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Six Selected for Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Johns Hopkins University will add six individuals to its Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, September 18. The six-member class will be honored at halftime of the Johns Hopkins-Swarthmore football game on Friday, September 17 with the actual Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for the evening of the 18th. Members of the Class of '99 include:

Tom Ahern (Class of '63) -- Men's Fencing
One of the early standouts for the Johns Hopkins men's fencing team as he ranks third in school history in winning percentage (.780/96-27). Earned All Middle Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association (MACFA) honors in 1961, 1962, and 1963 and won the individual MACFA title in the Epee in 1962 and the foil in 1963. He remains the only individual to win an individual MACFA title in two different weapons. Led the Epee team to the MACFA team title in 1961 and 1962 and the Foil team to the MACFA title in 1963. Capped off his career by placing 13th at the NCAA Championships in 1963.

Craig Brooks (Class of '86) -- Baseball
Finished his career among the all-time leaders in numerous statistical categories and still ranks fourth in hits (171), second in triples (12), second in games played (142), and 13th in batting average (.366). As a senior, led the Blue Jays to a 33-5-1 record, the MAC Southeast Championship, and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. During that season, he was named a Third Team ABCA All-American, a First Team Regional All-American, and a First Team MAC South All-Star. As a junior, he earned Regional All-America and First Team All-MAC South honors as well. Became the first player in school history to collect 55 or more hits in back-to-back seasons with his 57 hits in 1985 breaking the previous school record. Was a member of a Blue Jay baseball contingent that played a three-game exhibition series in Cuba in 1986 and was one of the founders of the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame while serving as the Director of Development for Athletics.

Bill Kinling (Class of '50) - Men's Soccer
Kinling ranks as one of the top soccer players in school history after a stellar career from 1946-49. Controlling the action for the Blue Jays both offensively and defensively from his center midfield position, Kinling earned Honorable Mention All-America honors as a junior and senior to become the first soccer All-American in school history. At that time, the soccer All-America teams were made up from every school playing the sport in the nation. There wasn't a divisional split or a University Division and College Division.

Heather Klink (Class of '88) -- Women's Lacrosse/Field Hockey
Two-sport standout in field hockey and women's lacrosse during her career at Hopkins. Helped elevate the women's lacrosse program to national prominence as she guided the Blue Jays to a 27-9 record in her last two years and back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament while garnering First Team All-America honors in each of those years as well. First women's lacrosse player in school history to earn First Team All-America honors and remains one of just three players in program history to twice earn First Team All-America honors. Currently ranks fifth on the all-time assists (52) list and ninth on the all-time points (152) list. In field hockey, scored 15 goals and added 15 assists in her career and set a school record with nine assists in 1987. Currently ranks third on the all-time assist list.

Larry Quinn (Class of '85) -- Men's Lacrosse
Started in goal for the Blue Jays for two years and led the team to back-to-back NCAA Championships and a staggering 27-1 record. Was named a First Team All-American in 1984 and 1985 and was named the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Award recipient as the nation's top goalie and the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award winner as the nation's outstanding player in each of those years as well. Was at his best when the pressure was on as he posted a .645 save percentage and a 7.2 goals against average during his career in the NCAA Tournament. Is a member of the William C. Schmeisser All-Time Johns Hopkins team and was selected to the NCAA Silver Anniversary Team in 1995. Was also the recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and remains the only men's lacrosse player in school history to earn this prestigious award.

W. Brooke Tunstall (Class of '48) -- Men's Lacrosse
Standout member of the Blue Jay lacrosse team in the late 1940's as he helped Hopkins to the USILA National Championship in 1947 and 1948. Earned First Team USILA All-America honors in 1947 and 1948, when he was also named the recipient of the Lt. Col. J.I. Turnbull Award as the nation's outstanding attackman. Was the first player in the nation to win the Turnbull Award twice. At the end of his career, was named to the William C. Schmeisser All-Time Johns Hopkins Team and was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1977.

Eligibility for selection to the Hall of Fame requires that candidates have participated in at least two full seasons of varsity competition at Johns Hopkins. A candidate may be inducted at any time beginning 10 years after receiving a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins or another accredited institution. Consideration is also given to individuals who distinguished themselves through outstanding service to athletics at Johns Hopkins.

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