Athletic Hall of Fame

Established in 1996, the University of Mary Washington Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes the top individuals and teams in the history of the athletic program at the school.

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UMW to Induct Four Individuals, One Team as 21st Athletic Hall of Fame Class on February 11, 2017

The University of Mary Washington will induct its 21st class into the UMW Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Inductees include the first male national champions in school history in men’s tennis standouts Dan Uyar (’04) and Paul Bristow (’06), baseball standout Mark Matthews (’94), women’s swimming record holder Phyllis Quinn (’77), and the 2001 NCAA Final Four women’s lacrosse team.

Perhaps the greatest player in Mary Washington, Paul Bristow closed his career as the program’s all-time leader in singles and doubles victories. He became the first male national champion in school history, along with Dan Uyar, as they captured the 2004 NCAA Division III national doubles championship. Bristow led the Eagles to back-to-back NCAA national quarterfinal appearances, gaining All-America honors in three seasons. He was the 2003 CAC Rookie of the Year and 2006 CAC Player of the Year, and was named to the CAC Silver Anniversary Team in 2015, recognizing the top 25 players in conference history.

Dan Uyar was a highly decorated and successful member of the men’s tennis team, with a career that culminated with the 2004 NCAA Division III national doubles championship. Uyar finished his career second all-time in program history in singles victories and first in doubles wins, the last of which made him one of the first male national champions in school history, alongside partner Paul Bristow. A four-year all-conference selection who also advanced to the NCAA doubles quarterfinals as a junior, Uyar was named to the Capital Athletic Conference Silver Anniversary Team in 2015 as one of the top players in conference history.

One of the leaders of the baseball program’s ascension as a national power, Mark Matthews (’94) was one of the top pitchers in program history. The only four-year first team All-Capital Athletic Conference pitcher in league history, Matthews led Mary Washington to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and three conference titles. A two-time all-region selection, he posted a 23-7 career record at MWC, and followed with three successful seasons in minor league baseball. He was named in 2015 to the Capital Athletic Conference Silver Anniversary team, recognizing the top 25 players in conference history.

One of the top swimmers of her era who also played one season of basketball, Quinn led Mary Washington to Virginia AIAW Small College State Championships, and advanced to the AIAW National Championships in her senior season of 1977. A three year team captain, Quinn set a state record in the 50 yard butterfly in 1977. After graduating with honors, she has continued to compete in multiple triathlons and has swum in 29 Waikiki Rough Water Swims, regularly finishing in the top five in her age class and serving on committees with Pacific Masters Swimming, U.S. Masters Swimming, and the Olympic Club Foundation.

The 2001 women’s lacrosse team was a study in excellence and perseverance, exacting revenge after two earlier defeats to Salisbury University to down the Sea Gulls in Salisbury to advance to the program’s first NCAA Final Four. Led by All-Americans Jenni Foy, Kate Weller, and Bridget Geiman, the Eagles advanced to the national semifinals against Middlebury College at Johns Hopkins University. Eight players on the team would become All-Americans during their careers, which kick started the most successful era in program history.

The 21st annual UMW Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017 as part of Hall of Fame Day at the school. Activities will include a reception with Hall of Famers and current student-athletes, recognition at halftime of the men’s basketball game at 3:00, a social hour, and banquet at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Clint Often at coften@umw.edu.

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UMW Athletic Hall of Famers, Nomination Process

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Class of 1996
Ethel Armstrong '63
Ruth Bonner Grosskopf '85
Frank Gilmore '84
Bill Lohr '86
Deb Reid '82
1982 AIAW Champion W. Tennis Team

Class of 1997
Buddy Hawley '87
Pam Heller '87
Jenny Utz '82

Class of 1998
President William Anderson
1988 NCAA Champion W. Tennis Team

Class of 1999
Dr. Edward Hegmann
Glenn Smith '89

Class of 2000
Scott Karr '90
Peggy McKelvey '88
Shane Shackford '90

Class of 2001
Dan Beverly '91
Kim Cosgriff '91
Dave Lausten '91
1991 NCAA Champion W. Tennis Team

Class of 2002
Sean Carpenter '90
Christy Copper '91
Diane DeFalco '91

Class of 2003
Tammy Buhite '93
Matt Mejia '93
Sheri Whited '91

Class of 2004
Don Purcell '93
Leslie Roland '94

Class of 2005
Lesley Krush '93
April Moshos '94
Tony Trepal '93

Class of 2006
Sarah King '96
Jeff Kramer '96
Candice Malone '94

Class of 2007
Jon Gates '97
Jeff Hootselle '97
Tim Selgas '97
Myra Simpson '97

Class of 2008
Eliza Barcus '96
Eliza Huber Scott '96
Chris Rice '98
Jennifer Wilson Buck '94

Class of 2009
Chris Blelloch '97
Charlotte Cockrell '98
Eric Guyton '99
Felicity Smith '98
Chris Wallace '97

Class of 2010
Mariah Butler '00
Craig Gillan '98
Johanna Klein '00
Stephanie Lowe '96
Kim Myers '00 

Class of 2011
Roy Gordon
Yurissa Mitchell '00
Lea Schon '01
Stefanie Teter '96
Jin Wong '97

Class of 2012
Kim Alvis '00
Ellen Anderson '01
Bridget Geiman '01
Erik Kochert '02
Jessica Morris '02

Class of 2013-14
Bobby Bergin '03
Dan Dupras '03
Tom Sheridan
Conor Smith '03
1993 Field Hockey Team

Class of 2014-15
Melissa Block '04
Carol Hawley '84
Tamalyn Reed '93
Megan Reese '98
1997 Men's Soccer Team

Class of 2015-16
Erin Caulfield '01
Peter Diamond '03
Stan Soper
Tasha Thomas '95
1992 Women's Soccer Team