PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The Rutgers University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced that the 2004-05 men’s track & field team, Quincy Douby (men’s basketball), Tom Hayes (men’s lacrosse), Ray Lucas (football), Shameka Marshall (women’s track & field), Erin McIntyre (women’s swimming) and Bob Vencak (men’s lacrosse) will comprise the 2017 Hall of Fame class. The newest members of the Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame will be recognized on Saturday, Oct. 21, when the Scarlet Knights host Purdue at High Point Solutions Stadium.
“We are honored to induct this exceptional Hall of Fame class,” said Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Pat Hobbs. “Their achievements are not only a tremendous source of pride, but a foundation for continued success. We are very excited to celebrate their many accomplishments with the Rutgers community.”
The recognition of the class of will take place at halftime of the football game versus the Boilermakers. The inductees will also be recognized at the annual Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday evening, October 20. Details on the Hall of Fame Dinner will be announced at a future date.
Nominations are now being accepted for consideration for the Class of 2018 Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2017. Click here to download a nomination form, which can be emailed along with any supporting materials on the nominee to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2004-2005 MEN'S TRACK & FIELD TEAM
The 2004-05 Rutgers men’s track and field team was perhaps the most dominant squad in program history. That season, the Scarlet Knights secured their first Big East Outdoor Conference title, claiming the team championship by 49.5 points. A winner of both the indoor and outdoor IC4A Championships that season, the 2004-05 squad was the first Rutgers team to win either championship and produced 12 NCAA qualifiers in the process. Sam Segond earned First Team All-America in the discus, while Marquis Allen finished as a First Team All-America performer in the long jump during the outdoor season. Twenty student-athletes were named All-Big East, while 19 claimed conference titles. Fifteen school records fell that season, including an NCAA indoor record set by the 4x200m relay team that stood for seven years. Segond and Trevor O’Grady were named NCAA Regional Athletes of the Year, while the Scarlet Knight staff of head coach Mike Mulqueen and assistant coaches Kevin Kelly, Lou Tomlinson and Tony Naclerio were named the Big East Coaching Staff of the Year. Additionally, Mulqueen was named indoor and outdoor NCAA Regional Coach of the Year.
Quincy Douby scored 1,690 points, the sixth-highest total in Rutgers men’s basketball history, in three seasons in Piscataway. The Brooklyn native averaged 25.4 points per-game as a junior in 2005-06, setting the school record for points in a season (839), to lead the league in scoring en route to becoming RU’s only First Team All-Big East Conference selection. He made a school-record nine three-pointers to score a Carrier Dome opponent record 41 points at Syracuse on February 1, 2006. The Haggerty Award winner as the Metropolitan Player of the Year and an All-American in 2005-06, Douby is among the Rutgers career leaders in every offensive category. The sleek shooting guard burst upon the scene as a freshman in 2003-04, scoring 35 points in an NIT semifinals victory, while earning Big East All-Rookie and Met Rookie of the Year accolades. Douby was selected with the 19th pick in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft by Sacramento, becoming the first Rutgers player drafted in the first round since Roy Hinson in 1983. He played three seasons in the NBA with the Kings and Toronto Raptors before pursuing a successful career on the hardwood overseas.
The winningest coach in Rutgers men’s lacrosse history, Tom Hayes coached the Scarlet Knights from 1975 to 2000 and led the team to 21 winning seasons and to final top-20 rankings for 24-straight years. Under Hayes, Rutgers established a 194-156 record, including five NCAA appearances, two of which occurred in back-to-back seasons. Three of Hayes’ teams earned national rankings of seven, occurring in 1975, 1982 and 1986, and in 1990 was ranked fifth. During the Hayes era, 55 All-Americans were selected from Rutgers and 30 North-South All-Star game participants, including two who played internationally and won world championships with Team USA (Bob Vencak (1986) and Reid Jackson (1998)). Scarlet Knight firsts which occurred under Hayes include the first team to win 11 games in a season (1986), the first victory in an NCAA tournament game (1986) and the longest winning streak of nine (1982). A two-time “USILA Man of The Year,” Hayes was previously inducted into the Sewanhaka High School, U.S. Lacrosse, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Long Island Lacrosse Halls of Fame.
Ray Lucas was a four-time letterwinner at quarterback from 1992-95 for the Scarlet Knights. He finished his Rutgers career ranked fourth all-time in touchdowns (43), fifth in completions (514) and sixth in passing yards (5,896). Lucas is the only player in Rutgers football history to throw more than 40 touchdown passes and rush for 15 TDs. An undrafted free agent signee of the New England Patriots, Lucas spent seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL) from 1996-2002. He also played for the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens. In 2009, Lucas began his stint with the Rutgers Radio Network, broadcasting Rutgers football games. Lucas joined SNY in 2006 as an in-studio analyst and won a New York Emmy for best analyst in 2010 for his work on the network. He has also served as a college football contributor for BTN.
A two-time All-American and winner of eight Big East titles, Shameka Marshall excelled in many events for Rutgers women’s track and field. A native of Mizpah, New Jersey, Marshall was a four-time NCAA qualifier in the long jump. She finished as the national indoor runner-up in the event in 2006, ranking as high as 13th internationally in the event that year, and captured the 2005 NCAA East Regional long jump title. On the national scene, Marshall made three trips to the Olympic Trials in 2004, 2008 and 2012 and captured sixth-place performances at nationals in the long jump in 2005, 2006 and 2007. She was the 2007 USATF-NJ Open Women’s Athlete of the Year, 2005 Mondo Mid-Atlantic Track & Field Athlete of the Year and a two-time ECAC Most Outstanding Performer with championship titles in the long jump, 60m hurdles and 100m hurdles. Among Marshall’s eight Big East gold medals were first-place finishes in the long jump, 60m hurdles, 100m hurdles and as a member of the 4x100m relay team. A 2006 graduate, Marshall was a three-time captain and four-time MVP. She still holds six Rutgers school records including both the indoor and outdoor long jump benchmarks, as well as the Scarlet Knights’ top times in the indoor 55m, 55m hurdles, 60m hurdles and outdoor 100m hurdles.
Erin McIntyre competed at Rutgers from 1999 to 2003 and was the first NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships qualifier in program history. A three-time NCAA Championships participant, McIntyre was a 2002 All-American when she placed eighth in the 1650 freestyle and an Honorable Mention All-American in the 400 individual medley in 2001. McIntyre set school records which still stand. The Broomfield, Colorado, native owns the program marks in the 1000 freestyle and in the 1650 freestyle. She previously held the school standards in both the 200 and 400 IM and 500 freestyle, as well as a member of the record-setting 400 and 800 free relays and 400 medley relay. McIntyre was a prolific conference scorer, producing the most points in helping the Scarlet Knights improve from ninth at the Big East Championships to second in 2000, before capturing the Big East title in the 1650 freestyle in 2001. McIntyre also helped Rutgers to back-to-back Big East championships in the 800 freestyle relay in 2001 and 2002. The 2002-03 Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year and CSCAA All-American, she was one of two national winners of the Tau Beta Pi (national engineering honor society) Laureate for excellence in academics and athletics. McIntyre continues to make an impact in the swimming world. She helped revolutionize USA Swimming interests in research with her senior year engineering project on fluid movement and the underwater dolphin kick, assisting her professor to become a key USA Swimming consultant. An assistant swimming coach at Rutgers in 2003-04, she is currently a physician assistant in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Colorado Denver.
ROBERT “BOB” MULCAHY
A visionary in New Jersey athletics, Bob Mulcahy served as Director of Athletics at Rutgers from 1998 to 2009 and was instrumental in building the football program toward national prominence. Coming off a winless season the year before his arrival, he worked steadfastly to improve conditions for the program. In 2005, his efforts were realized when the Scarlet Knights made their first postseason appearance in nearly 30 years. Mulcahy also obtained funding from the state legislature for a massive renovation of the university's athletic facilities, raised the athletics department's endowment and secured increased television coverage for the football program. Mulcahy positively affected student-athlete welfare, putting an emphasis on academics and community service. He initiated significant upgrades in athlete tutoring and supervision programs, boosting Rutgers to one of the top academic departments in the nation. Prior to joining Rutgers, Mulcahy served as president and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) for 19 years.
One of the top lacrosse players in Rutgers history, Bob Vencak starred on defense for the Scarlet Knights from 1979 to 1982. He was a three-time All-American, earning honorable mention honors in 1980 and 1981, and was a Second Team selection in 1982. A three-time winner of the William Miller Trophy, Vencak captained the 1982 RU squad to a record of 10-2, the first Rutgers team to reach double-digit victories. Vencak played in the 1982 North vs. South All-Star Game (Captain) after his senior season and went on to play Club Lacrosse and win four club national titles. In 1985, he was awarded the Heroes Award as the top defenseman in the nation. He played for Team USA on the international stage, bringing back a gold medal and was selected to the "All World Team.” He was previously inducted into the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
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