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)
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)
Bob "Squeaky" Horn (Cross Country/Track & Field, 1953-55)
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)
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)
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)
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.