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UAlbany Announces 2014 Hall Of Fame Induction Class

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UAlbany Announces 2014 Hall Of Fame Induction Class

ALBANY, N.Y. — The University at Albany has announced that it will induct Mari Werner, Liz Tucker, Ty Curran, and the 1984 men’s and women’s cross country teams into the Athletics Hall of Fame this fall.

UAlbany will honor the inductees on Saturday, Sept. 27th at a luncheon prior to the Great Danes Hall of Fame football game versus Columbia. Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m. at Bob Ford Field.

Mari Warner (Women’s Basketball Coach, 1982 – 2002)
Warner is the school’s all-time leader in women’s basketball coaching victories, compiling a 299-213 record in her 20-year career. One of the nation’s youngest head coaches when she was appointed to the position in 1982, UAlbany posted winning records in 12-of-13 seasons as a Division III program under her direction and reached the NCAA tournament twice. In Division II, Warner’s best team was the 1996-97 squad that finished 19-9 overall and advanced to the New England Collegiate Conference championship.

Liz Tucker (Women’s Basketball, 1997-2001)
Tucker, a three-year captain on the women’s basketball team, is the Great Danes’ fifth all-time leading scorer in program history. Tucker played in 108 games and totaled 1,188 career points with 413 field goals and 305 free throws. She also ranks fourth all-time in assists with 346, sixth for rebounds with 701, and 10th all-time for steals with 207.

Ty Curran (Football Player & Athletics Contributor)
Curran, a four-time letterman, was an offensive lineman for the undefeated 1974 football team, which was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013. In addition to being a standout during his tenure, Curran has been an integral contributor in many University fundraising endeavors, including the naming of Bob Ford Field.

1984 Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams
The 1984 UAlbany cross country teams marked the University’s first men’s and women’s squads to earn invitations to the NCAA Championships in the same year. Both teams were in the top-10 national polls, while the women finished 8th and the men finished 16th at the Championships (Men’s Results Women’s Results).

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