UChicago announces 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

UChicago announces 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago announced the 15th induction class of its Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday. The five honorees will be formally inducted Friday evening, October 20, 2017, as part of the University's Homecoming celebration.

Frank Edwards (class of 1974) was one of the top scorers and rebounders to wear a Maroon men's basketball uniform. At his forward position, Edwards averaged 18.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while shooting 50.8 percent from the field over his four-year career. In the school's career records, he ranks third in field goals, fourth in scoring average, fifth in points, fifth in rebounds and sixth in field-goal percentage. Edwards was the second-leading scorer in program history at the time of his graduation. His teams compiled a 54-20 record (.730 winning percentage). Over his final three years, the Maroons won by an average of 15 points per game.

Beth Marquardt Calderone (class of 2000) was a potent dual threat as a hitter and pitcher for the UChicago softball team. She ranks in the program's top 10 in 12 different career categories. In the batter's box, she hit for a .397 batting average with 77 RBI. Marquardt is the school's all-time leader in doubles (42) while ranking second in hits (173) and triples (11). In the pitching circle, she tallied 47 wins and 17 shutouts, while striking out 535 batters in 475.1 innings. Marquardt was recognized as First Team All-Region twice and Third Team All-Region once. The University Athletic Association (UAA) named her MVP in 1997.

Joseph McCoy (class of 1994) played quarterback for Maroon football in the early 1990s. McCoy shared the backfield with UChicago all-time leading rusher Frank Baker to form the top running duo of the modern era. The ground attack peaked in 1993, with McCoy setting new school records with 6.6 yards per carry and 16 rushing touchdowns. As a four-time All-University Athletic Association honoree, McCoy placed on the First Team in 1992 and the Second Team on three occasions. His career numbers rank first in yards per carry (5.1), second in rushing touchdowns (31) and third in rushing yards (2,842). McCoy also lettered in basketball and track and field as an undergraduate.

Fred Speik (class of 1905) was one of the first All-Americans in UChicago football history. Alongside teammate Walter Eckersall, Speik garnered consensus All-American honors as a senior in 1904. He is one of 10 consensus All-Americans in program history. Speik played end for legendary head coach Amos Alonzo Stagg and the Maroons compiled a 34-9-4 record (.766 winning percentage) over his four years on the team. After graduation, he was an assistant coach to Stagg from 1905-07 and then took over as head football coach at Purdue University from 1908-09.

Diane Trewin (class of 1971) was one of the groundbreaking athletes during the first years of women's intercollegiate athletics at UChicago in the late 1960s and early 1970s. As an undergraduate, she was a four-sport starter in softball, basketball, volleyball and badminton. Trewin particularly excelled on the softball diamond, where she served as the team's natural leader at catcher. She entered the program in its inaugural season under Hall of Fame head coach Pat Kirby in 1968. Behind the plate, Trewin showcased a top-notch arm that cut down runners on the base paths along with reflexive ability to block and corral errant pitches. At bat, she displayed superior bat control combined with extra-base power.

Inductees were selected by a committee composed of University of Chicago faculty, staff, alumni and Athletics Hall of Fame members. Twenty-five individuals were chosen for the inaugural class in 2003. A maximum of five individuals can selected on an annual basis.

To be eligible for induction into the University of Chicago Athletics Hall of Fame, athletes must have attended the University, competed in an intercollegiate sport, and completed their participation in intercollegiate sports a minimum of 10 years prior to induction. Coaches or administrators must also have ceased service in that capacity at least five years prior to induction.