On Oct. 29, Franklin & Marshall inducted seven new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the College’s Homecoming 2010 festivities.
This year’s inductees are:
• Penny Blakeman ‘86 swam as a freshman and senior, earning MVP and All-American honors in both years. She earned All-American certificates in the 50-yard backstroke and in the 100-yard butterfly and backstroke in 1983. In 1986 she was an All-American in the 100-yard backstroke. She also represented Puerto Rico in the Pan American Games.
• John Hargreaves ‘74 received the Garrigues Award, presented to the outstanding male senior athlete. A multiple-year captain of both the track & field and cross-country teams, he earned eight varsity letters. He received the Morgan Person Trophy (cross-country team’s top runner) in 1971 and 1972 and received the Thomas Floyd Trophy (top track athlete) in 1973 and 1974.
• Alex Kraft ‘02 was a 2000 National Association of Basketball Coaches First Team All-American and was a 2001 Honorable Mention selection. He was named the 2000 and 2001 Centennial Conference Player of the Year and was a four-time All-Centennial choice. Kraft finished fourth on the career scoring list at F&M, with 1,593 points.
• Justin Salton ‘03 was Honorable Mention on the D3Football.com All-American teams in 2002 and 2003. He was an ECAC All-Southwest First Team selection and a Don Hansen’s Football Gazette All-Region First-Team choice in each of those years. At F&M he is ranked first in career receptions (241), second in receiving yards (3,136) and third in touchdown receptions (23).
• Joseph Schaller ‘82 played both football and lacrosse at F&M. A two-time captain of the lacrosse team, he was an All-American choice in 1982 and was picked to play in the North/South All-Star Game. He was also a three-time All-Middle Atlantic Conference First-Team selection, including during the 1980 season, when the Diplomats captured the league title.
• Dale Schleif ‘73 was an All-Middle Atlantic Conference selection at wide receiver in 1972 and helped the Diplomats to a 9-0 record and the Lambert Trophy. In three seasons, he piled up 1,635 receiving yards (a school record at the time), which put him seventh among F&M’s all-time leaders. His 114 career receptions (also a school record at the time) put him sixth all-time.
• Jennifer Slaybaugh ‘92 played soccer, softball and basketball. A three-time All-Middle Atlantic Conference team selection in softball, she was a lifetime .355 hitter, drove in 93 runs and had 32 extra-base hits, including a school record of 17 triples and six home runs. In soccer she stopped 274 shots in goal, leaving her fifth in career saves. Her .843 save percentage ranks second.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2010 brings the College’s hall membership to 200 individual inductees. Eight teams also have been inducted.