by Robert D. Cornell
Sandra L. Allison 79, field hockey, basketball and lacrosse; Kenneth R. Larrison 31, lacrosse; John H. Nichols, Jr. 57, basketball; Steven A. Smith 84, ice hockey; and Thomas D. Stenglein 86, football were inducted into the Hall of Honor.
Allison earned a total of 11 varsity letters four in field hockey, four in basketball and three in lacrosse during her collegiate career. She was co-captain of the field hockey team as a senior; captain of the basketball team as a junior and co-captain as a senior; and co-captain of the lacrosse team as a junior and senior. In 1979 Sandy was the co-recipient of the Sandy Baur Award, given to the outstanding female athlete at Colgate.
Larrison had a distinguished collegiate lacrosse career. As a sophomore, he was named first team All-America at midfield while leading Colgate to victories over Cornell, Hobart and Syracuse. The team was presented a bronze medal by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. The next season Larrison earned an honorable mention All-America selection and was elected captain his senior year.
Nichols was Colgates all-time scoring leader and rebounder at the time of his graduation, and is still the all-time leading rebounder with 1,082 rebounds, a record that has stood for 40 years. Nichols averaged a school-record 15.0 rebounds per game during his career, and still holds the top two single season rebounding totals in the schools history with 422 in 195556 and 406 in 195657. He also shares the school record for most rebounds in a game, with 26, and averaged a school record 16.9 rebounds per game in 195657. Smith finished his collegiate career as Colgates all-time leading scorer, with 212 points (83-129=212) in 128 games. He also set school records for most career assists (129) and games played (128). Smith played in every game in his college career, helping Colgate to a four-year record of 75-46-7 (.613) with three trips to the ECAC playoffs, one trip to the NCAA playoffs and the first two 20-win seasons in the schools history.
In his senior year, he was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award and was named first-team All-America by the American Hockey Coaches Association and first team At-Large Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He was an ECAC Division I All-Star and the East teams MVP in the East-West Senior All-Star game.
Stenglein, a standout wide receiver for the Red Raiders, was a two-time Associated Press Division l-AA All-America and a 1985 CoSIDA/GTE Academic All-
America. In addition, Stenglein was a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and two-time winner of Colgates Richard F. Mangano Award for excellence in academics and athletics. He finished his career as Colgates all-time leader in passes caught in a game (12), in a season (67) and in a career (144); all-time leader in yards receiving in a season (1,184) and in a career (2,532); all-time leader in touchdown passes caught in a season (13) and career (29); and tied the record three times for TDs caught in a game (3). He also finished fifth in career scoring, with 176 points.
Patricia A. Quinones has been named the new head volleyball coach. She replaces Vicky Chun 90, who served as head coach for the past three years, and led the program to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1996. Chun has accepted a position with the NCAA in Overland Park, Kansas.
Quinones has coached at Texas at El Paso and served as director and head coach for three junior club programs. For the past four years, she served as an assistant coach for Fort Collins (CO) High School.
Katie Flynn 88, softball coach at Colgate for the past four seasons, has been appointed softball coach at UNC Greensboro. Flynn led Colgate to a 22-18 record and a runnerup finish in the Patriot League Tournament in 1997.
Following a nationwide search, former Colgate assistant sports information director Jeff Fanter has been named the first full-time ECAC Ice Hockey Commissioner.
The energetic Fanter will oversee and coordinate all activity within the ECAC related to ice hockey for the 90-plus programs involved in all five playing leagues, including the ECAC Division I.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Patriot League ranked first among all NCAA Division I conferences in graduation rate success, as stated by data published in the 1997 NCAA Graduation-Rates Report. All five league member institutions participating in the survey ranked in the top 20 in a list of 306 Division I institutions. The figures reflect a four-year average for all student-athletes entering institutions in 198788 and graduating within the allowable six-year period. The two service academies, Army and Navy, are exempt from reporting NCAA graduation rates.
The College of Holy Cross and Bucknell University tied for third in the nation, with a 91 percent graduation rate. The league placed two additional schools Lehigh University (89 percent) and Colgate University (88 percent) in the top ten. Lafayette College ranked tied for 19th, with an 82 percent graduation rate.
Peter Liebschutz 60 (March Scene) travelled to Israel in June to represent the United States at the quadrennial Maccabiah Games. Liebschutz was a member of the four-man team that won a gold medal for the U.S. in the masters division (50 and up) golf competition at Caesarea Golf Club. His score also earned him a bronze medal (third place) in individual competition.
Liebschutz was also one of 22 amateurs from across the world to qualify for the prestigious US Senior Open Golf Championship held this year at Olympia Fields Country Club in Chicago. The field of 150 players included the top senior amateur and professional golfers from around the world. Liebschutz shared a locker cubicle at Olympia Fields with Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.