Penn Athletics Hall of Fame - Class IV Biographies
|Francis F Barotone, MD, C'53 - Men's Fencing|Perry Bromwell, C'87 - Men's Basketball|
|L. John Clark, W'63, WG'68 - Men's Lacrosse|Richard Comizio, W'87 - Football|
|Fred Doelling, C'60 - Football|John E. Engles, C'76, WG'80 - Men's Basketball|
|Donald Frey - Wrestling Coach/Trainer|John Hartigan - C'63, WG'65 - Men's Heavyweight Rowing|
|Mary Ellen Theresa Olcese, CW'73 - Women's Swimming|Glenn Partridge, C'76 - Baseball|
|John Schweder, W'50 - Football|Paul T. Scull, W'29 - Football/Baseball|
|William Straub, W'73 - Men's Soccer|Elizabeth Tuppeny, C'82 - Softball|
|Christelle Williams, W'89 - Women's Track & Field|Betty J. Zellers, C'84 - Field Hockey/Lacrosse|
Francis F. Bartone, C'53
Few people can say that they have been a member of a successful collegiate athletic team. An even smaller number can say they have been a member of a collegiate championship team. The number dwindles to three who can say they were actually a member of the very first NCAA team championship in Penn's history. One such man is Francis Bartone.
A fencing standout in high school, Bartone was captain of the team at Central High School in Philadelphia in 1949. He was also the high school state champion in epee and received a Warren Sword, which was a weapon given by a fund left by a Mr. Warren to each state champion.
When Bartone arrived at Penn in 1950, the program was re-emerging from a six-year hiatus due to World War II. Under the tutelage of Maestro Lajos Csiszar, the Penn fencing program began to flourish. As a freshman, along with two varsity fencers, Bartone competed at the Philadelphia Open Divisional Three-Weapon Team Championship and defeated the fourth nationally-ranked epee fencer at the time. The team went on to win the Philadelphia three-man Open Championship, a first for Penn.
After joining the varsity team as a sophomore in 1951, Bartone earned All-America honors in sabre, finishing third in the individual competition at the National Intercollegiate Championships. At the Eastern Intercollegiate Championships he led the team to the sabre championship and finished third in the individual sabre competition. That year, Penn finished second at the National Intercollegiate three-man team championship and was fourth in the Eastern Intercollegiate nine-man championship.
As a junior in 1952, Bartone returned to fencing foil. His efforts paid off as Penn finished first in the Philadelphia Open Championship for the second time. The Quakers finished fourth at the National Intercollegiate Championship and fifth at the Eastern Intercollegiate Championship that year.
Bartone and the Red and Blue found even more success in 1953 with Bartone serving as captain. He helped the Quakers finish second overall in the all-important Eastern Intercollegiate Championships, as he led his weapon to the foil championship by finishing third individually. The Eastern Intercollegiate foil championship team is awarded the "Little Iron Man" trophy, the oldest trophy in collegiate athletics, and is still awarded today.
However, the highlight of the season came when Penn won the NCAA Fencing Championship, the first of three in the program's history. The team won 94 bouts, which is still a Penn record.
Bartone also earned another All-America honor, this time in foil. He finished second at the 1953 individual foil championship, marking the first time that a fencer had ever been named All-America in two different weapons. Bartone earned three varsity letters and helped the Quakers post an overall record of 24-4 in dual meets from 1951 to 1953.
After his collegiate career, Bartone continued fencing, going on to finish second at the North Atlantic Sabre Championships in 1958 and winning the event outright the following year. In 1966, he won the Oklahoma City Invitational Championship and the Southeastern Championship, both in sabre.
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Perry D. Bromwell, C'87
Basketball standout Perry Bromwell made an immediate impact on the Penn basketball program during the 1984-85 season after transferring as a sophomore from Manhattan College. He led the Red and Blue in scoring (15.3 ppg), blocked shots (19) and field-goals made (167) in his first year in a Quakers' uniform. For his efforts, he received Honorable Mention for All-America and First-Team All-Ivy League honors, and was named co-MVP by his teammates.
The following season saw Bromwell continue at his breakneck pace, again earning Honorable Mention for All-America and was a First-Team All-Ivy League honoree after shooting 74 percent from the free throw line and over 50 percent from the field.
As a senior during the 1986-87 season, Bromwell became a tri-captain and led the Ivy League in scoring, including recording double-digits in the final 22 games of his career.
During his time at Penn, Bromwell led the Quakers to two Ivy League championships and two trips to the NCAA Tournament. In 1984-85, the Quakers won the Ancient Eight title and made their way to the First Round of the NCAA Championships where they fell to Memphis State, 67-55. Bromwell led the Quakers in scoring with 16 points in Penn's 12th trip to the Big Dance. He helped the Red and Blue to another Ivy League championship in 1986-87 before the team fell to North Carolina, 113-82, in the NCAA Tournament's First Round. Bromwell ended his career with a 19-point effort against the Tar Heels.
Over the course of his collegiate career, Bromwell only missed four of the 80 games scheduled and recorded double-scoring figures in 76 contests. He is one of only five players to have been a three-time recipient of the Arthur Kiefaber Most Valuable Player award, as voted on by his Penn teammates. Bromwell also finished his career at Penn as a two-time Best Defensive Player award winner.
Bromwell still holds the Penn record for best three-point percentage (50.6 percent, 43-85) in a season and finished his Penn career with 1,265 points.
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L. John Clark, W'63, WG'68
Although officially a full-time lacrosse player for the University of Pennsylvania during his days with the Red and Blue, L. John Clark got his real start in Penn Athletics on the river. As a freshman, Clark was literally dragged off the street by the Penn rowing team and, being a mere 6'6, rowed in the first boat the entire season.
As a sophomore, Clark left the friendly confines of the Schuylkill River for the hard green turf of Franklin Field. Leading the Quakers' defense, Clark helped the Penn lacrosse team to a 7-3-1 overall record in 1961 and a Pennsylvania-Delaware Championship. He was also named Second-Team All-Ivy League after helping the Quakers hold their opponents to a 5.82 goals per game average.
Clark continued his same stellar play on the defensive end as a junior and was named a Middle Atlantic Division A-Team member, First-Team All-Ivy League and was a defensive All-American.
Clark's exploits on Franklin Field did not stop at lacrosse. As a senior in 1962-63, he was named the Penn Athletic Team Manager of the Year for his work as the Head Manager of the Penn football team. When lacrosse season came rolling back around, Clark was more than ready. Although he had never won an Ivy League title, his defensive prowess earned him national recognition once again as Clark was named a defensive All-American for the second-consecutive season and remains one of just two players in Penn lacrosse history to do so. He was also named First-Team All-Ivy League and was the MVP of the Middle Atlantic States Division.
He remained busy throughout his senior year at Penn, and not just on the playing fields. Clark was selected the 1963 "Bowl" award winner, as selected by his peers at Penn and held the position of chief of the Sphinx Senior Honor Society, while also serving as battalion commander for the NROTC.
After graduation, Clark remained active in lacrosse, playing with the Long Island Lacrosse Club, the New York Lacrosse Club and the Philadelphia Lacrosse Club. But even more notable has been his continued involvement with the University of Pennsylvania. Clark is a current Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Trustees. He is also the chair of the Budget and Finance Committee.
In his most recent appointment as the Chairman of the Penn Men's Lacrosse Board, Clark helped raise monies to renovate the Leisman Family Women's Lacrosse Team Room as well as the 1988 Final Four Men's Lacrosse Team Locker Room and the Howard and Lauren Coale Team Room at Franklin Field in 2002, which was in turn dedicated the Avery Blake Athletic Complex in honor of his coach, Avery Blake.
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Richard "Cosmo" Comizio, W'87
Richard Comizio was a member of the first Ivy League football team to win three-straight outright Ancient Eight championships, which included a perfect 10-0 (7-0 Ivy League) season in 1986, the program's first undefeated season since 1904. He is 11th all-time in program history with 202 rushing yards which he set against Yale in 1986.
"Cosmo," as he was known to his teammates, was one of the fiercest members of the Penn offense from 1984-86. He burst onto the Penn football scene in 1984 against Dartmouth, where he gained 105 yards in his first collegiate game. He finished the season as the team's leading rusher with 596 yards, averaging 66.2 per game. He also recorded seven touchdowns and played in all but one game that year en route to the Ivy League's Rookie of the Year award.
As a junior, Comizio continued his offensive onslaught, leading the team with 779 rushing yards and five touchdowns. He was also the team's second-leading receiver with 18 catches for 208 yards. Among all Ivy Leaguers, he was the second-leading rusher. For his gridiron accomplishments, Comizio earned a Second-Team All-Ivy League nod.
Prior to the start of the 1986 season, Comizio was named a preseason I-AA All-American by The Sporting News. During the course of his senior season, he proved that the honor was well deserved. For the third consecutive year Comizio led the Red and Blue in rushing, recording 1,104 yards and setting a then-program record in the process, becoming the first back in Penn history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single season. Comizio also threw his first career pass against Brown for a six-yard touchdown.
Comizio was the third-straight member of the Red and Blue to receive the Asa A. Bushnell Cup in 1986, as the Ancient Eight's Most Valuable Player.
Beyond the football field, Comizio was a GTE Academic All-American. He was also a recipient of the Class of '15 award given to the male senior that most closely approaches the ideal University of Pennsylvania student-athlete.
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Fred F. Doelling, C'60
Fred Doelling helped lead the 1959 Penn football team to its first-ever Ivy League title. At the conclusion of that season, he received several honors, First-Team Associated Press All-East, All-American Honorable Mention from the Associated Press and United Press International and First-Team All-Ivy League. He was also named Second-Team All-ECAC.
A very versatile player, Doelling played on both sides of the ball, serving as the lead rusher on the offense, and punting and receiving kicks for special teams. Upon graduation, he was the career leader in punts with 33, averaging 34.7 yards per kick.
Doelling led the Red and Blue for three consecutive seasons in rushing with a Penn record of 1,558 yards on 305 carries for an average of five yards per carry. He is one of only five players in program history to have led the Red and Blue in rushing for three straight seasons.
He was the Quakers leader as a senior, topping Penn charts in scoring with 44 points (seven touchdowns, 2 PAT), and rushing for a total of 707 yards on 100 carries for a seven-yard average per carry. He also had three interceptions on defense.
Doelling has the distinction of being one of only 67 Penn players to have ever played professional football. He signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 1960. He is also the last Penn player selected to play in the Chicago Tribune's annual All-Star game pitting pro-bound college seniors against NFL champions.
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John Engles C'76, WG'80
John Engles earned each of his three varsity letters for the Penn basketball team the hard way. He battled through not one but two career-threatening knee injuries that sidelined him for significant portions of his Penn playing days. Still, Engles persevered to win the battle at wounded knee and along the way left an indelible mark on the Penn basketball program.
He came to Penn from Staten Island as one of the most highly-touted athletes the area had ever seen. He led his high school, St. Peter's, to three Staten Island High School League championships and an unbeaten regular season when Engles was a senior. At 6'8", Engles, who had been selected a Parade All-American and named to the Scholastic Magazine 40-man All-America team, had his choice of athletic programs but he chose Penn for its academics and basketball tradition.
In his first year with the Red and Blue, he was an immediate success as he was named ECAC Rookie of the Year and Sophomore of the Year by the Ivy League. Suddenly at the beginning of his junior year, Engles suffered a terrible knee injury in a game against La Salle. With hopes of salvaging the remainder of his collegiate career, he underwent surgery and sat out the remainder of the 1973-74 season. Complications arose, another surgery was needed and it looked as if Engles may have had his last run on The Palestra hardwood.
After a tremendous amount of rehabilitation and determination, Engles returned to action in his senior year. Despite great pain and swelling, he played on, inspiring teammates, coaches and fans alike. He averaged 16.7 ppg, 7.4 rpg and was a 71 percent free-throw shooter. He recorded over 400 points in his senior year alone, bringing his career total to 1,038 in just three years of action. Only 30 other players have recorded over 1,000 career points for the Red and Blue.
Engles earned a Second-Team All-American nod after his gutty senior season. In addition, he was named First-Team All-Philadelphia Big 5 and was also given the Bus McDonald Award as the team's Most Inspirational Player.
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With Don Frey at the helm of the University of Pennsylvania wrestling program, the Quakers earned their first-ever back-to-back Ivy League titles in 1968 and 1969. Frey oversaw the early makings of a wrestling powerhouse program and developed several athletes from the ground up, including three-time EIWA-placewinner and Penn Athletic Hall of Fame member David Pottruck, C'70, WG'72.
During Frey's reign at the helm, the Red and Blue had a record of 38-16 in the Ivy League. Fifteen of his wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Tournament. He also coached nine top-three EIWA finishers and he led the team to an unbeaten streak of 25 matches over a period of two and a half years. Penn amassed a record of 64-25-2 during Frey's nine seasons as head coach (1962-70) and he was twice named Coach of the Year.
A prolific wrestler himself, Frey knew what it took to make a champion. In 1953, he served as co-captain of the Penn State wrestling team that was the first-ever team from the East to capture the NCAA title. He was a runner-up for the National Championship at 145 lbs as a sophomore and took third in the 1953 Nationals. In high school, the native of Newton, N.J. was a three-time state champion.
On the athletic training side, Frey, who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Physical Therapy in 1957, was one of the first sports medicine professionals to hold certifications as both a physical therapist and athletic trainer. Over the years he gathered a good staff, which in turn brought Penn to the forefront of sports medicine throughout the Ivy League and along the East Coast.
Frey's crowning glory may have come at the 1980 Olympics as he was chosen as one of just 30 individuals to serve as an athletic therapist for the host committee in Lake Placid, N.Y.
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John D. Hartigan, C'63, WG'65
John Hartigan's crew career at Penn helped to prepare him for international competition. Hartigan was a two-year letterwinner with the Penn heavyweight varsity team (1962-63) and during his junior year, he helped the Red and Blue to the Eastern Sprint Championship which they shared with Yale.
Hartigan served as coxswain for two United States Olympic teams (1968, 1976) after his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963. He was also the co-captain of the U.S. rowing team that won a bronze medal at the 1979 Pan-American Games.
In his first Olympic competition, the 1968 games in Mexico City, Hartigan was a member of the fifth-place United States team in the four with coxswain event. It was an all-Penn boat with Hartigan at cox and Luther Jones, W'71, Bill Purdy, C'68, Tony Martin, EE'70, WG'76 and Gardner Cadwalader, C'70, GAR'75 rowing.
In 1974, Hartigan was a member of the United States boat that won the inaugural Lightweight Eight World Championship and included Penn alumnus Mick Feld, W'74 who was a lightweight oarsman at Penn. Two years later, he competed at the Montreal Olympics in the four with coxswain boat that was coached by former Penn heavyweight coach Ted Nash.
In 1979, Hartigan traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico to compete in the Pan-American Games. That year he served as co-captain of the U.S. team and his four with coxswain boat earned a bronze medal. In 1980, he was crowned national champion in the four with coxswain at the U.S. National Championships. He also earned a silver medal at the championships in the coxed pair event.
Hartigan won another gold medal in the four with coxswain, this time at the 1983 Pan-American Games in Caracas, Venezuela.
Under the leadership of former Penn Lightweight Coach Bruce Konopka, W'78, Hartigan's lightweight eight boat finished sixth at the World Championships in 1986.
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Mary Ellen T. Olcese, CW'73
Mary Ellen Olcese had already had an extraordinary swimming career before she entered the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 1969. By age 12 she had already set the National Age Group record in the 100-yard Backstroke. Within the next two years, she held the records in the 200 Butterfly and the 200 Backstroke as well.
By age 14, Olcese was U.S. National Champion in the 400-meter Individual Medley and a member of the United States Swim Team. She saw international competition in Great Britain, Monaco, Spain, Portugal and New Zealand. During a meet with the team from Great Britain, she established a new world record in the 440-yard Individual Medley (a record she held until the event was retired in 1969).
In 1966 she was honored as the Young American of the Month in the May/June issue of the General Motors American Youth magazine. The following year, she was named the Philadelphia Female Athlete of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Philadelphia. Olcese is also a three-time winner of the John B. Kelly Award given by Middle Atlantic AAU Swimming.
After retiring from national and international competition, Olcese turned to Penn to begin intercollegiate competition. During her freshman year, she qualified for national competition, and she and teammate Marg Seluk were one of the first Penn women's swimmers to score points on a national level.
Olcese represented Penn at the Women's Collegiate Swimming National Championships and the Eastern Women's Intercollegiate Swimming Championships, where she scored in the backstroke, butterfly, individual medley and relay events.
She was also a two-time team captain (1972, 1973) and a two-time recipient of the team's MVP award (1972, 1973).
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Glenn R. Partridge, C'76
During his time with the Penn athletic program, Glenn Partridge was a member of two teams that received NCAA Tournament berths. He first tasted victory as a sophomore on the men's soccer team in 1973. He then followed Head Coach Bob Seddon onto the diamond at River Field and saw tournament action again as a junior in 1975 with the baseball team.
In 1973, the Penn men's soccer team was making its fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Although finishing second in the Ivy League with a 5-2 record, the Red and Blue, who had an overall record of 13-3, returned to the NCAA Tournament, advancing all the way to the quarterfinals before falling, 1-0, to Clemson. Partridge was the team's second leading scorer in 1973, tallying 10 goals.
In the spring of his sophomore year, Partridge also starred for Seddon's baseball team. That year, the team went 23-5-1 and 9-4 in the E.I.B.L. He earned First-Team All-E.I.B.L. and All-Ivy League honors.
In 1975, the Red and Blue advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after winning the E.I.B.L. with a 12-2 record. Again, Partridge received an All-Ivy nod for his efforts in the outfield.
During his senior year, he set several Penn single-season records, including hits (59), doubles (13) and triples (6), again earning All-Ivy status. Partridge was selected co-captain of the 1976 squad. He also held the University of Pennsylvania baseball program's hits in a single season record for 20 years before it was broken in 1996.
After graduation, Partridge, a member of the Penn Baseball Hall of Fame, was signed by the Milwaukee Brewers and spent two years in their minor league farm system, recording a lifetime batting average of .300.
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John "Bull" Schweder, W'50
John "Bull" Schweder is one of only 67 Penn football players to have ever played professional football. He spent six years in the National Football League - one year with the Baltimore Colts (1950) and five with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1951-55).
Getting to the NFL was easy with the credentials Schweder brought with him from Penn. As a guard in his senior year, he was named First-Team All-America by the Associated Press and the International News Service. He was also awarded the Most Valuable Player award for that year by the Bakers Club.
In 1949, Schweder played in the East-West Shrine Classic Game, making him one of only 24 Quakers in program history to do so. He also played in the annual College All-Stars football game in Chicago, Ill. That same year, he was also named First-Team All-East.
The following year, Schweder was a recipient of the Marian Brown Grace Trophy as Bethlehem's (Pa.) Outstanding Athlete.
In 1969, he was honored by The Philadelphia Inquirer as a First-Team All-Time All-Penn football team member. Schweder was also named to the All-Time University of Pennsylvania football team as a guard in 1985, and in 1986 he was inducted into the National Football Foundation Lehigh Valley Chapter's Hall of Fame. He was named to The Daily Pennsylvanian's All-Century team as an offensive lineman in 1999.
In 1998, Schweder was inducted into the Pennsylvania State and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Sports Halls of Fame.
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Paul Scull, W'29
Paul Scull holds the oldest unbroken record in Penn football history. His single game record of 312 all-purpose yards has stood for 73 years. Set during the final game of the 1928 season against Cornell, Scull scored four touchdowns, recorded seven after-touchdown points, passed for 229 yards, intercepted one pass, returned kickoffs for 75 yards and made four first downs. He is also listed fourth on the all-time scoring in a single game records list with 31 points against Cornell on Nov. 29, 1928.
As a sophomore in 1926, Scull, who was nicknamed "Butterball" as a member of the Penn backfield because no one could get their hands on him, was elected by the Veteran Athletes' Association as the most valuable player to his team in the East. During that season, he recorded five touchdowns, six field goals and one PAT.
Scull again led the Quakers in scoring, recording five touchdowns, one field goal and 15 PATs in 1927. The Red and Blue went on to play in the postseason against California but fell to the Golden Bears, 27-13.
Scull was captain of the 1928 team that went 8-1 overall, which included a 67-0 win over Swarthmore on Oct. 13. For his efforts during his senior season, he was named a consensus First-Team All-American and was named an East All-American by Collier's. After making 23 of 25 point-after-touchdown kicks that year, Scull also earned the national dropkicker title.
Penn went 21-6-1 during Scull's three seasons on the gridiron for the Quakers. During the course of his career, Scull was named United Post First-Team All- Eastern Fullback, Lawrence Perry First-Team All-American, New York Post First-Team All-American fullback , Farrell's First-Team All- American, Tad Jones First-Team All-American, The New York Telegram First-Team All-American.
Scull, along with 10 other outstanding collegiate football players, were invited to play in the 1930 Warner Bros. film, "Maybe It's Love."
In addition to his gridiron exploits, Scull also lettered in basketball and baseball.
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William E. Straub, W'73
William Straub has the distinction of being one of only 54 All-America selections in the history of Penn soccer. He also turned his experiences with the Red and Blue into a professional soccer career after his graduation from Penn in 1973.
Straub was member of the 1971 and 1972 back-to-back Ivy League championship teams, the first in program history. The 1972 Quakers were ranked No. 2 in the country and had received their fourth-straight NCAA Tournament berth. The squad also had its first undefeated Ivy League season since 1933, going 6-0-1 to win the Ancient Eight title, and pushed it's unbeaten streak in the Ivy League to 17.
Straub was named team MVP in 1972 and received Honorable Mention for All-America honors by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The team's captain also received his second-consecutive All-Ivy League nod and finished his career as a two-time All-Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware men's soccer honoree.
In 1973, Straub was a first-round draft pick for Montreal and later that year began playing for the Philadelphia Atoms of the North American Soccer League (NASL). In the championship game between the Atoms and the Dallas Tornado, it was Straub who booted the gamewinner.
At the conclusion of the 1978 season with the Philadelphia Fury, Straub was named to the All-North America team. Straub played in the NASL for five seasons, which included a tour with the United States World Cup National Team.
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Betty Tuppeny, C'82
Betty Tuppeny is Penn softball's all-time leader in career wins (31), single season victories (13), and is second in complete games pitched (43).
Lettering for four seasons (1979-82), Tuppeny led the Quakers to an overall record of 49-20-1.
In 1981, the hallmark season of Tuppeny's collegiate career, she led the team to the program's only Ivy League championship. That year she posted a win-loss record of 13-3, hurling just over 110 innings, striking out 33 batters and recording a career-best ERA of 1.45. Her stellar skills on the mound helped the Quakers to a 1981 regular season record of 18-4. The Quakers captured their second-consecutive regional championship, compiling a 4-0 record, and also hosted and won the Philadelphia and Ivy League tournaments.
The name "Tuppeny" is not an unfamiliar one to the University of Pennsylvania Athletic Department or its Hall of Fame. James "Tup" Tuppeny, father of Betty and prolific track and field coach and Director of the Penn Relays for 18 years, was a member of the Second Class of the Athletic Hall of Fame which was inducted in 1998. The Tuppeny's are the only father-daughter combination in the Penn Athletic Hall of Fame.
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Christelle Williams, W'89
When Christelle Williams graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989, she left with seven individual and three relay track and field program records. She also went undefeated during her Ivy League career as the sprint hurdle champion. Along the way she earned three Outdoor Heptagonal Championship titles and was crowned an ECAC Champion in the 55m and 100m hurdles.
One of the fastest women in Penn track and field history, Williams was named team MVP two consecutive years (1987-88, 1988-89) and earned First-Team All-Ivy League honors in the triple jump and 100m hurdles.
As a freshman in 1986, Williams burst onto the Ivy League track scene winning the Indoor and Outdoor Most Outstanding Performer award at Heps. At Indoor Heps, she won two events - the 55m hurdles (8.12) and the 200m (25.04). Later that year at Outdoor Heps, she continued her dominance, this time picking up the 100m (12.32), 200m (25.06) and 100m hurdles (14.34) titles.
Her junior year saw Williams make personal improvements as she bested her 55m hurdles time by four-hundredths of a second to continue her reign as Indoor Heps champion.
During the 1988 indoor season, Williams was crowned champion in three events at the Heptagonal Championships - the 55m hurdles (8.02), 200m (25.18) and the triple jump (39'4").
In her final season at Penn, Williams competed against Jackie Joyner-Kersey at the Mobil Invitational in Fairfax, Va. She also recorded personal best performances in all of her events at the Outdoor Heps - 100m hurdles (13.89), 200m (24.51), triple jump (39'4.25") and 4x100 relay (47.42).
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BJ Zellers, C'84
A member of the Penn field hockey and women's lacrosse teams, Betty Jane Zellers, or BJ as she became known, made an impact on both programs during her time as a Quaker.
She helped the Penn field hockey team win its first-ever Ivy League title in 1981 and later that year helped the 1982 Quakers win the women's lacrosse Ivy League championship. Zellers was also instrumental in Penn winning the 1983 field hockey title.
Zellers made three postseason appearances with the women's lacrosse team and led the field hockey team to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1983 where Penn lost to Temple, 1-0, in the First Round. The Red and Blue finished that season ranked 12th in the national poll.
As a four-year member of the field hockey team, Zellers helped the squad to a 17-6-1 record in the Ivy League. During that time she received Honorable Mention for All-American honors and earned First-Team All-Ivy League honors twice (1982 and 1983). In her sophomore year, Zellers was named the team's Most Improved Player. She was also co-captain in 1983 and went on to earn the Ivy League's Field Hockey Player of the Year award as a senior. She was also selected by her teammates for the Anne Townsend Most Valuable Player award in 1983.
In women's lacrosse, Zellers helped the Quakers to an Ivy League record of 13-5 over her three seasons with the team. She was a member of the Red and Blue's trip to the Final Four of the 1982 AIAW Championship. Zellers was also a member of one of the first NCAA Tournament teams in 1983 when the Quakers went to the Second Round of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship.
She was named Second-Team All-Ivy League as a senior and served as team co-captain.
Zellers compiled a total of seven varsity letters and a host of awards and accolades from each sport, including the prestigious Julie Staver Award for the top senior female two-sport athlete at Penn.
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