Athletics Hall of Fame

Established in 1983, the Athletics Hall of Fame honors and perpetuates the memory those those individuals, who either through participation or support, have made outstanding contributions to the University's athletics programs.

  

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
The athletic department promotes excellence both on and off the court. The Hall of Fame highlights some of the best student-athletes from the University’s athletic tradition.

RULES OF ELIGIBILITY

  • Eligibility shall not begin until five (5) years after a scholar-athlete has graduated.
  • Any alumnus/ae, who has earned a letter in any varsity sport(s) or has superior accomplishments, is eligible for nomination.
  • The nominees shall be chosen on the basis of playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship and contribution to the team on which they played.
  • Nominations may include individuals who do not qualify as alumni or athletes but have made a significant achievement to the athletic program (coaches, managers, contributors, etc.)

CLASS OF 2018
The 20th class of inductees include: William Banks ’73, Maribeth McCallion (Rogers) ’84, Shaun Babula ’99, Jean Marie Torpey (Reilly) ’04 and J. Thomas Becker. Additionally, Bob File '98 will have his jersey retired.

Bill Banks ’73
Men’s Basketball

  • 1st basketball player to score 1,000 points in 2-year span
  • Tri-Captain of the 1973 Men’s Basketball Team
  • MVP of the 1973 Men’s Basketball Team
  • After graduation, captain of the Gillette USA touring team, traveling to over 40 countries
  • Professional Basketball player for seven years, in three different countries
  • Spent seven years as an NBA talent scout for the L.A. Clippers
  • Spent 15 years coaching basketball in Sweden, which includes two National Championships
  • Currently runs international coaching and leadership clinics

Jean Marie Torpey (Reilly) ’04
Women’s Basketball

  • Selected 1st team All-NYCAC
  • Selected co-MVP of NYCAC
  • Named 1st team northeast regional All-American by Daktronics scoreboards
  • 19th player to break the 1,000-point mark
  • Finished career with 1,358 points and ranked 10th all-time
  • Ranked 10th all-time in 3-pointers made, 2nd all-time in 3-point percentage
  • Named to the ECAC all-tournament team in 2004
  • Named 1st team all ECAC and team MVP in 2004
  • Selected 2nd team all NYCAC in 2004
  • Named MVP of ECAC tournament in 2004

Maribeth McCallion (Rogers) ’84
Women’s Basketball

  • Holds University record as all-time assist leader with 654.
  • Won Captain Pagano’s player of the week and Big Five Award 7 times
  • Ranked three of four seasons in the top 10, all-time for assists
  • Holds the single game assist record (15)

J. Thomas Becker
28-year University employee
AVP Operations; former SVP Facilities

  • Managed largest building growth in University history, including: Paul J. Gutman Library, Tuttleman Center, Gallagher Athletic and Recreation Center, Kanbar Campus Center and the Lawrence N. Field DEC Center
  • Planned, navigated and managed all facility upgrades, maintenance, new construction, capital procurements, activities support, lease fit-outs and renovations
  • Initiated an annual scholarship in his family’s name to support tuition at Jefferson
  • Assists athletics on field and court improvements, upgrades and renovations

Shaun Babula ’99
Baseball

  • 1st Team NYCAC All-Conference (1996-1999) pitcher, outfielder
  • All-time leader in stolen bases
  • Holds records for stolen bases and top leader in season and career records for pitchers and position players
  • Drafted by Baltimore Orioles in 16th round (487th overall); reached AAA with Chicago White Sox
  • 13+ Seasons professional baseball (MLB): 1999-2003 Baltimore Orioles (AA); 2004- Houston Astros (AAA); 2007-2008 Chicago White Sox (AAA)
  • Active in community, coaching numerous amateur baseball teams (PA/NJ)
  • Finished coursework after 13-year career to graduate in 2009
 

Bob File ’98
Baseball
Retired Jersey

  • One of the strongest all-around baseball players in University history
  • 3-time NYCAC All-Conference selection and earned the conference's Player of the Year award in 1998
  • Garnered 1st-team All-American recognition
  • Set numerous single season records in senior year: batting average (.542), hits (90), runs (63), RBI (68), home runs (19) and total bases (167)
  • Holds career records for most runs (181), hits (296), triples (17) and home runs (37).
  • Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 19th-round of the 1998 MLB Amateur Draft.
  • As a pitcher, appeared in 89 games and posted a record of 6-4 with an ERA of 4.30 and fanned 59 hitters.

 

 

Class of 1984
Charles "Chick" Barnes '58
Barry Barto '72
Walter "Buddy" Harris '74
Herbert Magee '63
Cleveland Smith '67
Ann Striffling '76
Dr. Edmund Zavaglia '54

Class of 1985
Walter "Bucky" Harris
Morey Kaplan '57
Dave MacWilliams '79

Class of 1986
Walt Chyzowych
William "Billy" Harris '75
Edward Mostak '85

Class of 1990
Gordon Cholmondley '72
Bob Durham '73
Bob Ludwig '71
Joe Memoli '67

Class of 1991
Sean Fryatt '85
Tim Killeen '83
Steve McLean '84
Steve Perillo '84

Class of 1992
David Banks '92
Guy Furfaro '89
Steve Starcevich 89

Class of 1994
E. "Menchy" Goldblatt
Dr. Bertrand Hayward
Junius Johnson '64
Vincene Morris '86

Class of 1996
Bernard Burke '82
Lorraine Harris
Mike Kerrigan '91
Kenneth Place '83
Harry Pure

Class of 1999
Tammy Greene '94
Randy Stover '92

Class of 2002
James Edwards '77
Vicky Haddy '80
Tom McDonald '81

Class of 2003
Adrian Brooks '79
Diana Trzaska '96

Class of 2004
Dick DeLaney
David Fields '95
Bob File '98
Dr. James P. Gallagher
Darlene Hildebrand '95

Class of 2005
Theresa Carroll '00
Peter Pappas '94
John Pierantozzi '70
Jaime (Schoeffling) Bula '00
Elson Seale '76

Class of 2006
George Forster '78
Eugene Haith '95
Pat Morris '99
Karen Wusinich '99 M'01 

Class of 2007
1970 Men's Basketball Team
Melissa DerPilbosian '98
Mike Louden '89
Tom Shirley

Class of 2010
David A. Gingras '69
Adrienne Reese '02
Dave Heineman '92
Bob Lockyer '68

Class of 2012
1958 Men's Basketball Team
Jim McGilvery '70
Monica Sortino '98
Janet (Tarpey) Trinh '04
Vince Wolanin '69
Chris Netzel

Class of 2014
1986 Women's Basketball Team
Gary Kraus '89
Nancy (Baksis) Wills '93
Brian Lee '94

Class of 2016
1990 Baseball Team
Bruce Shively '72
Stephanie (Sarin) Gillin '02
Samara Speakes '05

Class of 2018
Bill Banks '73
Maribeth (Rogers) McCallion '84
Shaun Babula '99
Jean Marie (Reilly) Torpey '04
J. Thomas Becker