Five To Be Inducted In Mary Washington's 15th Hall Of Fame Class
Five To Be Inducted In Mary Washington's 15th Hall Of Fame Class

The University of Mary Washington Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its 2010 induction class, the 15th group of inductees. Included are former swimmers Mariah Butler and Kim Myers, soccer standouts Johanna Klein and Craig Gillan, and field hockey star Stephanie Lowe. The class will be inducted at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet on October 22, 2010.

Butler was the first four-year All-American in any sport in school history, gaining eight All-America awards in her career at UMW. She is the only swimmer in Capital Athletic Conference history to gain both CAC Swimmer of the Year and Rookie of the Year the same year (1997).

In four years at UMW, she never lost a CAC Championship races going unbeaten in 12 individual and eight relay races. She still ranks in the school's all-time top 10 in the 100 yard butterfly, the 200 yard butterfly, the 200 individual medley, and the 400 IM. She is currently the Director of Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Title IX at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Myers was a two-time CAC Swimmer of the Year, and claimed 10 All-America awards in three years competing at the NCAA Championships. She finished her career at UMW holding four individual and five relay school and conference records.

At the time of her graduation, she held more All-America awards than any other UMW athlete in any sport. Myers still ranks among the school's all-time top 10 in seven individual events. She is currently a vice president of Default Operations, Reporting, and Strategy for SunTrust Mortgage.

Klein ranks as one of the top soccer players in UMW history, as she led the team to unprecedented heights during her career. She led the Eagles to top-eight finishes at the NCAA Tournament in 1997 and 1998, claiming All-America honors and gaining first team all-conference kudos in each of her four years.

She ranks among the school's all-time leaders in points, goals, and assists for a season and career. Klein is currently a physical therapist practicing in Reston, Va. Gillan led the men's soccer team to the 1997 NCAA Division III Final Four with a 21-3-1 record, claiming All-America honors as the CAC Player of the Year from the defender position.

A two-year co-captain, Gillan scored 21 goals and six assists, a very high total for a defender, and gained All-Capital Athletic Conference honors in both 1996 and 1997. He is currently the Director of eCommerce for Charlotte Russe in LaJolla, Cal.

Lowe had the greatest career of any goalie in UMW field hockey history, leading the 1993 team to the Final Four by recording the lowest goals-against average in NCAA Division III history. She allowed just seven goals in 24 games, a 0.39 GAA, and also posted 18 solo shutouts, also among the best in Division III history.

She still holds the UMW season and career records for shutouts, save percentage, and goals-against average. She is currently employed by the U.S. government.

The Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Friday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room at Seacobeck Hall. Tickets are $25 each and can be ordered by calling 540-654-1743, or emailing coften@umw.edu.