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Berg welcomes new members to Athletic Hall of Fame

During Homecoming Weekend, the College will induct six new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Inductees will be honored for their distinguished athletic achievements and contributions to the Muhlenberg athletic program.
You are invited to attend the induction dinner at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2002, in the Miller Forum of Moyer Hall as the following individuals are recognized:
Coach Frank Marino has contributed a great deal to Muhlenberg's athletic program and has served the athletic department since 1967. As the head football coach from 1971-1980, he holds the record as the "winningest football coach" with a career record of 54-40-6. In 1976, Marino was the Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC) coach of the year. He also served the volleyball team as head coach from 1988-1995, including a 1992 MAC Southeast championship. In addition, he coached men's and women's lacrosse. Marino has influenced many Muhlenberg athletes and remains the Mules' number one fan. In 1999, Muhlenberg named the new AstroTurf field in the stadium complex
in honor of Coach Marino.
Milton "Scotty" Wood has ties to Muhlenberg College and its athletic teams dating back to 1947 when he owned a small sandwich shop, called the Home Restaurant, in center-city Allentown. The Muhlenberg basketball team practiced at nearby Rockne Hall and often finished too late to eat dinner on campus, so Wood let the players enjoy home-cooked meals at his restaurant.
Today, to honor his long, supportive relationship with the College, Muhlenberg's state-of-the-art, multi-purpose stadium with an AstroTurf playing field and all-weather track (dedicated in 1999) bears the name of Milton W. "Scotty" Wood, founder of food service giant Wood Dining Services, and June "Betty" Wood. The Woods have been two of the most beloved figures in the College's athletic history. In 1982, Wood's son, Robert Wood, also created the Scotty Wood Basketball Tournament, which is held annually at Muhlenberg in November. The tournament has grown into a first-class operation and one of the most popular events of its kind in the nation.
A two-year letter winner as a center in football, Franklin "Footer" Wolfe '41 received votes for the 1940 AP All-State team. Wolfe was also nominated by Muhlenberg and chosen for the Sports Illustrated Small College Anniversary All-American Team. He was a "60-Minute Man" for the football team and a member of the first varsity wrestling team at the College. Wolfe wrestled for three years with a record of 2-2.
A two-sport athlete, Richard R. Biolsi '65 was a three-year letter winner in football and a four-year letter winner as a heavyweight in wrestling. As a wrestler, Biolsi went undefeated for two seasons and placed second in the MAC championships in 1964 and 1965. During his career, Biolsi also won 29 consecutive dual-meet matches and was the Mules' leading scorer for three straight years.
Anne (Petrou) Reed '82 was a four-year letter winner in both field hockey and softball and served as co-captain of the softball team. Reed is Muhlenberg's fourth all-time leading scorer in field hockey and was the team's top scorer for three straight years. In 1980 and 1981 she was selected to the first-team All-MAC North for field hockey. On the softball field she played second base had a career batting average of .398 with 7 RBIs and 34 runs scored in 35 games. Reed also led the 1982 MAC South Championship team with a .500 batting average.
Sharon (Peifer) Gleichmann '89 was a four-year letter winner in field hockey and softball. For two years she served as captain of the field hockey team and in 1987 and 1988 was selected to the first-team All-MAC Northeast. Gleichmann scored 15 career goals on the field hockey field. As an infielder in softball, she
led the team as a two-year captain. Her career statistics include a .320 batting average with 44 RBIs and nine stolen bases. Gleichmann still holds the school record with an 18-game hitting streak in 1989 and played in three MAC Southeast championships. As a student she won a number of awards for her athletic talent.
Additional details about the induction dinner and ceremony will be included in the Homecoming brochure to be mailed this summer.


Alumni Directory: Last Call

The Muhlenberg College Alumni Directory will be published this fall thanks to your help in updating your biographical information. If you haven't ordered a copy of the directory or the CD version, you may do so now by calling 1-800-877-6554. Orders will be accepted through August 19.
Soon the directory will assist you in reconnecting with Muhlenberg classmates and friends. Many thanks for your cooperation throughout the information-gathering and verification stages.



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