Pat Aigner ’89 became the second Washington & Jefferson quarterback in as many years to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Aigner, a 1988 Associated Press Honorable-Mention All-America selection, was a three-year letterwinner and a three-time PAC Champion. Aigner led the Presidents to two NCAA Division III playoff appearances and was the starting quarterback in W&J’s 23-17 overtime victory over Allegheny in the 1987 playoffs. This win was viewed by many as the greatest Division III playoff game in history. Following the 1987 season, he was selected to the All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference Team. W&J also finished the season with the fourth-ranked offense in all of Division III. In 1998, he was named the PAC Offensive Player of the Year after breaking the conference record for passing touchdowns in a season. Aigner is currently sixth all-time at Washington & Jefferson College with 3,851 career passing yards. Aigner was also an all-conference selection in baseball at W&J as a catcher.
Stephanie Crawford ’99 led the Washington & Jefferson volleyball program to four postseason appearances and three Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships during her career. The 1995 PAC Freshman of the Year helped the Presidents amass a 110-26 record in four seasons. She was named to the All-PAC Volleyball squad in all four years as a President and helped her teams capture two ECAC Tournament Championships. In 1997, Crawford was honored as the ECAC Tournament Most Valuable Player. Crawford was most noted for her serving ability. In 1995 and 1996, Crawford led the nation in service aces. She accumulated 150 service aces (1.70 per game) in 1995 and then posted 159 (1.56 per game) the following year. Prior to the NCAA changing its scoring format in 2001, Crawford had the top two service aces scoring average in NCAA Division III history. She still ranks in the top five in NCAA history for career service aces.
Dan Radke ’85 is yet another talent in the rich history of swimmers at Washington & Jefferson College. A native of Harrisburg, Pa., Radke was a four-year letterwinner at W&J. He is a two-time Presidents’ Athletic Conference champion and a two-time Team Most Valuable Player. In 1984, Radke earned NCAA Division III All-America laurels in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.21 seconds. That legendary race has held the test of time and still stands today as the W&J school record. In addition, Radke held the school record in the 200 backstroke for 16 years before it was topped during the 1999-2000 season. At one point in his career, Radke had held eight W&J school records and one conference mark.
David Scarborough had a passion for Washington & Jefferson College. During his 12-year reign as the Presidents’ Head Basketball Coach, he coached nine teams with winning records. In 1962-63, Scarborough brought home the first-ever Presidents’ Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship to the college. His teams combined to sport a 135-82 overall record and three of his former players are currently in the W&J Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1990, Scarborough was inducted into the Washington-Greene County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Scarborough made his presence felt campus wide as he also served as the Vice President of Student Affairs and as the Dean of Students. He was also the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from W&J. Scarborough passed away on April 27, 2006. In his honor, the inaugural Dr. David K. Scarborough Academic Achievement Award is presented.
Mike Kluska ’89 joined 1959 W&J graduate King Hartman (Class of 2000) as the second men’s tennis player in Washington & Jefferson College history to be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Kluska, who played three years with King Hartman Jr., was a four-year letterwinner for the W&J tennis program. He immediately made his impact felt in 1986 when he posted a 10-1 overall record at the No. 1 singles position and claimed the title at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships. For his efforts, the conference honored him as the Most Valuable Player. Kluska’s success continued throughout his final three years. He won the conference No. 1 singles crown in each of the next three seasons and was also selected as the PAC Most Valuable Player every year. In his four years as the No. 1 singles player, Kluska went undefeated in conference matches. Kluska added his fifth conference title as a senior after teaming with Jim Watson to claim the No. 1 doubles championship.
The Cameron Family, 2006 Robert M. Murphy Award Winners, has been synonymous with Washington & Jefferson College and the city of Washington, Pa., for years. Richard R. Cameron and Edwina W. Cameron and their children have had a direct impact on countless students and scholar-athletes at W&J for the past three decades. This positive impact has come in a number of different ways. Dick and Winnie’s son, James W. Cameron, is a 1980 W&J graduate and a former member of the men’s basketball team. He played in 42 games over his two seasons on the squad and was a co-captain during his senior year. Jim, who was also a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, began serving on the College’s Board of Trustees in 2005. Jim’s wife, Nancy, is a 1981 W&J graduate. One of Jim and Nancy’s four children, Justin, is a 2006 W&J graduate and was one of the top lacrosse players for the Presidents. Lynn Cameron Riotto is a 1987 W&J graduate and one of the most successful swimmers in school history. As a freshman, she qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships in the 50 freestyle in her first collegiate meet. She then traveled to Atlanta, Ga., for the championship event. After making the finals, Lynn took 12th place with a school record time of 25.28 seconds which earned her All-America honors. Following the season, Lynn was named the Presidents’ Team MVP. Lynn was a member of the W&J Board of Trustees from 1999-2004 and is also a former member of the Alumni Executive Council. Winnie Cameron received an honorary degree from Washington & Jefferson College in 2000 and has also received the Distinguished Service Award from the alumni body. She has served on the College’s Board of Trustees since 1987 and is now a Trustee Emeritus. The Cameron Family has been lifelong supporters of W&J and its programs, including the Pete Henry Society, W&J Annual Fund, Pete Henry Golf Outing, Scarborough Prize and Olin Stage Players. In addition, the Camerons are lifetime members of the John McMillan Society. Before the 1999-2000 school year, College Field was redesigned and expanded, thanks to a commitment from Dick and Winnie Cameron, Don and Sally Cameron, Jim and Nancy Cameron, Steven and Diane Cameron and Lynn Cameron Riotto and family to update and enhance the aging facility. The gift, one of the five largest in the history of the College, underscored the singular partnership that exists between the College and the community. Cameron Stadium is one of the top facilities in all of Division III athletics. The family also funded the digital scoreboard projects at Cameron Stadium, Henry Memorial Center, Ross Memorial Park and Alexandre Stadium.