Hall of Fame class
The Washington & Jefferson College Athletic Hall of Fame selection committee announced six new members Friday for the 21st induction class.
Ted Cuneo ‘78 (football and wrestling), Nicole David ‘96 (women’s basketball), Chris Edwards ‘06 (football), Dr. Mark Johnson ‘94 (men’s basketball), Matthew Rudzki ‘08 (cross country and track & field) and Lynne Szarnicki-Rau ‘04 (golf) will be inducted Sept. 9 at the Allen Ballroom of the Rossin Campus Center.
“This is an impressive group,” said W&J athletic director Scott McGuiness. “We have a great mix of women and men who were outstanding student-athletes and now difference-makers in the world during their professional careers.”
Cuneo was a three-time first team All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference defensive lineman in the 1970s. The 1977 team MVP helped W&J win 16 games during his final three seasons. As a wrestler, Cuneo had a 33-7-3 career record was a three-time All-PAC placewinner. He was the conference runner-up at 190 pounds during his first two seasons. Cuneo has worked with the Department of Homeland Security as Chief Human Capital Officer.
David, the 1996 PAC Player of the Year, helped W&J win 65 games over her career. Her basketball teams won conference championships in 1994 and 1996. David was a two-time first team All-PAC selection who scored 903 points with 690 rebounds in 87 career games. She is ninth on the school’s career rebounds list. David is an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and Colorado National Guard bilateral affairs officer.
Edwards passed for 8,303 yards and 87 touchdowns. Edwards set a NCAA record with 21 consecutive completions to begin the game against Allegheny in 2005, a season in which he was named to the Don Hansen All-America Team. Edwards led the Presidents to two NCAA playoff appearances, including the 2004 team’s run to the national quarterfinals.
Johnson helped the 1993-94 men’s basketball team reach the NCAA Division III Elite Eight. That team finished with a 22-3 record and Johnson averaged 17.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. He helped the Presidents win three PAC titles and was first team All-PAC three times and is the 11th-leading scorer in W&J history with 1,337 points. Johnson, who earned a master’s degree in divinity and theology from Princeton, will give the keynote address at the 2019 W&J Baccalaureate.
Rudzki is a two-time PAC cross country champion, including the 2005 season when he became the first runner in school history to win a PAC title. That year, he earned All-Region laurels with a 28th-place regional finish. A member of the PAC 60th Anniversary Team, Rudzki also excelled for the track team and was the PAC 5,000- and 10,000-meter champion in 2006. Rudzki earned a law degree from Duquesne and is mayor of the Borough of Sharpsburg.
Szarnicki Rau helped establish dominance for the W&J women’s golf program as the first player in history to win four consecutive PAC championships. She led W&J in 2001 and 2002 to conference championships.
Cal to host D-II
California University’s men’s golf team earned an at-large berth and hosting rights for the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Region Championships.
The Vulcans will host 20 teams and eight individuals at the Totteridge Golf Club May 9-11 in Greensburg. Cal will be hosting the regional event for the first time in school history.