Six To Be Inducted Into UMass Hall Of Fame
Six To Be Inducted Into UMass Hall Of Fame

Jan. 4, 2012

AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Athletic Department has announced six new members will be inducted into the George "Trigger" Burke UMass Athletic Hall of Fame, making up the class of 2011. The legends will be honored on Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Campus Center Auditorium at 6 p.m. To attend the Induction Ceremony, please contact Jason Germain in UMass Athletics at 413-577-0267. Cost is $40/person. UMass will induct these all-time legends: Pam Bustin (Field Hockey 1985-88), Bob Hansen (Baseball 1967-69), Bob "Squeaky" Horn (Cross Country/Track & Field 1953-56), Greg Menton (Men's Swimming & Water Polo 1994-96), Marcel Shipp (Football 1997-2000) and Brian Sullivan (Hockey 1969-72).

Pam Bustin (Field Hockey, 1985-88)
Pam Bustin was one of the greatest players in the history of UMass field hockey - a feat not easily accomplished as a defender. Bustin led UMass to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the national semifinals as a junior in 1987. As a senior in 1988, she was a First-Team All-American, a First Team All-Atlantic 10 pick, a selection to the A-10 All-Tournament Team and a nominee for the Honda Broderick Award (given to the Field Hockey National Player of the Year). She also led UMass to a victory in the first-ever Atlantic 10 championship.

Outside of collegiate play, Bustin was a member of the U.S. Under 21 National team and served as team captain from 1987-89. She helped lead Under 21 team to the silver medal at the Junior Pan American Games in 1989. She also played on the U.S. National team from 1989-96, where she played in the Intercontinental Cup, World Cup, World University Games, Olympic Qualifier Tournament and the Champions Trophy.

Bustin was a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team in Atlanta, while also competing in four U.S. Olympic festivals (1986, 87, 89, 90). She also helped U.S. capture silver and bronze medals in two Pan American Games.

From 2000-2002 played in the United Airlines Field Hockey League, where she helped her team to the 2000 league championship and second-place finishes in 2001 and 02.

Following her playing days, Bustin served as an assistant coach at Temple (1990-92) and then at Michigan State (1993-1996). She earned her first collegiate head coaching spot at Hofstra (1997) before moving on to Louisville (1998-2010) where she led team to six conference championships (including three Big East titles) and was ranked in the national top-20 from 2001-2010. She was named conference Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004 and 2008. Most recently was named head coach at Duke (winter 2010).

Internationally, she has served as an assistant coach for U.S. National team, including during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the 2007 Pan American Games (won silver medal).

Bob Hansen (Baseball 1967-69)
A star on the baseball diamond, Bob Hansen led UMass to the College World Series in 1969. He was named an All-American in 1969 in addition to being named to the All-College World Series Team. In the World Series, he was key to UMass upsetting No. 1-ranked Southern Illinois. He was an All-Yankee Conference selection and All-New England pick in both 1968 and 1969. He led the NCAA in slugging percentage in 1969 with a remarkable .798. He led the team in batting, home runs and runs batted in both of his varsity seasons. Hansen was drafted by the Seattle Pilots in the 21st round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft in 1969. He went on to play two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1974 and 1976. He finished his playing career in Japan. Hansen is a Boston native and currently resides in Evansville, Indiana.

Bob "Squeaky" Horn (Cross Country/Track & Field, 1953-55)
One of the all-time UMass greats in cross country and track & field, Squeaky Horn was a major part of the Redmen's success in the early and mid 1950s. Horn won the 1956 New England Championship in the Two Mile Steeplechase as a senior, while helping UMass to the Connecticut Valley, Yankee Conference, and New England Championships during his time at UMass. He helped lead the Redmen to the 1953 New England Cross Country Team Championship as a sophomore by posting the second-best time on the team marking the first UMass Cross Country New England championship.

He was named the 1956 Massachusetts Collegian Athlete of the Year and was a three-time winner of the Chester F. Bowen, Jr. Outstanding Performance in Track: as a sophomore in 1953, junior in 1954 and a senior in 1955.

All told, he won nine varsity letters; three each in Cross Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track. Other awards for Horn include the 1953 Varsity M Club Leadership Award for Cross Country; the Llewellyn L. Derby Leadership Trophy for Cross Country as a junior in 1954 and a senior in 1955; the 1955 Massachusetts Collegian Cross Country Man of the Year as a senior. In 1955 he captained the Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track teams and he broke "numerous UMass course records in Cross Country as well as setting the school record in the indoor and outdoor two mile"

Following his time at UMass, Horn joined the Army where he was a combat leader during the Vietnam War. He retired with the rank of Colonel. Horn also served as an aide to Gen. Alexander Haig during Haig's term as the NATO Commander. Horn is also a "Dean of Business Emeritus" and "award-winning collegiate professor"

Greg Menton (Men's Swimming & Water Polo, 1994-96)
The first full scholarship athlete in the history of the UMass aquatics program, Greg Menton was a three-year member of the Minuteman swimming and water polo teams. He held school records in the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke, and swam the anchor leg on the school record-setting 200-yard medley relay team at the 1995 Atlantic 10 Championship. Menton was also a key member of the 1995 UMass water polo team which posted a 28-7 overall mark and advanced to the NCAA final four, marking the first time in water polo history that an Eastern school advanced to the national semifinals. On January 10, 1996, Menton passed away after collapsing during a dual meet at Dartmouth College, leaving a legacy of success both in and out of the pool. A member of the 1994-1995 UMass Athletic Director¹s Honor Roll, Menton also received an honorary posthumous bachelor¹s degree in Sport Management from UMass chancellor David Scott.

In recognition of his accomplishments, his water polo number 6 was retired in a ceremony at Joseph R. Rogers, Jr., Pool on April 13, 1996.

Marcel Shipp (Football, 1997-2000)
Marcel Shipp holds nine different individual career records at UMass and is one of the most accomplished running backs in FCS history. The three-time All-American (1st Team - 1998, 1999; 3rd Team - 2000) is the career leading rusher in UMass football history and also in the history of the Yankee/Atlantic 10/CAA conferences (6,250 yards). His rushing total is the seventh-most yards in FCS history, while he ranks 10th in career all-purpose yards (7,759).

Shipp is still the UMass career record holder in: carries (1,215), total touchdowns (63), rushing touchdowns (58), points scored (378), all-purpose yards (7.759), all-purpose plays (1,365), rushing yards/game (130.2) and all-purpose yards/game (161.1). He rushed for more than 200 yards in a game seven times in his UMass career, including 244 yards and three touchdowns in leading UMass to its only National Championship in 1998.

The three-time first-team All-Conference selection (1998-2000) played for the Arizona Cardinals in the National Football League from 2001-2007. He rushed for almost 2,200 yards and 11 touchdowns in six NFL seasons. Shipp has spent the past two seasons playing in the UFL with the Las Vegas Locos, where he has led the team in rushing in each season and helped the Locos to the 2009 UFL championship.

Brian Sullivan (Hockey, 1969-72)
Brian Sullivan was a first-team All-America selection in 1972 marking the first time a member of the Redmen had been honored with the award. He was a three-year letterwinner in ice hockey from 1969-72 and served as the captain of the 1972 ECAC Division II Championship team. Sullivan played in 64 career games scoring 12 goals while adding 32 assists in three seasons. During his senior year, he netted five goals and tallied 11 assists en route to being picked as an All-American defensive selection.

Following college, Sullivan was a member of the New England Blades of the Eastern Hockey League in 1972-73. He was the first "modern day" UMass hockey player to play professionally.