WEST POINT, N.Y. - A national champion, four Army Athletic Association winners, three All-Americans, three league Players of the Year and a Scholar-Athlete are among the many honors earned by those chosen for induction into the Army Sports Hall of Fame, Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan announced today.
Army's eighth induction class encompasses lacrosse coach James "Ace" Adams, Randy Cozzens (men's basketball), Edgar Garbisch (football and tennis), Katie Macfarlane (women's basketball), Bob Novogratz (football and wrestling), Lauren Rowe (women's soccer and track and field), Mike Scioletti (baseball) and administrator Jimmy Wallace.
The Class of 2011 represents 10 different sports and an administrator who served as an Athletic Trainer.
"This class represents a wide array of accomplishments on the fields of friendly strife," stated Corrigan. "The committee has done another excellent job in selecting worthy athletes and coaches from several different eras. We are looking forward to honoring them in September for all of their success, hard work and dedication."
The Army Sports Hall of Fame is a subset of the Kenna Hall of Army Sports, a comprehensive museum displaying Army's rich and proud intercollegiate athletic program. It is located on the third floor of the Kimsey Athletic Center, Army's football training facility.
The announcement of the Army Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011 marks the end of a lengthy process that began in the spring. A 10-member selection committee, representing athletic administrators, academic administrators, former West Point athletes, graduates and representatives from the Association of Graduates began the process of developing a workable list from the thousands of athletes, coaches and administrators that have represented the Academy on the "fields of friendly strife." Only individuals that graduated from or coached at the Academy and those five years removed from their playing and coaching days are eligible.
Once the selection committee finalized its recommended list, the names were forwarded to West Point's Athletic Committee for review and ratification before being passed on to Superintendent Lt. Gen. David Huntoon for final approval.
"This year's Hall of Fame selections symbolize a tradition of exceptional athletic skills and the commitment to values of West Point in Army sports," Huntoon stated. "The brilliant athletic accomplishments of this year's cohort is inspirational, and their leadership excellence is a common denominator."
The honorees will be officially inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 16. A special plaque unveiling ceremony will be held in the Kenna Hall of Army Sports inside Kimsey Athletic Center, with the formal black-tie Hall of Fame Induction Banquet presented by Lockheed Martin set for Eisenhower Hall later that evening. The group will also be recognized during Army's football game against Northwestern the next day at Michie Stadium with a special photograph and autograph session planned on Black Knights Alley prior to the contest.
Adams spent 12 years guiding the lacrosse program at West Point and racked up 98 victories and a .777 winning percentage while winning or sharing four national titles. The F. Morris Touchstone Award winner as National Coach of the Year in 1961, Adams was part of national championships in 1958, 1959, 1961 and 1969. The '58 team won the national championship outright, Army's fifth in lacrosse while the '59 squad shared the honor with Maryland and Johns Hopkins. In 1961 (with Navy) and 1969 (with Johns Hopkins) the title was shared.
In addition to coaching 24 first team All-Americans, Adams stood fourth on the NCAA all-time wins list with 287 when he retired, beat Navy five times and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1976 after winning or sharing eight national championships between his playing days at Johns Hopkins and coaching tenure at Army. He also mentored 11 second team All-Americans, 11 third team members and 31 honorable selections.
Cozzens, a 1985 graduate, played in a school-record 113 basketball games and collected 1,906 points, a number that was fourth on the all-time charts when he graduated. He pulled down 502 rebounds over his career and established a then-school record with 682 points during the 1984-85 season.
The 1985 winner of the prestigious Army Athletic Association award, Cozzens led the team in scoring in each of his final three seasons, totaled eight 30-point games and served as team captain his senior season when he guided the Black Knights to a 16-13 record, Army's last winning season. Cozzens was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior and was a three-time All-Metropolitan New York team selection including first team plaudits in 1985. Awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship following graduation, Cozzens holds Academy single-game records for free throws (21) and free throws attempts (24).
Garbisch, a 1925 graduate, is being inducted posthumously after a stellar career in football. On the gridiron, he was a three-time All-America selection, earning first team honors at two different positions, as a center in 1922 and as a guard two years later. He was a third-team selection as a guard in 1923. A four-year varsity letterwinner, Garbisch served as team captain 1924, helped the Black Knights to an 8-0-2 showing in 1922 and scored all 12 points (on drop-kicks) in a 12-0 victory over service academy rival Navy in his final collegiate game.
Inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame in 1954, Garbisch was also elected to the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame in 1959. In addition, he played four years of varsity tennis and served as captain his senior year.
Macfarlane, a 2004 graduate, is being honored after her decorated career on the basketball court. She remains Army's all-time scoring leader with 1,941 points and established Army and Patriot League career standards with 1,143 rebounds. The 2004 Patriot League Player of the Year, Macfarlane was a three-time selection by the All-Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association, including first team accolades her final season.
The winner of the prestigious Army Athletic Association award in 2004, Macfarlane averaged 16.6 points per game during her career, was a two-time captain and is one of just 12 players to be named all-league in four seasons. She was a 12-time Patriot League Player of the Week selection, posted 48 career double-doubles and was a two-time selection to the league's All-Tournament squad.
Novogratz is a 1959 graduate who starred during two seasons for the football team. An All-American selection as a guard, he was a member of Army's last undefeated squad in 1958. Winner of the Knute Rockne Award as the "Outstanding Lineman in the Nation," he was also tabbed for a similar honor by the Los Angeles Times.
Chosen to compete in the East-West Shrine Game in 1958, Novogratz posted 48 tackles against Penn State and Notre Dame during his junior season and helped Army to a 15-2-1 mark during his two seasons. He was also a two-time letterwinner with the Army wrestling program and finished third at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships as a heavyweight in 1959.
Rowe, a 2003 graduate, is being inducted for her accomplishments with the women's soccer and track and field programs. A four-year letterwinner in women's soccer, she was a two-time selection to the Soccer Buzz Northeast Regional team, a two-time NSCAA Northeast Region choice and a three-time Patriot League all-star at two positions. She was a first-team defender in both 2001 and '02 and a second-team choice at forward in 2000. In addition, she was selected as the league Defender of the Year in 2002.
A two-time Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Rowe earned the prestigious Army Athletic Association award, was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and collected Verizon Academic All-District second team accolades. A track and field letterwinner, Rowe won the 55-meter indoor hurdles at the league championships, setting a league record in the process.
Scioletti graduated in 1998 after an outstanding four-year baseball career. A first team Northeast All-American, Scioletti was also named to the first team All-ECAC and graduated as the owner of 11 Academy records on both season and career levels while establishing 10 Patriot League standards.
At the time of his graduation, Scioletti held Army career records for runs batted in (152) and established season standards for home runs (12), doubles (15) and runs batted in (67) while setting league marks for batting average, home runs and runs batted in.
The lone baseball player to lead his team in batting average, home runs and runs batted in, Scioletti led Army to the 1997 Patriot League championship and was named the league's Player of the Year, the first Army baseball player to do so. He was a three-time Patriot League all-star, appeared in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd," section and was a co-winner of the prestigious Army Athletic Association award. He also excelled in the classroom where he was a third-team Academic All-American and two-time District Academic All-America choice.
Wallace is being recognized for his long tenure as an Army administrator. An athletic trainer at Army for 38 years, Wallace worked with nearly every varsity sport during his time at West Point, including sessions with football and men's basketball from 1957-1995. After serving as a Navy corpsman from 1950-54, he turned down offers from Dartmouth and the New York Yankees Farm System to work at West Point and served under legendary gridiron coaches Red Blaik (who hired him), Dale Hall, Paul Dietzel, Tom Cahill, Homer Smith, Lou Saban, Ed Cavanaugh, Jim Young and Bob Sutton while his basketball affiliations include "Tates" Locke, Bobby Knight and Mike Krzyzewski.
Army Sports Hall of Fame Members
2011 Induction Class
James "Ace" Adams, Lacrosse Coach
Randy Cozzens, Basketball
Edgar Garbisch, Football, Tennis
Katie Macfarlane, Basketball
Bob Novogratz, Football, Wrestling
Lauren Rowe, Soccer, Track and Field
Mike Scioletti, Baseball
Jimmy Wallace, Administrator
2010 Induction Class
Jon Aaronsohn, Gymnastics
Clennie Brundidge, Football
Mike McElrath, Football
Al Rushatz, Football
Melody Smith, Basketball
Teresa Sobiesk, Track and Field
Gen. Joseph Stilwell, Basketball
Pete Vann, Football
2009 Induction Class
Bill Carpenter, Football
Ralph Chesnauskas, Football
Tracy Hanlon, Track and Field
Mike Krzyzewski, Basketball
Ray Murphy, Athletic Director
Nicki Robbins, Softball
Jack Rust, Lacrosse
Thomas Truxtun, Lacrosse
2008 Induction Class
Bob Knight, Men's Basketball Coach
Mike Silliman, Basketball
Curt Alitz, Cross Country, Track and Field
George Clark, Hockey
Ted Kanamine, Swimming and Diving
John Boretti, Baseball
Arnold Tucker, Football
Jose Olivero, Lacrosse
Alexis Albano, Soccer
Richard Shelton, Pistol
Distinguished Service Award: Gus Fishburne
2007 Induction Class
Tom Cafaro, Lacrosse
Alma Jo Cobb, Track & Field
Barry DeBolt, Baseball
Arnold Galiffa, Football
Charles Oliver, Tennis
Carl Ullrich, Athletic Director
"Lighthorse" Harry Wilson, Football
Distinguished Service Awards: Herb Lichtenberg, Lou Gross and Lou Zickel
2006 Induction Class
Robert Anderson, Football
Richard Bowman, Fencing
Peter Cramblet, Lacrosse
Charles Daly, Football
Donald Holleder, Football
Kevin Houston, Basketball
Colleen McCabe, Softball
David Merhar, Hockey
Richard Oehrlein, Squash
Walter Oehrlein, Squash
Stephen Reich, Baseball
Distinguished Service Award: Morris Herbert
2005 Induction Class
Daniel Browne, Track and Field, Cross Country
Joseph Casey, Soccer
Edgar Doug McKenna, Jr., Football
Deann Machlen, Volleyball
Steven Marshall, Gymnastics
Michael Mayweather, Football
Dennis Michie, Football Coach
Leo Novak, Track and Field, Cross Country and Basketball Coach
Pamela Pearson, Basketball
Holly Pedley, Soccer
David Rost, Hockey
Joseph Steffy, Jr., Football
Eric Tipton, Baseball and Sprint Football Coach
Gary Winton, Men's Basketball
2004 Induction Class
Earl "Red" Blaik, Football
Felix "Doc" Blanchard, Jr., Football
Glenn Davis, Football
Peter Dawkins, Football
Cliff Natvig, Wrestling
Robert Neyland, Jr., Baseball
Elmer Oliphant. Football
Joseph Palone, Soccer Coach
John Riley, Jr., Hockey Coach
John Roosma, Men's Basketball
Robert Sears, Gymnastics
Richard Shea, Jr., Track and Field
Francis Morris Touchstone, Lacrosse
John VanSant, Swimming and Diving
Elexa Willis, Track and Field
Ann Marie Wycoff, Swimming and Diving
*Please note only the primary sport of the inductees is listed