Ott Selected for Maryland Athletics HOF

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland Athletics and the M Club have announced legendary Maryland men’s lacrosse player Bob Ott has been selected for enshrinement in the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame.

Ott is one of nine Maryland alums selected for the Class of 2016, joining Men’s basketball player Allan J. Bunge, wrestler and wrestling coach Curt Callahan, football player E.J. Henderson, women’s basketball player Marcia Richardson, softball player Kelly Shipman, men’s diver Ron Squiers, women’s track & field athlete Marita Walton, and field hockey and women’s lacrosse player Kay Ruffino Ward.

The induction ceremony will take place Friday, October 21 at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. The reception will begin at 5:45 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the event can be purchased for $95 each, with tables for 10 people available for $900. Tickets can be purchased from the M Club office at 301-314-9289.

Ott is of one just six players in Maryland’s illustrious history to be named a USILA All-American all four seasons of his career, earning second team honors in 1979, third team honors in 1976 and 1977, and honorable mention in 1978.

Ott helped lead the Terrapins to four NCAA Final Four appearances, in addition to four ACC regular season titles. He also led the nation in faceoffs in his freshman and sophomore seasons.

“It is with great pleasure that we congratulate and welcome this outstanding class of inductees and their families to the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame,” said University of Maryland Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson. “This is always a special time to reconnect with many of our distinguished alumni recognizing their academic and athletic achievements.”

Founded in 1982 by the M Club and developed as a collaborative effort with the Athletics Department, the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame pays tribute to those superior Terrapin athletes, coaches and administrators who have made major contributions to the honor and fame of the University of Maryland, and have continued to demonstrate the positive values learned through competing in intercollegiate sports. Induction into the Hall of Fame represents the highest athletic honor the University can bestow.