September 15, 2010

UNH INDUCTS EIGHT TO ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME

DURHAM, N.H. -- Their diverse careers include Olympic competition, neuroscience, and state government. But on Saturday, September 25, they will all be inductees into the University of New Hampshire Athletics Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2010 joins more than 300 inductees who have been recognized for their dedication, loyalty, and achievement at UNH and beyond. “Each individual we honor with induction into the Hall of Fame embodies the ideals and values cherished most by UNH Athletics—those of pride, tradition, and excellence,” says Athletics Director Marty Scarano.
 
This year’s induction ceremony features a special tribute to the late Ed Fish ’58, who passed away on June 15, 2010. Fish, a football and ice hockey participant during his time at UNH, was a long-time benefactor to the University. His philanthropy and service to UNH Athletics included a $1 million donation in support of a new artificial playing turf in Cowell Stadium, and the Edward Fish ’58 Football Scholarship, established in 1999 to provide scholarship awards to members of the UNH intercollegiate football team based on academic merit, athletic ability, and financial need.
 
In addition to Fish, this year will see the induction of Lauren Apollo ’86 (women’s ice hockey), Robert Black ’77 (men’s soccer), Marcie Boyer ’03 (field hockey), Lou D’Allesandro ’61 (football, men’s lacrosse, and baseball), Kimberly Foley ’97 (women’s soccer), Randy Hall ’90 (men’s cross country, track and field), and Kristen Zeimetz Runyan ’02 (women’s swimming).
 
Saturday, September 25 is also Legends Day. During halftime of Saturday’s football game against Lehigh, all Hall of Fame honorees, past and present, will be invited onto the field to be recognized.
 
Says Scarano, “The Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the talented and dedicated individuals who challenged themselves to pursue athletic and academic excellence, significantly contributed to UNH Athletics through their participation and involvement, and continue to represent their school, community and the state with pride.”
 
For more information, to purchase tickets for the dinner and induction ceremony, or to place an ad in the event program, please contact Amy Sheehan  in the Athletics Development office (603) 862- 8641. This is a seated dinner event, so the registration deadline is Friday, September 17th.

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