Bloomsburg University Hall of Fame Members
Sterling Banta '39-Inducted 1993
Banta was a three-sport star for the Huskies, earning a total of eight letters. He was All-State selection three times in basketball, and on the baseball diamond hit .422 for his career. Banta was a high school football, basketball and baseball coach for 25 years, winning 13 league championships, including three Capital Area Conference football titles. His football coaching record was 60-43-3 in 11 years.
Jon Bardsley '82-Inducted 1995
Bardsley was a standout on the hardwoods for the Huskies earning All-American honors as a senior. He is the school career leader in assists with 589 while scoring 1,252 points. Bardsley helped the Huskies to a PSAC Eastern Division and PSAC overall championship in the 1980-81 season and is one of only four players to have his jersey number retired.
Mark Billone '89 Inducted-2003
Mark Billone was standout on the tennis courts for the Huskies. He won the NCAA Division II National Tennis Championship in 1989 and was a two time All-American. He is Bloomsburg's first and only national tennis champion. He also participated in the NCAA Division I National Championship Tournament in 1989. In addition to closing out his senior season ranked number one in the nation in singles, he teamed with Roland Lamy to end the season ranked #2 in the nation in doubles. In addition, Billone was named the NCAA National Senior Player of the Year in 1989 and led Bloomsburg's tennis team to its highest national ranking ever (5th place). Billone also was the captain of Bloomsburg's teams in 1988 and 1989 and was named the MVP of the team in both seasons. He finished his senior season with a Bloomsburg record 42 wins.
After graduating, Billone went on to attain a world ranking and held a ranking on the men's professional tour from 1989 through 1992. In 2000 Billone was named one of Bloomsburg's 100 most influential people of the 20th century, while in 2001 Billone's NCAA championship was voted as one of the top 50 achievements in PSAC history.
Charles Blackburn '35-Inducted 1990
Blackburn was a four-time letter winner in both basketball and baseball for the Huskies, helping his team to the Pennsylvania State Teacher's College Championship with a perfect 12-0 record. After college, Blackburn became a very successful high school basketball coach finishing his career with a record of 527-183. Among his accomplishments was winning a state PCIAA crown with St. Joseph's of Williamsport and eight PIAA District Four titles at Williamsport High School. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
Mike Blake '82-Inducted 1995
Blake was a standout on the gridiron for the Huskies and earned first team Associated Press All-American honors as a senior in 1982 and honorable mention honors as a junior. His best season was 1981, as a junior, when he caught 55 passes for 731 yards and two touchdowns. Three-times Blake was named PSAC first team all-conference.
Lamar Blass '37-Inducted 1991
Blass was a member of the Huskies' outstanding track and field teams of the 1930s and helped the team to its first PSAC title in 1937. At one time, he held school records in the 100 and 120 high hurdles, the high jump, the long jump and the shot put. He was also a member of the basketball team and was a four-time letter winner.
Ricky Bonomo '88-Inducted 1999
Ricky Bonomo is the Huskies' most decorated wrestler in school history. Three times an NCAA, EWL and PSAC champion at 118 pounds, he put together a career record of 116-12-3, third best in school history. As a sophomore, Ricky was 34-2 with nine pins and 11 technical falls. In his junior season, Ricky was 28-3 with a second national title. As a senior, Ricky was 28-2 and won his third national title. Ricky also won three PSAC and EWL Wrestler of the Year awards.
Rocky Bonomo '87-Inducted 1999
Rocky Bonomo was a two-time All-American finishing fourth and eighth at 126 pounds at the NCAA championships. He was a three-time EWL and PSAC champion and is fourth on the Huskies all-time win list with a record of 110-19, a .853 winning percentage. As a sophomore Rocky was 35-2 and 35-8 as a junior with 10 technical falls. Despite missing part of his senior year with injury, Rocky was 13-4 and helped the Huskies to a fifth place finish at the NCAA championships. Rocky has been an assistant coach at Lock Haven University for the last nine years.
Harvey Boughner '56-Inducted 1992
A three-sport standout, Boughner was named all-conference in football in 1954 and the following season, helped the Huskies to a conference title. As a catcher on the 1955 baseball team, he was a first team all-conference player and helped lead the team to a conference title. After graduation, he became a high school coach for all three sports. His football coaching record was 85-37-5, including one undefeated season and three conference titles.
Janelle Breneman '94-Inducted 2006
Breneman was a four-year starter for the Huskies in softball at shortstop. She earned All-American honors her senior year. She was also a three time All-PSAC selection and twice named all-region. At time of graduation she was third on school's all-time hit list with 198 (now 11th); third in RBI with 112 (now 8th); and second in runs scored with 145 (now 8th).
Breneman went on to play two seasons with the Georgia Pride of the Women's Professional Softball League. She later moved into coaching and has worked as both and assistant and head coach at East Stroudsburg; head coach at Bucknell, earning Patriot League Coach of the Year honors in 2004 and is now an assistant at the University of North Carolina.
Jim Browning '56-Inducted 2006
Browning was a standout on the football field for the Huskies. Browning, who played defense as a freshman, finished his career as the school's all-time leader in career yards with 1,607 (now ninth) on just 184 carries for an average of 8.7 yards a carry. He also scored 10 rushing touchdowns. As a receiver, Browning caught 26 passes for 643 yards, an average of 24.7 yards per catch, with eight scores. He led the Huskies in scoring in both 1953 and 1954 and finished 31st in the country in 1953 in rushing yards. Browning earned All-Pennsylvania State Teachers Athletic Conference honors in 1953 (1st team); '54 (2nd team); and '54 (honorable mention).
Browning also participated in track and field at Bloomsburg and was the leading point gatherer in 1953 competing in the 100, 200 and 440-yard dashes and also the javelin. In 1955, he finished second in the mile relay at the Penn Relays and was fifth in the 200-yard dash at the State Championship meet.
Rich Budweg '78-Inducted 1996
Budweg was a standout on the Bloomsburg baseball team earning first team PSAC All-Conference honors in 1977 and 1978 and second team Mid-Atlantic region honors in 1976. In 1978, he ranked fourth in the NCAA with 11.7 strikeouts per nine innings, while his 0.66 ERA, a school record, was second nationally. Budweg holds 11 school records and was the first player in Bloomsburg history to throw a no-hitter with a 1-0 win over Shippensburg, May 1, 1977. His career record at Bloomsburg was 8-8, a strong showing considering Bloomsburg finished above .500 just once in his four years. Budweg also posted impressive career marks of a 2.52 ERA and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings. He was an eighth-round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals and later signed with the New York Yankees.
Don Butler '53-Inducted 2002
Don Butler was a four-year letter-winner for the Huskies in baseball and a three-time letter-winner in basketball.
As a member of the baseball team Butler finished his career with a batting average of .407 while hitting 14 homers and driving in 53 runs. He helped the team to a four-year record of 41-9. Butler hit safely in 18 straight games at one point of his career, covering parts of three seasons. During the course of his streak he had two or more hits 15 times and had a hit in 42 of his 50 games he played in during his career. Butler was also an excellent outfielder making just one error during his career.
As a member of the basketball Butler scored 348 points in his career and was the team's second leading scorer during the 1950-51 season when he averaged 10.6 points per game.
Following his graduation Butler played in the farm system of the then Boston Braves and the Chicago White Sox.
William "Buck" Byham '53-Inducted 1994
Byham was a seven-time letter winner at Bloomsburg, playing three years of both basketball and baseball and one year of football. On the hardwoods, Byham finished second on the team in scoring in the 1951-52 season. For his efforts, he was named to an All-Pennsylvania Collegiate Basketball Team Honorable Mention selection. On the baseball diamond, Byham was equally as good. In 1951, he threw back-to-back complete games in a four-day span, striking out 13 batters each time. After Bloomsburg, Byham spent 30 years in radio and was the voice of the Little League World Series for over 31 years, winning the W. Harold Hartman Friendship Award for his commitment to Little League baseball.
Tony Caravella '80 Inducted-2004
An outstanding wrestler, Carvella posted a career record of 112-28-2, 6th on Bloomsburg's all-time list. He won an Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) title during his senior year after finishing second the two previous years. He was a three-time PSAC champion and a three-time qualifier for the NCAA championships. As a senior in 1979-80, he earned All-American status and placed 7th in the NCAA championships. He also won the Wilkes Open and University of Delaware Invitational during his career. He was inducted into the EWL Hall of Fame in 2004.
Jeff Carruthers '79 Inducted-2005
Carrauthers was a two-time All-American and two-time PSAC champion in the high jump for Bloomsburg. As a junior in 1977, Carruthers jumped 6-10 to win the PSAC title, then came back as a senior to jump 6-10 ? to win his second straight title. At the NCAA championships in 1977, Carruthers finished fourth in the high jump and was second at the NCAA championships in 1978. He also had one second place finish at the PSAC championships in the high jump and had top-six finishes during his career in the long jump, the triple jump and the 4 x 400 relay team. He also holds Bloomsburg high jump marks both indoor (7-0) and outdoor (7-1 ??). Carruthers capped his Bloomsburg career by being named the winner of the Robert B. Redman Award as the top senior male athlete.< p>
George Chaump '58-Inducted 1994
Chaump was a four-year member of the football team and three-year member of the wrestling team at Bloomsburg. In football, he was a three-year starter, missing his junior year with an injury. After graduation, Chaump went on to coach high school football, compiling a record of 58-4, winning six conference titles and six Coach of the Year awards. In addition, Chaump was an assistant at Ohio State and the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He then moved on to be head coach at Indiana University (Pa.), Marshall University and the U.S. Naval Academy.
Bill Connelly '90--Inducted 2007
Connelly was a four-year member of the men's basketball team. Connelly is Bloomsburg's' fourth all-time leading scorer with 1481 points (graduated in third place). He led the Huskies in scoring in both his sophomore and senior seasons and was named first team All-PSAC East both years. He was also named second team All-PSAC East as a junior. Connelly also holds Bloomsburg's career record for free throws attempted with 534.
As a junior in 1988-89, he led the Huskies to second place finishes in both the PSAC Tournament and the NCAA Regional Finals. Overall, while playing for the Huskies the men's basketball teams posted a mark of 78-35, which included a school-record 27 wins in 1988-89.
Marty Coyne '83-Inducted 1998
Coyne was a standout on the tennis courts for the Huskies and is the only person to win PSAC titles as both a player and coach. He posted a career singles record of 112-29, which ranks third all-time at Bloomsburg. He was also one of Bloomsburg's first All-American tennis players. Coyne is also one of only three players in PSAC history to win PSAC singles, doubles and team championships all four years of his career. He was a PSAC flight one singles champion two times and a flight one doubles champion three times. He was an NCAA championship tournament participant three consecutive years. With his doubles partner, Dave Superdock, the pair combined to post a record of 46-16. Coyne was also named the university's outstanding underclass male athlete of the year in 1982.
Todd Cummings '83-Inducted 2006
A four-year letterwinner, Cumming was team captain in 1981-82 and 1982-83. He compiled 96 wins while at Bloomsburg, including Eastern Wrestling League and Delaware Tournament champ (1981), West Chester Tourney champ (1983) and four-time PSAC place winner. Cummings also qualified for the NCAA tournament twice.
After Bloomsburg, Cummings also enjoyed a successful coaching tenure at Central Columbia High School, leading the team to back-to-back PIAA "AA" State Championships in 1986 and 87. In 1986, he was named Coach of the Year in the Central Susquehanna League, when his team won the District IV championship. In 1990, his team was the Columbia County League Champions. His teams have won District, Sectional, and League championships while compiling over 200 dual meet victories. Todd has coached 20 PIAA state medalists to date.
Kelly Cuthbert-Jameson '89--Indcuted 2007
Cuthbert-Jameson was a four-year member of the lacrosse team. Cuthbert-Jameson finished her career as the school's all-time leader in goals scored with 156 and in career points with 183 (now second in both categories).?She was the first player in school history to score over 100 goals in her career. In three of her four years she set school marks for goals in a season. In her freshman year she netted 35 goals and six assists to set a new standard, and then followed up with 39 goals and three assists as a sophomore. In her junior year, she scored 35 goals and added eight assists before setting another school record (since broken) as a senior with 47 goals and 10 assists for a school record 57 points.
Charles "Chuck" Daly '52-Inducted 1983
Daly was a member of the Huskies' basketball team for two years and averaged over 12 points a game, including a team-high 13.5 in the 19951-52 season. After graduation, he went on to become a successful college and professional coach. As head coach at the University of Pennsylvania, Daly led his teams to a record of 125-38 in six years, winning four Ivy League titles and three Big Five crowns. He then moved on to the NBA where he was an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers and head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets and Orlando Magic. While coaching for Detroit, Daly led his team to back-to-back NBA championships.
Jim Davis '72-Inducted 2002
As a standout on the track and field team Davis won the PSAC title in the 100-yard dash in 1971 and 1972. In the 220-yard event, Davis was second in 1971 and took first in 1972. At the 1972 PSAC championships Davis won the award for most points scored at the championships (18). During his four years at Bloomsburg he helped the Huskies post a dual meet record of 44-3 as well as finishing third at the PSAC championships in 1971 and second in 1972. Davis was a three-year captain for the Huskies and earned the Underclassmen of the Year honor in 1970 and the Robert B. Redman Award as the Outstanding Senior Athlete in 1972. He also selected to the Outstanding College Athletes of America and Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges. At the time of his graduation David held three individual and three relay records.
Following graduation, Davis coached girl's track at Cedar Cliff High School from 1975 to 1996. His team won two conference titles along with having coached numerous district and state place winners.
Jay DeDea '88-Inducted 1999
DeDea was an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American and a finalist for the Harlon Hill Award in 1987 finishing fifth. He is the school record holder for career pass attempts (1,051), career completions (518), total plays-career (1,354), total offense-career (6,384 yards) and longest TD pass (94 yards). He helped the Huskies to the 1985 NCAA national semifinals, two PSAC championships and a record of 27-10-1 during his career. He finished his career with a PSAC record, 7,026 yards and 56 touchdowns.
Craig Diehl '82 Inducted-2004
Diehl was a standout on the tennis courts for the Huskies. During his career, he posted a then-school record 99 wins against 30 losses (now tied for seventh on the all-time list). He won four PSAC singles titles and three double crowns along with four team titles in his four years. He also won the 1979 ECAC Number Two Singles title as a freshman. During his senior year he was also ranked in the top 25 of the Middle States Tennis Association (MSTA), along with being awarded the number one men's player for Central Pennsylvania. He was an NCAA qualifier, an NCAA scholar-athlete and helped the team to national rankings of 8th, 13th, and 14th during his career.
After graduation Diehl remained a standout player earning a top-10 ranking for 11 straight years in the Middle States Men's Open and was also part of the Middle States top-ranked doubles team in 1987. Four times he has been ranked the number one Men's 35 player in the Middle States region. Overall, he has won more than 300 career tournaments in singles and doubles play and at one time was a practice partner for top women's pro Pam Shriver. He is an attorney and CPA and the owner of his own law firm.
Thomas Donan '49-Inducted 1988
Donan was one of the premier linemen of Pennsylvania college football and was named an AP All-Pennsylvania football first team all-star. In addition, he was an All-Pennsylvania Conference All-Star and a third team AP Little All-American. After graduation, Donan went on to become a successful high school coach, leading his teams to a combined record of 44-29-4 and two conference titles.
Jim Doyle '72-Inducted 1997
Doyle has been the "Voice of the Huskies" since 1970, broadcasting for WHLM/WJMW radio in Bloomsburg on a part-time basis and now on a full-time basis. He produces and hosts a weekly one-hour show dedicated to local athletes called 'Sunday Morning Quarterback.' Doyle is the first member of the electronic media to receive the PSAC Media Award. He was twice honored by the Associated Press for sports reporting. Doyle has been teaching sophomore English at a nearby high school for over 25 years.
Stephen Eachus '78-Inducted 1995
Eachus was one of the top distance runners for both the cross country and track and field teams. As a cross country runner, he won all but two of his dual meets in four years and won the PSAC title in both 1977 and 1978. He also finished second in the 1978 NCAA championships and was a three-time All-American. In track and field, Eachus set eight school records, including both the indoor and outdoor two- and three-mile races and the outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 meter races.
Stan Elinsky-Inducted 2005
Elinsky was a three-sport standout for the Huskies earning a total of 11 letters in football, wrestling and track and field.In wrestling, Elinsky helped the Huskies to a dual meet record of 30-7 and two PSAC championships and one NAIA national championship, the first national title for any Bloomsburg team. Individually, Elinsky had to second place finishes at the PSAC championships and a third place finish in both the PSAC and NAIA national championships.
After graduation he taught science in Deposit Central (NY) School for 33 years and retired in June of 1994. During those 33 years, he coached football for 10 years, wrestling for 33 years, and track & field for 2 years. Elinsky's coaching success included 22 tournament team championships, 210 individual tournament champions, and a record of 293-166-6. For his accomplishments he was named Coach of the Year in Section IV four times. In 1977 his team won the overall Section IV title, one of the smallest schools ever to achieve that feat. He is a member of the Section IV Hall of Fame, the New York State Wrestling Hall of Fame, and received a Lifetime Service Award for Coaching from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
After graduation he taught science in Deposit Central (NY) School for 33 years and retired in June of 1994. During those 33 years, he coached football for 10 years, wrestling for 33 years, and track & field for 2 years. Elinsky's coaching success included 22 tournament team championships, 210 individual tournament champions, and a record of 293-166-6. For his accomplishments he was named Coach of the Year in Section IV four times. In 1977 his team won the overall Section IV title, one of the smallest schools ever to achieve that feat. He is a member of the Section IV Hall of Fame, the New York State Wrestling Hall of Fame, and received a Lifetime Service Award for Coaching from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Terry Engleman '61-Inducted 1992
Engleman was a track and field standout for the Huskies. He was a four-time PSAC champion in the two-mile run, undefeated for three years in the one-mile run and won two PSAC mile championships. He was also a Penn Relays three-mile champion in 1960 and finished third in the PSAC cross country championships twice. Engleman also took part in the 1960 United States Olympic trials. In 1981, he won the Eastern Master's one- and two-mile races and was a member of the National master's distance medley relay team.
Daneen (Fero) Zaleski '89 Inducted-2004
Zaleski was midfielder for four seasons at Bloomsburg. For her career, she scored 19 goals and 15 assists for a total of 53 points. She was All-American and Division II National Player of the Year in 1988. She also received the Joanne McComb Award/Outstanding Underclassman Female Athlete in the 1988-89 season. She is only one for six players to win National Player of the Year honors in the school's history. She was part of the 1987 Division II National Championship team as well as the 1987 and 1988 PSAC Championship team.
Cindy Freeland '88-Inducted 2000
Freeland was a standout for the Huskies on the softball field. A two-time All-American catcher, she hit .265 for her career with 47 RBI. As a senior, she hit .307 with 18 RBI and 17 runs scored and earned the Eleanor Wray Award as the outstanding female senior athlete. Considered one of the best catchers ever to play for the Huskies, Freeland posted a career field percentage of .979, committing just 13 errors. In her four years with the team, she helped the Huskies to four PSAC titles, a record of 148-28 and a third-place finish at the NCAA national championships in 1986. Freeland was also a standout in the classroom and twice earned CoSIDA/GTE Academic All-American honors. Following graduation, Freeland went to medical school and graduated in the top 10 in her class. She is now a doctor in the Bloomsburg area.
Bill Foster-Inducted 1982
Foster was the head basketball coach at Bloomsburg from 1960 to 1963. His teams posted an impressive mark of 45-11 during his stay with the Huskies. His best season was the 1962-63 season during which he guided Bloomsburg to a record of 17-4. After leaving Bloomsburg, Foster took over struggling programs at Rutgers and Utah and led both teams to respectability. His Utah team made it to the N.I.T. in 1974 before he moved on to Duke University. In his third year, he led the Blue Devils to the NCAA title game, finishing with a record of 27-7. Foster became the first coach in A.C.C. history to take a team from last place to the league championship in one season.
Barry Francisco '84-Inducted 1997
A four-year starter for the Huskies' basketball team, Francisco is among the school's all-time leaders in points scored with 1,479. He holds the career record for consecutive games started (121) and consecutive games played (124) and was a two-time Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference all-star and a two-time All-PSAC selection. The Huskies won two PSAC Eastern Division titles, the PSAC championship and reached the NCAA playoffs three times.
Bill Garson '63-Inducted 1983
Garson was one of the best wrestlers in the history of the Bloomsburg program. As a freshman in 1960, he finished fourth at heavyweight to help the Huskies to the NAIA national championship. In 1961, he won the 191-pound championship before coming back to repeat as national champion in 1962. He also helped the Huskies to their second national title in three seasons that year. As a senior, Garson ended his career by winning the heavyweight championship in front of his home fans at Bloomsburg.
Joe Gerst '68 -Inducted 2000
Gerst lettered all four years in wrestling and football. In 1968 he was named the 1968 winner of the Robert B. Redman Award as the top senior male athlete. As a member of the football team under legendary coach Russ Houk, he helped the team post a 6-3 record his senior season, the first winning season in seven years. During his four years of wrestling, the team had a record of 40-10-3. As a junior in 1967 he won the NAIA national championship at 152 pounds and finished second as a senior. He was also was a two-time PSAC champion, winning titles as both a junior and senior. In football, he gained a team-high 531 yards as a sophomore with five touchdowns, and added 412 yards rushing and five touchdowns as a junior. He missed a portion of his senior season due to an injury.
Dave Gibas '74-Inducted 1997
Gibas was Bloomsburg's first All-American swimmer. He was undefeated in dual-meet competition, while winning PSAC titles in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle. Gibas was the NAIA national champion in the 50-yard event in 1971 and held multiple individual and relay team, pool and PSAC records at Bloomsburg.
Robert Gibble '68-Inducted 1994
Gibble was a four-year letter winner for the baseball team. In 1966, he led the Huskies in games pitched, complete games, innings pitched and strikeouts. In 1968, he led the team in wins, ERA, strikeouts and innings pitched. Over his entire collegiate career, Gibble averaged over one strikeout per inning pitched. After graduation, he signed a professional baseball contract with the Oakland Athletics and played in the Gulf Coast, Florida State and Southern leagues before retiring.
Frank Golder '31-Inducted 1988
Golder played both baseball and basketball at Bloomsburg and was considered one of the school's most outstanding all-around athletes and one of its finest basketball players. During his career on the basketball team, Golder helped the Huskies to a record of 43-13, including a 12-1 mark in the 1930-31 season. After graduation, Golder became a successful basketball coach at Bloomsburg High School, winning 10 league titles and four District Four championships. At one point, his teams won 40 straight games over a three-year period. Golder also started the baseball program at Bloomsburg High School and Little League baseball in Bloomsburg in the late 1940s.
Donna Graupp '87--Inducted 2007
Graupp played both field hockey and softball for the Huskies. As a two- year member of the field hockey team, Graupp was a two-time All-American and two-time All-PSAC selection while playing for the Huskies. She helped the Huskies to a two-year mark of 38-5-2 and one NCAA runner-up and one NCAA third-place finish. She totaled 28 goals in her career and had three assists.
As a member of the softball team, Graupp was a three-starter at shortstop for the Huskies and helped the team to a record of 112-22 with three PSAC titles and one NCAA third place finish. She also earned All-Region honors during her career.
Robert Hall '63-Inducted 1998
Hall was a standout on the mats for the Huskies. He was the first Bloomsburg wrestler to place (fifth) in NCAA competition and first to be named All-American. He was also an NAIA champion and a two-time PSAC champion. Along with his fifth-place NCAA finish, Hall was third at the NAIA championships as a senior helping him earn the school's Robert B. Redman award as the Outstanding Senior Athlete in 1963.
A teacher for over 30 years, Hall helped start the wrestling program at Cocalico (Pa.) High School in 1963. In 1970, he coach three sectional champions and a runner-up in the Lancaster County League.
Barb (Hall) Fallon '91 Inducted 2004
As a four year starter of the women's basketball team, Fallon finished her career as the school's second all-time leading scorer in women's basketball history with 1,357 points. (now fifth on all-time list). She is the school's all-time leading rebounder in women's basketball with 1,032, is fifth on the all-time blocked shot list with 91 and sixth in career steals with 221. She helped the Huskies to a 28-2 record in 1989-90 and a spot in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II championships. She also received the Eleanor Wray Award/Outstanding Senior Female Athlete following the 1990-91 season. She was also MVP of NCAA Eastern Regional as a sophomore, was a three-time All-PSAC and All-ECAC selection and was the team's MVP in 1989-90. She was also a two-time honorable mention selection to the Kodak All-American team. Hall also helped the Huskies to three consecutive NCAA playoff appearances and four PSAC playoff appearances.
Karen Hertzler '86 -Inducted 2000
Hertzler was a two-sport standout, excelling in both field hockey and softball. In field hockey, she was a two-time All-American, earning National Player of the Year honors in 1985. She finished her career with 50 goals and 16 assists. She was named All-PSAC in 1985 and All-Region in 1982. She helped the Huskies to a four-year record of 70-9-2, two national titles, two PSAC titles, one second- and one third-place national finish. On the softball field, Hertzler was just as dominant, twice earning All-American along with All-PSAC honors once. For her career, she hit .345 with three home runs, 52 RBI, 127 runs scored, 34 stolen bases and 158 hits. She helped the team to four PSAC championships and a third-place finish at the NCAA national championships in 1986.
Robert Herzig '65-Inducted 1987
A two-sport star at Bloomsburg, Herzig excelled in both basketball and track and field for the Huskies. He is the school record holder for rebounds in a career and rebounds per game in a season. He finished his career with 1,362 points and was an All-Pennsylvania Conference All-Star in both the 1963-64 and 1964-65 seasons along with being an All-Eastern Regional selection in 1964-65. As a track and field performer, Herzig was a high jump and triple jump specialist and, at one time, held the school record in the triple jump.
Floyd "Shorty" Hitchcock '74-Inducted 1982
Bloomsburg's first NCAA Division I wrestling champion, Hitchcock posted an outstanding career record of 84-7-2. As a senior in 1974, Hitchcock posted 34 wins, including 24 by fall. He capped off his senior season by winning both the NCAA Division I and II 177 pound titles, earning the Outstanding Wrestler award at both championships. Following his collegiate career, Hitchcock won a silver medal at the World University Games in freestyle wrestling. He has since gone on to a successful career as a high school and college coach.
Jim Hollister '78-Inducted 2001
Hollister was a four-year standout for the men's tennis team and also spent 15 years as sports information director (SID) at the school. As a tennis player, Hollister was the first player ever to represent Bloomsburg at the NCAA national championships, while also winning two PSAC singles and one doubles title. At the time of his graduation, Hollister's career record of 95-40 was good for fifth on the school's all-time winning percentage list. As SID he was honored 23 times for his publications, including eight "Best in the Nation" awards by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He served as President of the Board of Directors of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Sports Information Directors Association (ECAC-SIDA) and the PSAC Sports Information Directors.
Drew Hostetter '76-Inducted 2000
Hostetter was the first men's tennis standout at Bloomsburg. He compiled a mark of 81-18 playing at number one singles each of his four years. His winning percentage of 82 percent remains the best mark in school history 25 years later. Hostetter also helped the Huskies to a second place finish at the ECAC championships as a sophomore and senior and first place as a junior. He was named the winner of the Robert B. Redman Award as the top Senior Athlete in 1976 and graduated summa cum laude. Following graduation he won the Maryland State Clay Championship singles title in 1977 and was named as one of the top tennis players in Lancaster County in the 20th century by the Lancaster Area newspapers.
Russ Houk-Inducted 1982
Houk was known both nationally and internationally for his involvement with wrestling. While Bloomsburg's head coach, he led his teams to three NAIA national championships and five Pennsylvania Conference titles and was named national "Coach of the Year" three times. In his 14 years, the Huskies were 142-34-4. In addition, Houk served three four-year terms, one as chairman, on the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Committee. He also managed the 1972 and 1976 freestyle teams. Houk has been inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame and the NAIA Hall of Fame.
Elfed "Vid" Jones '30-Inducted 1988
Jones served in many capacities at Bloomsburg as both a player and a coach. He was an assistant football coach for the Huskies from 1926 to 1929 in charge of the offensive line while also playing fullback. From 1926 to 1930, he was the school's junior varsity basketball and track and field coach. He helped introduce wrestling to Bloomsburg in the 1928-29 season. After graduation, Jones coached both basketball and track and field at the high school level and was a PIAA official for over 20 years.
Franklin "Ed" Jones '54-Inducted 1989
Jones was a member of the Bloomsburg football and basketball teams from 1946 to 1950 and served as the school's junior varsity basketball coach after returning to school to finish his degree following a stint in the military. As a member of the basketball team, he was a four-year starter and earned All-Pennsylvania State Teacher's College recognition three times. As a member of the football team, Jones played both offensive and defensive end and helped the Huskies to a four-year record of 27-6-1, including a 9-0 mark in 1948.
Matt Karchner '89 Inducted-2003
Karchner, a power-hitting third baseman who also pitched for Bloomsburg, went on to play in the major leagues with the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox over the course of a 12-year career. A three-time All-PSAC selection, Karchner finished his career at Bloomsburg with a .372 batting average with school records for home runs with 37 and runs batted in with 165. At the time of his graduation, his 37 home runs were a PSAC record. In 1988 as a junior, Karchner led all of Division II in RBI per game with 62 in 39 games (1.59 per game). As a senior in 1989, Karchner set the school single season mark with 14 homers, while also hitting .435. As a pitcher, Karchner finished his career with a record of 13-7 with four saves and a 2.40 ERA. He also struck out 111 and walked just 61. He holds the school record for fewest walks in a season with seven in 1988.
Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 1989, Karchner posted a career record of 21-13 with 27 saves. He is one of a handful of major league players to play for both Chicago teams during his career.
Dan Kemple '40-Inducted 1994
Kemple was a member of the Bloomsburg track and field, cross country and basketball teams at Bloomsburg. In track and field, he helped the Huskies go undefeated four straight years and win four conference titles. He also took part in the Penn Relays and, as a freshman and sophomore, was a member of the first-place mile relay team. In cross country, Kemple lost his first dual meet and never lost again, in his career, in dual-meet action.
Kelly (Knaus) Klamut '86 Inducted-2004
Klamut was a four-year standout swimmer of the Huskies. She earned individual All-American honors in both 1985 and 1986 in the 400 Individual Medley (IM) and was also an All-American as part of two relay teams in 1983. She also earned honorable mention All-American honors 12 other times during her career. Klamut also was a three-time PSAC champion winning the 400 IM in both 1985 and the 200 backstroke in 1986. She also received the Joanne McComb Award/Outstanding Underclassman Female Athlete in the 1984-85 season. At the time of her graduation, she held school records in the 400 IM and was also part of three record holding relay teams.
Sue Kocher '87-Inducted 1999
Kocher was a two-time All-American and a three-time All-PSAC selection in softball and is the only pitcher in school history to throw a no-hitter and a perfect game in the same day. She had a career record of 71-13 with a 0.47 ERA, 485 strikeouts while throwing eight no-hitters, including two perfect games. At the plate, Kocher had 71 RBI and 65 runs scored. She helped the Huskies to a four-year record of 142-26, four PSAC titles and a third-place finish at the NCAA Division II championships. She was also a four-year member of the women's basketball team.
Eric Koetteritz '75-Inducted 2000
A walk-on to the track and field team, Koetteritz scored more points for the Huskies than any other athlete, accumulating 348 during his four years on the team. He posted 56 victories, 20 second- and eight, third-place finishes, while leading the team to a record of 54-7 in dual meets. A three-year captain, he set nine indoor and outdoor school records in the pole vault, sprinting and relay events, several of which still stand. As a senior, he qualified for the NCAA championships in three events, placing ninth in the 440-relay and 10th in the 220-yard dash. Koetteritz was also the first freshman to receive the President's Scholarship Award. He later went on to be the first person to ever win all four major senior awards: the Academic Achievement Award, the Lifetime Athletic Pass, Who's Who Among American College and Universities and the Service Key Award.
Donna Koons '79-Inducted 1991
A three-sport star for the Huskies, Koons was a four-year starter in field hockey and played on the basketball and softball teams. She was named All-Conference and All-Sectional in field hockey. Koons served as assistant coach on the Huskies' first national championship field hockey team.
Elmer Kreiser '50-Inducted 1990
Kreiser was a member of the 1948 undefeated football team where he played defensive end. During his career, the Huskies posted a 23-3 overall record. Kreiser received All-Conference, All-Pennsylvania and Little All-America honors and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, he opted to pursue his profession as a teacher and coach. A two-sport athlete, Kreiser was a two-year starter for the Bloomsburg basketball team. He later played in the semiprofessional Eastern Basketball League before becoming head basketball coach at Columbia High School. In 11 seasons, he won seven league titles and posted a .850 winning percentage.
Stan Kucharski '68-Inducted 2001
Kucharski, the 1967 winner of the Robert B. Redman Award, was a three-year member of the football team. A versatile player, he saw time as a wide receiver, halfback, fullback and middle linebacker for the Huskies and served as tri-captain during both his junior and senior years. As a senior he was leading the nation in pass receptions (28), receiving yards (485), touchdowns (10) and scoring (64) before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the fourth week of the year. Kucharski finished his career with 66 receptions for 1,205 yards and 21 touchdowns. He was named All-PSAC honorable mention at offensive end in both 1966 and 1967, while earning second All-PSAC as a defensive back in 1967. He set a school record (since tied) with four touchdown receptions against Shippensburg in 1967.
George Lambrinos '53-Inducted 1993
Lambrinos was an All-Conference selection in football and earned an honorable mention spot on the all-state team in 1951. The Huskies posted a 32-2 overall record during his four-year career, including the only undefeated seasons in team history (1948 and 1951). Lambrinos was also a catcher for the Huskies' baseball team and went on to play professional baseball and semiprofessional football.
Justine Landis '85 Inducted-2003
Landis was a standout for the women's tennis at Bloomsburg and finished her career with a school-record (since suprassed) 63 wins against just 15 losses. She also teamed with Kathy Masch to win a school-record 31 matches (since broken) in doubles. Landis won three PSAC number one singles titles in her career and helped the Huskies to the 1985 PSAC championship. She played number one singles and number one doubles all four years and was ranked as high as 33rd in the country. Landis was also the first Bloomsburg women's tennis player to qualify for the NCAA championships.
Robert Lang '51-Inducted 1993
In 1951, Lang scored 72 points on 12 touchdowns in eight contests for the Bloomsburg football team. He scored at least once in seven games and multiple times in five outings. His 12 touchdowns remained a single-season record for 43 seasons. He held almost all of the Huskies' rushing records for several seasons, earning first team all-state honors in 1951. He later played semiprofessional football.
Marty Laudato '93-Inducted 2006
A three-time All-American, Laudato capped a brilliant career by being named the National Player of the Year in 1992. She was also a four time All-PSAC selection, a three-time All-Region choice, and the 1992 PSAC Player of the Year. She ended her career with 33 homers, 200 RBI and 161 runs scored. At the time of her graduation she held 12 school records (several since broken) and helped the Huskies to three PSAC titles, three NCAA regional titles; and two second- and one third-place finishes at the NCAA championships. Laudato received the Eleanor Wray Senior Female Athlete award her senior year at Bloomsburg.
Laudato went on to play professionally for Georgia Pride and several seasons with the Tampa Bay Firestix of the Women's Professional Softball League. She hit 20 career home runs and was the league's all-time leader in career RBI's with 91. She was named Hitter of the Year in 1999 and also went onto win the 1999 Professional Softball Championship.
Richard Lichtel '68-Inducted 1989
Lichtel was a key member of Bloomsburg's football team from 1965-67. He established 24 single-game, season and career records. As a quarterback, he threw for 4,953 yards and 43 touchdowns, while completing 332 of 651 passes. Lichtel averaged 215.3 yards per game and set several marks with 32 completions and five touchdowns in single-game performances. He went on to play semiprofessional football for three seasons. Lichtel later became head coach at Mechanicsburg High School, winning the PIAA District Three "AAAA" title in 1986 with a 10-3 record.
Gina Lindenmuth Miller '90 -Inducted 1989
Lindenmuth was a standout softball pitcher for four seasons at Bloomsburg. She compiled a record of 55-8 to go along with a 0.80 earned run average. She struck out 429 batters in 456 1/3 innings pitched, while throwing 49 complete games and 22 shutouts. She was a first team All-America in 1990 and was also named the winner of the Eleanor Wray Award at the top female senior athlete that year. She captured second team All-America honors in 1989 after posting a record of 22-3. She was a two-time PSAC Player of the Year along with being named to All-Region and All-Conference. She helped lead the Huskies to four PSAC titles and a third place finish in the NCAA Division II Championships in 1990.
David Linkchorst '53-Inducted 1987
Linkchorst was four-year starter in football and basketball and a three-year starter in baseball for Bloomsburg. He earned 11 varsity letters during his athletic career on teams which never suffered a losing season. Professionally, he played for the Boston Whirlwinds (1953-54) which toured the world with the Harlem Globetrotters. Linkchorst coached for 14 years at the Mahanoy Area High School, compiling a 251-79 record. He led his team to nine league championships and a 48-consecutive game winning streak.
Danny Litwhiler '38-Inducted 1982
One of the charter members of the Bloomsburg Hall of Fame, Litwhiler was an outstanding baseball player for the Huskies. He played professionally for the Philadelphia Phillies, playing a complete season without an error. Litwhiler is the only player to hit at least one home run in every ball park in Major League baseball. Along with the Phillies, he also played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves and Cincinnati Reds. He was the coach at Florida State and Michigan State and is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame. The Huskies' baseball field is named in his honor.
Richard "Dick" Lloyd '62-Inducted 1984
Lloyd finished his career at Bloomsburg as the sixth all-time leading scorer in basketball with 1,339 career points. He was very involved in class activities, being named class president his junior and senior years. In 1965, Lloyd was named an assistant basketball coach and physical education instructor at Rutgers. From 1971-73 he was head coach of the Scarlet Knights.
Philip Lockcuff '60-Inducted 1995
Lockcuff earned three letters in both football and baseball for the Huskies. He went on to an outstanding coaching career in high school wrestling, posting a record of 270-32-4 over 27 years. Lockcuff was a three-time "AAA" Pennsylvania Coach of the Year (1984, 1985, 1991) and a 13-time District IV "AAA" Coach of the Year. His teams were Susquehanna Valley Conference champions numerous times and Northeast Regional "AAA" team champions several times.
Deb Long Stoudt '84-Inducted 1996
Stoudt was a three-time All-American field hockey player for the Huskies and part of the 1981 national championship field hockey team and the 1982 national championship softball team. She scored the lone goal in both PSAC and national field hockey title games as a senior. In 1982, she made the East team at the U.S. Sports Festival in Indianapolis, ranking her among the nation's top 65 performers. In 1981, she was one of the youngest players to reach the Olympic tryout stage.
Theresa Lorenzi '89-Inducted 2001
Lorenzi was a four-year starter for the women's basketball team. She finished as the all-time leader in scoring with 2,173 career points and was also a four-time All-PSAC and All-ECAC selection. She led the nation in scoring as a sophomore with an average of 25.9 points per game and helped the Huskies to four PSAC Eastern Division championships (two shared titles) and a berth in the school's first-ever appearance in the NCAA championships. She finished 8th all-time in rebounding with 675, 8th in blocked shots with 48 and 7th in steals with 210. Lorenzi still holds several individual records including: most points in a game, most points in a season, points per game average in both season and career, field goal percentage in both a season and career and field goals made in a single game, single season and career.
Millard Ludwig '48-Inducted posthumously 2005
Ludwig was a standout soccer player for the Huskies and graduated in 1948 after interrupting his studies to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II. As a two-year member of the soccer team he helped the Huskies to a then, school-record 6-1-2 mark, while scoring twice and assisting on 11 other goals. In all, he had a hand in nearly 50 percent of the team's scoring that season. He graduated with a major in English, with a concentration in journalism and later became a teacher in the Millville school district, serving as a guidance counselor, assistant to the superintendent, coach and athletic director. He coached for 26 years in the district in three sports and in 1987 was recognized as Pennsylvania Athletic Director of the Year. Giving back to his college alma mater resulted in serving as president of the Bloomsburg College Alumni Association for eight years (1973-1981), after which he was awarded an honorary lifetime membership. The college also recognized him for his dedication to his college and community by bestowing upon him their Distinguished Service Award. Millard died in 2001 at the age of 77.
Art Luptowski '73-Inducted 1994
Luptowski totaled 598 points and 333 assists in his basketball career with the Huskies. In his four-year career, he earned first team all-conference honors as well as second team all-conference honors and was named an NAIA District 19 all-star. Luptkowski held school records for assists in a regular season and career and still holds Bloomsburg's single game record for assists.
Kathy Maguire-Stoudt '92--Inducted 2007
Maguire-Stoudt was a three-year starter for the Huskies women's basketball team, Maguire-Stoudt finished her career as the school's fourth leading scorer with 1,213 points (now seventh) and all-time leader in free throws attempted (514) and made (361). She also graduated (and still remains) number two in steal with 284 and is 10th in assists with 225. Maguire-Stoudt was named first team All-PSAC East as a junior and helped her team to three PSAC East titles, the only PSAC championship in school history (1992), four NCAA Division II playoff appearances and one NCAA regional title. Overall, while a member of the Huskies, Maguire was part of teams that posted a mark of 98-19.
James Mailey '80-Inducted 1993
Mailey was a part of the men's soccer team that went as high as second place in national rankings and made its first appearance in the NCAA playoffs. During his career, the Huskies posted a four-year record of 37-10-1. In those four years, he scored 62 goals and had 27 assists. He also holds the Bloomsburg single-season record of 22 goals and 13 assists and is second on the PSAC all-time scoring list. Mailey was the leading sprinter in track and field for the Huskies, earning an invitation to the national championships in the 100-meter dash.
Tom Martin '87-Inducted 2005
Martin was a standout football player for the Huskies and finished his career as the school's second all-time leading rusher with 2,709 yards rushing. He also had 501 yards receiving yards and 705 yards in kickoff returns for 3,915 yards of total offense. His 26 touchdowns were second most at the time of his graduation. He was twice named first team All-PSAC and also earned first team All-ECAC honors as a senior. He set a then-school record with 259 yards rushing against Kutztown on a then-school record 42 carries. He also had three games with 200 or more yards rushing in his career. He also helped the team to a three-year record of 27-6-1 which included one overall PSAC State Championship, the Lambert Cup for being the top team in Eastern Division II football, and a trip to the NCAA semi-finals in 1985.
Stuart Marvin '78-Inducted 1990
Marvin was an 11-time All-American performer in swimming, in addition to winning several Pennsylvania Conference titles. He became the university's first triple All-American award winner in 1975 and equaled that effort in 1977. A year later, Marvin finished among the top performers in five races to gain All-American recognition in each race, which was the first time the feat had been accomplished by an NCAA Division II performer. Marvin holds five university swimming records and several individual records and is a four-time U.S. Masters Swimming All-American.
John Maturani '53-Inducted 1991
Maturani was a four-year starter for the Huskies' football team, playing both on offense and defense. On defense, he was an outstanding linebacker, and on offense was a center in the single-wing formation. He was named to Tom Harmon's Little All-American team and later had a tryout with the Pittsburgh Steelers. After serving time in the military, Maturani went on to become athletic director at Danville High School for over 20 years.
Walter "Whitey" McCloskey '44-Inducted 1988
McCloskey earned 11 letters in his career with the Huskies and served as captain of the basketball and baseball teams for two seasons. After graduation, he played in the Pennsylvania State Professional Basketball League and played baseball in the American Legion and Tri-County leagues. McCloskey later spent 21 seasons as head coach at Danville High School compiling a record of 250-183, winning nine Susquehanna Valley League Championships and two District Four titles. His 1962-63 team reached the PIAA Eastern semifinals, while his 1971-72 team reached the quarterfinals before being eliminated. McCloskey was also an assistant football coach and track and field starter for 25 years and is cofounder of the Pennsylvania Basketball Coaches Association.
Jean Millen Daughtry '86-Inducted 1998
Millen Daughtry was a two-time softball All-American and holds Bloomsburg records for base on balls in both a season and game, most career putouts and is tied for the highest all-time fielding percentage. As a member of the women's basketball team, Millen Daughtry finished her career with 1,113 points, seventh all-time at Bloomsburg. She is also second on the all-time list with 942 rebounds and still holds Bloomsburg records for rebounds in a game with 24 and in a season with 390. Her rebounding averages of 15.6 for the season and 14.2 for her career are also Bloomsburg records.
Lance Milner '90-Inducted 2006
Milner was a three-time singles and one-time doubles All-American for the Huskies in men's tennis. He won two PSAC singles titles and three PSAC doubles titles, including two at number one doubles. He ranked in the top 15 singles players in the country three years (11th, 11th and 13th). His career record of 119-44 puts him number two all-time in school history in career wins. In doubles he teamed with Roland Lamy to post a career record of 52-12 and finished the 1990 season ranked 6th in the country. In 1989 he defeated the #1 ranked player in the county while participating at the NCAA national tournament. During that same year Milner helped lead Bloomsburg's tennis team to its highest national ranking ever (5th place). He was co-captain and co-MVP of the Huskies in 1990 and went on to be named the Bloomsburg Senior Athlete of the Year in 1990. While attending graduate school he coached the Bloomsburg University women's tennis team to a record of 7-4.
Dave Morgan '89 -Inducted 2001
Morgan was a standout on the wrestling mat for the Huskies finishing his career tied for the most victories in school history with 127. His overall record of 127-26-6 gives him the fourth best winning percentage (.817) in school history. Morgan was a two-time All-American for the Huskies finishing third in 1987-88 and sixth in 1988-89 at 150 pounds. During each of his four years Morgan increased his win total, going from 28 wins as a freshman to 31 as a sophomore, 33 as a junior and 35 as a senior. A four-time NCAA qualifier, Morgan was also a two-time Eastern Wrestling League and PSAC champion. He helped the Huskies to the 1988-89 PSAC championship.
Rodney Morgans '50-Inducted 1991
Morgans was a member of the football team from 1947-50 during which the Huskies posted a 30-4 record, including an undefeated season in 1948. After graduation, Morgans became an assistant football coach at South Williamsport High School before taking over as head coach. In 14 years as head coach, Morgans compiled a record of 92-40-2, including the West Branch Conference title and the team's only undefeated season. South Williamsport has honored Morgans by naming their stadium after him.
Michael Morucci '80-Inducted 1990
Morucci graduated as the Huskies' all-time leading rusher and the Pennsylvania Conference's third-highest rusher with 3,536 yards. At one time he held 16 university single-game season and career standards. Morucci scored 162 points on 27 touchdowns on 785 carries, then a conference record. He was a four-time Pennsylvania Conference all-star selection, named a Kodak Coaches' All-American in 1979 and Eastern College Athletic Conferences "Player of the Year" in 1979. Morucci was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round, but had his career cut short by an injury.
John Nemetz '55-Inducted 1996
As a football standout, Nemetz was named to the 1951 Associated Press All-Teacher's college first team, the All-East team in 1953 and the Little All-American team in 1953-54. As a wrestling coach, he posted a record of 212-62-8, including 58 consecutive dual-meet victories. Nemetz was inducted into the Shore Conference Hall of Fame in 1991 and the South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1992.
Glenn Noack '86-Inducted 1999
Noack is third on the Huskies' all-time scoring list for men's basketball with 1,504 points. He holds Bloomsburg records for consecutive free throws with 33 and free throw percentage for a season and career. Noack was the ECAC Co-Rookie of the Year as a freshman, two-time PSAC first team All-Star, two-time Player of the Year at Bloomsburg University, two-time ECAC All-Star and NABC East Region first team All-Star as a senior.
Gwen Petersohn '85-Inducted 1997
Upon graduation, Petersohn held seven individual and four relay records. Her lone remaining record is the 200-yard individual medley time of 2:08.56, which she set in winning a national championship her senior year. Petersohn also owns four national titles as a member of relay units as a freshman and was an NCAA finalist in three individual events.
She earned All-American honors seven times. In her career, Petersohn won three PSAC titles.
Jan Prosseda '66-Inducted 1988
Prosseda was a six-time Pennsylvania Conference champion in track and field and cross country. He never lost a race in high school or college in the half-mile, mile and two-mile events while compiling a 76-0 individual record. He placed second in the 1965 NCAA championship three-mile race, losing by one second and missing the national record by two seconds. Prosseda competed in the Olympic Trials in the 5,000 meters in 1964. In 1984, he was awarded All-American status, giving him the honor of being the first and only American (including former Olympians) to attain both collegiate and master's All-American status. That same year, Prosseda also set national age-group record times in the one-, two- and three-mile runs. In addition, his time in the 5,000 meters was the fifth fastest master's time in the world. Prosseda was the only American qualifier in the 3,000 meter steeplechase for the World Masters and is the only runner to win his age group in the Harrisburg Mile, Capitol 5,000, Kipona 10,000 and Harrisburg National Marathon.
Jerry Radocha '77-Inducted 1990
One of the finest players ever to wear a Huskies' uniform, Rodocha held 11 university records in basketball, including points in a career (since broken). He wrapped up his career by being named All-American and is one of just four players to have his jersey retired by the school. Radocha earned many in-season honors and helped the team to some fine seasons, including a 22-6 mark in 1973-74 when the Huskies won the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional title and reached the national quarterfinals. He was named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference teams on three occasions. Radocha also won the university's outstanding underclass and senior Male Athlete of the Year awards.
Toby Rank '80--Inducted 2007
Rank played on the men's soccer team for four years and helped the Huskies to one of its best four-year marks in school history (32-19). In his career, Rank scored 29 goals (number three all-time in school history) and assisted on 14 goals. He also is third in career points with 71. He was a four-time All-PSAC East selection and was named to the All-Region team as a senior. Rank also is also co-holder of the school record for goals in a game (4) and points in a game (9).
Robert Redman-Inducted 1982
Redman was head coach of the Huskies football team from 1947-51, leading his teams to undefeated seasons in 1948 and 1951 and to Pennsylvania Conference championships in 1948, 1949 and 1951. Redman was honored in 1974 when the university named its football stadium after him.
Don Reese '82-Inducted 1996
Reese is the only wrestler to win an individual Eastern Wrestling League title in each of his four seasons. Twice he won at 126 pounds and twice at 134 pounds. In 1982, he advanced to the NCAA Division I National Final where he finished as a runner-up, earning All-American honors. As a senior, Reese was a PSAC champion, EWL champion and was named Athlete of the Year. He is the all-time winningest wrestler in Bloomsburg history with a record of 126-22-4.
Wayne Richards '79-Inducted 2000
Richards was the first male swimmer to gain NCAA All-American honors in each of his four years of competition. He was named NCAA All-American six times in three different events. As a freshman he captured the PSAC crown in the 100 Butterfly and ended his career with top six finishes in both the 100- and 200-yard butterfly in each of his four years. He served as team captain in 1979 and stayed on at the school to serve as a graduate assistant coach in 1980. Throughout his career, Wayne broke numerous team records in both butterfly events, the 200 IM and as a member of the 400 Medley, 400 and 800 Freestyle Relay teams. Wayne currently holds team records in the 200 Butterfly and 400 Freestyle Relay, marks that are now more than 20 years old.
Beth Roeder-Zimmerman '88-Indcuted 2002
Beth Roeder-Zimmerman, known as Beth Roeder during her career with the Huskies, was a seven-time All-American for the women's swimming team at Bloomsburg. She earned four All-American honors in individual events and three as a member of a relay team. She also earned five honorable mention All-American awards at the NCAA championships. Roeder's highest individual finish at the NCAA championships was second in the 200 fly in 1988 in a school-record time of 2:04.40, a mark that still stands today. She also finished fourth as a junior in 1987 in the 100 fly in 58.18 seconds.
At the PSAC championships, Roeder took home three individual titles and one relay championship in her career and helped the Huskies to four, second-place finishes at the PSAC championships. At the time of her graduation Roeder held two individual records (100 and 200 fly) and was part of the record-holding 400-medley relay team.
Robert Rohm '60-Inducted 1986
Rohm is one of a few athletes to be awarded 12 varsity letters during his collegiate career. As a member of the football team, he played quarterback, halfback and fullback and served as the Huskies' cocaptain his senior year.
In wrestling, Rohm was a major contributor in helping establish Bloomsburg as a national power. He was a third-place finisher in 1957 at the Pennsylvania Conference Championships and recorded a runner-up showing in 1958. In 1959, he won his first conference title, a feat he would duplicate his senior season. In addition, the 157 pounder captured the NAIA national title as a senior. During his wrestling career, the Huskies lost just two dual meets.
On the baseball team, Rohm played both second base and outfield and was named to the All-Conference team as a senior. Following his graduation, Rohm went on to a successful career as a high school wrestling and football coach.
Ronald Russo '70-Inducted 1985
A three-time letter winner in wrestling for the Huskies, Russo won two Pennsylvania Conference titles and two Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) crowns. He was also a NAIA runner-up his junior year and finished sixth at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. As a senior, Russo won the NAIA title and finished fourth at the NCAA championships. That season, he was selected for the prestigious East-West All-Star Classic, where he helped the East team score a win. He was also the recipient of the Redman Award as the university's outstanding senior male athlete. He became Columbia University's head coach in 1973 and led the team to the Ivy League championship in 1980, '81 and '82.
Edward Schuyler '24-Inducted 1989
Schuyler was a sportswriter, sports editor and newspaper editor for many years at the Press-Enterprise. The first sporting event he covered was a football game in 1923. He spent 23 years as editor of the paper before retiring in 1970. Schuyler received the Distinguished Service Award in 1970 and is an honorary life member of the Bloomsburg University Alumni Association.
Francis "Doc" Sell '35-Inducted 1988
Sell earned seven letters for track and field and cross country at Bloomsburg. He won the Pennsylvania Conference Champion with record time in 1935 and was a place winner in every race during a three-year period. Following his graduation, Sell went onto coaching junior high basketball and varsity track and field. At Boyertown High School, he organized and coached, for 20 years, the first cross country and track and field programs at the school. Sell coached individuals to seven state high school championships, and his team won the medley relay title at the Penn Relays. Sell also helped organize the first Venzke Relay Carnival in 1939, which is still held annually.
Carla Shearer (Christian) '88 Inducted-2003
Shearer was a two-sport standout for the Huskies playing both basketball and field hockey. On the hardwoods she finished her career 13th on Bloomsburg University's all-time scoring list with a total of 889 career points and was fifth all-time in assists with a career total of 334 and ninth all-time in steals with a career total of 184.
As a field hockey player, Shearer was a two-time All-American (1985-86) and helped the Huskies to two NCAA championships and two second place finishes. Her best season was 1986 when she netted 15 goals and added 15 assists. She finished her career with 27 goals and 29 assists. Her 29 assists were a school-record at the time (since surpassed).
Frank Sheptock '86-Inducted 1997
Sheptock was a three-time first team Associated Press All-American in football and a four-time All-PSAC selection. He holds nearly all of Bloomsburg's defensive records, including career tackles (537). He set the standard for tackles in a game with 23 in the 1985 national semifinal game and holds the season record for stops (159). The Huskies reached the PSAC Championship game twice during his four years, winning the title in 1985. That same year, the Huskies reached the semifinals of the NCAA championships with a school-record 12 wins. Following graduation, Sheptock moved into coaching, first as an assistant and later as a head coach, at Wilkes University. He was voted to the NCAA Division II Team of the Quarter Century in 1997.
Cathy Sheridan '84-Inducted 1995
Sheridan was a three-time All-American swimmer from 1981-83 for the Huskies and was a member of two national championship relay teams in 1982. She won the school's first-ever PSAC title in the 200-yard breaststroke and established or helped establish eight individual and relay records. During her association with the team, the Huskies combined for a 34-6 record. The team was PSAC runners-up all four years she was a member and the AIAW Division III national runners-up in 1981-82.
Michelle Simons '92-Inducted 2005
Simons was a standout on the basketball court for the Huskies finishing her career as the second all-time leading scorer (now third) with 1,661 points. A four-year all-conference player, she was named the PSAC Rookie of the Year in 1988-89 and finished her outstanding career with the PSAC Player of the Year award her senior season. Simons was also named the ECAC Division II Player of the Year, and earned Kodak Women's All-America honors that same year. She continued her playing career in the Women's National Basketball League from 1999-2001 and was also a member of the Women's American Basketball Association. She ranks as the Huskies' career leader in steals with 352; is sixth in career assists with 296 and seventh in career blocks with 78. She also helped the Huskies to four NCAA and PSAC playoff appearances and one PSAC championship and a four-year record of 98-19. Simons was also an assistant coach at East Stroudsburg for eight years and at Bucknell for several years.
John J. "Bloody" Sircovics '39-Inducted 1988
Sircovics, nicknamed "Bloody" due to his tenacity on the field, was the first Bloomsburg All-American football player selection in 1937 along with being named to the All-East football team that year. Following graduation, he played semiprofessional football and served as an assistant football coach at Berwick High School from 1949-67 and Hazleton High School from 1968 to 1973. He co-organized the Berwick Athletic Booster Association, which coordinated Little League baseball and midget football in the Berwick Area.
Dr. Charles Skiptunas '56 Inducted-2003
Skiptunas was a multi-sport standout for the Huskies. His career on the football field saw him earning four varsity letters. A two-time AP All-State Teachers Conference linebacker and center, he helped the Huskies to a record of 24 - 7-1 with one championship and one shared conference title in that time of service. He was also chosen, by teammates, Captain of the Championship Team in his senior year. He played three years of basketball and spent one season on the track team. Following graduation, "Skip" was named Head Football Coach at West Islip High School on Long Island, NY from 1962 to 1969. He turned the once floundering program into league champions in 1967. Newsday, the Long Island Press, the Suffolk Sun, and the Suffolk County Football Coaches Association all named Skiptunas Coach of the Year during that season. He earned his doctorate, cum laude, at SUNY Buffalo and spent the last 20 years of his career as a Superintendent of Schools in NY State and Vermont.
Cindy Slocum '90-Inducted 2001
Slocum was a four-year letterwinner and three year starter in softball. She finished her career with an average of .348, while hitting 10 homeruns and driving in 105 runs. She also had 26 doubles, eight triples and 257 total bases. As a senior she set school records for runs scored in a season with 65 and for at-bats in a season with 199 (both records since broken). A three-time All-PSAC selection and two-time captain, she was named first team All-America in 1990 and second team All-America in 1988 and 1989. Slocum also earned Academic All-American honors as a senior and was selected to the 1990 Division II East Regional All-Tournament Team. She helped lead the team to a third place finish in the NCAA Division II Championships in that year.
Linda Smith '81-Inducted 1992
Smith holds more All-American honors than any swimmer at Bloomsburg, earning 15 All-American honors. She was also a member of three national champion relay units and was a three-time PSAC champion in freestyle. Smith held multiple individual Bloomsburg records and was a member of four of the five school record-holding relay teams.
Laurie Snyder '84- Inducted 2002
Snyder was a three-time All-American for the Huskies' field hockey team and a four-year letter-winner in softball. During her field hockey career, Snyder had 28 shutouts and led the Huskies to two national championships. She posted a 0.72 goals against average in 1981 to lead the Huskies to the AIAW national championship. She also posted 10 shutouts that season and added 12 in 1983 as the Huskies won their first NCAA title. She finished her career with 23 shutouts.
In softball, Snyder played for four years for the Huskies helping the team to an overall record of 114-21 and the first two PSAC championships ever held in 1983 and 1984. Snyder was also the Huskies starting first baseman on the 1982 AIAW national championship team, the first-ever national title won at Bloomsburg. As a freshman she led Bloomsburg in hitting with a .395 average.
Snyder was also a standout in the classroom and was selected as an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America in 1983.
Tina Souders '84-Inducted 1994
Souders was one of the first All-Americans in softball for the Huskies, earning All-American honors in 1982, 1983 and 1984. She was part of the two PSAC Championship teams that twice placed second in the NCAA East Regional. During her four seasons, the Huskies were 114-17, a winning percentage of .870. Souders ERA of 0.25 led the nation in 1982, while career mark of 0.34 is third best all-time in NCAA Division II. During her career, Souders won 74 games, recorded 635 strikeouts and pitched a school-record 46 shutouts in her 610 career innings.
Dave Superdock '83-Inducted 1993
Superdock was a four-year starter for Bloomsburg's nationally ranked men's tennis team. He helped the Huskies to conference championships in each of his four seasons. He compiled a record of 106-31, winning seven PSAC individual titles (4 singles, 3 double crowns). Superdock was also a three-time national qualifier earning All-American honors in both singles and doubles. He holds the Huskies' record for consecutive singles victories with 18 and was a two-time winner of the Team's Alumni Award. Superdock was a two-time NCAA Scholar/Athlete, the Arthur Ashe Award recipient in 1983 and the Top NCAA Division II Scholar/Athlete in 1983.
Bill Swisher '59-Inducted 1992
Swisher was the first basketball player in school history to surpass 1,000 points, finishing with 1,014. A two-time all-conference selection he was also nominated for All-American honors. In high school, Swisher earned all-league honors three times and all-state once.
Palmer Toto '69-Inducted 1993
Toto was a three-time all-conference selection as leader and point guard for the Huskies' basketball team. At one time, he held the school record for assists in a game and assists per game. Toto has earned several in-season all-tournament selections in his three years with the club. Following graduation, he coached at Woodrow Wilson High School, leading his team to a conference title and a pair of appearances in the state quarterfinals. Toto received several "Coach of the Year" awards.
Robert Tucker '68-Inducted 1982
In his career, Tucker set nine receiving records for Bloomsburg, earning first team All-Pennsylvania Conference three times. During his senior year, he caught 77 passes for 1,325 yards and 13 TDs. Tucker played two years in the Atlantic Coast League before he joined the NFL. As a rookie with the New York Giants, he caught 41 passes for 571 yards and 5 TDs. He also played for the Minnesota Vikings.
Robert Vance '80-Inducted 1996
Vance was the first tennis player in Bloomsburg history to reach 100 wins and the first to win four consecutive conference titles, in either singles or doubles. He finished his career with a singles record of 108-36. His two individual Pennsylvania Conference singles titles in 1979 and 1980 helped the Huskies to their first two PSAC team titles. Vance was the first player to advance to the NCAA tournament three consecutive years, twice as part of a doubles team and once in singles. Along with his four doubles championships, Vance won two Eastern Intercollegiate titles in doubles play.
Frank VanDevender '39-Inducted 1989
VanDevender was a three-sport performer at Bloomsburg. As a member of the track team, he ran sprints and helped the team go undefeated in all regular-season dual meets. As a team, the Huskies captured the Pennsylvania State Teacher's College Conference title three consecutive years. An eight-time conference champion, the "Flying Van" set records in the 100-yard dash and low hurdles. Overall, he scored 280 points in the conference championships during his four season. VanDevender was also part of the Bloomsburg contingent at the Penn Relays for four seasons and helped the Huskies to some outstanding showings.
Russ Verhousky '53-Inducted 1998
Verhousky was a standout on the football field for the Huskies and helped the team to a record of 28-4-1 in his four years under Hall of Fame coach Robert Redman. Playing both offense and defense, Verhousky was a four-time letterwinner for the Huskies, often times playing the entire game. As a junior in 1951, he on the last undefeated Huskies' team and was co-captain for one game, an honor usually reserved for seniors. As a senior, he was named to the first-team All-Teacher's College team, while, as a junior, he was named honorable mention All-Pennsylvania by the Associated Press and second-team All-Teacher's College.
Linc Welles '75-Inducted 2002
Welles was a four-year letter-winner in baseball and a three-time letter-winner in football for the Huskies. He was named the Underclassmen Athlete of the Year as a junior and won the Redman Award as the school's top senior athlete in 1975.
A two-time All-PSAC selection in both football and baseball, Welles led the NCAA Division III in punting in 1973 with a mark of 43.8 yards. That is still good for the 12th best mark in the division since 1973, a span of 29 years. Welles was also an all-conference selection as a defensive back and is the co-holder of the single-season interception mark at Bloomsburg with 10 in 1974.
On the baseball diamond, Welles hit .398 for his career with a homer and 27 RBI. In 1973 and 1974 he was named first team All-PSAC and was a second team selection in 1975 after missing eight games due to injury. He was team MVP in both 1973 and 1975.
Following his playing days at Bloomsburg, Welles punted and played defensive back for the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League, where he averaged 38.6 yards per kick in the 1975 season.
John Willis '74-Inducted 1990
Willis holds multiple Bloomsburg single-game, season and career records. He is one of just four basketball players to have their jersey number retired. Willis led the Huskies to their first Pennsylvania Conference championship appearance, an NCAA Mid-East Regional title and a berth in the national quarterfinals. He holds records for points in a game (48), rebounds in a season (389, 1973-74) and career field goal percentage (54.4). He also ranks high on the Huskies' all-time scoring list with 1,467 points. Willis played professional ball in Spain and Israel for several seasons.
Don Wise '56-Inducted 1992
Wise was instrumental in the return of wrestling to varsity status at Bloomsburg in the 1954-55 season, serving as captain in 1956. He twice placed third in the conference championships for the Huskies. Wise went on to a highly successful coaching career and served as trainer to the 1972 U.S. Olympic Wrestling team. He is the first Bloomsburg wrestler inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame. Wise coached at the high school level and led his team to seven consecutive league titles while posting a record of 101-24-3.
Tony Woods '86-Inducted 1998
Woods was a two-time Associated Press All-American as a defensive back with the football team, earning second team honors in 1984 and third team status in 1985. He also was selected to the Kodak All-American football team in 1985 by the American Football Coaches Association. Woods was also a three-time PSAC first team selection and holds the school record for interceptions for both a season and career with 10 and 26, respectively. A key member of the special teams for the Huskies, he also holds the team single-game record for highest kick return average (36.5), which he achieved during the team's first NCAA Division II playoff appearance against North Alabama.
In his four seasons, Bloomsburg registered a combined record of 24-18-1, including a 12-1 campaign in 1985. Woods was a member of the Huskies' 1985 PSAC championship squad which defeated Indiana, Pa., 31-9 and eventually reached the national semifinals. The Huskies also reached the 1984 title game where they lost to California, Pa., 21-14.
As a member of the Bloomsburg track team, Woods won the 1985 PSAC 100-meter race and finished third in the 200-meter race. In 1984, Woods was third in the 100-meter race and second in the 200-meter race at the PSAC championships.
Eleanor Wray-Inducted 1988
Wray was the first woman and non graduate inducted into the Bloomsburg Hall of Fame. In education for 30 years, 20 years physical education at Bloomsburg, Wray was the women's intramural director and adviser to the "B" club. She also helped initiate and organize the varsity teams in field hockey and basketball. She introduced swimming, diving and tennis as varsity sports in 1972 and coached the women's tennis team from 1973-77. The university's "Outstanding Senior Female Athlete Award" is named in her honor.
Kim Youndt Evans '90-Inducted 2006
Youndt earned four NCAA All-American awards (1990) in Backstroke and Medley Relay events and six NCAA All-American Honorable Mention awards (1987-1989) in Backstroke, Butterfly and Medley Relay events. Youndt also swam Backstroke to 5 PSAC titles in her four years at Bloomsburg. Youndt is a member of the record holding 400 Medley Relay team and also set the 100 Backstroke record at Nationals her senior year. She was recipient of the scholar-athlete award, was a team captain and was named 1990 Bloomsburg Senior Women's Athlete of the Year.