Penn Athletics Announces Hall of Fame Class IX

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania's Director of Athletics, Steven J. Bilsky W'71, has announced the men and women who will represent Class IX in the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame. The class will be inducted on Saturday, May 3 at The Inn at Penn.

If you would like to attend this special formal induction, click here or feel free to contact Athletics Development Coordinator Jon Kerzetski (215-898-6477, More information will follow in the coming weeks.

Class IX features 10 recipients -- eight men, two women -- who will join 180 former Penn athletes and coaches into immortality. The class features eight former athletes, a former coach, and one special award.

Plaques honoring all members of the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame are located in the Donaldson Room, which is in Weightman Hall on the Penn campus.

Complete bios and information about the honorees will be available on over the next several weeks, leading up to the induction ceremonies.


Cliff Bayer W’03 WG'03, men’s fencing

Jerry Berndt, football coach (1981-85)

Sam Burley C’03 CGS'06, men’s track & field

Craig Connolly C’90 CGS'98, baseball

Julie Heller Dembert C’81, field hockey/women’s lacrosse

Paul Miller W'50 HON'81 PAR'78(special)

David Proctor W’87 GEX'10, men’s squash

James “Booney” Salters W’80, men’s basketball

Jack Shanafelt W’54, football

Dr. Mary Turner DePalma C’84, women’s track & field