Opening a Penn Hall of Fame: April 13

Saturday night at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza, 46 figures from the University's athletic past will be inducted into a new Penn Hall of Fame.

Chosen from a field of 443 nominations, the 41 athletes and five coaches range from Bill Hollenback, the All-American running back of Quaker fame from 1907-1909, to Mary Jane O'Neill, All-American fencer from 1982-86.

The Hall of Fame is in the Donaldson Room of Weightman Hall, established in memory of Jerome S. Shenker, W '38, a student-athlete who lettered in baseball and lightweight football and who was a lifelong volunteer and supporter of Penn athletics.

All of those inducted in this inaugural year are All-Americans, national champions and/or world champions, according to Ed Fabricius, the 1955 College alumnus and former sports information director at Penn who heads the Hall of Fame Committee. Elections will be held annually and the Hall of Fame induction will be a yearly event.

On the committee are Dr. Howard Mitchell, the 1907 Foundation Professor Emeritus (WG '51), sportswriter Frank Dolson (W '54) and Alumni Relations Director Martha Stachitas (CW '75), as well as Athletic Director Steve Bilsky (W '71), Coaches Anne Sage and Bob Seddon, DRIA Media Relations Director Gail Zachary, and two other former sports information directors, Herb Hartnett and C. Robert Paul, W '39. Decker Uhlhorn and Debbie Newman of the present staff are ex-officio members.


April 9, 1996
Volume 42 Number 27

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