Tournament in singles three times and doubles once, and was the UAA Most Valuable Player in 1994. Berens touted a career singles record of 54-15 and a career doubles mark of 42-28, for an overall record of 96-43. His highest national ranking was fourth, and he received the Distinguished Athlete Award by the W Club in 1994.
JON BERGMAN - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 2002
One of top all-around players in Washington's men's basketball history, Jon Bergman finished his career ranked first all-time at WU in rebounding (692), second all-time in scoring (1,468), blocked shots (100), steals (99) and games played (106) and third in field goal percentage (.533) and field goals scored (547). He was named an NABC honorable-mention All-American in 1986-87 and also earned second-team all-South Region honors that season. Bergman twice earned all-tournament honors at the NCAA Regional and was named first-team all-UAA in his only season competing in the UAA. He helped lead WU to a 72-35 record in four years, including a 43-14 UAA mark, a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances and an NCAA Quarterfinal berth.
LIBERO BERTAGNOLI - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1994
A three-time Missouri Valley Conference offensive and defensive guard, Libero Bertagnoli was a member of the Bears' 1935 MVC championship team. Following an illustrious career at the Hilltop, he played for three American Football League teams (1938-41), and then the NFL's Chicago Cardinals in 1942-43 and 1945. After his professional football career, he became the head football coach at Illinois Wesleyan University (1948-53), coaching the 1951 team to an undefeated and untied season, the first in school history.
DAVID BOLTON - FOOTBALL/TRACK - CLASS OF 1993
Starring in both football and track and field, David Bolton earned honorable mention All-America football kudos and captured the NCAA Division III decathlon championship in the spring of 1981. At the time of induction he ranked fifth on WU's all-time pass reception list (105), third in reception yardage (1,863) and fourth in receiving touchdowns (14). Following his WU football career, he signed an NFL contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1994 Bolton also held school records for most decathlon points (7,246) and the indoor high jump (6-feet-7-inches).
CHARLIE BORSHEIM - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 2004
A two-time, first-team all-UAA selection and the 1992-93 UAA Player of the Year, Charlie Borsheim earned honorable-mention All-America honors from Basketball Gazette in 1993. A second-team all-district selection that year, he ranks fourth all-time at WU in field goal percentage (.560) and field goals made (572), sixth in scoring (1,439) and free throws made (289) and ninth in blocked shots (77). Borsheim set the single-game scoring record with 47 points on Valentine's Day in 1993, a record that stands today, along with his single-game record of 18 consecutive free-throws made.
TERRY BREEDING - WRESTLING - CLASS OF 1997
One of the pioneers of wrestling at Washington University, Terry Breeding registered a 32-6 career record from 1961-64. A three-year varsity letterwinner, he won conference championships in 1962, 1963, and 1964 and was undefeated (17-0) during the 1961-62 season with nine pins. Elected captain of the wrestling squad three times, he won't the AAU championships at 148 pounds in 1962. Winner of three Great Lakes Invitational titles at 147 pounds, Breeding twice earned Most Outstanding Wrestler honors at the tournament.
WRAY D. BROWN - TENNIS - CLASS OF 1992
The sensation of the 1922 intercollegiate tennis tournament where he finished as national runner-up, Wray D. Brown captured seven amateur titles in a 10-year period and claimed four Missouri Valley Conference titles--three in doubles and one in singles. In 1925 he was ranked 10 th nationally, the first St. Louis player since Dwight Davis to crack the top 20. Brown, who helped Washington capture three conference titles, was inducted into St. Louis' Tennis Hall of Fame in 1991.
JOE BUKANT - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1993
A two-time all-Midwest and all-Missouri Valley Conference fullback, Joe Bukant savored a tremendous gridiron career with the Bears before moving on to play five professional season with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Cardinals. While with the Bears, he was named to the all-opponent teams of national champion Notre Dame, Illinois, Duquesne and Rose Bowl participant SMU in 1936. Besides playing football, he also lettered two years in track and field.
JULIA BURDICK - CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK - CLASS OF 2000
Washington University's first female track and field All-American with a third-place finish in the 10,000 meters at the 1992 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Julia Burdick earned all-UAA honors six times as a member of the track and field team and earned Academic All-America honors in 1992. A two-time all-UAA honoree in cross country, she twice earned top-three finishes at the UAA Championships. Burdick was selected the cross country team's Most Valuable Runner in both 1990 and 1991 and was a Top 10 finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year honors in 1992.
JIM BURMEISTER - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE - CLASS OF 2011
Jim Burmeister worked full-time at Washington University for 44 years before partial retirement in 2011. He currently serves as Director of Commencement, and has held positions of University Registrar, Director of Alumni Programs and Executive Director of University Relations. The 2001 Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award honoree, Burmeister served 35 years as advisor to Thurtene Junior Honorary. He has been employed at Washington University since the age of 14, a span of 58 years, and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1961, a master’s degree in business administration in 1963 and a master’s degree in psychology in 1967.
JIM BURST - FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/TRACK/BASEBALL - CLASS OF 1991
Jim Burst lettered in four varsity sports at Washington U.--football, basketball, baseball, and track and field. He enjoyed an outstanding football career and in 1992, still held the school marks for career scoring (181 points), career touchdowns (30), career kickoff return yardage (26.5 ypr) and career punt return yardage (15.1 ypr). A member of WU's 1990 all-Centennial Football squad, he also ranked second with 1,729 rushing yards at the time of graduation. A draft choice of the NFL's Chicago Cardinals.
CHARLES CAIN - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1995
A second-team All-America guard in 1950-51, Charles Cain became the first Washington U. basketball player to top the 300-point plateau for single-season scoring with 369 points. The Bears finished 16-5 that season following a 17-6 campaign in 1949-50. At the time of his graduation, he ranked first in career scoring with 616 points. Nicknamed the "Hoosier Hot Shot," he was voted WU's Athlete of the Year in 1951. Following graduation, he spent nearly 40 years in secondary education, earning an "Indiana Shining Star Teacher" award in 1991 and a "Eastern Indiana Athletic Director of the Year" honor on two occasions.
JOE CARENZA, JR.- SOCCER COACH- CLASS OF 2004
The all-time leader in wins (158) in Washington University men's soccer history, Carenza posted a career record of 158-69-21 (.679) in 13 seasons as the Bears' men's soccer coach. His teams qualified for the NCAA Tournament on six occasions and the 1985 squad set a school record with a 20-3-1 mark. Carenza, the 1985 NSCAA/Metropolitan Life Midwest Region Coach of the Year, led WU to four Final Fours, including second-place finishes in 1978 and 1985. He joins his father, Joe Sr., to become the first father-son combination in the Washington University Hall of Fame.
JOE CARENZA, SR. - SOCCER COACH - CLASS OF 1996
Founder and first coach of Washington U.'s men's soccer program, Joe Carenza Sr. is a member of the Soccer Old Timers and St. Louis Soccer Halls of Fame. He guided the Bears to a six-year record of 31-17-6, which included a 10-1-1 mark in 1961. The only loss suffered by the '61 squad, which was WU's first powerhouse team, came at the hands of Saint Louis University. Widely recognized as one of St. Louis' great soccer ambassadors, he served as director of the Khoury League soccer program before becoming executive secretary of the CYC in 1967.
GEORGE CHOPIN - SOCCER - CLASS OF 1995
At time of induction, George Chopin was the youngest male athlete to gain admittance to the Hall. A two-time All-American, he is the soccer program's all-time leader in goals scored with 61. Chopin led the Bears to NCAA playoff appearances in 1984 and 1985, while helping the '85 squad place second in the nation. Also the school's all-time leader in points scored (148), he tallied 23 goals in 21 games in 1984 (second best single-season total) and 20 goals in 24 games in 1985. An accomplished artist and musician, Chopin currently works as a national accounts manager for the 3COM Corporation.
GLYNN CLARK - FOOTBALL/TRACK - CLASS OF 1992
A two-sport standout, Glynn Clark garnered all-conference and Associated Press honorable mention All-America kudos in football, and all-conference honors in track and field. On the football field, he starred as a tackle on Jimmy Conzelman's famed teams, and in track and field, he threw the shot and discus. Devoting his professional life to education, he was the founding president of St. Louis' Meramec Community College campus in 1964.
TERI CLEMENS - VOLLEYBALL COACH - CLASS OF 1998
The winningest coach by percentage in NCAA volleyball history at the time of her retirement in 1998, Teri Clemens guided her team to seven NCAA Division III national championships in 14 years. Owner of a 529-77 (.873) career record, Clemens coached the Bears to the school's first NCAA title in 1989. Her teams won an unprecedented six straight NCAA crowns from 1991 to 1996, and Clemens' 1992 squad (40-0) is the only undefeated champion in Division III history. A five-time national coach of the year selection, Clemens won 11 of the first 12 University Athletic Association championships and posted a 136-1 conference record.
JIM CONZELMAN - FOOTBALL/FOOTBALL COACH - CLASS OF 1991
Jim Conzelman played football and basketball in the mid teens and later coached the Bears to three Missouri Valley Conference titles during the 1930s. Playing against some of the nation's top teams, he compiled a 40-35-2 coaching record. Following his coaching stint at Washington U., Conzelman coached the Chicago Cardinals in 1940-42 and 1946-49. While with Chicago, he coached the squad to a professional title in 1947. Conzelman is enshrined in three other Hall of Fames–the Pro Football Hall in Canton, Ohio; the Helms Foundation in Los Angeles; and the Missouri State Hall. Member of WU's 1990 all-Centennial Football squad.
EDWARD "BUD" CRISTAL - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1992
A four-year basketball letterwinner, Edward "Bud" Cristal was the first player in Washington University history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau, scoring 1,062 points, which presently ranks seventh all-time. Playing in 77 consecutive games to close his career, he ranks second in free throws scored with 454. He captained the 1955-56 squad, which posted the second-best winning percentage in school history at 17-5 and nearly earned a bid to the National Invitation Tournament.
WILLIAM H. & ELIZABETH DANFORTH - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE - CLASS OF 1994
Largely responsible for directing the revitalization of Washington U.'s athletics program, the William and Elizabeth Danforth provided timely leadership during the Bears' athletic renaissance. As chancellor, Bill Danforth played a key role in the construction of Washington U.'s $15-million Athletic Complex, the formation of the University Athletic Association, the development and growth of women's sports and the reinstatement of men's basketball in 1981. In addition, the Danforth's were the Bears' number-one fan, attending many athletic events throughout the years.
JACK DARNTON - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1994
A two-time all-Missouri Valley Conference basketball selection, Jack Darnton was the Bears' and the Missouri Valley's most prolific scorer during the pre-World War II era. Standing six-foot-four, he led the Bears in scoring three consecutive years. In his junior season, Darnton established a Missouri Valley, as Washington U. and a local college scoring record tallying 300 points (13.0 ppg average). Widely recognized as one of Washington U.'s pre-WWII basketball greats, the Clayton (Mo.) High graduate went on to play in semi-professional leagues.
VAUGHAN "BING" DEVINE - BASEBALL/BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1991
Vaughan "Bing" Devine starred in basketball and baseball at Washington during the middle 1930s. Following and outstanding athletic career with the Bears, and one year of minor league baseball, he began a professional sports administration career which spanned 50 years. He worked with the St. Louis Baseball Cardinals from 1939 to 1964, serving in a number of capacities--vice president and general manager, director of public relations and minor league manager. In addition to his long-time stint with the Cardinals, Devine guided the New York Mets as general manager, and also was associated with the Giants, Expos and the football Cardinals.
JEFF DOYLE - FOOTBALL, TRACK & FIELD - CLASS OF 2011
Jeff Doyle was a two-time All-America and four-time all-UAA selection at offensive line for the Bears, and also threw the shot put, hammer and weight for the men’s track and field team. He earned third-team All-America accolades in 1991 and second-team All-America honors in 1993. Doyle was the first player to receive Offensive Player of the Week in the conference as a lineman, when he led the Bears to an upset victory over nationally-ranked University of Rochester. He was a Dean’s Award recipient in 1990, and earned a Master’s Degree from the Olin Business School in 1998. Doyle started all 40 games in his four years, and was a team captain as a senior. He helped guide the Bears to a 23-17 (.575) mark in four seasons on the Danforth Campus.
TOM DRAPER - GOLF - CLASS OF 1994
A four-year letterwinner and four-year captain, Tom Draper is Washington U.'s first Hall of Fame golf inductee. Playing on the Bears' powerful teams in the mid-1930s, he captured the Missouri Valley Conference individual championship in 1935 and '36, the first two years of official MVC golf competition. During Draper's four-year tenure on the Danforth Campus, the Bears lost just one match - to Louisiana State University. At one time, he was ranked as the nations' number two amateur. Following his graduation from Washington U., the former civil engineer won 12 senior state titles. He player in the British Open and won the USGA Senior Tournament in 1971.
A. GWENDOLYN DREW - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE - CLASS OF 1992
Named the first female full professor in any discipline on the Hilltop Campus in 1950, A. Gwendolyn Drew established Washington University's graduate program in physical education. A professor for 26 years at Washington, an annual award was created in her honor, recognizing students with superior academic standing who have contributed positively to varsity athletics. Washington University's Athletic Complex conference room in furnished in her honor.
TED DUNN - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 2000
One of the top rushers of the strong Bear football teams of the mid-1950's, Ted Dunn was also one of the best all-around players in the team's history. A member of the WU All-Centennial team, he set the school single-season rushing mark with 573 yards as a sophomore in 1952 and topped it again with 884 yards in 1953. Dunn also set the single-season record for punting average in 1953 (38.4). He established single-game records for touchdowns (4 vs. Evansville), rushing attempts (32 vs. Western Michigan), rushing yards (272 vs. Western Michigan), total offense (281 vs. Sewanee) and punting average (51.5 vs. Wayne University), all during the 1953 season. Dunn also finished his career as the school's all-time leading rusher with 2,067 yards, the school's all-time leading punter with a 37.8 average and second all-time in scoring with 175 points and interceptions with six. At the time of his induction, Dunn still ranked third in scoring and fourth all-time in rushing yards and punting average.
TOM ECKELMAN - BASEBALL/SOCCER - CLASS OF 1992
One of Washington University's all-time baseball greats, Tom Eckelman starred as a record-setting pitcher. At the time of his induction, he ranked second all-time in pitching victories (24), second in innings pitcher (273.2), and fifth in strikeouts (179). Also lettering in soccer, he played on teams that had a combined record of 64-26-3. A local architect, he still holds the single season records for innings pitched (102.2) and won-loss record (8-0).
MARK EDWARDS - BASKETBALL COACH - CLASS OF 2011
Mark Edwards guided his alma mater to the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball National Championship, becoming just the fourth school in DIII history to win back-to-back titles. In 31 seasons at the helm of the Bears, Edwards has posted a 545-253 (.683) overall record and is a three-time (2002, 2008, 2009) National Coach of the Year Honoree, along with six UAA Coach of the Year awards. Over the past 25 seasons, the Bears have enjoyed their most success, winning 20 or more games 10 times, participating in 14 NCAA tournaments, and finishing first or second 20 of 24 times in the UAA. Edwards has also guided Washington U. to a school-record 27-consecutive winning seasons. He won his 500th career game with a 72-49 victory over University of Chicago on Feb. 28, 2009, becoming the 28th coach in Division III history to achieve 500 or more victories. Washington University’s 24-year record in the UAA – 254-79 (.763) winning percentage) – is the league’s best mark since its inception in 1987-88. Edwards graduated from Washington University in 1969, and was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and track and field. He earned most Basketball Most Valuable Player honors in 1969, and held the school record for most rebounds in a game until the 1999-2000 season. Edwards also ranks 11th in career rebounding with 568.
WILBUR "WEEB" EWBANK - FOOTBALL COACH - CLASS OF 1992
Beginning his collegiate and professional head football coaching career at Washington University, Wilbur "Weeb" Ewbank guided the Bears to a 14-4 record, 9-1 in 1948. He is enshrined in seven halls of fames, including the Professional Football Hall of Fame. He is the only professional football coach to win world championships in both the NFL and AFL--his 1958 and '59 Baltimore Colts won the NFL crowns while the '69 New York Jets won the AFL and Super Bowl III titles.
NANCY FAHEY - BASKETBALL COACH - CLASS OF 2011
Nancy Fahey has led the women’s basketball team the past 26 seasons, and is the only coach in NCAA Division III history to win five national championships. Fahey guided the Bears to four-straight National Championships from 1998-2001, becoming just the second women’s team, and third overall in NCAA history to win four-consecutive titles. Washington U.’s 1999 and 2000 championship teams posted perfect 30-0 records, becoming the second program in NCAA history to post back-to-back unbeaten National Championship seasons. Fahey and the Bears have finished first or second in the UAA 23 of 24 seasons in the conference, earning UAA Coaching Staff of the Year honors 17 times. On Nov. 26, 2011, Fahey became the fastest coach in NCAA women’s basketball history to reach 600 career wins, doing so in her 706th game. In 26 seasons at the helm of the Bears, Fahey has posted a winning percentage of .849 (600-107), which ranks fifth all-time in NCAA women’s basketball history. Under Fahey’s leadership, the Bears have made 23 NCAA tournament appearances, including a Division III record 10 NCAA Final Four appearances.
AMY SCHWEIZER FISHER - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 2006
A four-year starter at guard, Amy Schweizer Fisher helped lead the Washington University women's basketball team to its first national title in 1998 as a senior captain. During her career, the Bears achieved an overall record of 84-22 (.792), won four UAA titles and made four appearances in the NCAA Tournament. She ranks third on the WU career list in points (1,494) and three-pointers made (126), eighth in three-point field goal percentage (.335) and free-throw percentage (.723), and 10th in assists (216). A Kodak honorable-mention All-America selection in 1996, Fisher is a four-time all-UAA recipient and a 1998 NCAA All-Final Four Team member.
CORNELL FOGGIE - BASEBALL/FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1997
The premier offensive player in Washington University baseball history, Cornell Foggie graduated as the Bear's career leader in batting average (.391), hits (205), runs (164), triples (12), walks (91), at-bats (254) and games player (159). A three-time team Most Valuable Player, he was twice named the squad's Most Outstanding Player. Foggie earned American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) second-team Midwest Region honors as a sophomore, capping a season in which he set school records for batting average (.44)), hits (66), and doubles (14).
KEVIN FOLKL - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 2008
Kevin Folkl was a three-time All-America selection (1994, 1995, 1996) and earned UAA Player of the Year honors in 1995. He is the ninth all-time leading scorer at Washington University with 1,358 career points and holds the school record for highest field goal percentage in a season (65.6 percent, 1993-94). Folkl also ranks first in school history in field goal percentage (63.1), fourth in blocked shots (140) and eighth in field goals made (543) and rebounds (590). An Academic All-America selection in 1995, he averaged 16.1 points per game as a junior and 16.0 as a senior. The Bears posted a 79-27 (.745) overall record in his four seasons, made three NCAA Tournament appearances, and won two UAA titles. Washington U. posted back-to-back 23 win seasons in 1994-95 and 1995-96, and made an NCAA Quarterfinal appearance in 1996.
LESTER FRANK - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE - CLASS OF 1993
Washington U.'s "super-fan", Lester Frank attended nearly every home football game and several away games for nearly 60 years. From R.B. Rutherford's squads in the teens to Ken Woody's teams in the late 1980s, he was Washington U.'s number-one football fan until his death in 1993. In addition, he showed his support by attending most practice sessions during that 60-year period. Frank's knowledge of Washington football is unmatched.
STAN GARDNER - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 2004
A member of the Washington University all-Centennial football team, Stan Gardner garnered all-College Athletic Conference (CAC) honors in each of his first three seasons at Washington University. Just 5-feet-7 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds, he ranks fourth all-time at Washington U. in rushing yards with 1,923. Gardner set the WU freshman rushing record with 842 yards in 1969, a mark that stands today. He carried the ball 111 times for 527 yards and three scores as a sophomore to help WU to a share of the CAC championship.
MARC GLUCKMAN - BASEBALL - CLASS OF 1995
A two-time All-America pitcher, Marc Gluckman held four of the Bears' top five pitching mars at the time of his induction: strikeouts (306), games won (28), innings pitched (309) and games pitched (58). He ranks fifth in career earned run average with a 2.24 mark. In 1983, when he earned first-team All-America honors, Gluckman went 11-2, a school record for single-season victories, and helped the Bears make their second consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. Working for the Mosby Publishing Company, he has been cited numerous times at the "Midwest Representative of the Year."
SARAH GOLDMAN - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 2002
Sarah Goldman, a standout for the women's basketball team, helped guide the Bears to their first two Final Four appearances during her freshman and senior seasons. A two-time first-team all-UAA honoree, she earned honorable-mention All-America honors in 1993 and still holds the WU career assists record with 340. She graduated in 1994.
BLAIR GULLION - BASKETBALL COACH/ATHLETIC DIRECTOR - CLASS OF 1991
Serving as director of athletics and head basketball coach, Blair Gullion helped initiate Washington's Amateur Athletic Program in 1947--the birth of the Bears' current athletic philosophy. He began his 12-year stint on the Hilltop Campus in 1947 after coaching at Earlham, Tennessee, Cornell and Connecticut. He also served as the director of athletics at Tennessee and president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 1946. He ranks second in career basketball victories at Washington with 134. His 27-year coaching record was 321-192. Gullion is enshrined in College Basketball's Hall of Fame.
STEPHANIE HABIF - VOLLEYBALL - CLASS OF 1997
Stephanie Habif helped Washington University to four-consecutive national championships and four-straight UAA titles from 1993-96. A two-time AVCA first-team All-America setter (1995-96), she graduated as the Bears’ career-assists leader with 4,995, a record that still stands today. Habif was also a three-time first-team all-UAA honoree (1994-96) and garnered NCAA all-Tournament Team honors in 1994 and 1996. She set a Washington U. NCAA Tournament single-match record for assists on Nov. 19, 1994, with 84 against UC-San Diego. Habif helped lead Washington U. to a 166-13 (.927) record during her four-year career.
DWIGHT HAFELI - FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1993
An honorable mention All-America end on Jimmy Conzelman's famed 1930s-teams, Dwight Hafeli missed only nine minutes of football in three years. He garnered the Missouri Valley all-conference honors two years as an end and one as a fullback. A member of Notre Dame's 1936 all-opponent team as best end, Hafeli signed a contract with the NFL's Chicago Cardinals following graduation. In addition, he starred on the basketball floor, earning MVC honors twice.
HORD HARDIN - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE - CLASS OF 2008
Hord Hardin earned 13 varsity letters as a member of four teams (football, baseball, basketball, golf) at Washington University in St. Louis. A St. Louis, Mo., native, Hardin was President of the United States Golf Association (USGA) in 1967-68. After joining Augusta National Golf Club in 1964, he served as Chairman of the Masters Rules Committee from 1970-80, and was Chairman of the Masters Golf Tournament from 1979-1991. Hardin won 23 club championship titles at Bellerive Country Club and competed in five U.S. Amateurs and the 1952 U.S. Open.
W. ALFRED HAYES - DISTINGUISHED - CLASS OF 1992
A Washington University alumnus, generous benefactor and life trustee, W. Alfred Hayes was a standout football and track athlete. A successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and noted civic and community leader he was characterized as "one of the University's most loyal and dedicated supporters," who was deeply concerned with improving athletic facilities. Washington University's current football offices are named in his honor.
KAREN HERMANN - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1996
Through 1996, Karen Hermann was the only women's basketball player to earn first-team Kodak All-America honors. She also ranked first in career scoring (1,360) and rebounding (693) at the time of her induction. Hermann earned her All-America honor after leading WU to its firs Final Four appearance in 1990-91. A prototype student-athlete with a 3.87 cumulative GPA, she was recognized the maximum three times as a GTE Academic All All-American - the first WU student so-honored. Upon graduation, she ranked at or near the top of virtually every statistical category. Hermann guided the Bears to a four-year mark of 89-21.
JOHN HERZING - BASEBALL - CLASS OF 1998
A three-time College Athletic Conference All-Star selection, John Herzing graduated in 1969 as the Bears' career leader in strikeouts with 299. Ranked second all-time in career earned-run average (1.87) and fifth in innings pitched (231.2) and victories (20) at the time of induction, he owns the school record for season ERA (0.73 in 1967) and strikeouts-per-innings pitched (1.29). Named team Most Valuable Player in 1969, Herzing won the CAC championship game as a freshman with a 14-strikeout performance. Helping the Bears win consecutive CAC championships in 1968 and 1969, he was drafted by four different professional teams--including the St. Louis Cardinals--but did not sign.
DICK HOPKINS - BASEBALL - CLASS OF 1996
A two-sport athlete at Washington U., Dick Hopkins starred in baseball. At time of induction, he ranked second all-time in batting average (.367), fourth in triples (11), and fifth in runs batted in (96). Named the team's co-MVP his senior year, he helped the Bears notch a four-year record of 53-28, which included a 15-5 record in 1961. Hopkins, who never batted lower .300 in a season, ranked in the Bears' top four of nearly every offensive category at time of graduation.
DICK HORWITZ - TENNIS - CLASS OF 2002
Dick Horwitz, who transferred to Washington University after one season at Yale, lost just one regular-season match in his three seasons with the team. He won a school-record 25-consecutive matches before his first and only defeat his senior year, a loss he later avenged. Horwitz played in the 1959 NCAA Tournament and participated on both the amateur and professional circuits after graduating in 1960.
BOB HUDGENS - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1996
One of Washington U.'s premier running backs, Bob Hudgens was abed a 1935 honorable mention Associated Press All-American. Playing for Hall-of Fame coach Jimmy Conzelman, he helped the Bears claim a Missouri Valley Conference title in 1934 and a share of the crown in 1935. Hudgens also earned first-team all-MVC honors in 1935. Nicknamed "Bounding" Bob Hudgens for his elusiveness and powerful running, he led the Bears with a team-best 13 touchdowns in 1935.
AL IEZZI - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1995
Captain of the gridiron team that almost beat Notre Dame and Illinois, Al Iezzi was one of Washington's U. famed "Iron Men," who captured two Missouri Valley Conference crowns. Despite weighing only 180 pounds (about 20 pounds less than the average major college center), he was one of the best at the collegiate ranks. He was named to Notre Dame's All-Opponent squad in 1936. A long-time executive vice-president at Granite City (Ill.) Trust and Savings, he received the Silver Beaver Award for his work in the Boy Scouts of America.
PAUL ISHAM - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 2006
Paul Isham was one of only a handful of players during his time to play all four years of football. He earned Associated Press honorable-mention All-America honors at center and linebacker in 1960 and 1962. Isham was co-captain of the 1962 team, and was also chosen as the team's most valuable lineman. In 1960, he played more minutes than any other player on the team, earning the nickname of "Ironman." In 1990, he was selected to the Washington University Football Centennial Team (1890-1990).
HARVEY "JABO" JABLONSKY - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1992
A 1978 inductee into College Football's Hall of Fame, Harvey "Jabo" Jablonsky is supposedly the only ma to play six years of college football and serve as captain at two schools--Washington University and Army. Retiring as a Major General, he was allowed to play at two schools and for six years under the rules of the time. A guard and linebacker, he earned all-conference first-team and All-America honors with the Bears (1927-29), and later earned All-America honors at Army (1931-33).
RON JACKSON - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 2006
A two-year letterwinner, Ron Jackson graduated from Washington University with two-year totals of 599 points and 13.0 points per game. He averaged 11.0 points per game and was the Bears defensive ace in the backcourt on the 1963-64 squad that went 16-8 and finished the season ranked ninth in the final Associated Press Small College poll. As a senior co-captain, Jackson averaged 15.2 points on the 1964-65 squad that set school records with a 21-6 mark and a .778 winning percentage. A College Athletic Conference (CAC) selection in 1965, he also helped the Bears to a CAC championship and a berth in the NCAA quarterfinals.
NANCY PEARCE JEFFETT - TENNIS - CLASS OF 2004
A nationally ranked junior tennis player, Nancy Pearce Jeffett was a Missouri Valley Indoor Women's Singles champion. She teamed with her junior-tennis friend, Grand Slam winner Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly Brinker, in 1968 to co-found the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation. After Brinker's death six months later, Jeffett organized a tournament in her memory, which developed into the Virginia Slims of Dallas. Over the next 35 years, under Jeffett's leadership, the MCB Foundation has awarded over $4 million for player development and has sponsored national and international competition for both juniors and women. Jeffett is honored to be the only member of Wimbledon (The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club) who did not win a championship.
SHELBY JORDAN - FOOTBALL/TRACK - CLASS OF 1991
Shelby Jordan was a Kodak first -team All-American football player. Standing in at 6-foot-7 and 270 pounds, he led the Bears in tackles three consecutive years playing primarily as a defensive lineman. A member of Washington's 1990 all-Centennial Football squad, Jordan was drafted in the seventh round of the 1973 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. Following a brief hiatus from professional football, he signed a free-agent contract with the New England Patriots and eventually became a six-year starter at right offensive tackle. In 1983, was traded to the Los Angeles Raiders and helped the Silver and Black to a Super Bowl title.
ARTHUR JUREMA - SOCCER - CLASS OF 1994
Helping lead the soccer Bears to three consecutive NCAA national semifinal appearances, Arthur Jurema was a four-year letterwinner and a two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American. A three-time all-Midwest selection, the former resident of Brazil scored a season-best 18 goals his junior year and 52 for his career - a figure that ranks fourth on WU's all-time goals scored list. During Jurema's tenure, the Bears won 58 matches, while placing second nationally in 1978, third in 1979, and fourth in 1980.
ALIA FISCHER KEYS- BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 2006
Alia Fischer Keys helped lead the women's basketball team to three straight national championships and three consecutive University Athletic Association (UAA) titles in 1997-98, 1998-99 and 1999-00. As Washington U.'s starting center, she was a three-time Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) National Player of the Year and three-time UAA Player of the Year. Keys also won the Honda Award in 1999-2000 as the top female athlete in Division III for all sports. At the time of her induction, she held Washington University's career record for points (1,974), rebounds (969) and blocked shots (219), and set the single-season record for points (626) and scoring average (20.9) in 1997-98. Washington U. posted a 107-9 (.922) overall record in her four seasons on the Danforth Campus.
HARRY KISKER - DEAN - CLASS OF 2002
Harry Kisker, Dean of Students at Washington from 1978-1997, created a vision that helped spur the growth of Washington University's intercollegiate athletic programs; the development of sports facilities on the Hilltop Campus and the creation of the University Athletic Association.
LORI THOMAS KHAZEN - SOCCER - CLASS OF 2006
A four-time all-University Athletic Association (UAA) and all-region selection, Lori Thomas Khazen ranks second all-time in Washington University women's soccer history in goals (71), assists (38) and points (180). As a senior, she earned UAA Player of the Year honors after setting the Bears' single-season records for goals (31), assists (16), points (78) and game-winning goals (nine). Khazen, who serves as an assistant coach with Bears' women's soccer team, holds the school record for goals in a game (four, twice) and points in a game (10). She led the Bears to a 58-18-6 record in four seasons, including three trips to the NCAA Tournament and the 1995 UAA championship. Khazen was the 1999 recipient of the W. Alfred Hayes Award, " in recognition of student-athletes who, by personal example, have provided constructive leadership at Washington University."
MATT KLOSTERMAN - SOCCER - CLASS OF 2006
A four-year starter from 1977-80, Matt Klosterman helped the men's soccer team attain three consecutive Final Four appearances in 1978, 1979 and 1980. He anchored a defense that allowed just 54 goals in 67 games from 1978-80. Klosterman earned first-team all-Midwest Region honors and NSCAA first-team All-America honors in 1979 when WU allowed just 15 goals in 22 games. He also earned first-team all-Midwest Region honors in 1980 to help Washington University set a school record with 15 shutouts.
BROOKE HORTIN KNOTT - VOLLEYBALL - CLASS OF 1996
A three time American Volleyball Coaches' Association (AVCA) All-American, Brooke Hortin Knott helped lead the volleyball Bears to their first NCAA national championship in 1989. At the time of her graduation, she was Division III's all-time leader in kills (1,810). Knott also ranked second in career digs (1,444) and third in career service aces (251). Nicknamed "The Hammer", Knott opened her career with a Division single-season record 545 kills in her freshman years. She helped the Bears to a four-year record of 166-27.
JENNIFER COLLINS KOHL - SWIMMING - CLASS OF 1997
The first Washington University swimmer to earn All-America honors, Jennifer Collins Kohl fnished her career with eight All-America citations. A 14-times all-University Athletic Association honoree and the 1991 co-UAA Swimmer of the Year, she won five individual conference championships, including three as a senior. A two-time team captain, Kohl held three individual school records (200 and 400 individual medley and 200 breaststroke) at the time of her induction. Also a member of one record relay team, she helped the Bears place 17 th nationally in 1990.
MAJID KRIA - SOCCER - CLASS OF 1993
A three-year letterwinner in soccer, Majid Kria held Washington's all-time goal scoring record for 24 years. At time of induction he ranked second all-time with 58 goals. The two-time All-America and two-time All-Midwest forward led all collegians in scoring in 1961 when he buried a school-record 32 goals. In 194 Kria held school marks for most goals in a game (six), most points in a season (69) and most points in a game (13). His explosive offensive skills helped the 1961 Bears to a 10-1-1 record, the best single-season winning percentage in school history.
BOB KRIEGSHAUSER - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1995
Graduating as the school's all-time leading scorer with 930 points, Bob Kriegshauser became the first player in school history to average more than 20 points per game (20.5 in 1953-54) and the first player to top the 400 point mark for a single season with 426 points in 1952-53. IN addition, he was the first to score 30 or more in a game with a 33-point outing versus Wabash and the first to top the 40-point plate with 42 versus Illinois College. Drafted by the NBA's Boston Celtics, Kriegshauser was named WU's 1954 Student Life Athlete of the Year.
ANNE QUENETE KRUER - VOLLEYBALL - CLASS OF 2004
A three-time All-American from 1992-94, including first-team selections in 1993 and 1994, Annette Quenete Kruer led the Washington University volleyball team to four straight Division III national championships from 1991-94. The Bears accumulated an overall record of 168-8 (.955) in her four seasons, including a perfect 40-0 mark in 1992. She earned all-UAA honors four times and was a two-time NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team member. Kruer graduated as the Bears' all-time leader in digs (1,659) and ranks second on the WU career list for digs and service aces (284), fourth in games played (526) and sixth in kills (1,532).
AMY ALBERS LACZKOWSKI - VOLLEYBALL - CLASS OF 2000
One of the most decorated student-athletes in Washington University history, Amy Albers Laczkowski also ranks as one of the greatest players in NCAA volleyball history. She won consensus Division III National Player of the Year honors in both 1993 and 1994 and was a three-time first-team All-American. In three years at Washington U., she led the Bears to three consecutive national championships, including the first perfect season in Division III volleyball in 1992 (40-0). Laczkowski also holds the NCAA all-divisions records for hitting percentage in a career (.530) and single-season (.551). In addition to winning a gold medal at the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival after being the first Division III athlete to compete, she won the Honda Award in 1995 as the top female athlete in Division III among all sports. Laczkowski was named the 1994 Academic All-American of the Year for college division volleyball and was a two-time first-team Academic All-American. She was named a "Today's Top Eight" honoree by the NCAA, was the 1995 NCAA Woman of the Year for the state of Missouri.
ROBERT LADD - BASEBALL/FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1998
A seven-time letterwinner in football and baseball, Robert Ladd was named Washington University's 1956 Athlete of the Year in by Student Life . A wingback, fullback and kick returner for the football squad, Ladd blocked for future Washington U. Hall of Fame running backs Don Polkinghorne and Jim Burst. During a game versus Washington & Lee in 1956, he returned the second-half kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. In his last collegiate game, he scored three touchdowns. A second baseman and shortstop on the baseball squad, he hit .325 as a senior.
JENNIFER HADDAD LANGEN - SOCCER - CLASS OF 1997
A three-year standout for the Bears, Jennifer Haddad Langen became the first Washington University women's soccer player to earn National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) All-American honors. Named to the first team, Langen finished her career with a 27-9-5 record, 23 shutouts, and a 0.59 goals against average - school records at the time of her induction. The 1992 University Athletic Association (UAA) co-Most Valuable Player and a three-time first-team all-UAA selection, she helped the Bears to a 14-2-2 record and top-15 national ranking as a senior.
W. EDWARD LANSCHE - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE - CLASS OF 2008
W. Edwards Lansche, a four-year letterwinner in basketball and track and field, was a founding member of the W Club and served as its vice-president. A 1952 graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine, Lansche was also president of Lock and Chain, the Sophomore Class, Thurtene Carnival and Omicron Delta Kappa. He served on the Eliot Society Membership Committee for Arts & Sciences and the School of Medicine, and currently serves in that role for the Department of Athletics. Lansche is an active member of the W Club Executive Committee and served on the Washington U. Alumni Board of Governors from 2003-07. Lanshe entered the private practice of medicine in 1959, before retiring in 1992.
E. DESMOND LEE - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1998
A dominating center for the 1938-39 and 1939-40 Washington University basketball teams, E. Desmond Lee earned a reputation as one of the best big men of his era. The team captain and the squad's leading scorer as a senior, Lee capped his career with Missouri Valley Conference All-Star honors. After he helped the Bears defeat the University of Missouri on Dec. 22, 1939, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote: "No more brilliant exhibition of rebound-play ever has been seen on a local court ... he took rebounds from 30 to 40 times during the engagement and when you add ... that Lee also led both teams in scoring with nine points, you have a complete picture of the hero of the evening."
MONROE "POGE" LEWIS - FOOTBALL/BASEBALL - CLASS OF 1991
Monroe "Poge" Lewis has been recognized as Washington's first great athlete, by a local sportswriter. According to one newspaper account, "he almost single-handedly defeated Missouri and St. Louis University in football the same year with his passing, running and kicking." A member of the 1990 all-Centennial Football squad, he spent 28 years as a member of the U.S. Lawn and Tennis Association. Also a star baseball player, he was the 1915 recipient of the Busch Trophy--a cup awarded to the area's top collegiate football player. Active in local amateur tennis, he seldom missed attending a Washington University sporting event.
BOB LIGHT - TENNIS/BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1995
A four-year starter in basketball and tennis, Bob Light was named Washington U.'s Athlete of the Year in 1939-50 before moving on to a 15-year head coaching stint at Appalachian State University. At time of graduation, Light ranked first in career scoring with 739 points, breaking Stan London's mark by 20 points. Also the Bears' top tennis player, he boasted a 54-2 singles record while helping the Bears win a school-record 28 straight matches during his tenure. One of WU's top two-sport athletes, Light was inducted in Appalachian State's Hall of Fame in 1991.
ROBERT LINDSEY - CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK - CLASS OF 2000
A three-time All-American in track and field, Robert Lindsey was a 12-time letterwinner as a member of the cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field teams. He placed fourth in the 800 meters and eighth in the 1,500 meters at the 1992 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships, as well as fifth in the 800 at the 1991 NCAA outdoor meet. A six-time UAA individual champion and a six-time runner-up, he graduated with six WU varsity records and helped lead the Bears to six UAA indoor and outdoor titles. Lindsey also made his mark in cross country, qualifying as an individual for the 1990 NCAA Division III Championships. He finished eighth at the 1990 UAA cross country meet to earn second-team all-league honors. Lindsey capped his career by being selected as the male honoree for the 1991-92 W Club Senior Athlete of the Year award.
STAN LONDON - BASKETBALL/BASEBALL - CLASS OF 1992
Starring in both basketball and baseball, Stan London finished his collegiate athletic career while enrolled in the School of Medicine. He batted a school-record .465 during the 1948 baseball season and earned honorable mention All-America honors in basketball. A member of five halls of fames, including the Illinois State Basketball Hall of Fame, he has served as team physician for a number of St. Louis' professional sports teams, including the Baseball Cardinals.
IRVING LONDY - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1998
A multi-sport standout, Irving Londy enjoyed his most success as a member of the football team. An honorable mention All-America guard, he also earned a pair of all-Missouri Valley Conference citations at his position. Recipient of a Merit Card from the All-America Football Board, Londy went on to play for the St. Louis Gunners professional football team and was drafted by the National Football League's New York Giants in 1937. A member of the Jewish All-America team who also played quarterback and place-kicker, he further distinguished himself as the school's heavyweight boxing champion.
STANLEY & LUCY LOPATA - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE - CLASS OF 1991
Stanley and Lucy Lopata are the founders of the Lopata Basketball Classic--a prestigious NCAA Division III tournament which served as a stimulus for the University Athletic Association's formation. Active and dedicated supporters of Washington University, the Lopatas are sponsors of academic scholarships in addition to the Lopata Classic. They have an endowed professorship in chemical engineering and have been major benefactors to the construction of several campus buildings. The Alumni Room in Washington's Francis Gym is named after the Lopatas. Stanley graduated from Washington University's School of Arts & Sciences in 1935.
GARY LUBIN - SOCCER - CLASS OF 1998
A four-year starting goalkeeper for the soccer team, Gary Lubin played during one of the winningest eras in school history. A two-time team captain, Lubin helped the Bears post a four-year record of 62-22-4 and a second-place national finish in 1978; third-place finish in 1979; and a fourth-place showing in 1980. Owner of the single-season record for shutouts (15 in 1980), he also shares the mark for career shutouts (38). An all-region selection his senior season after leading the squad to a berth in the regional final, Lubin received the 1982 W. Alfred Hayes Leadership Award.
MITCH MARGO - BASEBALL - CLASS OF 2004
A standout catcher, Mitch Margo graduated in 1977 as Washington University baseball's all-time leader in home runs (12), hits (109), doubles (24) and runs batted in (77). He accomplished this in only three years after joining WU his sophomore year. Margo hit .394 during his final season with 39 hits and 26 RBI. He ranks third in career batting average (.328) and is tied for ninth in home runs. Margo helped found the W Club, the primary fundraising arm and volunteer organization dedicated to the advancement of Washington University athletics.
JENNIFER MARTZ - VOLLEYBALL - CLASS OF 2006
The 1997 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III National Player of the Year and the 1999 NCAA Woman of the Year for the state of Missouri, Jennifer Martz helped lead the volleyball team to the 1995 and 1996 national championship. She was one of only four players in Division III history to earn four All-America awards, including three first-team selections. Martz graduated as the school's all time leader in kills (2,068), blocks (588) and games played (549), and finished second in attacks (3,634) and hitting percentage (.443). Her career hitting percentage also ranks second all-time in Division III history. Martz, a four-time all-region and all-UAA selection, was a 1998 GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America selection.
DAL MAXVILL - BASEBALL - CLASS OF 1991
Following an outstanding collegiate career, Dal Maxvill went on to play 16 years of professional baseball--12 years with the St. Louis Cardinals and four with the Oakland Athletics. The Granite City, Ill., native played in four World Series and won two titles with the Cardinals (1964 & 1967) and one with the A's (1972). While at Washington U., the Bears enjoyed four winning seasons playing a high level of competition. The outstanding defensive shortstop finished his collegiate career with a .301 batting average. At time of his induction, was general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.
DON MCINTOSH - SWIMMING - CLASS OF 1993
One of Washington's most decorated swimmers, Don McIntosh held seven schools records at the time of his graduation. He earned College Division All-America honors in 1964, 1965, and 1966. Specializing in the freestyle and butterfly events, McIntosh finished second in the 40-free at the 1965 NCAA College Division Championships and fourth in 1966. His 50-yard freestyle record stood until 1987. An avid fitness promoter, he coached swimming at NCAA Division III Middlebury College for 12 years.
ART & MARGE MCWILLIAMS - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE - CLASS OF 1996
Dedicated supporters of Washington U.'s department of athletics, Art and Marge McWilliams have played active roles in the resurgence of the varsity sports on the Hilltop campus. At time of induction, Art was a member of the W Club Executive Committee and chair of the W Club Eliot Society committee. IN 1995, Art and Marge provided the University with a gift to construct a new fitness center, which bears their name, in the Athletic Complex. Besides athletics, the McWilliams provide three Washington U. students with academic scholarships through an endowed program in the John M. Olin School of Business.
BRUCE MELIN - ATHLETIC TRAINER/ATHLETIC DIRECTOR - CLASS OF 1991
Bruce Melin joined the Washington staff in 1949 as a faculty member and athletic trainer. Adored and respected by student-athletes and coaches, he served in both capacities until he "retired" in 1977. A charter member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, he continued working on a part-time basis as athletic trainer and instructor until his death in 1988. He received NATA's highest honor in 1980, being inducted in the association's Hall of Fame. Also a member of the Greater St. Louis Athletic Association and Missouri Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fames. The current Washington University training room is named in his honor.
DEBBIE MICHELSON - TENNIS - CLASS OF 1996
Washington's first female All-America tennis player, Debbie Michelson concluded a sensational career by reaching the semifinals of the NCAA Division III National Championships. Michelson made three NCAA showing, and at time of induction, held records for most singles wins (106), singles winning percentage by four-year players (.914, 106-10) and overall winning percentage by four-year players (.855, 183-31). A four-time UAA singles champion, she won three titles at first singles.
LISA BECKER MILLIKEN - VOLLEYBALL - CLASS OF 1997
A two-time first team All-America selection, Lisa Becker Milliken capped her career with the 1992 American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III National Player of the Year award. A co-captain on the Bears' 40-0 team of 1992--the only undefeated Division III champion in NCAA history--she ranked third in school history in career hitting percentage (.429) and blocks (394) at the time of her induction. A member of three national championship squads, including Washington's first title team in 1989, Milliken helped the Bears post a four-year record of 152-14 (.916).
I.E. MILLSTONE - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE - CLASS OF 1995
A life-time member of Washington U.'s Board of Trustees, I.E. Millstone has made several significant contributions to his alma mater, including his support for the new Athletic Complex, and specifically, the swimming pool, which bears his name. As an undergraduate, he competed four years as a diver and freestyle sprinter on a team that garnered national recognition. His numerous contributions include establishing engineering scholarships and providing support for the School of Engineering.
CHRIS NALLEY - FOOTBALL/TRACK - CLASS OF 1997
Chris Nalley was a Hewlett Packard first-team All-America selection in football in 1995 and 1996. A defensive back, he is second on the all-time Washington University list with 21-career interceptions. Nalley set a single-season school record with nine interceptions and guided the Bears to a 9-1 overall mark in 1995. The Bears posted a 29-11 (.725) record in his four seasons, and won three UAA championships. Nalley also holds the school record in the 100-meter run (10.64), helped the Bears capture three UAA Track and Field team championships, and qualified for nationals.
JOHN NELKE - CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK - CLASS OF 2008
John Nelke, a leader and four-year letterwinner in cross-country and track and field, held the outdoor track and field half-mile record for 23 years at Washington University in St. Louis. Nelke, who was the captain and Most Valuable Performer of the 1965 and 1966 track team, set the half-mile (1:53) and mile record (4:17.9) in 1966. Nelke, who competed in the College Athletic Conference (CAC), was also a four-year captain of the cross country team.
FRANK NOBLE - SWIMMING COACH - CLASS OF 1994
Serving Washington U. in a number of capacities, most notable as head swimming coach (1947-69), Frank Noble is a 1971 inductee of the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. During his days with the Bears, he compiled a 136-32 dual meet record, while competing against such schools as Indiana, Illinois, Northwestern, Nebraska, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame. Noble, who coached 11 All-Americans at WU, was presented the Gold Plaque b y the College Swimming Coaches Association in recognition of his capable and inspiring work with students and associates.
AMY SULLIVAN NORDMANN - VOLLEYBALL - CLASS OF 1998
A two-time, first-team All-America selection, Amy Sullivan Nordmann helped the Bears capture three NCAA Division III national championships (1991, 1992, 1993). A member of the only undefeated squad in Division III history (40-0 in 1992), Nordmann also helped the Bears establish the longest winning streak in NCAA history (59 matches). A two-time University Athletic Association first-team member and the 1992 UAA Player of the Year, she owned the career record for service aces (284) and ranked third all-time in career hitting percentage (.363) at the time of induction. Nordmann was selected as the GTE Academic All-America Volleyball Player of the Year (college division) in 1992 and 1993, and was a finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year in 1994.
RACHEL SWEENEY PATTON - SOCCER - CLASS OF 2000
Rachel Sweeney Patton is Washington University’s all-time women’s soccer leader in goals scored (80), assists (44) and points (206). A NSCAA/Adidas first-team All-America and UAA Most Valuable Player selection in 1997, she was also a four-time all-UAA and three-time all-region honoree. Patton recorded 28 goals and 10 assists for 66 points in 1998, and tied a school record with 16 assists in 1999. She helped the Bears to a 61-15-2 (.795) mark in four seasons and two NCAA Tournament appearances. Washington U. won a school record 17 games in 1998 and 1999, and made the University’s first Final Four appearance in 1997.
DAVID PEARCE - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 2011
David Pearce earned three letters playing both basketball and baseball (1949, 1950, 1951) at Washington University. He guided the basketball team to a 17-6 record in the 1949-50 season and 16-5 in the 1950-51 season, leading the team in scoring (11.2 ppg) in 1950. Pearce scored 18 points in a 55-53 win over Vanderbilt during the 1949-50 season. In baseball, Pearce pitched a complete game in 9-6 victory over Nebraska on April 13, 1950, and tossed a four-hitter in a 5-3 win over Missouri on April 17, 1949. He was co-founder of the Pearce Corporation with twin brother Richard, and was named the 1976 Missouri Architect of the Year. After graduating, the brothers served for two years in the Korean War (1951-53). In 1955, they co-founded the Pearce Corporation, an architectural firm that provided planning and architectural serves to Health Care, Institutional and Education clients across the United States for 35 years. In 1984, a joint venture team of the Pearce Corporation and the Eggers Group was selected to renovate the existing WU Athletic Complex. He served as the Principal in Charge and Project Manager for the Architectural Team.
TOM POLACEK - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1998
Washington University's career rushing leader with 2,494 yards, Tom Polacek also owns the single-season mark of 1,090 yards in 1987. Tabbed the team's offensive Most Valuable Player as a freshman after gaining 697 yards on the ground, Polacek capped his career with the Darryl Sharp Memorial MVP Award and Most Inspirational honors. Captain of the gridiron squad in 1987, he finished the season ranked 14th nationally in rushing average (121.1 yards per game) and became Washington's first-ever GTE Academic All-America selection in football. At the time of his induction, Polacek also ranked seventh all-time in total offense and 10th in scoring (110 points).
DON POLKINGHORNE - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1991
A star running back on Coach Carl Snavely's famed football team, Don Polkinghorne owned the school's career rushing record (2,289 yards) for 30 years. He shattered Washington's single-game rushing record with and incredible 367 yard performance against Washington & Lee. In 1992, his 17.5 yards per carry average (21 for 367) in that game stood as the NCAA Division II and Washington U. record for highest yards per carry average in a game. The 367 yards was, at one time, the NCAA record. A member of Washington's 1990 all-Centennial Football team.
SANDY POMERANTZ - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1994
Recognized as one of the best basketball players in Washington U. history, Sandy Pomerantz earned All-America honors with the Bears after beginning his collegiate career at national power Cincinnati. After transferring to WU at semester break of his sophomore season, he averaged 24.9 points per game in his eight games. Pomerantz missed his junior season with an injury before scoring a single-season school record 580 (22.3 ppg) in 1962-63. Named the conference MVP, he led the Bears to an 18-8 record and their first NCAA tournament berth. Pomerantz scored a career-high 41 points in a victory over Valparaiso University.
LORI NISHIKAWA PRICE - VOLLEYBALL - CLASS OF 1994
Lori Nishikawa Price became the first Bear athlete - in any sport, male or female - to be named as a three-time first-team All-American (1987, '88, '89). In addition, she became the first NCAA Division III volleyball player to twice receive national player of the year honors. A senior tri-captain of Washington U.'s 1989 national championship team, the 5-foot-2 setter helped lead the Bears to their first three NCAA tournament appearances. At the time of her induction, Nishikawa ranked first on WU's all-time assist list and upon graduation, was the NCAA Division III career leader in service aces (64) and ranked second on the assist list (4,310).
DAVE PUDDINGTON - FOOTBALL COACH - CLASS OF 2000
With a 36-16-3 record in six seasons at the helm of the Bear football program, Dave Puddington is the Bears all-time winningest coach in terms of winning percentage (.682 and his 36 career victories also rank third all-time. His 1964 team captured a share of the College Athletic Conference title and the 1966 squad won the league crown outright. The 1965 team allowed just 81 points (9.0 per game), while the '66 club surrendered just 90 points (10.0 per game). The 81-point season in 1965 represents the fourth-lowest point total ever allowed in a season with at least nine games.
MICHELE LEWIS RANDEL - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 2000
The 1991-92 UAA Player of the Year and a finalist for the Kodak All-America team, women's basketball player Michele Lewis Randel (1992) ranks near the top of virtually every statistical category on the WU career charts. Upon graduation, she ranked first all-time in steals (262) and blocked shots (170) and was second in field goal percentage (.515), third in scoring (1,196 points), fourth in free throw percentage (.682), fifth in assists (211) and seventh in rebounds (491). A three-time all-UAA selection and a 1992 all-Central Region honoree, Randel also was named to the 1991 NCAA Tournament all-Sectional squad after leading the Bears to their first-ever Final Four appearance. As a senior, she led the club in scoring (14.6 ppg), steals (school record 3.3 per game) and blocked shots (school record 2.3 per game) and finished second in rebounding, assists and field goal percentage. During her four years, Randel helped the club to a 90-21 record with three UAA titles and a trio of NCAA Tournament appearances.
SHELLEY SWAN REED - VOLLEYBALL - CLASS OF 2011
Shelley Swan Reed was a member of Washington University’s 1994 and 1995 NCAA Division III National Championship volleyball teams after playing two season at Army. She received the 1995-96 Honda Award as the NCAA Division III Female Athlete of the Year and was named the Asics/Volleyball Magazine and AVCA Player of the Year in 1995. Swan recorded 584 kills as a senior and hit .451, a mark that ranks 20th all-time for a single season in Division III history. She earned first-team All-America honors in 1995 and second-team accolades in 1994, and was a two-time NCAA All-Tournament Team, AVCA all-Central Region and all-UAA honoree. Swan was also named the 1995 UAA Most Valuable Player. A first-team Academic All-America selection in 1995, she ranks fourth in school history in hitting percentage (.428) and eighth in NCAA Division III history.
EMILY RICHARD - CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK - CLASS OF 2008
Emiry Richard won the outdoor NCAA Division III national championship in the 5,000-meter run in 1998 and the indoor national championship in the 5,000-meter run in 1999. She earned six All-America citations during her four-year career, and is the only track and field student-athlete in school history to win two national championships. A first-team Academic All-America honoree in 1999 and second-team selection in 1998, Richard is the school record holder in the indoor 3,000 (9:59.20) and 5,000 (17:07.80) meter run. She was also a cross country NCAA and CCCA All-America in 1997 (placing fifth) and 1998 (placing eighth), and finished first at the UAA Cross Country Championships in 1996 and 1997. Richard won a total of 12 UAA indoor and outdoor titles in her career.
TASHA RODGERS - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 2008
Tasha Rodgers was a member of all four of Washington University’s women’s basketball national championship teams in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. She ranks first in school history in career steals (295) and field goal percentage (.583), second in scoring (1,643) and sixth in rebounds (682). As a senior, she led Washington U. in scoring (20.2 ppg), rebounding (7.8 rpg) and steals (123). Rodgers, the 2000-01 WBCA Division III Player of the Year and a 2000-01 Women’s Division III News first-team All-America selection, was a three-time member of the NCAA All-Tournament Team (1999, 2000, 2001). The 2001 UAA Most Valuable Player helped lead Washington U. to back-to-back undefeated national championship seasons (30-0) in 1998-99 and 1999-00.
DAVID GILMAN ROMANO - CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK - CLASS OF 1996
A seven-time letterwinner in cross country and track, David Gilman Romano qualified for the NCAA National Championships three times in cross country and once in track. He consistently placed in the top 25 percent of al three cross country meets, including a personal-best 41st in 1968. Romano won four straight College Athletic Conference (CAC) individual cross country titles, while helping the team claim four CAC crowns. Named the 1969 CAC Outstanding Track Performer, Romano graduated with WU records in the mile, two-mile and three-mile events.
MARTY RUDDOCK - CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK - CLASS OF 1993
A premier long-distance runner, Marty Ruddock captured three individual College Athletic Conference (CAC) cross country titles. (He was unable to win a fourth title his senior season when WU was no longer a member of the CAC.) As a freshman, he finished 22 nd out of 357 runners at the NCAA College Division National Championships, placing first among all freshman with Washington's best-ever national time. Holder of numerous school records, he was named the CAC's Most Outstanding Track Performer as a freshman.
CHRIS SCAGLIONE - SOCCER - CLASS OF 2004
Chris Scaglione was regarded as one of the nation's top Division III goalies after earning All-America honors three times. A three-time all-UAA selection, Scaglione is tied for first on the WU all-time list for career shutouts (38) and tied for second on the single-season shutout list (13). He earned GTE/CoSIDA second-team Academic All-District honors in 1988 and earned a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 1990. A member of two UAA championship teams, Scaglione and the Bears won a Regional Championship and placed second at the NCAA Division III Championship in 1987.
JOHN SCHAEL - ATHLETIC DIRECTOR - CLASS OF 2006
In 29 years as Director of Athletics, John Schael built and orchestrated a program that made Washington University in St. Louis into one of the most respected universities in Division III. Since his arrival in 1978, Washington University has garnered 115 NCAA tournament appearances, 114 University Athletic Association (UAA) titles and 12 national championships. In 1981, he resurrected the men's basketball program after a 10-year hiatus, and he was a champion for women's sports, shepherding new programs in cross country (1979), basketball (1980), indoor track and field (1987), soccer (1989) and softball (2000). Schael, who is also a member of the Miami University (Ohio) Athletic Hall of Fame, was involved in the construction and renovation of new athletic facilities in the 1980s at a cost of nearly $15 million. In 1986, Schael, along with other WU administrators, played a key role in the formation of the UAA, one of the premier athletic conferences for scholar-athletes. He was instrumental in the creation of the W Club in 1989 and in the establishment of the Washington University Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. Some of Schael's more recent accomplishments include the development of the McWilliams Fitness Center in 1995, the Washington University Hall of Champions in 2002, the installation of FieldTurf on Francis Field in 2004, and the renovation of the Tao Tennis Center in 2006. Schael's commitment to athletics is further exemplified by the growth of his staff : from six full-time employees in 1978 to 38 in 2007.
JACQUELINE BICKEL SCHAPP - WOMEN'S SPORTS - CLASS OF 1993
Prior to an illustrious 40-year career as a teacher, coach and administrator, Jacqueline Bickel Schapp excelled in field hockey and basketball at Washington. She captained both squads, achieving the highest individual honors at the time. Following her collegiate career, Schapp was invited to play in a number of international field hockey matches. She also played softball in the American Softball Association for 10 years. Schapp, a charter member of the W Club's Eliot Society, is the recipient of numerous awards, including the "Slats" Moellering Award.
CHESTER SCHAUM - TRACK - CLASS OF 2002
Chester Schaum, a 1940 graduate of the University, was a premier sprinter on the national stage. He won the Missouri Valley Conference Championship in the 220 and 440 dashes his junior year and finished with seven top-four finishes in two years in the MVC, which featured some of the world's top track and field athletes at the time.
DON SCHLAPPRIZZI- BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 2006
Don Schlapprizzi was a four-year letterwinner in football and baseball at Washington University. A co-captain in football, he caught touchdown passes in each of his four years. Schlapprizzi set the school record for pass receptions in a single game on two different occasions, as well as being a defensive standout under the single platoon system. Hall-of-Fame football coach Carl Snavely named Schlapprizzi as a player with "tremendous ability" who could have played for any of his teams. In baseball, he helped lead the team to a 64-14 record in four seasons, including 19 straight wins to end the 1954 season. In 1957, Schlapprizzi was named team captain and voted most valuable player after hitting .314 at the plate. He also served as a charter member of the W Club and as past chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee.
WILSON "BUD" SCHWENK - FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1991
A three sport athlete, Wilson "Bud" Schwenk starred in football and is the only player in school history to have his jersey (#42) retired. He led the nation in NCAA University Division (Division I) passing with 1,457 yards. Holder of numerous school records, he also led the nation in total offense with 1,928 yards. A member of the Grantland Rice All-America team and an Associated Press honorable mention All-America. Drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in 1942 and played one season with the pros before serving in the Navy. Later played with the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Colts. A member of Washington's 1990 all-Centennial Football team.
DUNCAN SEAY - TENNIS - CLASS OF 2006
A two-time NCAA All-America selection, Duncan Seay played number one singles all four years for the Bears' men's tennis team. A team captain in 1988, he qualified for the NCAA Tournament in singles three times and doubles twice, and made quarterfinal appearances in singles in 1986 and 1988. As a sophomore, he posted a 26-3 singles record and was ranked sixth in Division III. Seay also defeated the No. 1 Division III player and defending national singles champion two times during his sophomore year. He helped lead the Bears to their first NCAA quarterfinal appearance in 1986. In 1988, he finished the year ranked eighth in singles. During his time at Washington University, he traveled internationally to play the professional tennis circuit while keeping his amateur status.
MEL SIEGEL - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1996
A prep standout at Clayton High School, Mel Siegel turned in three outstanding football season for the Bears after playing initially at Alabama. He immediately became one of the top backs on the outstanding Carl Snavely teams of the mid-50s. Siegel, who ranked nationally in total offense, ranked fifth on the Bears' all-time list for total offense with 3,047 yards at time of induction. He also ranked sixth in all-time scoring with 166 points. Helping the Bears compile and 18-9 record during his three-year tenure, Siegel signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1956.
JOSEPHINE SIMPSON - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE - CLASS OF 2004
The First Lady of Washington University Athletics, Josephine Simpson worked as an administrative assistant in the Athletic Department for 47 years (1957-2004). She served on the University's Human Resource Committee since its inception in the early 1970s and chaired the committee for two terms. A liaison for the 1992, 2000 Presidential debates, Simpson also assisted with the USA National Junior Olympics, the USA National Senior Olympics, the USA Olympic Festival, and many NCAA Championship events held on the Danforth Campus.
CHUCK SMITH - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1997
A three-time basketball letterwinner for the Bears, Chuck Smith returned to Washington University to coach the basketball program from 1959-1964. Registering a six-year ledger of 84-59, he guided the three teams to the NCAA College Division Tournament. The Bears' 1964-65 squad advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. After posting a school-best 21-6 record during his final season, Smith moved on to coach at Central Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He was inducted into the Missouri's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990.
STEVE SMITH - BASEBALL - CLASS OF 1994
Earning American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) first -team All-America honors his senior season, Steve Smith was a hot-hitting second baseman for the Bears. He ranks fourth on the Bears' all-time batting charts with a .350 average. Smith graduated with six single-season records - batting average (.417), home runs (8), hits (45), doubles (11), triples (6), and RBI (34 - and two career records. Following a successful career with the Bears - WU went 49-25 during his tenure - the Ladue (Mo). High graduate played three years with the New York Mets organization.
CARL SNAVELY - FOOTBALL COACH - CLASS OF 1992
Enshrined in College Football's Hall of Fame, Carl Snavely ranked 24th all-tine in 1993 in college football victories with 180. In his 32 seasons as head coach, the "Grey Fox" never experienced a losing season while posting a record of 180-96-16. Besides coaching at Washington University, where he was 33-19, he guided the gridiron programs at Bucknell, North Carolina and Cornell. He led the Tar Heels to one Cotton Bowl and two Sugar Bowl appearances.
TIM SPENGLER - TENNIS - CLASS OF 2008
Tim Spengler was a two-time NCAA All-America selection in singles in 1984 and 1985. A three-time captain, he was a three-time NCAA Tournament qualifier in singles. Spengler also qualified in doubles with Duncan Seay, 2004 WU Sports Hall of Fame inductee, in 1986. The Bears posted a then school-record 19-6 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in school history in 1986. Spengler, the Student Life Athlete of the Year in 1984, was a national finalist for both MVP and Team Leader awards in NCAA Division III in 1986.
MARION STALLINGS - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1993
An All-America defensive back, Marion Stallings was a four-year starter on football teams that sported a combined record of 21-14. At the conclusion of his career he ranked first in career interceptions with 17 and first with 282 career interception yards, a record that stood in 1994. Stallings, who signed and NFL contract with the New York Jets in 1975, also ranked second all-time with 94 punt returns and 826 punt return yards (8.8 ypr average). At the time of his induction, he was the defensive coordinator at East St. Louis High (Ill.), which won five state titles during his tenure.
KEVIN SUITER - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1996
A two-time NCAA Division III All-America guard, Kevin Suiter ranked first on the Bears' all-time basketball scoring list with 1,824 points at time of induction. He was named the 1987-88 University Athletic Association Player of the Year in the league's inaugural season. Suiter player and started in every collegiate game - 107 consecutive starts. Also the school record holder with 701 field goals, he led the Bears to a four-year record of 72-35, the school's first UAA crown in 1987-88 and WU's first two NCAA Division III postseason appearances in 1987 and 1988.
WILLIS "BILL" SUMMERS - INTRAMURAL DIRECTOR/TENNIS COACH - CLASS OF 1992
Serving the department of athletics in a number of capacities, Willis "Bill" H. Summers' 43-year tenure at Washington University is the longest of any coach or administrator. Founder of Washington's intramural program, Summers also coached tennis, swimming, fencing, track, golf and wrestling. During the 1940s and '50s, he compiled a 121-30 record as men's tennis coach. From 1947 to 1949, the Bears won a school-record 31 consecutive matches.
LIZ SWARY - SOFTBALL - CLASS OF 2011
Liz Swary was a three-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American (2003, 2004, 2005), and is the softball school-record holder in six offensive categories. She guided the Bears’ softball team to two UAA titles and four NCAA Tournament appearances in her four-year career, and had career batting average of .413 with 26 home runs and 174 RBIs. As a senior, Swary batted .415 with seven home runs and a school-record 57 RBI and earned NFCA First-Team All-America, First-Team All-Midwest Region and First-Team all-UAA honors. Swary was honored as the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Softball Academic All-America of the Year, and was also a three-time first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America, Academic All-District VII, NFCA Scholar Athlete and Academic All-UAA selection. She had a 29-game hitting streak in 2002, ninth best in NCAA Division III history, and ranks 18th in NCAA Division III history in doubles (55), 22nd in putouts (758) and 25th in RBIs (174).
WILLIAM & ANN TAO - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE - CLASS OF 1991
Key supporters of Washington University's men's and women's tennis programs, the Tao Tennis Center was named in honor of William and Ann Tao for their support of renovations during the 1980s. The Tao's have played an important role in developing named academic scholarships for Washington students, proposing the Scholars in Engineering Program. This program has been the model for similar programs in all of the University's schools and at other institutions. William graduated from Washington University's Sever Institute in 1950.
NORM TOMLINSON - FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/TRACK - CLASS OF 1997
A three-sport star for Washington University in the 1930's, Norm Tomlinson enjoyed great success as a member of the Bear's football and track and field teams. An all-Missouri Valley Conference tackle as a senior, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. A two-time MVC shot-put champion in 1936 and 1937, Tomlinson helped the Bears to their only MVC title in 1937. A long-time holder of the school's shot put record - 47 feet, 3 inches at the prestigious Drake Relays - he also captained the Bears' basketball squad.
SUE TUCKER - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 2011
Sue Tucker was a two-year starting point guard for the women’s basketball team and starting shortstop on the softball team in its inaugural season in 2000. She was a member of three-straight NCAA Division III National Championship teams in 1998, 1999, 2000, including back-to-to back 30-0 seasons in 1999 and 2000. A two-time second-team all-UAA selection, Tucker guided the Bears to three UAA Championships – 42-1 record – and ranks second in school history in three-point field goal percentage (.404).
IRV UTZ - BASEBALL COACH/FOOTBALL COACH - CLASS OF 1992
After earning All-America football honors as a quarterback at Michigan, Irv Utz began an illustrious coaching career, which included a 16-year stint with the Bears. Serving as the Bears' head football coach for four years (1949-52) and an assistant for 12 (1947-48, '53-63), he is best known for his baseball coaching prowess. In 11 seasons as coach Utz led the Bears to 162-66 mark, ranking him first in wins and winning percentage. Washington's former baseball field is named in his honor.
KELLY VACCA - VOLLEYBALL - CLASS OF 2002
Kelly Vacca capped a four-year career by winning 1991 Division III National Player of the Year honors. A two-time first-team All-America selection, she earned UAA MVP honors in 1991 and finished as Division III's single-season assist leader and third all-time in career service aces. She helped guide the WU to national championships in 1989 and 1991 before graduating in 1992.
ED WAITE - TRACK - CLASS OF 1993
Recognized as one of Washington's first great tracker performers, Ed Waite held varsity records in the 200 meters (21.1 seconds) and the indoor 50-yard dash (5.4 seconds) at the time of his induction. He also owns three of the school's top five times in the 100-meters. During the middle 1930s, he was the Missouri Valley Conference's dominant sprinter, winning 11 titles at the conference's indoor and outdoor championships. In 1937, Waite led WU to its only MVC outdoor title. "A brilliant performer who can run a 9.8 100 any day, rain or shine," said a former coach.
STU WATKINS - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1994
The first football player in Washington U. history to garner All-America mention three different years, Stu Watkins is one of the elite wide receivers in WU gridiron history. He closed his career in 1973, as WU's all-time leader in reception yardage (2,159), touchdown receptions (16, tie), and yards per catch (18.6), and ranked second in total receptions (116). Watkins received the John E. Wray Achievement Wards (for athletic accomplishments outside professional baseball) from the St. Louis Baseball Writers Association in 1974.
FRED WEBB - BASEBALL - CLASS OF 2000
Fred Webb is undoubtedly the greatest hitter in Washington U. baseball history. A 1985 first-team all-Midwest Region honoree and a 1983 NCAA Tournament all-Midwest Region pick, Webb was also a two-time Academic All-American. He graduated as the school's all-time leader in games played (159), hits (177), runs (123), doubles (40), home runs (27) and RBI (160) and at the time of his induction, still held the career marks for games played, home runs and RBI and the single-season record for RBI with 52 in 1986. Webb also ranked second all-time in hits and doubles, fifth in runs scored and tied for seventh with a .343 batting average upon his entrance into the Hall of Fame. He had at least 30 RBI in each of his four seasons, improving his total in every season (30, 31, 47, 52).
HERB WEITMAN - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE - CLASS OF 1993
Recognized as one of the most honored photographers among American universities and colleges, Herb Weitman has photographed Bear sports teams since the late 1940s. He retired from the university in August, 1994. Twice during his career he has been named "Photographer of the Decade" by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for his outstanding photographic work. During his tenure of the Football Cardinals in St. Louis, Weitman served as their official photographer, covering games for more than two decades.
JACQUELINE WELKENER - BASKETBALL - CLASS OF 1994
A four-year starter on the women's basketball squad, Jacqueline Welkener became Washington U.'s first player to score 1,000 career points. Finishing her career with 1,272 points, which ranked second at the time of her induction, she is also among the school's career leaders in steals (fifth with 148), field goal percentage (fifth at .478) and rebounding (Sixth with 523). Welkener also held the single-season scoring mark (20.1 ppg), which she set in 1983-84, her freshman season. As her career progressed, WU set a school mark for wins each year, notching 16 in 1986-87.
HAROLD WIESE - TENNIS - CLASS OF 1994
A three-year letterwinner, Harold Wiese captained the Bears' 1930 tennis team that won the Missouri Valley Conference championship. Along with his doubles partner, Vernon Tietjen, Wiese advanced to the championship match of the National Intercollegiate Tennis Meet, where they fell to a doubles team from Northwestern University in five sets. The St. Louis native was a winner of runner-up in over 75 tennis tournaments of city, sectional, or national status, plus an active player in three different international team competitions.
MARVIN WILLIAMS - TRACK/FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1997
A four-year standout for Washington University's rack and field and football teams, Marvin Williams captured the Bears' second-ever individual national championship in 1988 when he won the 200 meters at the NCAA Division III meet. A three-time All-America track performer, he held seen school records (four outdoors and three indoors) at the time of his induction. The inaugural University Athletic Association champion in five events, Williams helped the Bears sweep the league's indoor and outdoor titles in 1988. A three-year starter at free safety for the gridiron squad, he ranked eight in career interceptions (11) at induction.
KATHY BERSETT WIGHT - VOLLEYBALL - CLASS OF 1995
A consensus two-time volleyball All-American and the 1990 AVCA National Player of the Years, Kathy Bersett Wight helped lead the Bears to their initial national title in 1989 and a second-place finish in 1990. In addition, she was a three-time all-UAA performer was named the UAA's Player of the Year in 1990. Upon graduation, the four-year started ranked near or at the top of several statistical categories. A finalist for the 1990 Honda Sports Award, she led the Bears to a four-year record of 154-22, for an .875 winning percentage .
MIKE WOLF - SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR - CLASS OF 2002
Mike Wolf served as the Sports Information Director from 1984 to 1998, building the department into one of the finest in Division III. His media guides, game programs and other publications won over 100 national awards, including 53 that were tabbed best in the nation.
JESS YAWITZ - WRESTLING - CLASS OF 2006
Jess Yawitz holds the career victories record for the Washington University wrestling program. Over the final three years of his career, he posted a 24-16-5 record on teams that went 8-29. As a senior, Yawitz finished second at 130 pounds in the College Athletic Conference (CAC) after producing a 6-4-2 mark. He earned team most valuable and most points honors as a junior after compiling an 11-6-2 record at 130 pounds. A two-time team captain, Yawitz received the University's Distinguished Faculty Award in 1983 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004.
DICK YORE - FOOTBALL - CLASS OF 1991
Dick Yore was three-year quarterback for Coach Jimmy Conzelman's renowned 1930s teams. Called "not only the best quarterback but the best coach I ever had on the field," by Conzelman. Member of the Bears' celebrated "Iron Men" squads which played such teams as Army, Notre Dame, Illinois, Boston University, Missouri, SMU and Drake. Yore helped lead 1935 squad to Missouri Valley Conference title. A thoracic surgeon, he graduated from Washington's School of Medicine. A member of Washington's 1990 all-Centennial Football team.