Penn Athletics inducts 12 into Hall of Fame

Penn Athletics Hall of Fame

Penn is known for its remarkable scholars, but it will be the University’s exceptional scholar-athletes who take center stage on Saturday, May 8, when Penn Athletics honors its 2010 Hall of Fame class at a black-tie gala.

Doug Glanville (SEAS ’93), who was an All-Ivy League and All-American player at Penn before entering Major League Baseball, is among the 12 inductees.

“This is a tremendous honor to be in the Hall of Fame,” he says. “Penn is a storied institution, so to be in that mix is a wonderful thing.”

Over his nine-year professional career, Glanville played for the Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies. He now co-owns a real estate development company in Chicago, in addition to working as an analyst for ESPN and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times.

Former Penn baseball coach Bob Seddon, who recruited Glanville in his family’s Teaneck, N.J., living room in 1988, will also be enshrined.

“There’s a time difference and an era difference between us, but I contributed to his time coaching and he helped me be the player I became,” says Glanville about his former coach.

E. Craig Sweeten (Wharton ‘37), another 2010 inductee, has a long relationship with Penn, stretching back nearly 75 years. He excelled in soccer as an undergrad and after graduating, remained at the University as an employee.

Sweeten will receive the Hall of Fame’s first “Special Award.”

“He made other contributions to Penn by doing outstanding things beyond athletics,” says Mike Huber, chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee.

When Sweeten retired as senior vice president for development and public relations in 1981, the Trustees of the University dedicated the E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House in his honor. In 2007, Sweeten served as the parade marshal on Alumni Weekend, as he celebrated his class’ 70th anniversary. He is expected to attend the Hall of Fame ceremony.

Joining Glanville, Sweeten and Seddon in the Hall are:

Bob Atkinson - Wharton ‘72, men’s swimming
Dionne Anthon - Wharton ‘92, Law ‘05, women’s basketball
Patricia Kennedy - College ‘87, field hockey/lacrosse
Francis Crossin - College ‘47, men’s basketball
Walter Hynoski - Wharton ‘55, football/baseball
John Adams - Wharton ‘72, men’s tennis
Kelso Morrill III - Wharton ‘85, men’s lacrosse
Gail Rossmann Kedoin - College ‘88, women’s fencing
Wm. Byrd Page - 1887, men’s track & field

The newest inductees will join 156 former athletes and coaches who have been enshrined in the Penn Hall of Fame since it was established in 1996. Plaques honoring all members are located in the Donaldson Room in Weightman Hall.

Originally published on April 8, 2010