Hall of Fame Class II - Biographies

Hall of Fame - Class II Biographies

•Erv Antoni
•Stephen H. Baumann
•Edward "Eddie" Bell, Sr.
•J. Howard Berry
•Steve Bilsky
•Bill Carr
•Frances Childs
•Cynthia Johnson Crowley
•Howie Dallmar
•Chuck Daly
•J. Kenneth Doherty
•Michail "Mike" Dorizas
•Edward C. P. Edwards
•Auretha L. Fleming
•J. Christopher Flynn
•Gene D. Gisburne
•Penny Teaf Goulding
•John R. Haines
•T. Truxton Hare
•Robert Hays
•Charles "Kid" Keinath
•Nancy Lock Kiley
•Alvin C. Kraenzlein
•Donald F. Lippincott
•Dorothy L. Maloney
•Jane Allison McCollister
•E. LeRoy Mercer
•J.E. Ted Meredith
•David M. Micahnik
•Al Molloy
•Michael C. Murphy
•Francis T. Murray
•George Orton
•Fred A. Samara
•Dr. George Michael Savitsky
•Jane Austin Stauffer
•Douglas Stewart
•Walter B. Tewksbury
•Jim "Tup" Tuppeny
•Ann D. Wetzel
•John Edgar Wideman
•David B. Wohl

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Erv Antoni
The soccer field was where Irv Antoni found most of his success, earning second team All-America status his senior year. In 1948, Antoni was named an alternate to the US Olympic soccer team. Antoni took his soccer talent to the professional circuit as well, where he played for 8 seasons.

Antoni was inducted into the Penn Baseball Hall of Fame, for which he was a three-time letterwinner and an All-Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League honoree as a catcher. Antoni also earned two letters playing for the Red and Blue on the basketball court.

Outside of Penn's athletic venues, Antoni was given the scholastic honor of being the Class of 1948's Cane Man.

Following his professional soccer career, Antoni coached the US National soccer team in the World Games for the Deaf in 1965, and he was inducted into Pennsylvania School for the Deaf's Hall of Fame in 1991.

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Stephen H. Baumann
Stephen Baumann was an outstanding soccer player at the University of Pennsylvania, where he captained the 1973 squad to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. Also in 1973, Baumann was honored with first team All-America status, and he was also named to the All-Ivy League first team and first team All-Mid Atlantic squad his junior and senior seasons.

Baumann was a member of Penn's 1971 and 1972 Ivy League championship soccer teams, the only two outright Ivy championships won in Penn soccer history.

Baumann's career did not end with his graduation from Penn. He was picked in the first round of the 1974 draft by the North American Soccer League's Miami Toros, where he was named Rookie of the Year by the squad. Baumann's professional career lasted through 1977, during which he remained in Miami.

In addition to his soccer feats, Baumann was a one-time letterwinner for the Quakers' football team as well. Baumann returned to coach the Quakers' soccer team in 1987.

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Edward "Eddie" Bell, Sr.
Eddie Bell was touted as one of the best offensive and defensive ends to play football for the Quakers, but coach George Munger kept him almost solely on defense, where his efforts paid off in 1951 and 1952 when he was named both All-American and All-East. In addition, Bell represented the Red and Blue in the 1953 College All-Star game.

In his short stint as an offensive end, Bell gained 90 receiving yards and scored one touchdown.

Another immense achievement for Bell, however, had nothing to do with his athletic prowess. Along with teammate Bob Evans, Bell was one of the first two African Americans to play football for the University of Pennsylvania.

Bell was skilled enough to take his athleticism to the professional level, where he was a three-year cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles and a linebacker for the Hamilton (N.Y.) Tiger Cats and the New York Jets.

In the spring, Bell was a sprinter on the track team, where he helped his team win the Sprint Medley Championship of America in the 1951 Penn Relays.

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J. Howard Berry
A three-sport athlete at the University of Pennsylvania, J. Howard Berry was skilled enough to play baseball and football on the professional level and earn his stripes as a colonel in the United States Marine Corps as well.

Berry played for Penn's baseball squad for three seasons, captaining the 1916 and 1917 Quakers. In the 1920s he played first base under John McGraw for the world champion New York Giants, and he later became a scout for the organization.

For the Quakers' gridders, Berry was a remarkable halfback, punter and field goal kicker. He racked up several long touchdown runs, averaging 51 yards per punt, and scored nine of Penn's 10 points, when the Red and Blue defeated Michigan, 10-7, in 1916. Following graduation, Berry played professionally for the Pottsville (Pa.) Maroons.

On the track, Berry was most noted for his success in the pentathlon. Berry captained the track team in 1917, his third season on the team, and won the pentathlon three consecutive years at the Penn Relays. In 1916, he became the first person in the world to win all five events of the pentathlon. In addition, Berry ran the mile and other middle distances.

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Steve Bilsky
In Penn basketball's heyday, it was Steve Bilsky acting as floor general for the Quakers. Penn's teams of 1970 and 1971, for which Bilsky started at point guard, compiled a 53-3 record, losing just one regular season game during those years.

Along with backcourt teammate and fellow inductee Dave Wohl, Bilsky guided the Red and Blue to a school best No. 3 ranking, taking his team to the Eastern Regional finals of the NCAA tournament, grabbing its second straight Ivy League and Big 5 championships along the way. Bilsky was named first team All-Ivy league his junior year, bookending that with second team All-Ivy status. Bilsky was also named to the Little All-America team and in 1971, he was runner up for the Naismith Award, given to the nation's best player under six feet.

Bilsky's most famous moment came his sophomore year, when he launched a 30-foot buzzer-beater to break a 30-30 tie, as Penn defeated Villanova in The Palestra. For his career, Bilsky scored 1,108 points, averaging 13.9 points per game, in his three seasons on the hardcourt. He is currently enshrined in the Big 5 Hall of Fame.

After serving several roles in Penn's athletic administration and a stint as athletic director at George Washington University, Bilsky was named Penn's eighth athletic director in the summer of 1994.

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Bill Carr
Bill Carr left several marks on intercollegiate athletics, but his best performance came as a junior in 1932, when he represented the United States in the Olympics. In those Los Angeles games, Carr set two world records, defeating Stanford's Ben Eastman, who was the favorite coming into the 400-meter run. Carr surpassed Eastman within the final 80 meters, crossing the finish line with a time of 46.2 seconds, establishing a world record.

Carr's other gold medal and record setting victory at the Olympics was in the 1,600-meter relay, for which he ran the anchor, passing British 800-meter champion, Thomas Hampson, in the stretch. The team's time was 3:08.2. In collegiate racing, Carr bested former Penn runner Ted Meredith's 440-yard intercollegiate record.

In 1932, Carr was the third member on the Penn Indoor Track team's 1,600-meter relay, which eventually broke the world record, with him running the lap in 48 seconds.

Carr, a co-captain in 1932, was honored with the class of 1915 Award in 1933.

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Frances Childs
Frances Childs dominated on the track and in the field during her four years at Penn, culminating in 1988, when she co-captained the Red and Blue. Childs set four records, two of which still stand at time of induction. Childs was the former record-holder for the pentathlon and heptathlon, but her marks in the outdoor long jump (19 feet, 6 1/4 inches, set in 1985) and indoor shuttle hurdle relay (only Penn team to run in under 30 seconds) still stand.

Childs won All-Ivy league honors, both indoors and outdoors, each of her four seasons. In 1985, she won the 100-meter hurdles and long jump at Heptagonals, thus garnering first team All-Ivy status. In 1986 and 1988, Childs won the Heptathlon competition at the league championships, and in 1987 she was the league's best long jumper.

With 4,886 points, Childs won the Penn Relays heptathlon competition, becoming Penn's first and only female to win a Relays championship event.

Since 1992, Childs has been an official at the Olympic Festival competition, the Penn Relays, Olympic Trials, World University games and the U.S. Track and Field Championships.

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Cynthia Johnson Crowley
Cynthia Johnson Crowley was virtually unstoppable in her three seasons playing basketball, as Penn averaged 45 points per game from 1949-1952, Crowley accounted for over 21 points per game. Her third year, Crowley bucketed over 26 points per game, even though women played a 32-minute game, unlike the current 40-minute standard. Eight times during her career Crowley outscored the opposition, and she was benched after the third quarter of one game so Penn wouldn't run up the score.

Including basketball, Crowley amassed 12 letters over her four-year career. On the links, Crowley captained the Penn golf team for three seasons, and earned a victory at the prestigious 18-hole Invitational in 1952.

She was a three-year letterwinner in softball as well, for which she played centerfield and first base, and consistently hit in the three-, four-, and five-spots. Crowley's final two letters were earned as a member of Penn's badminton squad, for which she competed in doubles competition.

Crowley was elected to Athlon, Penn's former women's athletic honor society, and she was the vice president for her senior class. Since graduation, Crowley has been an avid supporter of Penn athletics, having subsidized the Harschberger-Johnson-Brendel Prize and, along with her daughter, donated the Ivy League Softball Championship Team Trophy. In 1997, the Cynthia Johnson Crowley Team Room was dedicated in The Palestra to honor her commitment to the University of Pennsylvania.

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Howie Dallmar
Howie Dallmar first made his mark playing basketball for the University of Pennsylvania in 1945, using his final year of basketball eligibility after receiving military assignment in Philadelphia. The former Stanford star became Penn's representative to the All-America team in 1949, as he led Penn to an Eastern Intercollegiate League Title.

During the 1946-47 season, Dallmar was a rookie for the Philadelphia Warriors of the American Basketball Association. For the next six years, Dallmar coached the Penn basketball and Baseball teams while playing professionally as well.

Coaching the cagers, Dallmar led his charges to a 105-51 EIL record, and in 1953, he took his 22-5 team to the NCAA tournament - Penn's first appearance in the national championships. That same year, Penn went undefeated in EIL play, winning all 14 games. On the diamond in 1953, Dallmar led the baseball team to a tie for the EIBL championship.

For the Warriors, Dallmar led the squad to its first ABA championship in 1947 and was named an ABA all-star for the 1947-48 season.

Following his coaching tenure with the Quakers, Dallmar returned to Stanford to coach the team for which he began his collegiate career.

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Chuck Daly

Coming to coach the University of Pennsylvania basketball squad after two seasons at Boston College, Chuck Daly led the Quakers to a 25-3 record in 1971-72 in his first season in West Philadelphia. In his six years on the Quakers' sidelines, Penn tallied 125 wins to just 38 losses. During that stretch, Penn won four Ivy League championships, including four trips to the NCAA tournament, making an appearance in the Eastern Regional finals in 1972. The squad took second place in the Ivy League during Daly's remaining years.

Daly left Penn after the 1976-77 season to take an assistant coaching position with the Philadelphia 76ers. Four years later, Daly began his professional head-coaching career, including jobs with the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets, Detroit Pistons, and Orlando Magic. During his stint in Detroit, Daly and his squad earned a pair of NBA championships in 1988 and 1989.

Daly was selected to coach the United States' first "Dream Team" in Olympic competition, taking Team USA to an 8-0 record and a gold medal in the 1992 Games in Barcelona.

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J. Kenneth Doherty
Ken Doherty was an accomplished athlete in his days at the University of Michigan, winning the US decathlon championship as well as taking the bronze medal at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, setting the national decathlon record the following year. What Doherty did to the Penn Relays and to the world of track and field, however, made a much larger impact.

While Doherty was finishing his 25-year coaching career with a 10-year stint at the University of Pennsylvania, he wrote his first track and field textbook, Modern Track and Field, in 1953. He wrote two more books in the 1960s and published several articles in track and field trade journals. Doherty came to be known as one of the leading track and field authors for three decades.

While Doherty was coaching the Red and Blue, he took the reigns of the Penn Relays, directing it from 1951 until 1969. The Relays was not the only event he directed, as he produced the Philadelphia Inquirer Games for nine years, the U.S./U.S.S.R. dual-meet in 1959 and the NCAA Championships in 1961. Doherty was enshrined in the National Track Hall of Fame in 1961.

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Michail "Mike" Dorizas
Mike "The Big Greek" Dorizas was an athlete whose career as Penn's strongman on the gridiron, track and especially on the wrestling mat was of mythical proportion. One newspaper ran a story saying that "his thigh is 29 inches, equal to the girth of the average freshman matriculate at the University of Pennsylvania." Another story tells of a grudge match between a Penn State wrestler an Dorizas, which filled Weightman Gym with spectators, where Dorizas took 3 minutes, 50 seconds to pin his opponent - the longest bout of his career.

There is much truth to those stories, evidenced by the fact that Dorizas was a three-time US Intercollegiate heavyweight wrestling champion, who used a mere four minutes, 20 seconds to defeat all six men he faced in winning those three titles. He never lost a single intercollegiate bout on the mat, averaging less than one minute to pin his opponent in each of his 20 victories. At one point, he smashed Penn's strength record, leading him to be dubbed the "Strongest Man in the World"

Dorizas was a two-time Olympian, competing in 1908 and 1912. In 1914, he broke the collegiate javelin record with a throw of 169 feet, 6 inches, which earned him All-America status. On the football field, he played the tackle position.

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Edward C.P. Edwards

Ned Edwards had a spectacular intercollegiate and professional squash career which spanned over two decades. At the University of Pennsylvania, Edwards made his most significant impact by winning the U.S. Intercollegiate Squash League championship in 1979. In all four years at Penn, Edwards garnered All-America and All-Ivy League accolades. Edwards was also a three-year captain for the Quakers.

After graduation, Edwards took to the professional ranks and found equal success. He played on the U.S. National team in the World Championships five times, captaining the squad in 1983. In 1987, Edwards won the North American Open championship and was ranked No. 2 in the U.S. five times between 1982 and 1988. In 1985 and 1986, he was on the country's No. 1 doubles team.

Edwards returned to his alma mater in 1990 for six years to act as the director of Penn's squash program and as men's head coach.

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Auretha L. Fleming
Auretha Fleming was a rock-solid player for the University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team, for which she was co-captain and a Fathers' award winner in 1984. Also in her senior year, Fleming was honored by being named to the All-Ivy League first team and to the All-Big 5 second team. Her freshman year, Fleming was the runner-up Ivy League Rookie of the Year.

Fleming was inducted into the Big 5 Hall of Fame in February, 1991, and at that time, was the Red and Blue's top career rebounder (749) and second-best scorer (1,093 points).

During her career, she also established Penn records for career field goal percentage (.446) and career steals (205), leading the Quakers to a 28-12 Ivy League record during her four-year career.

Fleming was also named to the Women's Sports Federation All-Northeast Region team her senior year.

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J. Christopher Flynn
Chris Flynn was possibly the most versatile and skilled athlete at the University of Pennsylvania in the mid 1980s, earning All-Ivy League honors and setting school records in both football and lacrosse, while leading his teams to five collective league championships in seven seasons of action.

Although Flynn graduated to play professional lacrosse, his football prowess was equally spectacular. He was named Penn's Football Sophomore of the Year in 1985 and made the All-Ivy League second team his sophomore and senior seasons, with first team accolades coming in his junior season. In his three years on the gridiron, the Quakers won two championships. In Flynn's senior year versus Dartmouth, he tied a Penn record with five touchdowns in one game. Flynn is still the top rusher, averaging 5.7 yards per carry over his career. He is also on the career leaderboard for all-purpose yardage (third - 3,772), rushing yardage (fifth - 2,181), and scoring (sixth - 158).

In four years of playing lacrosse, Flynn and the Quakers won three Ivy League championships and went to the NCAA semifinals. He was named All-American and All-Ivy league in 1987 and 1988, with Ivy League Player of the Year accolades coming in 1988. Flynn was also chosen to play on the 1994 U.S. National world team. In nine seasons with the Philadelphia Wings, Flynn had already earned four championships.

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Gene D. Gisburne
A captain of the 1937 University of Pennsylvania swimming team, Gene Gisburne excelled in the pool as well as on the gridiron and lacrosse field.

A three-year letterwinner for the swimming team, Gisburne went to the 1937 U.S. championships and took second place in the 100-yard freestyle, and competed in the 50-yard freestyle race as well. In his career, he raced the 50-yard sprint 26 times and missed coming in first place just five times. Gisburne also competed on the 400-yard relay team.

Gisburne competed two years on the football team and three years for the lacrosse team and in 1935, he won a letter for all three sports. Gisburne was academically honored as the Class of 1937's Spade Man. He returned to the University of Pennsylvania as the Vice President of Student Affairs.

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Penny Teaf Goulding
Penny Teaf Goulding never seemed to run out of energy, as she earned 20 letters in six sports at the University of Pennsylvania. Even from the start, Goulding's competitiveness and athleticism were well known, as she was the first freshman ever to be inducted into Athlon, Penn's former women's athletics honor society. Her inaugural year, Goulding was also presented the Most Outstanding Freshman award for field hockey, and she book ended her career with awards, as she took home the 1964 Fathers' Award following her senior year.

Goulding was a member of the Pennguinettes (the University's synchronized swimming team), a 20-point per game scorer one season for the women's basketball team, a member of the two-time undefeated softball team, an All-East honoree on the field hockey team, a scoring threat for the lacrosse team and a member of an undefeated doubles tandem on the badminton team.

Overall, she earned four letters in field hockey, four in basketball, four in lacrosse, four in synchronized swimming, three in softball, and one in badminton.

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John R. Haines
While Penn's track and field heyday has passed, John Haines did more than his share to resurrect the former glory of the University of Pennsylvania track and field squad; his most impressive feat was being the only athlete ever to win four consecutive national championships in the same event, that being the 60-yard dash, which he won from 1953 through 1956. In addition to the four national championships, he won the event three times at IC4As, and in 1955 and 1956, he was the College-American record holder in that event.

Haines also won the national championship in the 55-meter dash, and in 1956, he was runner up in the 400-meter and the 100-meter races at nationals. In indoor competition, Haines was equally competitive, and was named an All-American from 1953 through 1955. In 1955, he won the 100-meter run at the IC4As. The following year, in the same competition, he won the 220-yard run and 400-meter run. Over his career, Haines won six IC4A championships, five Heptagonal championships, and two Penn Relays titles.

In 1956, Haines competed in the Olympic Trials, and was a finalist in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and 400-meter dashes. In addition, Haines was the Cane Man for the Class of 1956.

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T. Truxtun Hare
T. Truxtun Hare, a member of the class of 1900, laid the groundwork for many of the stories and legends that University of Pennsylvania football has come to represent. Hare was a four-time All-American - the first of just four collegiate football players to ever earn that distinction. In his junior and senior years, he captained the Quakers, which went 47-5-2 during Hare's four years on the gridiron.

Hare was a guard who, in coach George Woodruff's "guards-back" scheme, found himself carrying the ball in unstoppable fashion. In a time when athletes could not return to the game after being substituted, Hare played every minute of all 54 games in which he competed.

Standing six feet, two inches off the ground and weighing 208 pounds, Hare also had duties blocking and punting, and he was elected into the National Football Hall of Fame in 1953. As a member of the Penn track team, Hare finished second in the hammer throw - by less than two feet - behind the world record holder at the 1900 Paris Olympics. In addition, Hare competed in the shot put.

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Robert Hays
Bob Hays was connected with every University of Pennsylvania golf team from 1941 through 1976. Making the varsity squad in 1941, he competed for three years, captaining the Red and Blue team his senior year. From 1944-46, the sport was suspended due to World War II, and upon its resurrection in 1947, Hays began his coaching career.

For 30 seasons, Hays guided the Quakers, opening with a 6-3 record in 1947 and never had a losing season over the course of his career. In total, Hays-coached teams combined for a 333-124 record (.729 winning percentage.)

Hays recruited and coached some of the finest athletes as well, who amassed several championships and personal accolades. In his tenure, Hays' teams won Ivy League championships, ECAC championships and Eastern Intercollegiate titles. Hays also coached three All-Americans, and eight of his players were selected to the All-East team, who represented the region in the annual East-West competition.

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Charles "Kid" Keinath
"Kid" had the distinction of leading two teams to national championships, football and basketball. It was on the hardwood, however, that Keinath found most of his success. The Quakers were dubbed national co-champions for the 1908-09 season, and Keinath captained the Quakers to a 22-game winning streak. In his senior year, Keinath, who was highly touted for his shooting and dribbling abilities, scored the only Red and Blue points in games against Cornell and Columbia. Keinath won Eastern Intercollegiate scoring titles his junior and senior seasons.

Keinath was very outspoken about the rules of the game as well. "Kid" wanted to see the hoops raised: "My objection to the big boys in basketball is they don't have to shoot. They merely dunk the ball into the basket. With a higher basket they would have to learn to shoot or lose their jobs." On his own application to the James Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Keinath wrote "Due to proficiency in two-hand dribble it was eliminated."

On Franklin Field, Keinath quarterbacked the 1908 Penn squad which went undefeated, 11-0-1. Keinath played baseball in 1906, and returned to become freshman baseball coach in 1909. He coached Penn basketball for three years and was a member of Penn's football coaching staff for 30 seasons.

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Nancy Lock Kiley
The 1982 co-winner of the Julie Staver Award, honoring the University of Pennsylvania's top two-sport female athlete, Nancy Lock Kiley was a legitimate threat both on the field hockey and lacrosse fields.

Kiley won five All-Ivy League honors, three times in field hockey and twice for lacrosse. Her senior year, she was credited with All-America status for her performance with Penn's NCAA semifinalist lacrosse team. In 1981, she was named co-Most Valuable Player for the field hockey team.

Kiley earned four letters for each sport, and her junior year, she played junior varsity basketball between seasons. At the time of her induction, Kiley holds all field hockey assist records. Her 32 career assists set a Penn record, and with 16 of those assists in 1980, she set a single-season mark. Twice, Kiley passed for three assists in one game, also a Red and Blue record.

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Alvin C. Kraenzlein
Alvin Kraenzlein was arguably the most successful of Penn's countless track greats, who set nine intercollegiate and Olympic records, invented modern track methods, and was a notable coach as well. Kraenzlein's greatest moment came at the 1900 Paris Olympics, where he became the first male athlete ever to win four Olympic goal medals. Kraenzlein won the 200-meter and 100-meter hurdles as well as the 60-meter dash and broad jump.

Competing on the collegiate level, Kraenzlein set the world record for the long jump in 1899 and the year before, set world records in the 120-yard high-hurdles and 220-yard low-hurdles, a record that lasted more than a quarter of a century. He was named All-American seven times: three times each for the high- and low-hurdles and once for the long jump. His skills led to his induction into the National Track Hall of Fame.

Kraenzlein is credited with inventing the current hurdling method of leading with a straight leg.

Upon graduation, Kraenzlein coached winning programs at Mercersberg Academy and the University of Michigan. He was hired by Germany to coach its Olympic team for five years, but World War I cut short that contract.

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Donald F. Lippincott
As a freshman, Lippincott won the silver medal at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics in the 200-meter dash. At the Olympiad, he also brought home a bronze medal in the 100-meter dash. Both times were enough to set collegiate records, and his time in the 200-meter race was an American record as well. Later in 1912, Lippincott ran the 100-meter dash in world record time, and in 1913, set the world mark in the 220-yard dash.

Lippincott was dubbed "World's Fastest Human" for nine years, and he had the accolades to prove it. Besides his Olympic achievements, he earned All-America status three times, in 1912 for the 100-meter dash in world record time, and in 1912 and 1913 for the 220-meter dash. In 1913, Lippincott was also the 200-meter IC4A champion.

Off the track, Lippincott was president of the Class of 1915, and he helped in establishing the Class of '15 Award for the male who best excels both athletically and academically. Lippincott also helped establish the annual football club dinner.

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Dorothy L. Maloney
Dorothy Maloney was a five-sport athlete, competing in field hockey, basketball, swimming, track, and softball. She spent most of her efforts on the basketball floor (three seasons) and in the pool (four seasons). Her junior and senior years, she captained the Red and Blue swimmers, and in 1936, Maloney was hired as Penn's women's swimming coach.

Under her tutelage, Penn swimming teams won two United States TelegraphicIntercollegiate Swimming championships in 1939 and 1940. Maloney spent five years at the helm and coached athletes including fellow University of Pennsylvania Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Jane Allison McCollister

Maloney also served the University of Pennsylvania as a teaching fellow in physical education, and later received the Alumni Award of Merit. In 1993, Maloney was the Grand Marshall of the Alumni Day Parade.

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Jane Allison McCollister
The University of Pennsylvania earned two United States Telegraphic Intercollegiate Swimming championships in 1939 and 1940, and Jane Allison McCollister was the captain of both of those teams. In 1939, she was the national 100-yard freestyle champion and, over the course of her career, set a record in the 40-yard backstroke. On relay teams, she guided her teammates to set records in the 100-freestyle relay and the three-person, 75-yard medley in 1939.

In the 1939 championship meet, McCollister won all seven of the events she competed in, as Penn won the Eastern title by 14 points over Swarthmore.

In the 125-team championship meet hosted by Penn in 1940, the medley relay team, with McCollister swimming backstroke, broke their own mark, bringing their time down to 46 seconds flat. Prior to attending Penn, McCollister was the junior national mile champion.

McCollister also competed on Penn's archery and softball teams.

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E. Leroy Mercer, M.D.
Leroy Mercer was one of America's best in two sports - he was named to the College Football Hall of Fame and he represented the United States track team at the 1912 Olympics after being selected as an alternate in 1908.

On the football field, Mercer was twice named All-American, in 1910 and 1912, and the fullback captained the 1911 and 1912 Red and Blue squads. Over the course of his three-year varsity career, Mercer scored 30 touchdowns, 15 in his senior campaign. These accomplishments all came without any secondary school football experience.

Mercer captained the 1913 University of Pennsylvania intercollegiate-champion track team. The year prior to that, however, he had placed fifth in the Olympic long jump and sixth in the decathlon. In 1913, he was named All-American for his long jump accomplishments, and he won the IC4A long jump titles in 1912 and 1913. Mercer cleared the 12-foot mark in the pole vault in 1908, setting a record which he then broke in 1909. He is credited with becoming the only high school athlete to clear that height with a now-outdated spruce pole.

Mercer was named University of Pennsylvania's Dean of Physical Education in 1930.

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J.E. Ted Meredith
James Edwin "Ted" Meredith was at Mercersberg Academy when he began his assault on the track world. He earned his notoriety when he broke the interscholastic 440-yard record twice, once at a meet in Princeton, N.J., and once on Franklin Field. In 1912 at the age of 19, Meredith won the 800-meter competition at the Stockholm Olympics - a race where the top four finishers all ran under the world record. He won a second gold medal running a leg of the 1,600-meter relay as well.

Meredith enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, and during a two-week span of the 1916 season, he set two more world records in the 880-yard race and set the 440-yard mark as well. He would lower his 440 time in IC4A competition that same year. Overall, Meredith won four combined IC4A championships in the 88- and 440-yard runs.

Prior to his record setting season, Meredith was the U.S. national champion in the 440-yard run in 1914 and 1915. He won five All-America distinctions, three times for the 440-yard competition and two more for the 880. Meredith is a member of the National Track Hall of Fame.

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David M. Micahnik
Micahnik, who is currently the coach for the University of Pennsylvania men's and women's fencing teams, built a very impressive career for himself also at Penn. Under the tutelage of Penn athletic Hall of Fame member Maestro Lajos Csiszar, Micahnik began his prestigious career with All-Ivy League accolades in the Eastern finals in 1958 and 1959.

The following year, Micahnik competed in the first of his three Olympic Games, heading to Rome in 1960, Tokyo in 1964 and Mexico City in 1968. Micahnik's forte was the epee, and he won the U.S. National title in 1960, with second place finishes in 1964, 1966, and 1968. Micahnik's epee team won the U.S. championship from 1965-68.

Competing in the World Maccabiah games in 1965, Micahnik won the individual epee title and took second in the foil, with the epee and foil teams both winning gold medals. In 1969 at the same competition, Micahnik again won the individual epee title, as did the epee team.

Currently, Micahnik is a Fencing Master, accredited by the U.S. Fencing Coaches' Association, and besides coaching at the University of Pennsylvania, he has guided several U.S. National teams, U.S. Under-20 teams and U.S. World University teams. In 1997, he was honored as the International Fencing Association's Coach of the Year.

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Al Molloy
Al Molloy was a coach at the University of Pennsylvania for 32 years, with his squash and tennis teams combing for 443 wins and 250 losses (.639 winning percentage).

His squash teams won three Ivy League championships, with titles coming in 1966, 1969 and 1974. The Penn squash teams of 1965, 1971, 1973 and 1974 all won national championships under the guidance of Molloy. On the tennis courts, Molloy-led teams won four Eastern Intercollegiate Tennis Association titles in 1965, 1968, 1970 and 1971.

Molloy also taught more than his share of outstanding athletes, as 24 members of Molloy's teams were honored with All-America or All-Ivy accolades, while three of his squash athletes won individual national championships.

He has been inducted into the National Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame and Penn's Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Michael C. Murphy
In the heralded adolescence of the University of Pennsylvania track program, Mike Murphy was the man who guided the athletes to their stellar achievements. He was Penn's track coach and athletic trainer from 1896-1900, and after a second stint at Yale, came back to coach from 1905-1913. During that time, he coached three Olympic teams (1900, 1908 and 1912). Out of the 21 teams he coached, eight of them won intercollegiate championships, four of them at Penn, in 1907, 1910, 1912 and 1913.

The athletes Murphy coached were second-to-none as well, including fellow inductees Alvin Kraenzlein, Ted Meredith, Leroy Mercer, Walter Tewksbury, Mike Dorizas and T. Truxtun Hare, all of whom were Olympians. In addition, Murphy is credited with developing the modern crouched starting method for sprinters.

Today, a plaque erected by the Pennsylvania Varsity Club still stands in Franklin Field, honoring Michael C. Murphy, with his famous quote inscribed on it: "You can't lick a team that won't be licked." He was much revered, even after his retirement. Upon his death, the University hung its flags at half-mast and cancelled all of its athletic competitions.

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Francis T. Murray
Francis Murray was a two-sport All-American, 1937 winner of the Class of '15 Award and former University of Pennsylvania Athletic Director when the Ivy League began to take shape.

On the gridiron, Murray was a member of the "Destiny Backfield" of 1936 and excelled as a ball carrier and a control kicker, and was named the "best coffin corner kicker in the nation." In 1936, he was named to the All-United States team, a squad of 11 men who could play all 60 minutes of a game. In 1937, he participated in the East-West Shrine game. Following his graduation, Murray continued to play in Franklin Field, competing for two years with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1939 and 1940.

Murray was also an outstanding guard on the hardwood, and was named a Helms Foundation basketball All-American in 1937. Statistically, he was the best defensive guard in what would be the Ivy League, with the fewest points being scored on him.

Named in 1950 as Penn's first Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Murray was an adept administrator, leading Penn into the Ivy League. Murray also advocated freedom of television airwaves to the NCAA in 1949, a proposition that, at the time, was defeated. His jersey is currently retired in the Van Pelt Library.

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George Orton
George Orton was a Red and Blue representative in the 1900 Paris Olympics, where he set a world record in the 2,500-meter steeplechase and won the bronze in the 400-meter hurdles. Orton represented the United States, but was the first Canadian competitor in the Olympics. The Olympics in 1900, however, was just Orton's crowing glory, after he had made quite a name for himself at the University of Pennsylvania.

Orton was honored with All-America status for the mile run in 1894, 1895, and 1897; for the two-mile run in 1896; and for the steeplechase in 1894, 1896 and 1897. He set collegiate records in those three events as well. In AAU competition, he was the steeplechase and mile champion in three of his four years.

In 1913, Orton began managing the Penn Relays, and he compiled and edited The History of Athletics at the University of Pennsylvania 1873-1896.

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Fred A. Samara
A two-time track All-American, Samara was honored for the decathlon in 1971 and in 1972 for the long jump. Samara won the Penn Relays decathlon title five times, four times after graduation, and once in 1973, when he captained the University of Pennsylvania men's track team. Also that year, he won the IC4A long jump title.

Samara competed in the 1976 Olympics in Munich, where he was the second United States finisher in the decathlon. In 1974, Samara set the indoor pentathlon record, and the following year he set the world record in the decathlon. In the 1973 U.S. World University games, he won the decathlon competition. Overall, he was an All-Ivy League performer in eight indoor and outdoor events over a three year span.

Samara is an accomplished coach outside of Franklin Field. He was an assistant coach for the 1987 U.S. World championship team and the 1992 U.S. Olympic team. He acted as head coach for the 1995 U.S. team in the Pan-American games and the 1996 decathlon coach for the USA/Visa decathlon team. He is currently in his 21st season coaching the Princeton track team.

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Dr. George Michael Savitsky
After Penn's T. Truxtun Hare was named a football All-American from 1897-1900, it took 47 years before an athlete accomplished that same feat. George Savitsky was the player to follow Hare's lead, as he received All-America accolades from 1944-1947 following his service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

One of the Mungermen, Savitsky's teams went 24-7-1 during his tenure, and the tackle and linebacker played in the East-West Shrine game a record three times. Coach George Munger appointed him captain of the Michigan game (no captain was selected in 1944, and Munger selected a different captain each game), and Savitsky became the first freshman to captain the Quakers.

After graduation, Savitsky played tackle for the championship-winning Philadelphia Eagles in 1948 and 1949. In 1991, he was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Savitsky was also a shot putter on the track team and a manager for the Red and Blue basketball team.

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Jane Austin Stauffer
Jane Austin Stauffer was the ultimate racquet-woman, as she dominated the opposition on both the squash and tennis courts. She captained two undefeated Quakers tennis teams in 1948 and 1949, winning the Middle States Intercollegiate Tennis title every year except 1947.

On the squash courts, Stauffer's national success came post-graduation. Since 1950, Stauffer won 16 different U.S. Squash and Racquet Association championships. She won the national women's singles title in 1951 and won women's doubles titles in 1950, 1961, 1964, 1970, 1975, and 1978. Stauffer won mixed doubles titles in 1969, 1972-74, and 1976-77. She also won three national senior women's doubles titles from 1977-79.

On a local level, Stauffer garnered six Philadelphia district women's singles championships and won the Pennsylvania state women's singles title three times.

For her collegiate accomplishments in athletics and academics, Stauffer was presented the Fathers' Trophy in 1949.

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Douglas Stewart
Douglas Stewart coached the University of Pennsylvania soccer team from its inauguration as a varsity sport in 1910 until his retirement in 1943. Over that 33-year stretch, he compiled a 236-109-42 record (.664 winning percentage).

Stewart's teams won 11 championships, coming in 1914, 1916, 1919, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, and 1935. After taking over the program in its infancy, Stewart's success and the growing popularity of soccer led to the University Council on Athletics' decision to give the program major sport status in 1920.

Following Penn's 1924 title, the championship tournament was suspended, and Penn was awarded the Intercollegiate Cup based on the number of championships garnered. From that time on, Penn's titles came on the basis of overall record.

Impressively, Stewart was able to form these top-notch teams with athletes with little or no secondary school experience. Soccer at this time was not a sport taught in most preperatory schools.

In 1943, the University dedicated Stewart Field behind the Hollenback facility.

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Walter B Tewksbury
Walter Tewksbury was one of many Penn tracksters under coach Mike Murphy to compete in the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris, and like the others, he won his share of medals. Before reaching Paris, however, Tewksbury captured several championships for the University of Pennsylvania.

At the IC4A championships, Tewksbury was a two-time winner in the 100-meter and 220-yard dashes, winning both races in 1898 and 1899. Additionally, 1898 and 1899 marked Tewksbury's All-America status in those two events.

In Paris, Tewksbury amassed two gold medals, two silvers and one bronze. He won the 400-meter hurdles and the 200-meter dash, placed second in the 60- and 100-meter dashes and took third in the 200-meter hurdles.

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Jim "Tup" Tuppeny
Jim Tuppeny coached the most successful University of Pennsylvania track teams and directed the Penn Relays to new heights during his 22-year tenure. "Tup" coached from 1966 until 1979 and was the Penn Relays director from 1970 through 1987.

Tuppeny-coached teams easily handled the competition, especially the outdoor teams between 1966 and 1969, which defeated 52 straight opponents. Over a 10-year span, his teams did not lose a single dual- or triangular-meet. In addition, he brought seven straight Heptagonal championships to Penn, and in 1972, the Quakers won their first IC4A championship in 52 years. Indoors, Tuppeny's teams were almost as successful, winning Penn's first indoor Heptagonals title in 1971, the school's first indoor IC4A title in 41 years in 1972, and posting a 54-20 dual-meet record.

In his 18 seasons as the Relays director, Tuppeny was able to attract thousands of new fans and competitors by re-introducing the decathlon (after a 40-year hiatus), adding a marathon and in 1978, dedicating a complete day for women's events. Participants increased from 6,000 to 9,000 during his tenure. He also hosted the NCAA track and field championship in 1976 and coached the U.S. team at the World University games in 1979.

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Ann D. Wetzel
Ann Wetzel was a two-sport athlete, finding plenty of success in the squash and tennis courts, where she would coach Penn teams for over two decades following her collegiate career.

Wetzel was a member of the University of Pennsylvania's 1951 undefeated women's squash team, where she was the Middle States tournament runner-up, as a sophomore. The same season, she was the Philadelphia squash racquets champion.

Although Wetzel had an outstanding tennis career, her greatest achievement was winning a national squash champioship her junior year.

Wetzel went on to coach the Penn women's squash team from 1974 through 1992, compiling a 154-116 record (.570 winning percentage). She also coached from 1975 through 1978, with a 30-9 record (.769).

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John Edgar Wideman
John Edgar Wideman was as remarkable on the basketball court as he was off it. The definition of scholar-athlete, Wideman received accolades from the Big 5 and Ivy League, as well as three very prestigious academic honors.

On the court, Wideman moved up to varsity his sophomore year, when he scored in double-figures several times. A co-captain his junior year and stole captain in 1962, he led the Quakers to a combined 20-8 Ivy League record and a Big 5 Championship. He garnered first-team All-Ivy League status his senior year to complement his All-Big 5 honors. He is currently enshrined in the Big 5 Hall of Fame.

Off the court, Wideman was just the second African American to become a Rhodes Scholar. In addition, he was a Ben Franklin Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1967, Wideman returned to Penn as an assistant professor of English, and in 1972, he left to pursue his now illustrious writing career.

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David B. Wohl
Dave Wohl led the University of Pennsylvania into the 1970s, its decade of fame. His first year playing varsity, as a sophomore, Wohl led the Quakers with 16.1 points per game and 91 assists. His junior season, Wohl dished 3.8 assists per game; passing 5.2 assists per game in 1971, his senior season. During those two years, Wohl amassed 823 points and raised his free-throw percentage to 83.7 percent. For his career, Wohl averaged 15.1 points per game, and his total of 345 assists is still fourth all-time at Penn. Along with fellow inductee Steve Bilsky, the tandem formed one of the best backcourts in Philadelphia Big 5 history.

Wohl was also an integral part of the No. 3-ranked Penn Quakers of 1971, who went to the Eastern Regional finals of the NCAA tournament. During his three years on the varsity squad, the Quakers compiled a 68-13 record (.840 winning percentage), including just one regular-season loss in his final two seasons.

A member of the Big 5 Hall of Fame since 1975, Wohl played for seven years professionally and was a head coach for the New Jersey Nets for three seasons.

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