F&M Announces 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

F&M Announces 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall College will induct six individuals and one team into the Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. Jen Power ’97, Tasha Faill ’90, Charlie Detz ’95, Andy Surtz ’97, Lou Figari ’73 and Al Ingraham ’72 will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, October 19th. The 1986-1987 men’s squash team will also go into the Hall on Homecoming Weekend. 

Power was a standout for F&M on the volleyball court. She was named Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Year in 1996 and earned a spot on the All-CC First Team three consecutive years.  Power earned CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America honors and was a two-time All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team selection.  She finished her career ranked first in career points, kills, points per set and kills per set. 

Faill was a two-sport standout for the Diplomats, earning All-American accolades as a goalkeeper in both field hockey and lacrosse. She was a two-time All-MAC, two-time All-Region and two-time All-American selection in field hockey, and also earned one All-American nod in lacrosse. Faill still ranks at or near the top in multiple statistical categories in the F&M career and single-season record books of both sports.

Detz was a two-time All-America selection on the hardwood. He earned All-CC First Team honors and NABC All-Region Honors in 1994 and 1995 and helped lead his teams to a 103-12 during his four years in Lancaster. Detz finished with 1,163 points and 652 rebounds; both rank him in the top 20 on the F&M career list. 

Surtz was an All-Centennial Conference selection at running back and completed his career as the all-time leading rusher in school history with 2,913 career yards. He also posted the only 1,000-yard season in F&M history, rushing for 1,044 yards as a senior. His 18 career rushing touchdowns ranks third all-time in the F&M record books.

Figari was a three-year starter at linebacker, earning All-Mid Atlantic Conference First Team honors in 1970 and 1972.  He helped lead F&M to an undefeated 9-0 mark in 1972, anchoring a defensive unit that collected four shutouts and only gave up 7.3 points per game.

Ingraham played basketball and soccer during his four years in Lancaster, but his main contribution to F&M came much later in life. Ingraham has a deep passion for his beloved Diplomats and generously donates his time and money to help every team and student-athlete at F&M.  Coaches seek his counsel and athletes look to him for guidance.  He is currently the president of the Diplomat Athletic Club and has been a major philanthropic contributor to the F&M Athletic Department.

The 1986-87 men’s squash team put together the best season in school history with a dual match record of 15-1. Nine of the Diplomats’ 15 wins were 9-0 shutouts, and each of the nine starters posted a winning individual record. Led by the All-American trio of Morris Clothier, Chris Spahr and Aashish Kamat, the Diplomats defeated squash powerhouses Williams, Cornell, Penn, Princeton, Yale and Navy and set a new standard of excellence for F&M squash. 

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place on the Friday night of Homecoming Weekend. The event is webcast via Stretch Internet, F&M’s broadband streaming partner. The inductees will also be recognized at halftime of the homecoming football game on Saturday, October 20th.