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Goucher Honors Athletics Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees

Release date: April 27, 2012

Goucher College is honoring the third class of inductees into its Athletics Hall of Fame, which recognizes, honors, and perpetuates the memory of those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Goucher College athletics and its intercollegiate athletic program.

The induction ceremony will be held Friday, April 27, at 6 p.m. in Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum. The event will be part of Goucher's Alumnae/i Weekend, which will be held April 26-29.

At the induction, Goucher will honor Corene "Renie" Amoss '93, David Clark '95, and Betsy Weingarten '88.

Corene "Renie" Amoss '93, was a three-sport athlete and honors student who majored in economics and management before she died in an automobile accident in 1993. Amoss remains the all-time leading scorer in the history of Goucher's women's basketball. During her four seasons on the basketball team, she tallied 2,220 points - a score no Goucher woman has come within 500 points of equaling. No Goucher field hockey player has eclipsed her records for goals (7) or points (17) in a game, nor for her season-best totals for goals (23) and points (56). She also was talented enough to play No. 2 in the Gophers' singles tennis lineup by her senior year.

David Clark '95 was a pioneer in men's sports at Goucher. He holds the college's record for points in a men's basketball game (38), most points in a career (1,833), highest career scoring average (17.5 points per game), most field goals in a career (691), and most assists in a career (413). Clark also helped build up Goucher's roster of intercollegiate sports by joining the men's lacrosse team, which made its début in 1993. During that season, he scored seven goals and made nine assists, enough for him to become a second-team All-CAC midfielder.

No Goucher player — male or female — has duplicated or surpassed the school record Betsy Weingarten '88 set by scoring 52 points in a 1986 women's basketball game. At the time she graduated, Weingarten was the all-time leading scorer in history of Goucher's women's basketball program with 1,433 points. As distinguished as her basketball career was, however, she could perhaps be recognized as the most outstanding female tennis player in the college's history. Her career totals rank No. 1 in the history of Goucher's women's tennis program: 57 singles wins, 45 individual doubles wins, 28 team doubles wins, a .905 winning percentage in singles competition (57-6), and a .803 winning percentage in doubles play (45-11).

A permanent display of the Hall of Fame inductees is located in the lobby of Goucher's Decker Sports & Recreation Center.

To be inducted into the Goucher College Athletics Hall of Fame, an individual must have participated in at least two full seasons of intercollegiate competition, been in good academic standing, graduated at least 10 years prior to the nomination date, and been a "truly distinguished performer in his/her sport." Coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and others who have made outstanding contributions or offered extraordinary service to athletics at Goucher are also eligible.

Nominations for the Goucher College Athletics Hall of Fame can be made by using the form found here http://athletics.goucher.edu/information/nom_form2.pdf. Nominations are due by June 1. For more information about Goucher's Hall of Fame or the nominations process, contact Geoffrey Miller at 410-337-6383 or gmiller@goucher.edu.