Anderson is a two-time All-American in swimming, winning the honor in the 200-yard backstroke in 1968 and 1969. Both of Anderson’s times were ranked in the nation’s Top 10 to accord those honors. The Coursen Award recipient as the school’s outstanding graduating male athlete in 1970, he was the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League’s champion in the 200 backstroke in 1968-69 and the 500 freestyle in 1969. He lost only once in the 200 backstroke during dual meets in his three-year career. During his time at Rutgers, he held four individual school marks (500 and 1000 freestyle and 100 and 200 backstroke) and he was the team captain his senior season. In his sophomore year, he won the James Reilly Trophy for leadership and loyalty and in 1970, he was the August Heinzman Trophy winner for competitive spirit and sportsmanship. A native of Sacramento, CA, Anderson Scored 105 points in his senior year with 15 dual meet wins and 10 more finishes in the top three. He was selected as a Loyal Son of Rutgers in 1991.
RENEE CLARK ‘88
Clark was an all-Northeast region choice in both softball and field hockey. She is generally regarded as a true two-sport star in Lady Knight athletics. She won the 1988 Headley-Singer Award as the top graduating female student-athlete. Formerly the holder of five Lady Knight softball records, she earned all-Atlantic 10 Conference honors four straight years -- 1984-87. Clarke, a native of Hatboro, PA, was also an all-tournament selection in 1986. In field hockey she still holds four records (most shots saved in a game, in a season and in a career and highest save percentage for a career) and was the team’s defensive player of the year in 1986. She was the Player of the Year in 1987, when she won all-region honors.
Kelley was a three-time All-American in lacrosse, earning first-team honors in 1955 and 1956 as a midfielder. He is still ranked in the top 10 in career goals with 100 and tallied 39 goals in both 1954 and 1956. His best single-game effort was an eight-goal outburst against Syracuse in 1955. he captained the lacrosse and football teams in his senior seasons. He came to Rutgers from New Canaan, CT, and was selected for the North-South All-Star game in 1956, captaining the North squad. An outstanding student, he also won the Marinelli Scholar-Athlete Award for the highest cumulative average among multiple sport participants. Versatility was a forte as he also was named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, was the outstanding ROTC Cadet, was the distinguished military graduate and was a member of both Cap and Skull and Crown and Scroll honor societies. The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association elected him to its Hall of Fame in 1985. A highly-decorated lieutenant-general in the U.S. Air Force, he was named a Rutgers Loyal Son in 1984 and an honorary Air Force Thunderbird in 1982.
Latimer was the first and only three-time first-team All-American for Rutgers lacrosse. He and Joseph “Frenchy” Julien dominated the collegiate attack position from 1930-32. In that time, Rutgers compiled a 20-7-1 mark. In fact, the 1932 team was selected to participate in the Olympic Trails. Latimer was elected the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the sport’s highest honor, in 1972 with Julien preceding him in 1965. Latimer was the first recipient of the Coursen Award for the outstanding male graduating student-athlete. He was also a letterwinner in football from 1929-31.
Logg is a member of the only U.S. pairs without coxswain crew to win an Olympic gold medal. Logg, the son of Rutgers crew coach, was a senior when he was paired with Tom Price, A Scarlet freshman, in the 1952 Olympic trails. Considered the best oarsmen at Rutgers, Logg and Price surprised the American rowing scene by winning the trials. Their dream performance was capped by an Olympic gold medal in Helsinki. While Logg and his partner, Price, were outstanding collegiate rowers, their pinnacle achievement was worldwide recognition at the Olympics. While “On the Banks”, Logg was the 1953 winner of the Rutgers Rowing Trophy.
McCauley was a seven-time All-American in middle distance races and won the AIAW indoor 440 in 1982. McCauley’s other top achievements were a second-place finish at the 1983 indoor NCAA championships in the 600 and a fourth-place in the 1983 NCAA outdoor championships in the 400 meter intermediate hurdles. McCauley also held the American record in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles. The Hilltown, PA native was a seven-time Eastern champion was also a 14-time qualifier for either the NCAA or AIAW championships. McCauley was an alternate for the 1984 Olympic team in the 400 IM hurdles, which she missed by .02 seconds.
McGuire was an honorable mention All-American in 1984 and a two-time Most Valuable Player for the Lady Knight field hockey team. She held the career scoring record from 1984-1993 with 47 points and still holds the career assist mark with 26. A member of the Mitchell & Ness All-Regional Mid-East squad in 1982, McGuire participated in the National Sports Festival in 1982 and was a USA National Team member in 1984. A tri-captain in both 1982 & 1984, McGuire who hails from Easthampmton, NY, was the 1984 recipient of the Rutgers Outstanding Senior Female Athlete (Headley-Singer) Award in 1985. Her uniform jersey (#4) was retired on March 4, 1989.
DR. JUDY MELICK
Melick was the first woman at Rutgers to swim in NCAA competition with the men’s varsity before the start of the women’s program. An All-American in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1975, she was a finalist in the 100 breaststroke at the Munich Olympics in 1972. She was the initial recipient of the Rutgers Outstanding Senior Female Athlete (Headley-Singer) Award in 1976. A semifinalist for a Rhodes Scholarship, she won letters in the first two years of the existence of the women’s swimming program. In 1975 and 1976, the Lady Knights were 20-0 in regular season meets and were the champions of the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women championships in 1976. Melick, the first women to serve as a captain of Lady Knight’s swimming (1976), placed second at the IAIAW meet in the 100 breaststroke and as a member of the 200 and 400 medley relays.
Mormando is nationally and internationally-recognized as a world-class fencer. A three time Olympian and (1984, 1988, 1992) in the sabre, Mormando was the 1987 national champion in that weapon. A member of the U.S. national team in 1989, 1990 and 1992, he finished second at the U.S. championships in 1991 and third in 1990. He won a gold medal and two silver medals in his four appearances in the Pan American games. At Rutgers, he was a two-time Konicoff Trophy winner as the team’s Most Improved Fencer in 1978 and 1979. He qualified for the 1979 NCAAs and placed 12th. Also a four-time qualifier for the U.S. World Championships squad, Mormando, a native of Toms River, NJ, was twice a member of the U.S. World University Games teams. An honored veteran of the U.S. Olympic Festival, his ledger includes four gold, four silver and two bronze medals in seven appearances in this prestigious event.
Norman is Rutgers’ only four-time All-American in track and field. Hew was an Olympic Trails qualifier in 1984. His specialties were the 55-meter and 100-meter hurdles. Norman, originally from Syracuse, NY, placed third at the 1984 NCAAs in the 55-meter hurdles and was fourth at the Atlantic Congress national indoor meet that year. A two-time IC4A champion in the 55-meter hurdles, he was twice ranked in the top 10 in the United States. His career best time of 7.10 was, at the time ranked sixth in the world, was run at the TAC meet at Madison Square Garden. His personal best in the 110-meter hurdles was 13.62. Still the holder of the Rutgers records in the 55-meters indoors and the 110-meter hurdles outdoor, he won three Metropolitan titles in the 110-meter hurdles.
Price was part of Rutgers’ precedent-setting pairs without coxswain crew at the 1952 Olympics. Teamed with fellow Scarlet oarsman Chuck Logg, the college freshman and his partner shocked the rowing world with victories in the American Olympic Trails and the Games in Helsinki. Generally considered the two best oarsmen of their time at Rutgers, their accomplishment is still singular among all pairs without coxswain in U.S. rowing annals. They were the first Olympic medal winners in Rutgers crew history.
Roche earned international acclaim in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. A member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic team in Montreal, he also earned All-American honors in his specialty in 1975 with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Roche was also the IC4A 3,000 meter steeplechase titlist in meet record time of 8:41.0 in 1975. His person best time was 8:40.0 (all time best 8:30) The holder of several school marks, Roche was the first Scarlet track and field team member to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Winner of both the most improved and the most valuable performer awards in both cross country and track, he was ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. with third being his highest position.
Schmidt is the first two-time soccer All-American in Rutgers history. A stalwart scorer from 1950-1961, he also served as the team’s captain in his senior year and was an All-Mid Atlantic choice. The Sasser Award winner in 1961 he was also a two-time All-American midfielder in lacrosse. Considered the premiere scorer of his time, he tallied 81 career goals, 23 in his sophomore year, 27 as a junior and 31 as a senior. He tallied four goals against Stevens and Wagner as a junior. In 1960, Rutgers finished the regular season undefeated at 11-0 but lost a 3-2 overtime decision to Maryland in the NCAA playoffs. As a student, the Summit, NJ native was a member of the Crown and Scroll honor society.
Surage is the only two-time All-American in Rutgers wrestling history. He finished seventh at 142 pounds at the NCAA Tournament in 1983, including a victory over highly-regarded Nate Carr of Iowa State, and eighth at 150 pounds in 1981. His 111-18-1 career mark places him in third place on the all-time victories chart but first in winning percentage at .854. The 1983 Coursen Award winner as the outstanding graduating male senior athlete, he was a three-year captain for the Scarlet Knights and two-time MVP. Hew was the Eastern Regional titlist at 150 as a sophomore in 1980 and as a junior in 1982. His dual meet marks were 10-2, 11-2, 16-0-1 and 16-1. Surage, a native of Paterson, was the team’s scholar-athlete in his freshman year.
Torborg was a 1963 All-American and set the school record for season batting average (.540) that year. His slugging percentage that year (1.032) is also a single-season standard. In 1963, he led the team with 21 RBI and six home runs. A draft choice of the Los Angeles Dodgers he played 10 seasons in the majors, seven with the Dodgers and three with the California Angels. He caught three no-hitters, Bill Singer and Sandy Koufax with the Dodgers and Nolan Ryan with the Angles; and was the backstop in Don Drysdale’s record fifth straight shutout in 1968. He was a successful manager with the Chicago White Sox and the New York Mets. In his three-year career from 1961-63, the Westfield, NJ native batted .390, which still ranks third in Rutgers baseball annals. His number (#10) was retired in 1992. Playing in the Northeast when shorter seasons were common, he still holds the career slugging percentage mark of .684. During his career the Knights were 15-4-1, 14-4 and 11-5 for a three-year mark of 40-13-1 (.741 winning percentage).
Ulan was the first Rutgers track and field athlete to reach international stature. He was a three-time All-American and was a nationally-recognized middle distance runner. He won the Coursen Award in 1971 as Rutgers’ outstanding graduating male athlete. The 1971 NCAA Indoor Championships winner at 400 yards, Ulan was the World University Games titlist in 1970. An IC4A Champion at 600 yards in 1971, he was a 1972 Olympic Trials finalist in the 400 meters. Still the Rutgers record-holder in the indoor 600 yards (1:08.5) at the IC4As and the 400 meters outdoors (:45.7) at the World University Games in Turin, Italy, Ulan, who was born in Westhampton, NY, also shares the school mark in the outdoor 4x200 meter relay (1:25.3). Hew was also the recipient of the McManus Award in 1970.