Emory Sports Hall Of Fame Welcomes Five New Members

Emory Sports Hall Of Fame Welcomes Five New Members

Emory University will induct five new members into its Sports Hall of Fame with its Class of 2018 including: Vista Beasley (women’s cross country/track and field ), Spiros Ferderigos (men’s basketball), Andrea Pawliczek (women’s soccer), Mike Rubesch (men’s soccer coach) and Tom Shane (men’s swimming and diving).  The ceremony will take place on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 20, at Cox Hall (569 Asbury Circle) on the Emory campus.

The Emory Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1989 by the Association of Emory Alumni and the Department of Athletics and Recreation.  A display honoring each member is maintained in the George Woodruff Physical Education Center on the Emory campus.  Plaques honoring inductees who were influential in athletics on the Oxford campus are displayed in the Williams Gymnasium at Oxford College. 

This year’s five additions bring the total number of inductees to 170.

The following are bullet-point sketches for Emory’s Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

Vista Beasley
Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field (1994-1998)
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

** 1997 Cross Country All-American, at the time just the 2nd Emory runner to earn that honor
** 3rd-place finish at the 1997 NCAA Championships still stands as highest finish in school history
** First Team All-UAA in Cross Country (1997 & 1995)
** Second Team All-UAA in Cross Country (1996)
** Four-time all-region in cross country
** Helped Emory to a 7th-place finish at 1997 NCAA D-III Championships, best-ever in school history
** Helped Emory to four NCAA Region cross country championships
** Held school’s 3rd-ever fastest 5K time in cross country at the time of her graduation
** Team’s Most Valuable CC Performer (1995 & 1997)
** Four-time all-state in cross country
** 1998 Outdoor Track All-American in 3,000 meters
** 1997 Outdoor Track All-American in 5,000 meters
** 1998 UAA Outdoor Track Champion in 3,000 meters
** 1997 UAA Outdoor Track Champion in 3,000 meters and 1,500 meters
** Member of Emory’s 1997 UAA Outdoor Championship Team
** Held top 6 times in school history in outdoor 3000m at time of graduation (now 2nd through 7th)
** Held school record in outdoor 5000m at time of graduation (17:34)
** 1998 All-UAA in indoor 1,500 meters
** 1995 All-UAA in Indoor 3,000 meters and 800 meters
** Member of Emory’s 1995 UAA Indoor Championship Team
** Member of Emory’s Track and Field All-Time Teams (released Sept. of 2010)
** Member of the University Athletic Association's 30th Anniversary Team.

Spiros Ferderigos

Men’s Basketball (2004-2008)
Hometown: Oldsmar, FL

** Played in a total of 98 games during his career, 96 as a starter
** Ended his career ranked 2nd all-time at Emory in points (1,630 pts.)
** Ended his career 3rd all-time at Emory in scoring average (16.6 ppg)
** Ended his career 4th all-time at Emory in rebounds (560)
** Ended Emory career 5th in assists (288) & 6th in assists average (2.8 apg)
** Still ranks first all-time at Emory in free throws (495)
** Still ranks first all-time at Emory in steals (201)
** Scored in double figures in 83 contests, including 29 outings with 20 or more points
** At time of graduation, he had two of the program’s top-10 seasonal scoring records
** 2007-08 1st Team All-UAA
** 2007-08 NABC 2nd Team All-South District – first Emory player since 1990 to be recognized by that organization
** In 2007-08, he led the team and was 2nd in the UAA in scoring average (18.1)
** Scored in double figures on 22 occasions during ’07-08 campaign
** 453 total points in 2007-08 ranked as the program’s 5th-highest seasonal mark
** Led team and was second in the UAA in steals average (2.04 spg) in 2007-08
** In 2007-08. He established school seasonal records in free throws (146) and free throw attempts (183)
** Named 2nd Team All-UAA in 2006-07
** In 2006-07, he led the team and was 2nd in the UAA in scoring (17.6 ppg)
** Scored in double figures in 20 of his 23 appearances during 2006-07 campaign
** 35-point outing vs. Case Western was the high-water mark by any UAA player during 2006-07 season
** In 2006-07, he led team and was 1st in the UAA in steals (2.17 spg)
** 2nd Team All-UAA in 2005-06
** Closed out the 2005-06 season as first player in school history to lead team in points, rebounds, assists and steals in the same season.
** Established school single-game scoring record with 45 pts., vs. Wash U (2/12/06) – breaking 17-year old record
** 475 points during the year represented the highest total by an Emory sophomore
** Scored in double figures in 23 of 25 games during 2005-06 season
** Tied for team lead with 52 three-point fields in 2005-06
** Set school single-game record with 15 free throws vs. Sewanee (Nov. 29, 2005)
** 2004-05 All-UAA Honorable Mention
** 2004-05 Emory Rookie of the Year

Andrea Pawliczek
Women’s Soccer (1998-2001); Women’s Basketball (1998-2002)
Hometown: Lexington, MA

** NSCAA Second Team All-American in 2000 and 2001
** First goalie in program history to earn All-America honors
** Four-time All-Region selection (1st team in 2000 and 2001); at the time just the second player in school history to hold that distinction
** First Team All-UAA (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
** Named the UAA’s Most Valuable Player in 2000, at the time the second player in in school history to earn that honor
** Closed her career as the program’s most accomplished goalkeeper in school history
** Still holds the school record for career goals-against-average at 0.43, which at the time was the eighth-best mark in the history of Division III
** Held the school record with 21 career shutouts (currently second)
** Closed out her career with a school-record 47 wins (currently second)
** Stills ranks second all-time at Emory with 282 saves
** Career saves percentage of .910 was a school record
** During her career, the program posted an overall record of 57-6-15
** During her career, Emory compiled a conference ledger of 21-1-6
** Member of teams that won the UAA title in 1998 and 2000
** Member of teams that competed in the NCAA  Women’s Soccer Tournament in 1998 and 2000, with both squads advancing to the Round of 16
** Chalked up 17 wins in 2001 which still stands as the most wins in a year by an Emory goalkeeper
** 15 wins during 2000 campaign at the time was a school seasonal record
** Posted a school-record 10 shutouts in 2001
** . 932 saves percentage in 1999 stills stands as a school season record
** Made three saves in shootout to help beat vs. No. 12-ranked Trinity in the Round of 32 of the 1998 NCAA Soccer Tournament – the first postseason win in the history of the program.
** At the conclusion of her career, she held the program’s top four seasonal goals-against-average marks
** During her career, the program established a school record with a 29-game unbeaten streak (last 17 of 1998, first 12 of 1999)
**  Member of the UAA Women’s Soccer 30th Anniversary Team
** Played in 91 career games as a member of the women’s basketball program and made 67 starts
** Named the women’s basketball team’s Rookie of the Year in 1998-99 after starting 15 of 25 games and ranking third on team in FG% (.492, 59-of-120) and averaging 5.9 points per game
** Closed out her basketball career in the No. 3 position on the school’s field goal percentage list (.473, 231-of-488)
** 4th on the team in scoring (6.3 ppg) as a junior and was second in FG% (.483, 72-of-149)
** Member of the Emory Women’s Soccer All-Time Team (released September, 2010)
** Two-time Academic All-American in soccer
** NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Mike Rubesch

Men’s Soccer Head Coach (1988-2006)
Women’s Soccer Head Coach (1986-87)
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

** Compiled a career record of 236-99-22 over a 19-year career as head coach of the Emory men’s soccer program
** Guided the program to eight NCAA Tournaments
** Coached five teams to University Athletic Association Championships
** Metropolitan Life NCAA Division III Region Coach of the Year three times
** National Soccer Coaches Association of America Regional Coach of the Year in 1988, 1989, and 1991.
** He and assistants were recognized by the UAA as Coaching Staff of the Year in 1988, 1989, 1996, 1998 and 2003
** Coached Emory teams to 16 winning seasons
** Coached the 1989, 1991 and 2003 teams to a school-record tying 16 wins
** Coached nine players to All-America honors
** Coached five to UAA Player of the Year accolades
** Coached all three of the Emory teams to go unbeaten in UAA play
** His 1989, 1995 and 1998 squads won a school-record tying 6 UAA contests
** At the end of the 2006 season, he ranked as the 39th winningest coach (.691) in D-III history while his 236 wins stood 35th
** Served as assistant coach for the Emory men’s program from 1984 through 1987, helping the Eagles to their first two bids to the NCAA Tournament (1984 & 1985)
**  Head coach of the first two Emory women’s soccer teams (1986 & 1987)

Tom Shane
Men’s Swimming and Diving (1998-2002)
Hometown: New Berlin, Wisconsin

** Was a driving force in helping elevate the Emory men’s swimming and diving program into a national power
** Swam his way to nine All-America awards, ranking among the program’s all-time top 20
** All-American in five individual events and four relays
** Four-time All-American in the 200 fly, at the time just the second Emory performer to earn All-America honors in the same individual event all four years (currently one of 11 school swimmers to hold that distinction)
** Finished third in the 200 fly at the 2002 NCAA D-III Championships
** All-American in the 100 fly, the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard medley relay
** In each of his four years, Emory men’s swimming and diving finished among the top 10 at nationals
** Three-time Honorable Mention All-American
** Two-time All-American as a freshman and helped Emory to a sixth-place finish at 1999 Championships, the first time program had cracked the top 10
**  Three-time All-American in 2000 as the Eagles finished third at NCAAs
** Three-time All-American in 2001 on the national runner-up team
** Brought home two-All-America certificates his senior year, which saw the Eagles placed third at nationals, scoring a school-record 358 points
** At the time of his graduation, he held six of the 10 fastest times in school history in the 200-yard butterfly
** Recipient of the program’s Most Competitive Swimmer Award for 2000-01 season
** Totaled nine All-UAA honors
** UAA Champion in the 200 fly in 1999 and 2000
** Won a total of five UAA titles
** Team captain his senior season
** Maintained 4.00 GPA as a neuroscience and behavioral biology major
** Member of Emory’s All-Time Team (released September, 2010)
** 2002 Emory University Brittain Award Winner
** 2002 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient