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MAC honors ’Burgians 

The Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Hall of Fame included Bob Kenworthy ’59 in its inaugural class. He became the College’s first-ever sports information director shortly after graduation and served for 40 years, including 34 in the MAC.

He has stayed active since his retirement in 2000, serving on Gettysburg’s Hall of Athletic Honor Committee from its inception in 1978 through 2011, and as a writer for the Gettysburg Times.

• Also named to the MAC Hall of Fame was Arif Husain ’93, a national champion sprinter who competed for his native Pakistan in the 100- and 200-meter dash at the 1992 Summer Olympics. An economics major, he graduated as salutatorian, went on to earn an M.B.A., has worked in consulting and banking, and has led coaching sessions for the College track and field team. His reflections on Bullets athletics and the Olympics are online.

By the numbers - 2011–12

4 Centennial Conference team titles: men’s and women’s swimming, women’s golf, women’s lax

118K+ Corey Weissman ’12 YouTube hits

325 Coach Petrie’s men’s hoops career wins, breaking Hen Bream’s record

3 consecutive Centennial Conference heptathlon titles for Alexandra Van Tuyl ’12

310 Carole Cantele ’83 7th NCAA women’s lax coach to pass 300 wins

41 wins by wrestler Zach Thomson ’15, a school record

Six join Hall of Athletic Honor 

The Orange & Blue Club will welcome six new members to the Hall of Athletic Honor.

As student-athletes, they amassed 54 all-conference citations and 17 All-America certificates, and led their teams to 10 conference championships. To be inducted during Homecoming are:

Kelly Brennan ’00

Becky Griffith ’98
field hockey 

Denise Johnson ’87
track & field 

Matt McKenna ’95

Chris Notarfrancesco ’95

Paul Schofield ’92

Also to be recognized during Sept. 28’s induction ceremony are the 1962 baseball team, the 1976 and 1977 men’s track and field squads, and the 1987 women’s cross country team. (Pole vaulter turned entrepreneur George Vallone ‘76 is profiled starting on page 20.)

Founded in 1978, the hall now includes 204 student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and others.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Sun, 2 Sep 2012

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