Stevens Athletic Hall of Fame: Honoring Outstanding Scholar-Athletes
Founded in 1990, the Stevens Institute of Technology Athletic Hall of Fame is home to some of the most accomplished scholar-athletes, coaches and athletics staff in university history.
In all, 137 members have been inducted into the Hall of Fame to date, with graduation years ranging from 1920 to 2014. A total of 24 sports are represented, including Olympic fencers and professional baseball players.
A scholar-athlete must have graduated from Stevens and completed at least three years of competition at the university in order to be eligible for election. Inductees must have demonstrated exemplary character both on and off the field. Honors such as All-American recognition, NCAA championships, Olympic participation, world or conference records, All-Conference first team selections or remarkable amateur athletic achievements further bolster a potential member's case.
A coach must have coached at least ten years at Stevens in order to become eligible. Win-loss percentage, national championships and contributions to sporting, Stevens Athletics, the campus community and public life are all considered as part of the selection criteria.
Athletic staff must have completed at least ten years of service to the university and possess desirable qualifications including (but not limited to) contributions to the field of intercollegiate or professional sports, to Stevens Athletics and to the campus community, as well as achievement in public life.
Women’s fencer ToyKen Yee ’85, the first woman inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991, is just one example of the rich history of the Hall. She was a member of the 1982 women's fencing team that made history by being the first and only team to qualify for the finals of NCAA Championships.
“It is truly an honor to be listed amongst the legion of athletes that graduated over the century, including inductees from the class of 1920,” Yee said. “It really is humbling and helps me truly appreciate the history of Stevens.”
Men’s soccer star Zach Carr ’11 is another inductee. His stellar career spanned one of the most successful eras the soccer program has ever
known. From 2007 to 2010, Stevens men's soccer went 68-9-12, won four Empire 8 Conference Championships and took four trips to the NCAA Tournament, including an appearance in the national championship game in 2008. At the time of his induction in 2016, Carr ranked as the program's all-time leader in goals against (0.39) and shutouts (55), and sat fifth all-time with 262 saves. He was a three-time First Team All-Conference performer, a two-time First Team All-American and an NCAA Top VIII Award Winner in 2011.
Yee and Carr are just two representatives of the superb scholar-athletes who are honored in the Hall. Find the full list of Stevens Athletic Hall of Fame members and their accomplishments here.