Rutgers-Camden Athletics inducts fourth Athletic Hall of Fame class
CAMDEN – The school’s lone national championship team, a two-time track All-American, a 1,000-point basketball scorer, and a prolific basketball rebounder comprise the fourth class of the Rutgers-Camden Athletic Hall of Fame, which will be enshrined at the induction dinner in the Campus Center here Dec. 9, 2011.
The 2011 class of the Rutgers-Camden Hall of Fame features its 2006 national championship softball team, Tameka Jackson (a track All-American in the 100-meter dash in 2004 and 2005), Reggie Owens (the second-leading scorer in men’s basketball history) and Fran Dickson (a record-setting rebounder who led the basketball program to its first two titles with Delaware Valley Conference championships in the late 1950’s and early 1960s).
Rutgers-Camden started its Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005 and holds inductions every other year.
The inaugural Hall of Fame class in 2005 featured three-sport star Tara Harris (basketball, softball, tennis), baseball and basketball player Gar Miller, former Rutgers-Camden Dean of Students, Associate Provost and golf coach Barry Millett, basketball stars Ray Pace and Karla Robinson, former Athletic Director and basketball coach Wilbur “Pony” Wilson and the 1977 men’s soccer team, which played in the NAIA national tournament and finished sixth in the country.
The second class of the Hall of Fame in 2007 featured baseball great John “Rocky” Gianvito, who also played basketball and soccer, basketball all-time leading scorers Terry Cole and Bill Bramble and the sibling duo of basketball stars Cetshwayo and Kamilah Byrd.
The third class in 2009 featured the late soccer star Pat Baldiserra, 1,000-point basketball scorer and baseball star Joe Bretschneider, two-time track All-American hurdler Matt Collins, former softball pitching great Sarah O’Malley and the 2002-03 women’s basketball team which became the first program in school history to earn a New Jersey Athletic Conference championship and NCAA berth.
The 2011 class will swell the Rutgers-Camden Athletic Hall of Fame to 18 individuals and three teams.
Class of 2011 Inductees
(click on names for bios)
|Sarah O'Malley (Johnson)|
|2002-03 Women's Basketball Team|
|Wilbur "Pony" Wilson|
|1977 Men's Soccer Team|