President Tori Haring-Smith, E. Lee North ’46, Frank Pilato ’05, Kaitlyn Orstein ’08, James White, Carrie Banaszak Dunbar ’99, Tom Benic ’67 and Director of Athletics Bill Dukett
Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
The Washington & Jefferson College Athletic Hall of Fame honors those who have distinguished themselves on the playing fields and in the classrooms at Washington & Jefferson College. The 2013 induction class became the 15th group to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on October 11, 2013. The College used the first four years as a charter membership stage which was established in 1999 by the W&J Alumni Association.
In 2002, the W&J Athletic Hall of Fame revamped the official ceremony which now honors a select group of individuals each fall in a ceremony on campus.
In addition, Washington & Jefferson College introduced the E. Ronald Salvitti, M.D. Senior Scholar-Athlete and Walter C. Cooper Senior Athlete of the Year Awards, given to a male and female student-athlete from the previous athletic season. These awards are handed out prior to the hall of fame inductions each year.
The W&J Athletic Hall of Fame was instituted to honor and to memorialize those individuals or teams who have made outstanding contributions to Washington & Jefferson College athletics and who have helped to bring recognition, honor, excellence, and distinction to the college and its intercollegiate athletic programs.
Inductees are usually chosen by the Hall of Fame Committee from a field of over 150 nominees. To be eligible for the Athletic Hall of Fame, an alumnus must have participated in a minimum of two full seasons of varsity intercollegiate competition at W&J.
Coaches, trainers, managers and any other persons who have made outstanding contributions or offered extraordinary service to W&J athletics are eligible. In addition, alumni may be eligible for the Robert M. Murphy Award if they have made outstanding contributions or offered extraordinary service to athletics at W&J after graduation.
A public display of the plaques honoring each of the inductees will be maintained in the Eaton/Gentile Hall of Fame at Towler Hall in Cameron Stadium.
For more information on the annual fall event or for ticket information, please contact Debby Lowe (724-223-6054; email@example.com).