BC Hall Of Fame To Induct 12
Some of Boston College's greatest former athletes were honored with induction into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame this fall. The 12 new Hall of Famers were formally enshrined at a gala banquet held in Conte Forum on Friday night, September 13 and were introduced at a special halftime ceremony at the following day's BC-Virginia Tech football games. BC's newest Hall of Famers are:
JOHN BOSA '87 (Football) - All-America defensive tackle and co-captain of BC's 1986 Hall of Fame Bowl champions... he later was a first-round draft selection of the NFL's Miami Dolphins.
MEL BRIGGS '74 (Football) - Set the all-time BC pass receiving record (88 career catches) as the frist great wide receiver in the modern era of Eagle football.
JOHN GARRIS '83 (Men's Basketball) - Leading scorer on the 1982-83 team that won the BIG EAST championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament... later played for Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks in the NBA.
JOHN HANLON '85 (Wrestling) - A three-time New England champion and four-time NCAA Championship qualifier... twice selected team captain...he is the first wrestler to be elected into the BC Hall of Fame.
SCOTT HARLOW '86 (Hockey) - All-America forward and captain of BC's 1986 HOCKEY EAST champions... HOCKEY EAST "Player of the Year" as a senior... later played professional hockey for the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins.
BOB KILEY '54 (Hockey) - All-America and All-East defenseman.. named outstanding defender in the East in his senior season.
FRANK MORZE '55 (Football) - An outstanding center, he was selected to play in the Senior Bowl.. played eight years in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns.
CHARLIE MUNDHENK '72 (Soccer) - One of the first stars of the Boston College soccer program, he set career scoring records that lasted for 25 years...
ANNE O'DOY '88 (Women's Basketball) - Set an all-time school scoring record with 1,337 career points... still holds the school's career three-point field goal standard with 133.. one of BC's top career rebounders as well... she is the first women's basketball player to be elected to the Hall of Fame.
BOB O'LEARY '60 (Track) - A record-setting runner in cross-country and in middle-distances in both indoor and outdoor competition... established BC standards in 2-mile, mile and 880-yard events and qualified for NCAA national championships.
TOM SONGIN '77 (Baseball/Hockey) - Earned eight varsity letters in his BC athletic career... hit more home runs per at bat than any other Eagle baseball player... captain of last BC team to qualify for ECAC Tournament... had 71 points in varsity hockey career... later played with Boston Bruins in NHL.
TROY STRADFORD '86 (Football) - BC's all-time leading rusher with 3,504 yards.. all-time school touchdown leader with 36.. co-captain of 1986 Hall of Fame Bowl champions... originally drafted by the NFL's Miami Dolphins, he also played with the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and in Canada... he was selected into the Hall of Fame in 1995, but his induction was deferred until completion of his professional football career.