The Susquehanna University Athletics Hall of Fame Committee has announced the 2017 class of inductees that will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony October 20 as part of Homecoming Weekend.
The class of six former athletes include Joe Farley '97 from baseball, Joel Patch '09 from men's basketball, Krista O'Brien'02 from women's lacrosse, Mike Marr '08 from track and field, Colin Howlett '90 from football and Lindsay Nevins '05 from women's soccer.
Howlett was a First Team All-American as the center for the football team and a two-time All-MAC selection as well. The 1990 Blair Heaton Award winner helped the football team to a pair of MAC Championships in 1987 and 1989.
Farley was a standout pitcher for the baseball team and still ranks among the best in school history in career pitching wins, career strikeouts and career Earned Run Average. He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1996 and played in the minor leagues. He still owns the team record for wins in a season for the Class A Hickory Crawdads.
O'Brien finished her career at Susquehanna as the all-time leaders in goals, assist and points in both a career and in a season. She totaled 238 career points with 171 goals and 67 assists and also held the school records for points in a season with 68 in 2000 and goals in a season with 51 in 2001. She was a three-time All-MAC selection and heled the team to its first and only MAC Championship in 2002.
Nevins was a four-time All-MAC selection, MAC Rookie of the Year in 2001 and a First Team selection in 2002 and 2003. She ranks among the top five in all of the major offensive records categories for career and season. She remains the school record holder for shots attempted in a career.
Marr was a standout jumper for the Susquehanna indoor and outdoor track and field squads. He earned All-American honors as a high jumper in 2007 and also finished ninth in the high jump at the 2008 outdoor championships. In 2008, he won the Landmark high jump title and was second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump.
Patch was the Landmark Conference Player of the Year and a First Team All-Region selection from the NABC and D3hoops.com in 2008-09. He is the only player in Susquehanna history with 1,000 points, 700 rebounds and 120 steals.
With the six new inductees in the Fall, the Susquehanna Hall of Fame will have 240 members since the first class of inductees in 1967.