Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Rmu Sets '14 Hall Class

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Rmu Sets '14 Hall Class

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Robert Morris announced its 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame class, a group headlined by basketball player Tony Lee and hockey player Brianne McLaughlin.

Lee is the program's all-time leading rebounder and was the 2008 Northeast Conference player of the year.

McLaughlin, the first goaltender in the history of the women's program, owns the NCAA Division I record for career saves. She later went on to earn silver medals in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics for the United States.

Other inductees included Melissa Lockhart (women's tennis), Sugeiry Monsac (women's basketball), Jeff Witmyer (track and field) and Tim Horsmon (volleyball).

Also, former Robert Morris guard Karvel Anderson, the 2014 NEC player of the year, signed a contract with Italian team Aget Service Imola, which plays in the second division of the country's pro basketball league.


Malaysian Mohd Nazri Zain had a rare hole in one on a par-4 in the SapuraKencana National Qualifier tournament on the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club's west course in Malaysia. He holed out on the water-lined 289-yard 16th. Zain finished with a 2-over 73 and in 20th place, 15 strokes behind playoff winner Danny Chia of Malaysia. Asian Tour officials said that Zain's ace was the first on a par 4 on their tour.

Women's basketball

Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins was named the WNBA's most improved player of the year. Diggins received 29 of a possible 38 votes from a panel of national and local sports writers and broadcasters. The No. 3 overall pick out of Notre Dame in 2013, Diggins averaged 8.5 points as a rookie. Her scoring average jumped to 20.1 this season, second-best in the league. She also averaged 5.0 assists, fourth in the league, and improved her field-goal percentage from 33 percent to 42 percent. She had 27 points and seven assists in the All-Star Game. Washington's Emma Meesseman, Tulsa's Courtney Paris and Chicago's Allie Quigley tied for second with two votes apiece. Connecticut's Alex Bentley, Chicago's Jessica Breland and Phoenix's Brittney Griner each received one vote. …

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