Six former student-athletes and the winningest baseball program at school historical past have been chosen for induction into the Central Connecticut State College Alumni Athletics Corridor of Fame. The induction will happen on Saturday evening, Could 5, 2016 in Alumni Corridor on the CCSU campus. Cocktail hour will start at 6:00 p.m. adopted by dinner. Reservation and ticket data will probably be made out there within the coming weeks.
The Corridor of Fame class consists of, Thomas Bezrutczyk ’77 (observe and discipline), Jen Cote ’04 (volleyball), Amy Crispino ’97 (softball), Jere Quinn ’77 (basketball), Juan Roman ’90 (soccer), Mark St. Germain (soccer) and the 2004 baseball staff.
“We’re excited to honor these six former standout student-athletes in addition to one of the vital profitable groups at school historical past,” Vice President for Institutional Development Chris Galligan mentioned. “We’re additionally trying ahead to bringing the occasion again to campus in Could. These six new members be part of a prestigious checklist of CCSU’s finest, and on that Saturday evening they may take their rightful place among the many most adorned student-athletes at school historical past.”
Bezrutczyk was a two-time All-American for the Blue Devils whose discus document nonetheless stands. In 1972 he threw the discus 173 ft, 6 inches, and 46 years later no Blue Satan has ever thrown it additional. Previous to his time at CCSU he was a state and New England Champion within the discus, and he went on to compete worldwide for a lot of his grownup life. Bezrutczyk competed within the 1976 Olympic trials.
Cote is second all-time in profession kills for the Blue Devils with 1,432, trailing solely Corridor of Famer Christine Dadducci in that class. Her hitting share of .319 is second all-time at school historical past. She holds the single-season hitting share mark at .378, set in the course of the 2004 season. Cote holds two of the top-10 single season kills marks at school historical past with 415 in 2003 and 385 in 2002. The Blue Devils gained 68 matches in her 4 seasons and posted 20 or extra wins twice. In her remaining two years Central was 41-17. They superior to the NEC Event thrice in 4 seasons. Cote was a four-time All-Convention choice within the NEC, incomes three First Crew picks and one Second Crew choose.
Crispino performed for former head coach and CCSU Corridor of Famer Ron Pringle. She stays within the top-10 in a number of profession offensive classes for the Blue Devils, 20 years after her enjoying profession led to 1996. Her .312 profession common in ninth all-time at school historical past. On the time of her commencement she was second on the all-time checklist. She can be eighth all-time in profession hits with 155, fifth in runs scored (98), tied for eighth in triples (7) and is the varsity’s all-time chief in stolen bases with 58.
Roman was a three-year starter for the soccer staff and a two-time captain in the course of the 1988 and 1989 seasons. As a junior, Roman earned First-Crew All-New England honors after main the Blue Devils in tackles with 105. Throughout that season, he recorded single-game highs of 18 tackles towards A.I.C. and 16 tackles towards Springfield. Roman was additionally the Blue Devils main tackler in his sophomore marketing campaign (89), together with 16 in a win over Western Connecticut. He completed his profession with 261 profession tackles.
St. Germain was one of the vital adorned operating backs after his profession with the Blue Satan soccer staff. After finishing his eligibility, he set a then-school document with 104 profession factors. Throughout his senior yr, St. Germain tied the information for single-season scoring and touchdowns. He was named an Honorable Point out All-American choice in 1974. St. Germain completed his profession ranked second in profession speeding yardage with 1,620 yards. He’s presently ranked 14th in each profession speeding and scoring.
Quinn, presently the pinnacle boys’ basketball coach at St. Thomas Extra, was a two-time captain for former head coach and CCSU Corridor of Famer Invoice Detrick in 1975-76 and 1976-77. Quinn’s single-season help document of 227 assists in the course of the 1975-76 season continues to be the school-record, 36 assists greater than the second spot on the identical checklist. His 413 profession assists are fifth all-time at school historical past. Quinn holds the school-record for assists in a sport (18) and posted 5 video games with 14 or extra assists in his profession. Quinn additionally scored 1,006 factors in his profession with the Blue Devils.
The 2004 baseball staff captured this system’s third straight Northeast Convention Championship and posted a program-record 41 wins within the course of whereas advancing to the NCAA Event. The Blue Devils completed 41-17-1 marking the fourth straight season with 30 or extra wins for head coach Charlie Hickey’s staff. 4 members of that staff stay within the top-10 all-time in hitting at school historical past, together with Keith Stegbauer who completed his two seasons with a batting common of .388. He posted a school-record 100 hits in 2004. This system’s all-time leaders in batting common (Stegbauer), at-bats (Tim D’Aquila), hits (D’Aquila), runs scored (Rob Hosgood), doubles (D’Aquila), triples (Hosgood), RBI (D’Aquila) and whole bases (Hosgood) have been all members of that staff. The Blue Devils superior to the Oklahoma Metropolis Regional and confronted Florida and Oklahoma within the NCAA Event. The 41 wins was an NEC document on the time.
The CCSU Alumni Athletics Corridor of Fame acknowledges and honors former excellent CCSU student-athletes for his or her contributions and achievements in athletics. Nominees, normally, have to be of fine character and worthy of the award, and people, who, by way of their actions, have proven assist for the beliefs of the College. Nominees shall have represented CCSU in a constructive method each on and off the enjoying area. Together with the Class of 2018, there are 150 members of the CCSU Alumni Athletics Corridor of Fame, and three groups.