Sports Hall of Fame Inducts 1994 Softball Team; Five Others

BUFFALO, NY - The 51st class inducted into the Canisius Sports Hall of Fame includes individuals from hockey, lacrosse, synchronized swimming and basketball, as well as the entire 1994 softball team. The annual induction ceremony honors former outstanding athletes of Canisius who competed in intercollegiate athletics, as well as individuals who made outstanding contributions to Canisius athletics in a non-playing capacity.

This year’s inductees include the 1994 softball team (pictured above).  Standing (far left) is Mike Rappl ‘77, head coach of softball, and former assistant coach Ann Woloszynski '90, MBA '94 (standing, far right). The 1994 softball team is the fourth team to be enshrined in the Canisius Sports Hall of Fame. The Griffs posted a 36-8 overall record that year, and won both the MAAC regular season and tournament titles.

Also inducted were (l-r): Derrick Bishop ’95 (hockey), Mark Miyashita ’03 (lacrosse), Jill Wright ’03 (synchronized swimming), Brian Dux ’03, MS ’13 (basketball), and Keith Stube, MD, (team physician, basketball). Stube received the inaugural Rev. Paul J. Dugan, S.J. Award, which recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact on the Canisius athletics program over an extended period of time but is ineligible for induction as an athlete or non-athlete.