WashU Announces 2020 Sports Hall of Fame Class

WashU Announces 2020 Sports Hall of Fame Class

St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 19, 2019 – Washington University in St. Louis has announced its 18th induction class for the University's Sports Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies will be held during a breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Knight Center on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

The Class of 2020 features six former student-athletes, one distinguished service honoree and one team.

Individual honorees include Alli Alberts (Class of 2009, Volleyball, Track & Field), Maggie (Grabow) Koszewski (Class of 2005, Women's Cross Country, Track & Field), Jack Mackenzie (Class of 1963, Men's Soccer), Jenny Scott (Class of 2006, Women's Swimming), Colleen (Winter) Stovesand (Class of 2005, Volleyball) and John Watts (Class of 2010, Men's Tennis).

In addition, the 2011 National Champion Women's Cross Country Team will be inducted and Chancellor Emeritus Mark S. Wrighton will be honored as a distinguished service recipient. 

The induction will be streamed live on the WashU Sports Network.

Later that night, the Class of 2020 will be recognized at halftime of the women's basketball game against the University of Rochester. Tip-off for the women is set for 6 p.m., with the men to follow at 8 p.m. With the addition of the Class of 2020, the WashU Sports Hall of Fame boasts 176 members.

"We are excited to welcome seven scholar-champions and one team to the WashU Sports Hall of Fame," said Director of Athletics Anthony J. Azama. "The Class of 2020 includes some of our most successful student-athletes in school history."

For information regarding the breakfast, please contact Associate Director of Development Jen Nulle at (314) 935-3911 or jnulle@wustl.edu.

ALLI ALBERTS – Volleyball, Track & Field
Alberts was a two-sport All-American, earning second-team honors in volleyball in 2008 and garnering three honors on the track. She was a two-time All-America in the heptathlon, and also earned the honor in the 1,600 relay. Alberts was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 NCAA Division III National Championship, helping lead WashU Volleyball to its ninth national title. Alberts ranks 18th in school history with 1,112 digs, and also holds the school record in the heptathlon (4,880). 

MAGGIE (GRABOW) KOSZEWSKI — Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
Koszewski was a four-time All-American in track and a two-time UAA individual cross country champion. She was named the 2005 UAA Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Meet honors after capturing the 1500 meter and 5K conference titles. Koszewski still holds the school outdoor 3K record at 9:51. She helped lead WashU to 11 UAA cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field titles from 2001-05, and was a member of the 2004 NCAA third place women's cross country team. 

Mackenzie was a three-year letterwinner from 1960-62, and earned All-Region honors as a junior. He helped lead the team to a combined record of 23-4-2 in three seasons. Mackenzie and the WashU defense allowed just seven goals in 1962. He also spent 43 seasons as men's soccer coach at Quincy University, recording a 516-258-76 overall record. Mackenzie ranks 12th all-time in NCAA history and third at the NCAA Division II level in wins, and led Quincy to nine national titles in his career. 

JENNY SCOTT – Women's Swimming
Scott garnered 25 All-America citations in her career, second most in school history. She was a nine-time UAA champion and a 24-time all-UAA honoree. Scott placed second at the 2006 NCAA Division III Championship in the 500-yard freestyle, and finished her career with seven school records. She helped lead the Bears to four top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championship, including their best finish (fifth place) in program history in 2006 by tallying seven All-America nods. 

Stovesand was a three-time AVCA All-American, earning first-team honors in 2003 and 2004. She is second in school history in digs (2,044), third in attacks (3,984) and sets played (538) and fifth in kills (1,561) Winter was named the 2004 UAA MVP, and was also a four-time all-region and all-UAA selection. She helped led the Bears to a 143-18 overall record, three Final Fours, two UAA titles and the 2003 NCAA Division III national championship. 

JOHN WATTS –Men's Tennis
Watts won the 2010 NCAA Division III singles national championship, the first national title in program history. He was a four-time all-American, and also was the 2007 and 2009 ITA singles national champion. The 2009 UAA Player of the Year is WashU's all-time wins leader with a 238-43 overall record – 133-21 singles and 105-22 doubles. Watts helped lead the Bears to three Final Fours, and was a member of 2008 NCAA Division III national championship team.

MARK S. WRIGHTON– Distinguished Service
Wrighton was elected the 14th chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis in 1995 and served as its chief executive officer for 24 years. In the years following his appointment, the university made significant progress in student quality, campus improvements, resource development, curriculum and international reputation. He was also a loyal supporter of WashU Athletics, and the Bears captured 18 NCAA Division III championships and 170 UAA titles during his tenure.

The women's cross country team won the program's first NCAA Division III national championship on Nov. 19, 2011, in Winneconne, Wis. After finishing as runner-up in 2010, WashU had four student-athletes earn all-America honors to top defending champion Middlebury. Senior Erica Jackey finished fourth individually, then the highest finish in school history. Freshman Lucy Cheadle, sophomore Sarah Fisher and senior Molly Wawrzyniak also earned all-America honors. Senior Liz Phillips received the Elite 89 Award for having the highest GPA.