PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Former standout athletes from the last 40 years will be honored this fall when Plymouth State University inducts the newest class into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The 19th class of the PSU Athletic Hall of Fame, and the first since the school changed its name from PSC to PSU, will be enshrined at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Sunday, Oct. 5, at Prospect Hall on the PSU campus. This year’s group will increase the total numbers in the Hall to 92 individuals and six teams.
The new inductees will be Paul Andrew (’96), a former Panther men’s soccer standout and two-time Academic All-American; Diane Cote-Burk (’78), a former Plymouth State gymnastics star who remains involved in the sport as a teacher/coach and elite-level judge; Bill Flynn (’80), a former Panther football player, and one of the stalwarts in the early years of the program; Kristen Hodsdon-Morissette (’94), a former captain and all-star of both the PSC women’s basketball and softball teams; Carl McAllister (’67), a former scoring and rebounding leader on the successful men’s basketball teams of the 1960s; and Mike Moffett (’78), a former men’s basketball rebounding record-holder who went on to become the school’s Sports Information Director.
“We are delighted in announcing the six new members of our Hall of Fame,” said Hall of Fame Committee Chairman Peter Cofran (PSC ’74). “We have many deserving candidates, so to rise above the rest and earn induction is an extremely high honor. Each of this year’s inductees has been selected because of his or her outstanding contributions to our institution.”
The inaugural Plymouth State Athletic Hall of Fame class was inducted in 1985. This year’s activities begin with a reception at 12:00 p.m. on Oct. 5th, followed at 1:00 p.m. with a banquet and the induction ceremony. For tickets or more information, call Peter Cofran at 603-535-2772. The entire list of inductees and profiles on each member, as well as a nomination form open to the public, is available on the PSU Athletics and Sports Information website at athletics.plymouth.edu.
A brief profile on each of the 2003 inductees is available on at http://www.plymouth.edu/athletic/hof/hof.htm“.