|DeSales Inducts Four New Members into Athletic Hall of Fame
Four new members were inducted into the DeSales University Athletic Hall of Fame, during a ceremony on Friday, September 28. The new inductees included Karin Povish, '89, Jamie Hibell, '97, Glenn Kushma, '96 and Vince Yost, '74.
Each inductee has made an everlasting impression on DeSales University athletics and will join current members Dr. John "Coach" Compardo, Lynn Butler-Tubman ' 87, Tony Mazzeo '72, Dennis Ramella '73, Tom Shirley '76, Tina Costello '88, Tim Riggs '91, Bob Koch '69, John Ward '89, Brian Manning '97, Jamie (Bicking) Kofalt '87, Jim Seaton '78, Barbara Thomas '96, Rich DeLeo '81, Jerry Mayza '87, Susan (Stagliano) O'Mara '96, Maureen (Shaughnessy) Toy '81, and John Weiland '77 into this celebrated group.
Povish joins the DeSales Hall of Fame as a standout member of the women's basketball team. She was named a NCAA Division III Fourth-Team All-American as a senior, Female Athlete of the Year for the 1988-89 academic year, and a member of the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional All-Tournament Team as a senior. She played 121 games in her career, which currently ranks first all-time at DeSales and continues to rank in the top 10 all-time in seven different statistical categories.
Hibell was a member of the cross country and track & field teams after transferring to DeSales from the University of Pittsburgh as a junior. He finished first at the PAC cross country championships in 1995, while earning All-American honors in the 5,000-meters in track and field after taking seventh place at the NCAA Division III National Championships in 1997. Hibell held eight school records at his time of graduation and still currently holds four school records.
Kushma was a four-year starter at shortstop for the baseball team. He was named Male Athlete of the Year for the 1994-95 academic year and was honored on the NCAA Division III All-Region team twice. Kushma also earned All-PAC First-Team honors twice, and in 1996 was named to the ECAC Division III South Region First-Team and the PAC Tournament Most Valuable Player. He currently ranks in the top 10 all-time in eight different statistical categories.
Yost was a member of the baseball and golf teams at DeSales. He was named the baseball team's MVP three times. His exact career numbers are unknown, but it is believed he still ranks among the all-time leaders in several categories including strikeouts, ERA, complete-games, shutouts, and wins. Yost spent most of his career as the #1 man on the golf team and combined with the #2 man had undefeated records in three of his four years. After graduation, his golf career took off and he won numerous golf championships, including qualifying for and competing in the US Senior Open in 2004 at Bellerive CC in St. Louis, Mo.
Press Release: DeSales Inducts Four New Members into Athletic Hall of Fame | Posted on: 10/7/2008
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