2011 Hall of Fame Ceremony to Induct Five New Members
There are currently 20 women in the 93-member Rider Athletics Hall of Fame. Saturday there will be 23.
For the first time three women will be among the five athletes being inducted into the Rider University Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony on June 11.
Basketball star Jennifer Feeney, softball great Diane Fulham and field hockey star Kerri Robertson join baseball player Ryan Pandolfini and track standout Bill Pearson in the newest list of inductees.
"Every year the Hall of Fame Committee works very hard in selecting the best nominees for this prestigious athletic honor," said Don Harnum, Rider Director of Athletics. "Once again they did an outstanding job as all of our honorees are very well accomplished in their respective sports."
Feeney graduated in 1995 fourth in career scoring at Rider with 1,262 points, fifth in career rebounds with 590 and seventh in career assists with 235.
Fulham led Rider to four consecutive East Coast Conference Championships. As a sophomore she was the ECC Player of the Year and ECC Championship Tournament MVP. She graduated with Rider records for wins and strikeouts in a season.
Robertson graduated second in career goals and points and third in career assists. As a senior she was 16th in the nation in scoring and was 15th in the nation as a junior.
Pandolfini was the Northeast Conference Player of the Year and the Rider Athlete of the Year as a sophomore and led Rider in batting as a junior before signing a professional contract. In just three seasons he compiled 177 hits and 122 RBI, both marks ranked in the Rider top 10, leading Rider to a pair of Northeast Conference Championships.
Pearson was the 1988 Rider Athlete of the Year and graduated with Rider records in the high jump and intermediate hurdles and won 16 individual East Coast Conference titles.
The 1984, '85, '86 and '87 baseball teams that won four consecutive East Coast Conference Championships and advanced to four NCAA Tournaments will also be honored with the Outstanding Team Achievement award.