With a rich tradition spanning decades, Assumption College Athletics has captured numerous regional championships and Northeast-10 titles, while also boasting numerous All-Americans, Academic All-Americans and Players of the Year. Beginning in 1966, Assumption College established the Athletics Hall of Fame to recognize some of the top athletes in Greyhound history. That history continues to be celebrated today as the College honors five individuals each year for their outstanding contributions to the Assumption College athletic tradition. This year's class honored individuals from five different sports at the College.
The Hall of Fame Induction Dinner is held annually in the Hagan Campus Center and serves as the kickoff for Homecoming Weekend. The 2013 Hall of Fame Induction was held on October 28, 2013, and featured four former student-athletes and one former head coach at the College.
Honorees included: Demitri Beekman ’93 from men’s basketball, Anne (Mingolelli) Burgholzer ’00 from field hockey, Stephen Connolly ’91 from ice hockey, Susan (Dailey) Malanga ’83 from women’s basketball and former men’s tennis head coach John Ippolito.
The Assumption College Athletics Hall of Fame honors any former alumnus who has attained outstanding recognition or superior accomplishments in any varsity sport. Individuals become eligible five years after graduation from the College and will be selected on the basis of playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character and the athlete's contribution to his/her team(s) and to Assumption College in general.
Nominations may be submitted to Ken Johnson, Jr., Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation for Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hall of Fame Committee will meet each spring to select the upcoming class, which will be announced in the late Spring for a Fall induction date. Each of the inductees each year will have their likeness displayed on the Athletics Hall of Fame wall, which is located in the lobby of Laska Gymnasium.