PHILADELPHIA - With the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame Class VII induction nearing, PennAthletics.com will be presenting a weekly series profiling some of the former athletes and coaches who will be inducted. The official ceremony will take place Saturday, May 8 at The Inn at Penn. That night,12 members will join the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame.
Dionne Anthon W'92 L'05, women's basketball
When four-time letterwinner and three-time All-Ivy recipient Dionne Anthon took off her Penn women's basketball uniform for the last time, she did so as one of the greatest to ever wear the Red and Blue. That remains true to this day.
Upon graduation, Anthon was the women's basketball program's record holder with the highest career free throw percentage -- she was 79.5 percent for her career from the charity stripe (295-of-371) -- and held the record for made free throws in a game with 13. She was also second all-time in career assists (294), assists in a game (11), free throw percentage in a single season (81.9% in 1990-91), free throws made in a career (295), field goals made in a career (485), and career points (1,293). Nearly 20 years later, Anthon remains in the top 10 all-time in each of those categories and is currently sits fourth on the all-time scoring list in Quakers history.
A two-time All-Big 5 honoree, Anthon is one of just 14 Quakers to record 10 or more double-doubles in her career. She earned honorable mention All-Ivy recognition as a sophomore, was a second-team All-Ivy member as a junior, and a first-team All-Ivy selection as a senior. In her final year in the Red and Blue, Anthon led Penn in scoring with 15.5 points per game en route to Team MVP and second-team All-Big 5 honors.
In addition to her on-court accolades, Anthon was also selected for Academic All-Ivy as a senior.
Doug Glanville Eng'93, baseball
Glanville spent three years on the diamond at Penn, and left a lasting impression before being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 1991 Major League Baseball draft. However, even after he was drafted he returned to campus for each of the two fall semesters after that, completing his degree in systems engineering while also pursuing his pro baseball dream.
A three-year regular in the outfield for the Red and Blue, Glanville was a first-team All-Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League (EIBL) selection as a junior captain in 1991, when he had 58 hits to lead Penn. He also earned third-team All-America honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association, first-team GTE Academic All-America, and second-team ECAC Division I All-Star that year. As a sophomore in 1990, Glanville received honorable mention All-EIBL.
Glanville's 1991 hit total was second on the school's single-season list at the time, and remains fifth today. In 1989, Glanville scored 46 runs which was third on the single-season list then and is fourth today. In both 1989 and 1991, Glanville led all EIBL players in stolen bases in conference play.
The 1989 team that Glanville played on finished 29-11 -- setting a school record for wins that remains intact today -- and went 15-3 in the EIBL to earn the second of what would be three straight championships. That Quaker team then defeated Illinois in its first NCAA regional game, before losing to Arizona State and Lemoyne. In 1990, the Quakers went 23-17 overall and 13-5 in the EIBL, again winning the title. In the NCAAs that year, the Red and Blue sandwiched a win over UC-Santa Barbara around losses to Arizona State and Washington.
Glanville played for three teams at the Major League level -- the Cubs, the Texas Rangers, and his childhood favorites, the Philadelphia Phillies. Glanville ended his career in 2004 with exactly 1,100 hits, highlighted by the 1999 season when he batted .325 for the Phils and finished second in the National League in hits with 204, behind only Luis Gonzalez.
Glanville has been a contributing columnist to the New York Times the last few years, and in April he joined ESPN as a baseball analyst. In that position, he is expected to contribute to "Baseball Tonight," ESPN.com, and ESPN The Magazine. Glanville also has a book coming out, The Game from Where I Stand: A Ballplayer's Inside View, to be released next Tuesday (May 11).
W. Kelso Morrill III W'85, men's lacrosse
The 1980s were certainly the golden decade for the Penn men's lacrosse program, and it would be an understatement to say that Bill Morrill played a role in that success.
Morrill was a four-year letterwinner on attack from 1982-85, earning first-team All-Ivy each of his last three years. That makes him one of just two Penn players to be so honored. Morrill was honorable mention All-America in 1983 and 1984, and culminated his career with third-team All-America honors in 1985. When Morrill graduated he was Penn's all-time leader in goals (98), second all-time in points (164), and tied for third all-time in assists (66). Twenty-five years later, those numbers stand fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively, on the all-time lists.
As a freshman in 1982, Morrill was second on the team in goals (15) and third in both assists (7) and points (22). In 1983, he led Penn in goals (33) and points (47), and was fourth on the team with 14 assists. Morrill led Penn in assists in 1984 (19), and was second on the team in goals (21) and points (40). In 1985, he led the Quakers with 26 assists, tied for the team lead with 55 points, and finished second with 29 goals.
Morrill's teams set the standard for what would be an unprecedented run of success. The arrival of Tony Seaman as head coach coincided with Morrill's sophomore season; the 1983 Quakers tied Cornell for their first Ivy League title that spring, then went a perfect 6-0 to win their first outright championship in 1984. Both of those teams advanced to what was then an eight-team NCAA Championship field, losing in the quarterfinal round each time (11-8 to eventual champion Syracuse in 1983, 8-7 to Army in 1984), as did the 1985 team which fell to eventual runner-up Syracuse in the first round. Those three Penn teams went a combined 32-9 overall, 15-3 in Ivy play.