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The Messenger
Vol. 5, No. 4/1996
Hall of Fame inducts four with UD ties

     Four athletes with ties to the University athletic department
were inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame during its
annual banquet in May, bringing to 30 the number of men and women
with UD ties to be so honored.
     This year's honorees include the late golf coach and
administrator Raymond B. "Scotty" Duncan; former trainer and
tennis coach Roy "Doc" Rylander; the late four-sport athlete
Irvin "Ace" Taylor; and former football standout and current
trustee Harold "Buck" Thompson.

     Mr. Duncan, Delaware '48, was recognized as one of the most
respected golf coaches and administrators in the country. A 1948
graduate of Delaware, Mr. Duncan was a letterwinner in football,
basketball, baseball and track. He coached the Blue Hen golf team
from 1964 until his death in 1990 and never had a losing season
in 27 years, compiling a record of 365-94 with six East Coast
Conference titles and a 1977 Eastern Intercollegiate Golf
Association title. Mr. Duncan joined the UD athletics staff in
1955 and retired as associate director of athletics in 1989. The
NCAA District II/EIGA tournament is now known as the Scotty
Duncan Memorial Tournament.
     Rylander is considered a pioneer in the field of athletic
training. He joined the UD faculty in 1946 and served as head
athletic trainer, head men's tennis coach and head gymnastics
coach. He retired as head athletic trainer after the 1987-88
season. He was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Hall
of Fame in 1986. As tennis coach, he led the Blue Hens for 41
years, from 1953 until his retirement after the 1993 season-the
longest tenure of any head coach in UD history. He posted a
record of 343-176-1 and led his 1974 team to the Middle Atlantic
Conference title.
     Taylor, Delaware '30, won letters in football, basketball
and baseball and also competed for the soccer team during his
athletic career at Delaware. He was Delaware's first-ever
Outstanding Athlete as a senior. An end in football, he was named
to Delaware's all-time team in 1989.
     Thompson, Delaware '50, was a three-year varsity standout
for the Fightin' Blue Hens football team in 1941-46 and a member
of teams that posted a three-year record of 25-0-1 and won the
1946 small college national title. Thompson, who earned All-
American honors in 1946, still holds UD records for longest
kickoff return and longest run from scrimmage. He later went on
to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the All-American Football

Other members of the University community who also are members of
the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame include:
     Anne Brooking, Delaware '84- Brooking was an All-American
in both field hockey and lacrosse during her career in the early
1980s. She earned All-American honors in field hockey in 1980 and
1981 and in lacrosse in 1982 and 1983. She was a key member for
all three Blue Hen women's lacrosse national title teams in 1981,
1982 and 1983. Brooking was named the University's Outstanding
Female Athlete in 1982-83, and she was a member of U.S. national
teams in both sports.
     Mike Brown, Delaware '64-One of the top runners in UD
football history, Brown rushed for 1,675 yards between 1961-63.
He earned first team All-East and first team All-American honors
in 1963, when he ran for 838 yards and 10 touchdowns and led the
Blue Hens to the UPI small college national championship. Also a
track star, he held UD outdoor track records in the 100-, 220-
and 440-yard dashes when he graduated. He was the UD Outstanding
Male Athlete in 1963-64.
     R.R.M. "Bob" Carpenter-A generous benefactor and longtime
trustee of the University, Mr. Carpenter was a great advocate of
UD athletics until his death in 1990. The Bob Carpenter Sports/
Convocation Center, completed in 1992, is named in his honor. He
also owned the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team from 1943-72
and was a co-founder of the Delaware High School Blue-Gold All-
Star Football Game.

     Ruly Carpenter-The son of the late Bob Carpenter, Ruly
Carpenter has made an impact on the sports scene not only at the
University of Delaware but in the state. He served as president
of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team from 1972-80, leading
the team to the 1980 World Championship. He currently serves on
the UD Board of Trustees.
     Nate Cloud, Delaware '64-One of the top forwards in UD
basketball history, Cloud was a three-year standout in 1960-63.
He held the UD career records for career rebounds (882) and
career points (1,167) upon graduation and still holds the UD
record for career and season rebounding average. Cloud, who
earned honorable mention All-American honors in 1962-63, was
drafted by the New York Knicks in the fourth round of the 1964
NBA draft and played professionally locally for the Wilmington
Blue Bombers. He was UD's Outstanding Male Athlete in 1962-63.
     Billy Cole, Delaware '49-One of the all-time great running
backs in UD football history, Cole rushed for 1,120 in his three
years for the Blue Hens in 1946-48, leading the team to the 1946
national championship. He earned Associated Press honorable
mention All-American honors in 1948. Also a member of the UD
basketball team, he was Outstanding Male Athlete in 1948-49. He
went on to an impressive 25-year career as head football coach at
William Penn High School, winning state Coach of the Year honors
in 1962.
     Gerald P. Doherty Jr., Delaware '16-Mr. Doherty served as
graduate manager of athletics (now known as director of
athletics) at UD from 1926 until 1941, and he also served as an
assistant coach in five sports. He was head coach of the Blue Hen
men's basketball team in 1930-37 (43-64-1) and head coach of the
baseball team in 1931-41 (90-89-1). Also a standout athlete at
Delaware, Mr. Doherty captained the Blue Hen basketball and
baseball teams. He died in 1972.
     Gerald P. Doherty III, Delaware '48-"Doc" Doherty was a
standout athlete at Delaware in the 1940s, earning three letters
in football. He was a member of teams that posted a record of 21-
4-1 and won the 1946 small college national title. He earned
third team All-American honors in 1946 as a halfback when he
rushed for 220 yards in a game vs. Gettysburg, setting a record
that stood until 1994. He also was a three-year letterwinner in
baseball, leading the 1946 team to the Middle Atlantic Conference
     Bill Gerow, Delaware '41-Known as Delaware's fastest human
in the 1930s, Gerow was a standout in track and field at UD,
setting numerous sprint records. He also lettered in soccer and
basketball for the Blue Hens and served as captain of the track
and basketball squads as a senior. He remains one of Delaware's
most loyal fans and is active in the Newark and Wilmington
touchdown clubs.
     Dallas Green, Delaware '56-One of baseball's most recognized
names, Green pitched professionally for 13 years and played in
185 major league games for the Philadelphia Phillies. He went on
to manage the Phillies to the 1980 world title and was manager
for the New York Yankees. He currently is manager of the New York
Mets. While at the University of Delaware, he was a standout in
both baseball and basketball.
     Conway Hayman, Delaware '71-One of the all-time great
offensive linemen in Delaware football history, Hayman was a
three-year starter in 1968-70, paving the way for some of the top
rushing teams in UD history. He led the Blue Hens to three
Lambert Cup titles, three Boardwalk Bowl titles and two Middle
Atlantic Conference titles. He also earned first team All-
American honors in 1970. A two-time All-MAC selection, Hayman
moved on to the NFL where he played six seasons with the Houston
     Bob Kelley-Mr. Kelley was best known as the "Voice of
University of Delaware Football" during his career as a
sportswriter, broadcaster and publicist. With the exception of
the 1965 season, Mr. Kelley conducted every radio broadcast of UD
football games from 1950 until 1987 and UD basketball games from
1962 to 1979. Mr. Kelley died in 1988. The press box at Delaware
Stadium is known as the Bob Kelley Memorial Press Box.
     Vic Lichtenstein, Delaware '28- Mr. Lichtenstein  lettered
four times in baseball and twice in basketball. He was baseball
captain in 1928 and basketball captain in 1925-26. Upon
graduation, he won 80 percent of his games as a basketball and
baseball coach at Wilmington and P.S. du Pont high schools. He
died in 1995.
     Bill Murray-Mr. Murray brought the University of Delaware
football program out of obscurity and into the role of a national
small college power. He took over the UD program in 1940 and led
the team to an eight-year mark of 49-16-2, including a record 32-
game unbeaten streak and the 1946 small college national title.
He also served as director of athletics for 11 years and was
inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
     Al Neiger, Delaware '60-One of the top pitchers in UD
history, Neiger was Delaware's third baseball All-American in
1959, after leading the nation in strikeouts with 166 in 103
innings. He played five years in the Philadelphia Phillies
organization, including a six-game major league stint in 1960. He
still holds the UD record for strikeouts in a season, with 166 in
     Dave Nelson-As the University of Delaware's head football
coach between 1951 and 1965, Mr. Nelson put the Blue Hens in the
national spotlight and established a tradition of excellence. He
posted a record of 84-42-2 and won three Middle Atlantic
Conference titles and three Lambert Cup titles during his tenure.
He served as Delaware's director of athletics from 1951 until
1984 and was recognized as the foremost authority on college
football rules in the country. He died in 1991. Mr. Nelson also
was inducted into of the College Football Hall of Fame.
     Harry Rawstrom-An outstanding coach in two sports, Mr.
Rawstrom coached the UD men's swimming team for 35 seasons,
between 1946-81-the second longest tenure of any coach in UD
history, and posted a record of 211-154. Mr. Rawstrom led the
team to the 1954 Middle Atlantic Conference titles and to three
other second-place finishes. He also co-founded the UD men's
lacrosse program and was its first head coach. He died in 1994,
and the UD swimming pool in Carpenter Sports Building is named in
his honor.
     Harold "Tubby" Raymond-One of the best-known coaches in
college football, Raymond has built on the tradition of
excellence of Delaware football. Since he took over the head
coaching job in 1966, Raymond has compiled a 30-year record of
250-97-3 that ranks him 10th on the all-time college coaching win
list. He led the Blue Hens to three small
college national championships- in 1971, 1972 and 1979-and has
led the Blue Hens to 13 NCAA playoff appearances.
     Milt Roberts-A member of the National Lacrosse Foundation
Hall of Fame and a noted historian of the game, Mr. Roberts is
considered the father of lacrosse in the state of Delaware. An
All-American player at Navy, he co-founded the UD men's lacrosse
program in 1948 with the late Harry Rawstrom. Mr. Roberts coached
the Blue Hens for eight years between 1950-57 and posted a record
of 41-48-1. Mr. Roberts, who died in 1991, has a UD lacrosse
scholarship named in his honor.
     Gus Seaburg-Mr. Seaburg was a pioneer in the field of
athletic training. He worked as a trainer for the NFL Green Bay
Packers under Coach Vince Lombardi, with the AAA Kansas City
Blues baseball team under Coach Casey Stengel and with the NFL
Detroit Lions. Mr. Seaburg moved to the University of Delaware
where he served as head trainer for six years in 1945-1951. He
died in 1994.
     Audie Kujala Showalter, Delaware '77-The greatest softball
player in University of Delaware history, Kujala captained the
first two UD softball teams in 1976 and 1977, leading the team to
a 24-7 record. She was named the national AIAW Softball Player of
the Year in 1977. She also was a standout field hockey player at
Delaware and was UD's Outstanding Female Athlete in 1976-77. She
still holds UD softball records for batting average in a season
(.560) and a career (.530) and for runs scored and walks in a
game (4).
     Herb Slattery, Delaware '67-One of the top offensive linemen
in University of Delaware football history, Slattery was a three-
year letterwinner as an offensive lineman and linebacker. He led
the Blue Hens to the Middle Atlantic Conference title as a senior
in 1966, when he earned first team Associated Press All-American
honors and was the Player of the Year in the East. He earned
first team All-Middle Atlantic Conference honors as a junior and
     Carol Thomson Slowik, Delaware '79-Thomson was a pioneer in
women's track and field in Delaware and a top woman hurdler.
Although the University did not field an official track team
until 1979, Thomson represented UD and was a national collegiate
champion in the 100-meter hurdles, a world record holder in the
60-yard hurdles and American record holder in the 50- and 60-
meter indoor hurdles. She earned AIAW All-American honors in 1976-
77, when she was ranked second in the world in the 50-meter
hurdles. She has coached at Florida, Drake and Rutgers
universities and is a member of the Delaware Track and Field Hall
of Fame.
     Hyman Swartz, Delaware '38- Swartz was a member of the UD
swimming and diving team from 1936-38 and served as team captain
as a senior. He set several diving and relay records during his
career and also was a member of the UD gymnastics team. He was a
state of Delaware indoor swimming champion from 1932-37 and was a
four-time indoor and six-time outdoor state champion in diving.
     Charles M. "Buck" Wharton-The state of Delaware's first
collegiate football All-American, Mr. Wharton played at the
University of Pennsylvania in the late 1890s. He was UD physical
education director from 1931 to 1937. He died in 1949.
     Vic Willis-An outstanding National League pitcher, Mr.
Willis posted a record of 248-206, with 50 shutouts at the turn
of the century for Boston, Pittsburgh and St. Louis. He was
inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.,
last summer. He played baseball at Delaware in 1897. Mr. Willis
died in 1947.
                                          -Scott Selheimer