Oswego Athletic Hall of Fame inducts six

imageSix of Oswego State’s former athletes and coaches were honored at the sixth annual Oswego Athletic Hall of Fame induction on Nov. 11.

This year’s honorees are Linda Cohn of the class of 1981 (pictured in her job as an ESPN anchor) and Anne Potter Collins of the class of 1980 for their achievements in women’s ice hockey; George Crowe, Oswego State’s first men’s ice hockey coach; Herb Hammond, men’s hockey coach emeritus; Dr. Casimir Kowalski, who graduated from Oswego in 1965, for men’s basketball; and Rick Pratt, a 1982 graduate, for men’s ice hockey.

The Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2001 by the Oswego Alumni Association to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to Oswego State athletics. Its purpose is to perpetuate the memory of those who have brought honor, distinction and excellence to SUNY Oswego in athletics.

“This year’s honorees represent some of the best athletes and coaches and true pioneers in Oswego State’s long athletic history,” said Betsy Oberst, executive director of the Oswego Alumni Association. “We are honored to add their names to the list of Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.”

For more information, visit http://www.oswego.edu/athletics/hall.

Nominations for alumni athletes or former coaches (living or deceased) for future consideration to the Hall of Fame are now being taken through the online form. Nominators are responsible for supplying information on their nominee for consideration by the committee. Deadline for nominations for consideration for the 2007 induction is Jan. 1.

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(Posted: Oct 27, 2006)