Johns Hopkins to Add Seven to Athletic Hall of Fame
Oct. 3, 2001
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Johns Hopkins University will induct seven new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2001. The class includes Pete Blohm (Class of 1987/Baseball), Andy Enfield (Class of 1991/Men's Basketball), Frank Gangemi (Class of 1991/Football), Mark Greenberg (Class of 1980/Men's Lacrosse), Rick Kowalchuk (Class of 1974/Men's Lacrosse), Juliane Rolapp Huguely (Class of 1991/Women's Basketball), and Lou Ruland (Class of 1955/Wrestling & Men's Lacrosse). The seven-member class is the eighth to be inducted since the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame was formed in 1994 and raises the total number of members in the Hall of Fame to 67.
Below is a short profile of each of the seven inductees:
Pete Blohm (Class of 1987)
Lynbrook, NY/St. Paul's * Baseball
Blohm was a key member of the Johns Hopkins baseball program when the Blue Jays first made their mark on the national scene. From 1984-87, he helped guide JHU to a 105-40-1 (.723) record, two MAC Southeast Championships (1986 & 1987), and one appearance in the NCAA Tournament (1986). Hopkins posted a staggering 33-5-1 record in 1986, setting then school records for victories in a season and winning percentage.
Blohm concluded his career in 1987 with a career record of 25-7. His 25 victories, .781 winning percentage, and 22 complete games all ranked second in school history at the time of his graduation and he still ranks among the top 10 in school history in all three categories. Amazingly, he completed 22 of the 29 games he started in his career and posted a career ERA of 2.85. In addition, he ranked third all-time in strikeouts (191) and innings pitched (239.0) at the conclusion of his career.
Blohm posted a perfect 9-0 record to help lead Hopkins to the 1986 MAC Southeast title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. He earned First team All MAC South in 1987, when he was also named a First Team South Region All-American.
After graduating from Johns Hopkins, Blohm continued his baseball career in the professional ranks. He was originally drafted by the Atlanta Braves and, over the course of a six-year professional career, spent time in the Orioles, Pirates, and Blue Jays' organizations. He spent three of his six years pitching at the Triple A level and was scheduled to make his major league debut in 1994 before the player's strike was settled.
Andy Enfield (Class of 1991)
Shippensburg, PA/Shippensburg *?Men's Basketball
Arguably the most decorated men's basketball player in school history, Enfield helped lead Johns Hopkins to a four-year record of 68-40 (.630), two trips to the NCAA Tournament (1990 & 1991), including one appearance in the Sweet 16 (1990), and one Middle Atlantic Conference South Championship (1991). The 20 victories the Blue Jays amassed during the 1989-90 season en route to the Sweet 16 were a then school record.
Enfield's name sits at or near the top of numerous statistical categories at Johns Hopkins. His 2,025 career points are nearly 500 more than any other player in school history has scored, while he is also the career leader in field goals made (680), three-point field goals made (234), career scoring average (18.8), and three-point field goal percentage (.451).
While those numbers are certainly impressive, Enfield saved his best work for the free throw line, where he not only left his mark on the Johns Hopkins record book, but he also left his mark on the NCAA record book as well. Enfield holds JHU career records for free throws made (431) and free throws attempted (466), which translates into an NCAA-record 92.5 accuracy rate. This is a career record for all divisions of NCAA play, which still stands. In addition, he set a then NCAA Division III record for single-season free throw percentage by hitting 123-of-129 (.953) as a senior. The record has since been broken, but still ranks third all-time in NCAA Division III and sixth all-time in all divisions.
Enfield also posted impressive numbers in the classroom as he became the first of four Johns Hopkins men's basketball players to earn an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He twice earned GTE Academic All-America honors and earned the Champion/NABC Scholar Athlete of the Year Award as well.
Enfield went on to spend several years as an assistant coach in the NBA, working with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics. He also remains the only men's basketball player in school history to garner All-America honors, as he was a Third Team NABC All-American in 1991.
Frank Gangemi (Class of 1991)
Pottsville, PA/Pottsville *?Football
Perhaps the last of Hopkins' truly outstanding two-way players, Gangemi starred for the Blue Jays from 1987-90. His efforts along the offensive and defensive lines were recognized by his coaches, teammates, and opponents alike.
Gangemi earned All-Centennial Conference honors all four years as an offensive lineman, including First Team All-CC status as a junior and a senior. He was the first Johns Hopkins offensive lineman to twice earn First Team All-Centennial honors and he remains one of just four Blue Jay offensive linemen to twice garner First Team All-CC status.
As if his performance on offense were not enough, Gangemi also played defensive line as a senior and promptly earned First Team All-Centennial honors there as well. In his only season on defense, Gangemi posted 50 tackles and led the team with 8.5 sacks and 13 tackles for losses.
Eleven years later, Gangemi remains the only player in the history of the Centennial Conference to earn First Team All-Centennial honors on offense and defense in the same season and he is one of just six players in school history to be named First Team All-Centennial three times (regardless of position).
With Gangemi's leadership, the Blue Jays posted a 5-4-1 record in 1990 and came within one win of capturing the Centennial Conference title. That season jump-started what would become the winningest decade of football in school history.
Mark Greenberg (Class of 1980)
Pikesville, MD/Pikesville *?Men's Lacrosse
Greenberg helped guide the Blue Jays to perhaps the finest four-year period in school history as Hopkins posted a staggering 51-4 (.927) record during his career, made four appearances in the NCAA Championship game, and won three consecutive NCAA titles from 1978-80.
In addition to being an outstanding team player and a member of some highly-successful teams, Greenberg's individual resume may be the only thing that outshines Hopkins' team success during his career. A four-time All-American, Greenberg earned First Team All-America honors in 1979 and 1980 after garnering Second Team All-America status in 1977 and 1978.
A member of the All-Time Johns Hopkins Team, Greenberg earned the William C. Schmeisser Award as the nation's outstanding defenseman in 1979 and 1980 and remains one of just three Johns Hopkins players who have earned the award twice. In addition, he was named the 1979 recipient of the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award, which is presented annually to the top player in the nation. Greenberg was the first Johns Hopkins defenseman to earn the honor and he remains one of just two JHU defenders to be tabbed the nation's outstanding player.
A member of the United States team that won the 1982 World Championship (at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field), Greenberg was named to the NCAA Silver Anniversary Team in 1995 and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1998. He garnered All-World honors in helping the United States to the 1982 World Championship.
Rick Kowalchuk (Class of 1974)
Hicksville, NY/Hicksville *?Men's Lacrosse. Football
A member of the first Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team to win an NCAA Championship, Kowalchuk was a standout performer for the Johns Hopkins lacrosse and football teams during his career at Homewood.
Kowalchuk earned First Team All-America honors in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and was named to the All-Time Johns Hopkins Team at the conclusion of his career. After guiding Hopkins to its first-ever NCAA title as a senior, he was named the recipient of the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the nation's outstanding player. He was the first Johns Hopkins midfielder to earn the award and remains one of just two Blue Jay midfielders to earn the prestigious honor. He was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1991, was a member of the 1995 NCAA Silvery Anniversary Team, and helped lead the United States to the 1974 World Championship..
While individual statistics for the 1972 season are not available, Kowalchuk did score 53 goals and added 16 assists during the 1973 and 1974 seasons combined. He tallied 19 goals in nine career NCAA Tournament games, which was a then school record and remains the most by any Hopkins player in a three-year period.
Kowalchuk played just two seasons for the Johns Hopkins football team, but was a steady performer as a linebacker and a tight end, garnering All Mason Dixon Conference honors. He led the Blue Jays in receptions as a freshman and a sophomore, amassing 46 receptions for 529 yards and four touchdowns in his two seasons on the team. He helped lead JHU to a two-year record of 12-6.
Juliane Rolapp Huguely (Class of 1991)
Darnestown, MD/The Bullis School *?Women's Basketball
One of the players who helped turn the Johns Hopkins women's basketball program into the power that it remains today, Juliane Rolapp Huguely helped guide the Blue Jays to a 55-36 record during her career. To put that in perspective, from the inception of the program in 1975 through the year before she arrived at Hopkins, the Blue Jays won a total of just 44 games.
A two-time Middle Atlantic Conference Most Valuable Player and a three-time MAC All-Star, Rolapp Huguely scored 1,227 points during her career, good for second place on the all-time scoring list at Johns Hopkins when she graduated and a total that still ranks sixth all-time. Despite the growth of the program over the last 10 years, she still ranks sixth all-time at Johns Hopkins in minutes played (2,416), fourth in field goals made (510), third in assists (342), and seventh in steals (180) and free throw percentage (.716).
Rolapp Huguely was named the team's MVP three times during her career and twice earned All-UAA honors as well. She developed into one of the best three-point shooters in the MAC and UAA during her career and still holds school records for career three-point field goal percentage (.421) and single-season three-point field goal percentage (.520).
During her career, Johns Hopkins made the first two post season appearances in school history with trips to the Middle Atlantic Conference Quarterfinals.
Lou Ruland (Class of 1955)
Baltimore, MD/St. Paul's & City College *?Wrestling, Men's Lacrosse
A local prep standout wrestler at City College, Ruland came to Johns Hopkins and enjoyed a standout two-sport career. He was a key member of both programs during his career at Homewood, guiding the wrestling team to a conference championship, while earning All-America honors in lacrosse three times.
As a wrestler, Ruland captured a pair of Mason Dixon Conference titles as a junior and senior. In his first year on the varsity as a sophomore, he had finished as runner-up before the two championships at 130 pounds the next two years. With Ruland leading the way, Johns Hopkins captured the 1954 Mason Dixon team title and placed fourth in 1955. He served as a team captain as a junior and a senior and, although complete records are not available, was undefeated as a senior and suffered just one loss and two ties in his three seasons of varsity competition.
In lacrosse, Ruland volunteered to play goalie to fill a spot that had not returning players. Despite not being very familiar with the position, he earned All-America honors three times in three seasons, including Third Team status as a senior and Honorable Mention honors as a sophomore and a junior. He went on to participate in the 1955 North-South game and, in 1977, was named the USILA Man of the Year.
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