BY ANTHONY MITCHELL, SPORTS EDITOR
A plaque in a sports hall of fame can separate a great athlete from an all-time great athlete.
Former Susquehanna athletic director and men’s golf head coach Don Harnum joined five former Crusaders athletes as the 2013 Susquehanna Sports Hall of Fame class was inducted on Oct. 18 on a special day.
Harnum led the men’s golf team to 13 conference championships in his 24 years as the head coach, as well as guiding the men’s basketball team to 201 wins over 15 years.
Harnum was the athletic director from 1980-2003, in which time the number of varsity sports offered at Susquehanna grew from 16 in 1980 to 23 in 2003.
Former volleyball player Kerri Eshelman ’05 gained recognition for a career in which she was named a Division III All-American and was named to the Middle Atlantic Conference First-Team all four years.
Ryan Gleason ’04 ruled the indoor and outdoor track during his four seasons, qualifying for the NCAA cross country championships three times.
Emily Lepley ’07 turned in a similar performance to Gleason, jumping over hurdles and into the record books.
As an eight-time All-American for the Crusaders, Lepley left Susquehanna with five individual school records and three relay records in her name.
Robert Sochovka ’87 tore apart opposing defenses on the gridiron, leaving as Susquehanna football’s program leader in career receiving yards while earning all-conference honors twice. He currently sits eighth in program history in receiving yards.
Guilia Umile ’03 was a three-time all-conference selection for women’s lacrosse at goalkeeper and finished her career with 45 wins, currently second in program history.