Enjoy a day of fall sports!
Support Great Danes Athletics this Saturday! Football vs. St. Peterís 1 p.m., University Field; Menís soccer vs. Maine at 1p.m., Womenís volleyball hosts the Albany Tournament Ė against Sacred Heart at 11 a.m. and Iona at 6 p.m.
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Hall of Fame Ceremony Inducts Five!
Four former athletes and a legendary coach will be enshrined into the University at Albany Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 4 at the 20th annual HOF Dinner and Induction Ceremony. A reception for the Athletic Hall of Fame inductees begins at 5:00 p.m., with the dinner and ceremony to follow in the Recreation and Convocation Center (RACC) on campus.
The new inductees and their sports: Scott Carroll '93, cross country/track; Patty Munhall-Blacklock '87, volleyball; Richard "Doc" Sauers, men's basketball coach; Chris Tironi '89, wrestling; and Scott Turrin '94, football. With this year's class, there are 99 former athletes, coaches, and administrators who have been inducted into the University's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Scott Carroll (1992-94) -- Carroll was the first athlete in UAlbany history to earn All-America honors in three sports, cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track. In 1993-94, he qualified for the NCAA championships in each sport, and won the Division III national title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Patty Munhall-Blacklock (1983-87) -- A two-time All-American, Munhall is one of the top performers in the UAlbany women's volleyball program's history. She led the Great Danes to three NCAA Division III tournament appearances and 112 victories during her career.
Richard "Doc" Sauers (1955-97) -- One of the winningest coaches in the history of college basketball with 702 victories, Sauers led the UAlbany men's basketball program to eleven NCAA and four NAIA post-season tournament appearances.
Sauers, whose teams averaged more than 17 wins per season, and had just one losing campaign, became the University's head coach in 1955, when the school was known as the State College for Teachers and the team's nickname was the Pedagogues. During his tenure, the institution evolved into a top research center with a broad mission of undergraduate and graduate education. Meanwhile, the basketball program moved from the NCAA's College Division, to Division III, and then to Division II, plus the nickname changed to Great Danes.
Chris Tironi (1985-87) -- A two-time national heavyweight champion, Tironi is one of the most decorated wrestlers in school history. In 1986-87, he was named the University at Albany's Male Athlete of the Year. In his senior year, Tironi won his second NCAA Division III championship in the heavyweight classification, as the Great Danes took third as a team.
Scott Turrin (1991-94) -- An All-America offensive tackle on the Division III level, Turrin was a dominant lineman on Bob Ford's football teams in the early 1990s. He was a three-year starter at right tackle and appeared in 30 career games.
In 1994, Turrin was chosen first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and to the Football Gazette third team. He also was picked first-team All-East and made the ECAC Upstate New York Division III All-Star Team.