PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s Director of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, Dr. M. Grace Calhoun, has announced 15 men and women who will comprise the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame Class X. This class will be inducted on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in a ceremony to be held at The Inn at Penn.
Further information about this induction ceremony will be forthcoming in the near future.
In order to be eligible for consideration into the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame as a student-athlete, a candidate must have graduated from the University or been a member of the General Alumni Society of Penn and earned his or her last letter at least 10 years ago. Candidates are selected based on accomplishments during their undergraduate days at the University. Coaches under consideration must have coached at least five years and no longer be at Penn.
The Penn Athletics Hall of Fame inducted its Inaugural Class on April 13, 1996. The most recent induction, Class IX, took place on May 3, 2014.
George A. Weiss W65 will receive the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to an individual who has embodied excellence throughout his or her life and has made an extraordinary impact on society and the Penn community. The spirit of the award honors and celebrates his or her accomplishments and contributions to society, Penn Athletics and the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn Athletics Hall of Fame Class X
Jerome B. Allen W09, men’s basketball
Brian T. Chaput C04, men’s track & field
Francis J. Dunphy, men’s basketball (coach)
Robyn Fortsch C87 GED88, women’s track & field/women’s basketball
Thomas J. Gilmore C86, football
Patrick J. Goodwillie W96, football
Ruthlyn Greenfield-Webster NU92, women’s track & field
Joshua M. D. Hall III W85, men’s lacrosse
Bruce D. Konopka W78, men’s crew
Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan C04, volleyball
Donna Mulhern Woodruff C90 GED00, field hockey/women’s lacrosse
John H. Outland 1899, football
Matthew P. Valenti C07, wrestling
Eugene G. Venzke ED36, men’s track & field
George A. Weiss W65 HON14, Lifetime Achievement Award