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Eight People Selected to UMBC Hall of Fame

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Press Release from UMBC Athletics- first reported on http://www.umbcretrievers.com

The UMBC Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has selected
eight nominees to be inducted into the UMBC Athletic Hall of Fame. The
17^th induction ceremony will take place at the BWI Airport Marriott
Hotel on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at 7 p.m.

The inductees are LaNae Baker (volleyball, 1995-98), Kevin Goh (swimming
& diving, 1997-2001), John Jancuska (head baseball coach, 1978-present),
Huguens Jean (track & field, 1999-2003), Ingrid Kilpe Huber (swimming &
diving, 1999-2003), Craig Linthicum (lacrosse, 1978-81), Monica Logan
(women’s basketball, 1995-99) and Deanna Vecchio (softball, 1999-2002).

There are now 112 members of the UMBC Athletic Hall of Fame, which was
was instituted in the 1970s, and in 1990, Director of Athletics Dr.
Charles Brown created The Annual Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction
Ceremony. This event now occurs every other year. Candidates are
nominated throughout the two-year period and are selected for induction
by a committee of current Hall of Fame members based on their excellence
in competition at UMBC and subsequent graduation from the university.

The cost to attend the induction dinner is $75, which includes a ticket
to the basketball doubleheader that afternoon at the RAC Arena. The
women take on Maine at 12:30 p.m., and the men entertain Vermont at 3
p.m. The new class of Hall of Famers will be introduced at halftime of
the men’s game. Please contact Kevin Gibbons O’Neill at 410-455-1532 or
oneillb@umbc.edu for additional information
about the event or to purchase tickets.

*_The 2010 UMBC Athletic Hall of Fame Class _*

* LaNae Baker*, volleyball (1995-98)—Baker is UMBC’s all-time leader in
assists with a staggering 4,722, 1,600 more than any other player in
school history. She is also second in service aces (206), third in digs
(1460) and tied for fourth in matches played (122). The team averaged
more than 24 wins per season in her four years – the most successful
period in school history – won a pair of conference titles and went to
the 1998 NCAA Championships. The native of La Mirada, Calif., was a
First-Team All-Northeast Conference selection in her senior season.

*Kevin Goh*, swimming & diving (1997-01)—Goh was UMBC’s Outstanding
Senior Athlete in 2001. He still maintains school records in the 200
breaststroke, the 200 IM and as part of the 400 medley relay team. The
native of Orange Park, Fla., set an ECAC record in the 200 breaststroke
at the 2000 Championships and repeated as champion in the 200 individual
medley. He also set a meet record in the 200 breaststroke at the Nittany
Lion Invitational. Goh captured an ECAC title as a freshman in the 400
IM and qualified for the 2000 Olympic Trials.

*John Jancuska*, head baseball coach (1978-present)— Jancuska has served
UMBC as its head baseball coach for 32 seasons, the longest-tenured
coach in school history. He has compiled over 660 victories, including
19 winning seasons. At the Division I level, he has been named a
conference Coach of the Year in four different leagues. (1992-East
Coast, 1993-Big South, 2000-Northeast, 2008-America East) During his
tenure, UMBC has made three appearances in the NCAA Division II
Tournament (1978, 1979, 1986) and two at the NCAA Division I level
(1992, 2001). Jancuska is a former University of Delaware two-year
starter and co-captain of the baseball team in his senior season of
1975. He was inducted into the Maryland State Association of Baseball
Coaches Hall of Fame in 2000. The Sykesville, Md., resident has coached
five All-Americans, four academic All-Americans and 17 student-athletes
who have played professionally. He and his wife, Lee Ann, have three
daughters and two grandchildren.

*Huguens Jean,* track & field (1999-2003)—The undersized high jumper
capped a brilliant career by placing fourth in the nation in the high
jump at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships. He holds school indoor
records in the high jump and triple jump and an outdoor mark in the high
jump at 2.22 meters (7’3.25”). That mark is believed to be the highest
jump by any athlete competing in the state of Maryland. Jean had placed
10th in the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., three
months prior to his performance outdoors. The Columbia, Md., native and
Howard High School graduate was UMBC’s Outstanding Male Athlete in 2003
and was an Academic All-American in 2002 and 2003. He won the 2002
Northeast Conference high jump indoor and outdoor title, as well as the
ECAC indoor title that same year.

*Ingrid Kilpe Huber*, swimming & diving (1993-97)—Kilpe was UMBC’s
Outstanding Female Athlete in the spring of 1997. She held the school
record in the 200 individual medley until 2003 and was part of three
relay teams which held school marks. The Columbia, Md., native and
Centennial High School graduate won both the 100 fly and the 200 IM at
the 1996 ECAC Championships. She won a pair of golds at Eastern
Championships in the 100 and 200 butterfly events in 1995 after taking
one gold at the 1994 championships. Kilpe also recorded multiple
victories over ACC opponents, including Duke, N.C. State and Maryland.

*Craig Linthicum*, men’s lacrosse (1978-81)—Linthicum was a three-time
All-American, earning Second-Team (1979) and First-Team (1980) honors at
the NCAA Division II level and garnering Honorable Mention recognition
at midfield in UMBC’s first Division I season in 1981. He amassed 74
goals and 28 assists for 102 total points in his career and collected
166 ground balls. The native of Cambridge, Md., produced his best season
in the 1980 championship season, when he scored 24 goals and 33 points,
both career bests, and collected 63 ground balls. His teams were a
combined 37-17 with a national runner-up (1979) and national title
(1980) to their credit.

*Monica Logan*, women’s basketball (1995-99)—Logan is UMBC’s all-time
leading rebounder with 1,141 boards and 10.7 rebounds per game, and she
ranks 16th all-time with 1,036 career points, making her one of just two
players in school history (joining Hall of Famer Tammy McCarthy) to post
both 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Logan also ranks among UMBC’s
all-time leaders in a number of other categories, including first in
field goal percentage (.523/415-793), second in blocks (123) and starts
(106), sixth in minutes (3,444) and 12th in assists (201). The native of
College Park, Md., posted three of UMBC’s top 10 rebounding seasons,
including the second-highest total ever, 364, as a senior, and her 13.5
rebounds per game that year led the nation and are a school record. Her
47 blocks that season are also UMBC’s top mark ever. Logan posted 20
rebounds in a game five times during her career. She was a member of the
1996 Big South All-Rookie Team, the 1997 All-Big South Second Team and
All-Academic Team and the 1999 All-Northeast Conference First Team.
Logan led the Big South Conference in rebounding twice and in blocked
shots once. She also excelled in the classroom, double-majoring in
social work and African-American studies.

*Deanna Vecchio*, softball, (1999-2002)—A shortstop for the softball
team and a catalyst at the top of the lineup from 1999-2002, Vecchio was
a career .353 hitter, a four-time All-Northeast Conference First-Team
selection and the 2002 Northeast Conference Player of the Year. Vecchio
holds UMBC’s all-time records in runs scored (179) and stolen bases
(135) and ranks among UMBC’s career leaders in nearly every statistical
category, including second in hits (258), fourth in triples (9) and
at-bats (731), fifth in total bases (338), sixth in walks (61), on-base
percentage (.404) and games played and started (215), seventh in average
(.353), 10th in doubles (29) and extra-base hits (49) and 15th in home
runs (11). Her 88 hits in 2002 are the second-most ever in a single
season in UMBC history, and she batted .402 that season, ranking fourth
all-time. The native of Matawan, N.J., also holds UMBC’s single-season
record with 68 runs scored as a senior, and she is one of three players
ever to steal 40 bases in a season. Vecchio put together a 26-game
hitting streak in 2002, second-longest in UMBC history. She also earned
National Fastpitch Coaches Association First-Team All-Region honors as a
senior.

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Written by Corey Johns

December 1, 2009 at 10:38 pm

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