COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland athletics department and the M Club announced Wednesday the selection of eight tremendous alumni selected for the Class of 2014 for induction into the University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame.
Men’s basketball player Len Bias, men’s lacrosse player Bob Boneillo, track & field/football player Edward G. Cooke, field hockey and women’s lacrosse player Maureen ‘Bean’ Scott Dupcak, women’s lacrosse player Alex Kahoe, women’s basketball player Debbie Lytle, athletic trainer Sandy Worth and football player Charlie Wysocki will be inducted Friday, Oct. 3 at a ceremony in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. The reception will begin at 5:45 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.
“We would like to congratulate our newest inductees and their families on their selection for the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame,” said Kevin Anderson, University of Maryland Director of Athletics. “It’s an exciting time for us to honor and recognize the incredible accomplishments of our former student-athletes during their time in College Park.”
The M Club will also present Honorary M Club Awards to Colin Potts, Leonard Raley, Rosalie Reggettz and Bob ‘Turtle’ Smith for their longtime dedication to Maryland athletics.
“The M Club, in collaboration with Maryland athletics, is extremely proud to induct the Class of 2014 to the Hall of Fame,” said Kevin Glover, Executive Director of the M Club. “These outstanding inductees have excelled both academically and athletically during their time at Maryland and in their professional careers. With so many outstanding nominees, the selection committee takes exceptional pride in honoring these great legends from our proud past.”
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.
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.
LEN BIAS (Men’s Basketball, 1982-86)
Finished career as Maryland’s all-time leader in more than 15 categories, including points (2147), single-season points (743) and career double-figure scoring games (108)…still holds program records in double-figure scoring games in a season (36) and single-season minutes played (1352)…led Maryland to four consecutive NCAA appearances and the 1984 ACC Tournament title…memorably scored 35 points on Feb. 20, 1986 to lead Maryland to a 77-72 victory over top-ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill…earned consensus First Team All-America honors in 1986 and named Second Team All-America in 1985…two-time ACC Player of the Year (1985, 86)…ACC Athlete of the Year (1986)…drafted second overall in the 1986 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics.
BOB BONEILLO (Men’s Lacrosse, 1976-80)
All-time Maryland men’s lacrosse points leader with 231...second in program history in assists (143)...led the Terps in points and assists for three straight seasons (1978-1980)...79 points in 1979 is the second-most points in a season...third all-time in assists in a season with 48...led the team in goals in 1979 with 31...first all-time in points (13) and assists (10) in a single game on three goals and 10 assists against Duke in 1979... 1979 Jack Turnbull National Attackman of the Year...1979 ACC Player of the Year...three-time All-ACC selection...1977 Honorable Mention All-American...1978 Second Team All-American...1979 First Team All-American…1980 Third Team All-American.
EDWARD G. COOKE (Men’s Track & Field/Football, 1957-59)
Helped Track & Field to three straight ACC Indoor and Outdoor Championships (1956-1958)...ACC Indoor Champion in Shot Put in 1956 and 1957...ACC Outdoor Champion in Shot Put in 1956, 1957 and 1958...ACC Outdoor Champion in Discus in 1957 and 1958...1957 Honorable Mention All-American in football...1957 First Team All-ACC in football...named ACC Lineman of the Year in 1957…played 10 seasons in the AFL and NFL for the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Colts, New York Titans, New York Jets, Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins.
MAUREEN ‘BEAN’ SCOTT DUPCAK (Field Hockey/Women’s Lacrosse, 1990-94)
Lettered four times in lacrosse and field hockey...led the Terps’ lacrosse team to four Final Fours, three championship game appearances and a national championship in 1992...named an All-American in lacrosse in 1994...played six years with the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse National Team...won a gold medal at the 1997 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup...returned to Maryland as an assistant coach for the lacrosse team and helped the Terps to the 1997 national championship...named one of the ACC’s 50 all-time best women’s lacrosse players...led the Terps to two field hockey Final Fours, winning the national championship in 1993...three-time Regional All-American in field hockey...All-ACC field hockey in 1993...won a silver medal with Team USA at the Olympic Festival Field Hockey tournament in 1992.
ALEX KAHOE (Women’s Lacrosse, 1996-00)
Led the Terrapins as a goalkeeper to four straight national championships from 1998-2000...three-time team captain...three-time All-American...two-time NCAA Goalkeeper of the Year...three-time ACC Goalie of the Year...1997 ACC Rookie of the Year...returned to Maryland for three seasons as a volunteer assistant primarily working with goalies...has made stops as an assistant coach at Penn, Delaware, Duke and Vermont...named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Team and NCAA 25th Anniversary All-Time Women’s Lacrosse Team.
DEBBIE LYTLE (Women’s Basketball, 1980-83)
Ranks 25th in program history with 1,189 career points...one of 28 players to reach the 1,000 point mark...program record-holder in steals with 315...second all-time in assists with 583...twice recorded nine steals in a game...scored 31 points in a game against NC State in 1981...18th all-time in rebounds with 668... led the team in assists all four years...led or was tied for the lead in steals all four years...led the team in blocked shots and rebounds in 1982 at just 5’10”...1980 All-ACC Tournament Team...1982 NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team in a year she led the Terps to the Final Four...1981 E.A.I.A.W. All-Region and WBCA All-Region...1982 A.W.S.I. All-American.
SANDY WORTH (Athletic Trainer, 1973-pres.)
Graduated from Maryland in 1973 and immediately began work as an athletic trainer the same year…promoted to head athletic trainer in 1992…head athletic trainer for the football team from 1992-2004…football team captured ACC title in 2001…first woman to serve as head athletic trainer at an ACC school and only woman to serve as head athletic trainer for football in the ACC…trainer for women’s basketball team that won eight ACC titles and advanced to three NCAA Final Fours…also worked with field hockey and women’s lacrosse, which claimed eight national titles while she was the trainer…also worked locally and internationally with United State women’s lacrosse and field hockey for more than 20 years.
CHARLIE WYSOCKI (Football, 1978-82)
Second in program history in career rushing yards with 3,317...became first player in Maryland history to rush for 3,000 career yards…second in program history with 1,359 rushing yards during the 1980 season…holds two of the top-six single-season rushing records at Maryland…tied for fourth all-time in touchdowns with 26...rushed four touchdowns against Virginia in 1981, tied for the second most touchdowns in a game in program history...only player in Maryland history to rush for three 200-yard games...one of two players to rush for 200 yards in a game in two different seasons...second at Maryland with 17 100-yard games...tied for first all-time with eight 100-yard games in a season...first team All-American selection in 1979 and 1980.