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Two Men, Two Women Chosen for Juniata Sports Hall of Fame

(Posted October 8, 2001)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - The seventh annual Juniata College Sports Hall of Fame induction is slated for Saturday, Oct. 20 on the College Hill campus. The four new members of the Hall of Fame will be honored at the Hall of Fame/J-Club continental breakfast that day prior to the Susquehanna at Juniata football game which is slated for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff.

At halftime of the contest between the Eagles and Crusaders, the past and incoming Hall of Fame members in attendance will be recognized. The formal induction of the class will be part of a dinner program that evening starting at 7 p.m. In addition, there will be a reception in the Kennedy Sports+Rec Center that evening beginning at 5:45 p.m.

For the first time in the history of the event, it will be held during the same weekend as Homecoming activities at Juniata.

Among those to be inducted include, Kathleen McGowan '90, a field hockey standout, who still owns the Juniata career record for goals (39), and Gene Rothenberger '55, who is one of the most decorated track and field athletes in College Hill history. Patti Ryan '85, who was a four-time women's basketball team most valuable player, and Dave Sparks '72, who was a Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) all-star as a tailback on the football field and an MAC champion in the 100-yard dash during his track days, complete the Class of 2001.

The Juniata College Sports Hall of Fame is housed in the Alumni Lounge of the Kennedy Sports+Rec Center. Permanent plaques of each honoree are mounted on the wall in the lounge and are on public view during regular hours at the Kennedy Sports+Rec Center.

Anyone is welcome to attend the day, including the breakfast and Hall of Fame reception/dinner. The cost of the hall of fame banquet is $25. There is no charge for the breakfast, but RSVPing is requested. For more information, contact the Juniata athletics department at (814)641-3511 or the director of the J-Club office at (814) 641-3608.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.