UMass Athletic Hall of Fame

Marjorie Anderson `82 - lacrosse
Holly Aprile `93 - softball
Kalekeni Banda '75 - soccer coach
David Bartley `56 - basketball, special service
Debbie Belkin '88 - soccer
Dick Bergquist '57 - baseball coach
Tom Bishko - special service
Kristen Bowsher '88 - soccer
Dick Bresciani, '60 - sports information director
Jeannine Burger '75 - gymnastics
George "Trigger" Burke '56 - basketball
Lou Bush '34 - baseball, basketball, football
Pam Bustin `91 - field hockey
George "Sugar" Cain '33 - baseball, ice hockey
John Calipari - basketball coach
Marcus Camby - basketball
Jack Canniff - ice hockey coach
Tony Chambers '54 - football
Thomas Coburn `76 - soccer
Bernie Dallas '66 - football
Bill DeFlavio `73 - football
Gary DiSarcina `88 - baseball
Joe DiSarcina '69 - baseball, basketball
Dorothy Donnelly '41 - swimming & diving
Megan Donnelly '86 - field hockey
Ray Ellerbrook '70 - baseball, basketball
Frederick "Fritz" Ellert '30 - baseball, basketball, football, track & field
Jack Foley `57 - basketball
Julius Erving '72 - basketball
Patrick Flaherty `72 - ice hockey
Mike Flanagan '75 - baseball
Vic Fusia - football coach
Bob Foote `62 - football
Dick Garber - lacrosse coach
Jackie Gaw '83 - soccer, softball
Bill Gillin `75 - cross country, track & field
Harold "Kid" Gore '13 - football, baseball, basketball & football coach
Emory Grayson '17 - baseball, basketball, football
Doug Grutchfield, '61 - basketball
Danielle Henderson `99 - softball
Scott E. Hiller `90 - lacrosse
Pam Hixon - field hockey coach
Bob "Squeaky" Horn `56 - cross country, track & field
Dick Hoss '62 - football, lacrosse
Rene Ingoglia `96 - football
Sarah Jones - rowing
April Kater, '91 - soccer
Patrick Keenan '73 - ice hockey
Russ Kidd '56 - football, ice hockey, lacrosse
Bruce Kimball '79 - football
Greg Landry '68 - football
Edward "Ned" Larkin '59 - baseball, basketball
Jack Leaman - basketball coach
Michele Leary `90 - swimming
Charles Leverone `60 - gymnastics, soccer, swimming, track & field
Sal LoCascio '89 - lacrosse
Joseph Lojko '34 - baseball, basketball, football
Earl Lorden - baseball coach
Cari Nickerson Lovejoy `80 - lacrosse
Bill MacConnell '41 - skiing coach
Dick MacPherson - football coach
Bob Marcum - administrator
Tammy Marshall '93 - gymnastics
Ed McAleney '76 - football
Justin "Jerry" McCarthy '21 - baseball, ice hockey
Jim McCoy, '92 - basketball
Edward McGrath `49, `51 - soccer, basketball, baseball
Warren McGuirk - administrator
Brian McIver, '91 - swimming & diving, water polo
Joe McLaughlin `79 - football
Bob Meers '66 - football
Greg Menton - swimming, water polo
Mark Millon `94 - lacrosse
Clifton Morey '39 - baseball, football, ice hockey
Milt Morin '66 - football, lacrosse, wrestling
Laura O'Neil '81 - field hockey, lacrosse
Garry Pearson '83 - football
Sue Peters '80 - basketball, softball
Bob Pickett - football coach, administrator
Bill Prevey '52 - basketball
Carol Progulske '84 - field hockey, lacrosse
Granville Pruyne '33 - soccer
Michael Quinn `79 - track and field
Dr. James Ralph - team physician
Jeff Reardon '77 - baseball
Noel Reebenacker '53 - football
George Richason, Jr. '37 - athletic council
Allyson Rioux, '84 - softball
Lou Roe `95 - basketball
Joseph Rogers - swimming & diving coach
Hilary Rose `98 - field hockey
Khari Mitchell-Samuel `98 - football
Steve Schubert `73 - football
Briana Scurry `93 - soccer
Marcel Shipp `09 - football
Al Skinner '74 - basketball
Tim Soudan `90 - lacrosse
Jeff Spooner '77 - lacrosse
John Stewart '36 - baseball, basketball, football
Judy Strong '81 - field hockey, lacrosse
Brian Sullivan `72 - ice hockey
Brooks Sweet `80 - lacrosse
Phil Tarpey '55 - baseball
John Thomas '75 - cross country, track & field
Octavia Thomas `96 - basketball
Billy Tindall '68 - basketball, track & field
Rodger Twitchell '64 - basketball, tennis
Phil Vandersea `65 - football
Anne Vexler '74 - gymnastics
Ron Villone `93 - baseball, football
Ron Wayne `71 - cross country, track & field
Paul Wennik `62 - baseball
Jerry Whelchel `64 - football
Paula Wilkins `94 - soccer
Harper Williams `93 - basketball
Raymond Yando `66 - soccer

History

Founded in 1969 to recognize excellence in athletic achievement, the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame currently houses more than to 100 members who left everlasting marks on UMass athletics. Dormant since 1982, the Hall received new life in December, 1996 as a result of the generosity of George "Trigger" Burke, a former UMass basketball standout and current Hall of Fame member. The Hall is located on the third floor of the Mullins Center and is open to the general public.

UMass was known as the Massachusetts Agricultural College from 1863 to 1931, and then as Massachusetts State College until 1947, when it became the University of Massachusetts. Athletic teams were known as the Aggies and Statesmen in the early years, and were called the Redmen until the early 1970s. In the spring of 1972, a group of Native Americans from New York wrote a letter to the UMass administration asking if it was aware of the defamatory connotations of the word Redmen and if it could be curtailed. The student senate, through a poll of the student body, came up with several options for a new nickname, including the Minutemen. The name has an historical and patriotic relationship with the Commonwealth. Women's athletic teams became known as the Minutewomen.

Nominations are now being accepted for the Class of 2014. For nominating procedures and criteria click here.