Five inductees comprise 2012 University of Dallas Athletics 'Hall of Fame' class
IRVING, Texas - The University of Dallas Athletics Department is pleased to announce the following individuals as 2012 inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame: Madeleine Brink, Tom Hansell, Kelly Scofield, Sister Marie Pierre Sercer, O. Cist (Bridget Sercer), and Coach Joe Utay.
The 2012 class will be honored in a ceremony taking place on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 12 p.m. in the Haggar University Center's Rathskellar dining area.
With the inaugural class inducted in 1998, these five deserving individuals will respectively increase the number of Athletics Hall of Fame inductees to 52, at a university where an emphasis on 'student-athlete' reigns supreme.
For a complete list of University of Dallas Athletics Hall of Fame members, click here.
|Madeleine Brink was a playmaking midfielder for the University of Dallas women's soccer team during a heralded run of success from 2002 to 2005. Tabbed United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Champions in 2002 and 2003, the team participated in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III tournament in 2004 and 2005. In 2002, the Lady Crusaders led NCAA Division III in goal-scoring as part of a school-record 12 consecutive wins. The 2005 team set a school-record for winning-percentage at .812. In her career, Brink played in 69 games, scored 38 goals with 27 assists for 103 points, and was a selected a 2003 USCAA All-American.|
||Tom Hansell was a soccer-star at the University of Dallas from 1977 to 1980, and set scoring records that could have been greater had statistics from the era been kept more meticulously. As it stands, he is 12th on the all-time goal scoring list with 18 and tied for 14th in points with 42; he was first on both lists until 1996. Hansell had a four-goal game against West Texas State University in 1979, which held as the school record until 2001. He had six multiple-goal games, and scored three in the first postseason appearance for soccer in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) District tournament in 1980 in a win over Dallas Baptist University. He was also a member of the first men's soccer team with a winning record, in 1979.|
||Kelly Scofield was the goalkeeper for the University of Dallas women's soccer team during an unprecedented run of success from 2002 to 2005. The team was crowned champions of the USCAA in 2002 and 2003, and were participants in the NCAA Division III tournament in 2004 and 2005; much of that success can be attributed to Kelly Scofield. She holds the school-record for career goals-against-average with a 0.95 mark, and is first in career saves with 336. The 2002 team totalled a school-record 12 consecutive wins, while the 2005 squad set a school record for winning-percentage at .812. She is the only three-time all-american in any sport at the University of Dallas.|
||Sister Marie Pierre, O. Cist (Bridget Sercer), was a one-woman track team for the University of Dallas, competing in 12 different events and holding school-records at 100 meters, 400 meters, 100 meter hurdles, long jump and heptathlon. In her career, she competed in 74 events and won 14 of them, both school records. Included in her wins were USCAA championships in long jump, 200 meters, 400 meters, triple jump and heptathlon, while being accorded All-American honors in 2003 and 2004.|
||Joe Utay was the head football coach at Holy Trinity College and the University of Dallas from 1908 through 1911. He came to Holy Trinity after an outstanding playing career at Texas A&M University. He led the team to a 7-1-1 record in his first year as coach, and the championship of the North Texas Interscholastic Association (NTIA) in 1909. The 1909 team was referred to as the "Forward pass artists of Texas," and their seven wins are a school-record for wins in a season. Coach Utay stands second on the list of coaching wins and winning-percentage at the school. He is a 1974 inductee into the prestigious College Football Hall of Fame.|