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Class of 1994 Inductees
Gregg Anderson - Swimming
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.
Lori McCauley - Women's Track & Field
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.
Alan Andrews - Football
A second-team AP All-American selection as a tight end in 1984 and a second-team AP All-East choice in 1983, his 106 career receptions were the eighth-best mark all-time. He also caught nine touchdown passes, which was tied for the 11th-best total in school history. His 48 receptions in 1983 was tied for the ninth-best mark. A co-captain of the 1984 team, Andrews came to Rutgers as a quarterback and was also a fine punter.
Elizabeth "Liz" Ann McGuire - Field Hockey
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 East Hampton, N.Y., 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.
Joanne Burke - Women's Basketball
Although Joanne Burke played only two seasons for the Scarlet Knights, she has etched her name into Rutgers history. A two-time Street & Smith All-American, Burke was Rutgers women's basketball first ever Wade Trophy candidate in 1980. She earned EAIAW All-Region team honors and was named RU's women's basketball Most Valuable Player in 1980 as she led the Scarlet Knights with 15.8 points per game. Additionally, Burke led the team in steals in her two seasons "on the banks". She set a single season record in free throw percentage, connecting at a .849 clip, for a record that stood for 11 years. Following her career at Rutgers, Burke, who hailed from Pennsauken, N.J. played professionally overseas in Austria and England.
Dr. Judy Melick - Women's Swimming
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.
Renee Clark - Softball / Field Hockey
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.
Steve Mormando - Men's Fencing
Mormando is nationally and internationally-recognized as a world-class fencer. A three-time Olympian (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, N.J., 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.
Larry Christoff - Football
An honorable mention All-American in 1972 as a tight end, he shared the Homer Hazel Award that year with "JJ" Jennings as team's Most Valuable Player. He was a first-team AP All-East selection in 1972, and hauled in 68 career passes, and snared eight touchdown passes in 1970. He also caught three touchdown passes vs. Holy Cross. He signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Colts in 1973.
Samuel "Sam" H. Mudie - Football
Mudie passed for 23 touchdowns in three seasons. He began his career as a single-wing tailback for two years; he also punted and was the leading pass defender with six interceptions. Mudie was the Homer Hazel Award Winner in 1961, and was president of his junior class and president of Phi Gamma Delta. He was the 1962 Coursen Award winner and also served as co-captain of the 1961 lacrosse team.
William "Bill" Foster - Coach, Men's Basketball
Bill Foster ushered in the first truly successful era in Rutgers basketball history. His eight teams posted a 120-75 record, following a 22-7 mark in 1966-67 with a 21-4 mark in 1968-69. That 1966-67 team earned a third-place finish in the NIT, becoming the first Rutgers basketball team to reach post-season play. Eight of his players are currently in the top 50 in all-time scoring, including Bob Lloyd, Rutgers' first All-American, first 2,000-point scorer, and the late Jim Valvano. Both were members of the inaugural Hall of Fame class. In 1971-72, Foster became the head coach at Utah and then went on to Duke where he led the Blue Devils to the 1978 NCAA Championship game. Foster also had head coaching stints at South Carolina and Northwestern and has served as the associate commissioner of the Southwest Conference. His commitment and dedication epitomizes the true meaning of college basketball and he was honored by his colleagues as president of the National Association of College Basketball Coaches in 1976-77. Foster also served as the first vice president of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Eugene Norman - Men's Track & Field
Norman is Rutgers' only four-time All-American in track and field. He was an Olympic Trails qualifier in 1984. His specialties were the 55-meter and 100-meter hurdles. Norman, originally from Syracuse, N.Y., 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.
Lawrence "Larry" Gordon - Men's Basketball
Larry Gordon scored 1,213 points in a three-year period, which places him 20th on the all-time list. When he graduated from Rutgers, Gordon was second on the all-time list. Gordon's 19.0 points-per-game scoring average is still the fifth highest all-time, his 321 converted free throws are ninth all-time and his 534 free throw attempts is sixth best all-time. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Gordon became a top executive in the international petroleum research area at Shell Oil Company, where he was employed from 1956-1991. A native of Elizabeth, N.J., he was an All-State selection at Thomas Jefferson (now Elizabeth) High School before becoming a Scarlet Knight.
Tom Price - Rowing
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.
Dan Gray - Football
A defensive tackle, Gray won the David Bender Trophy, emblematic of the team's top lineman, in 1977. He was an integral member of the 1976 undefeated team. His 29 career quarterback sacks are second-best all-time and his 224 yards lost on those sacks is also second-best. He totaled 80 tackles in his senior season, including seven quarterback sacks. A durable performer, Gray started all 33 games over his last three seasons.
Henry T. Pryor - Football
Pryor was one of the top players in the late 1940's, the "Golden Era" of Rutgers football. He played and won a letter in 1946, left school for the 1947 season and returned to play in 1948 and 1949. He entered Rutgers after serving two years in the Marines. He averaged 6.1 yards and led the team with 340 yards in 1948. He ran back 24 punts and six kickoffs for total of 643 yards, averaging 21.3 yards on runbacks, and led team in scoring with 36 points.
William "Bucky" Hatchett - Men's Basketball
William F. "Bucky" Hatchett was Rutgers' first 1,000 point scorer. Hatchett is still ranked 18th on the all-time list with 1,245 points. His scoring record stood until 1965-66. He averaged 12.6 ppg. in his freshman year, 18.3 ppg. as a sophomore, 17.2 ppg. as a junior, and averaged 14.4 in his senior year. A 1991 inductee into the Rutgers Football Hall of Fame, Hatchett won10 letters in three sports (football, basketball, track). After graduating from Rutgers, Hatchett became a legend in the Eastern Professional Basketball League. During his pro career, he served as an executive with RCA.
Mike Roche ' Men's Track & Field
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 personal 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.
Regina Howard - Women's Basketball
The "Sticks" half of the formidable "Wicks and Sticks" combination, Regina Howard remains near the top of RU's all-time scoring and rebounding charts. She finished her career with 1,807 points and was the first women's basketball player in RU history to haul in over 1,000 career rebounds ending with 1,036 boards. Additionally, Howard remains one of the Scarlet Knights' all-time leaders in steals with 216, including averaging 2.8 per game during the 1986-87 season, and led Rutgers in field goal percentage in each of her four years. During her senior season, which saw Howard named as a Wade Trophy Candidate and voted Player of the Year by the New Jersey Coaches & Sportswriters Association, she set a school record with 15 free throws made on 24 attempts against Temple on Feb. 19, 1987. Also as a senior in 1987, she captured the Most Valuable Player Award at the NCAA East Regional and shared the Lady Knight MVP with Sue Wicks as Rutgers advanced to the NCAA East Region finals. Howard was a two-time Atlantic-10 All-Tournament Team member, including earning MVP honors in guiding the Scarlet Knights to the 1987 championships. She was a member of the 1984 Atlantic-10 All-Rookie Team and was named First Team All-Atlantic-10 in 1986 and 1987. Following her career the Babylon, N.Y. native played professionally overseas in Spain.
Herb Schmidt - Men's Soccer
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.
Eddie Jordan - Men's Basketball
Eddie Jordan was the point guard and catalyst of the great Rutgers teams of the mid-1970's. "Fast Eddie" was the on-court general for the 1975-76 Scarlet Knights, who fashioned a perfect 26-0 regular season mark, reached the Final Four, and wound up with a record of 31-2. Jordan's name remains prominent in the RU record books. He is the all-time assist leader with 585 and steals leader with 220. Jordan is also the seventh-all-time leading scorer with 1,632 points. Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the third round of the 1977 NBA draft, Jordan was later a member of the 1982 Los Angeles Lakers' NBA Championship team. In a career which also included stints with the New Jersey Nets and Portland Trailblazers, Jordan played in 420 NBA games, scored 3,414 career points and had a per-game average of 8.1. Jordan served five seasons as an assistant coach at Rutgers before later serving as head coach of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers. On April 23, 2013, he was named the 18th head coach in the history of the Rutgers men's basketball program.
Lee Schneider - Football
A rugged linebacker, Schneider served as co-captain of the 1969 team and played in the famed Centennial Game vs. Princeton. He was a defensive mainstay for three years "On the Banks." He was an honorable mention AP All-East selection in 1969 and winner of the 1969 Touchdown Trophy Award. He later played with the New York Giants and the New York Titans (later the Jets) of the AFL. Schneider served as an assistant coach at Rutgers from 1970 to 74.
Robert "Bob" E. Kelley - Men's Lacrosse, Football
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, Conn., 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 an outstanding ROTC Cadet, was a 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.
Anthony Michael Surage - Wrestling
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 seventh at 150 pounds in 1980. His 111-18-1 career mark places him in fourth on the all-time victories chart, but first in winning percentage among wrestlers with 100 or more wins at .858. 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. He 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.
Frank Kelley - Football
Kelley was a Third Team Walter Camp All-American in 1918 and was an honorable mention choice on the mythical Rutgers Athletic Roll of Honor by the Committee of Six. He scored 10 touchdowns in 1917, including four in one game. One of those scores was a six-year sneak through center in a tough, exciting 7-7 Neilson Field tie with West Virginia. He transferred to Yale in 1920 but returned in 1921 to become an assistant coach at Rutgers under George Foster Sanford.
Jeffrey A. Torborg - Baseball
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 Angels; 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).
George Latimer - Men's Lacrosse
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 Trials. Latimer was elected into 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.
Tom F. Ulan - Men's Track & Field
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, N.Y., also shares the school mark in the outdoor 4x200 meter relay (1:25.3). He was also the recipient of the McManus Award in 1970.
Henrietta Leitner - Special Contributor, Women's Basketball
A true friend of Lady Knight Basketball, Henrietta Leitner enriched the lives of those associated with the women's basketball program during her 14 years as women's basketball secretary. Her enthusiasm, loyalty and dedication to women's basketball throughout her career at the State University was truly noteworthy and meaningful to all whose lives she touched. She provided the behind-the-scenes support that kept the day-to-day operations running smoothly.
Sue Wicks - Women's Basketball
The only Rutgers player to garner three Kodak All-American selections and Lady Knight Most Valuable Player awards, Sue Wicks is the most highly-decorated player in the history of Scarlet Knight basketball. Wicks was a three-time Kodak All-American and 1988 Naismith and U.S. Basketball Writers Association National Player of the Year as a Scarlet Knight and still owns RU career records for points, rebounds, scoring average, rebounding average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, and blocked shots. Her scoring and rebounding totals are records in both the men's and women's history books. Wicks is also a member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni and only the second Scarlet Knights on the women's side to have her jersey retired. As a senior, Wicks established single-season records for points, field goals made, free throws made and scoring average, while as a junior she set the rebounding and blocked shots standards. A three-time Atlantic-10 Conference Player of the Year (1986-88), she led Rutgers to a 105-21 (.833) record, two Atlantic-10 Tournament titles (1986-87). The Center Moriches, N.Y., native was named the MVP of the 1986 and 1988 Atlantic-10 Tournaments, the co-MVP in 1987, and a member of the 1986 and 1987 NCAA All-East Regional Teams. Wick's accomplishments were not limited only to Rutgers. A gold medalist at the 1987 Pan-American Games, she spent more than 15 years playing professionally overseas. When the WNBA was formed in 1997, she was the first-round selection of her hometown New York Liberty, where she played for six seasons before announcing her retirement in April of 2003. The Liberty won four Eastern Conference titles as Wicks averaged 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game and became the Liberty's all-time leader in blocked shots and rebounds. Wicks was also named a 2000 WNBA All-Star and was presented the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award at the conclusion of the 2000 season.
Charles "Chuck" P. Logg, Jr. - Rowing
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 trials. 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.
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