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Trinity Announces Nine Inductees Into Athletics Hall Of Fame Class Of 2020

Trinity Announces Nine Inductees Into Athletics Hall Of Fame Class Of 2020

Hartford Conn. - Trinity College Director of Athletics Drew Galbraith has announced the 2020 Trinity Athletics Hall of Fame class. The Trinity College Athletics Hall of Fame was created to celebrate the rich history of athletic excellence at Trinity College that spans more than 160 years. The Hall of Fame honors the men and women who, through athletics participation, coaching or service, have distinguished themselves in the field of intercollegiate athletics, brought honor and acclaim to Trinity, and contributed to the success and advancement of intercollegiate athletics at the college. The group will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony that is tentatively scheduled for Homecoming Weekend this fall.

"Last fall we inducted our inaugural Trinity Athletics Hall of Fame class and were thrilled by the effusive reaction of our community and the ability to properly honor some of the best athletes to represent the blue and gold," said Galbraith. "The process for determining this year's class was equally difficult as the depth of talent and accolades were impressive and required extensive deliberation by our Hall of Fame Committee. We strongly believe that this year's class will continue to set the bar for years to come. We are also excited that as our Hall of Fame grows we have the opportunity to honor more sports."  

The 2020 Trinity College Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Ken Abere '86 (Men's Basketball)
Abere was an All-American and scored nearly 2,000 points while leading the Trinity men's basketball team to three ECAC Championship titles in the 1980's.
Ryan Bak '03 (Men's Cross Country/Men's Track and Field)
Bak was a 10-time All-American in cross country and track and field, winning the NCAA Cross Country title, and a pair of 1,500-meter NCAA crowns.
Christine Collins '91 (Women's Rowing)
Collins was a rowing captain for the Bantams, helping Trinity win 26 of 30 races in four years, and went on to earn a bronze medal in the 2000 Olympics.
Bill Doyle '85 (Men's Squash)
Doyle was a four-time All-American squash player, propelling the Bantams to No. 3 in the nation, and went on to lead Harvard to 10 national titles as men's and women's head coach.
Dea Frederick '84 (Women's Swimming and Diving)
Frederick was an All-American swimmer in multiple events who still holds the college's oldest standing all-time record in the 50-yard freestyle.
Rick Hazelton (Football/Track and Field/Men's Lacrosse - Administrator/Coach)
Hazelton was the Trinity Director of Athletics for 28 years, spearheading the rise of Trinity athletics onto the national stage in several men's and women's sports and overseeing the construction of the Koeppel Community Sports Center and other top-level facilities.
Stan Ogrodnik (Men's Basketball/Volleyball - Coach)
Ogrodnik coached Trinity men's basketball for 27 years, leading the Bantams to four ECAC titles, seven NCAA Tournament, and the 1995 NCAA Final Four.
Karen Rodgers Miller '85 (Women's Soccer/Women's Basketball/Women's Lacrosse)
Rodgers Miller was a three-sport start for Trinity, serving as captain in women's soccer, women's basketball, and women's lacrosse, and leading the Bantams to multiple NIAC titles during her career.
Charlie Sticka '56 (Football/Baseball)
Sticka '56 was a Little All-American twice in football in the late 1950s and went on to get drafted by the Los Angeles Rams.