1976 Football Team, 4 Individuals Join Hall of Fame
The 1976 football team, the first in St. Lawrence University history to earn an NCAA tournament berth, and four outstanding athletes will be inducted into the St. Lawrence University Athletic Hall of Fame as its class of 2009 on Sept. 26, highlighted by the annual induction luncheon.
Michele Amidon, a standout in soccer and ice hockey, Erin Davis Garfield, a national champion in riding, David L. Jacobs, a skier at St. Lawrence and a leader in the ski industry following his graduation and Bea Doering Shea, a lacrosse all star will join the members of the football team as the 2009 inductees.
The induction luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 and is open to the public. Luncheon tickets are $25 and reservations are requested. Reservations may be made by calling Cheryl Kennedy at 315-229-5418 or through email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
A memorial service celebrating the life of 1976 football captain Josh Emery, a 1977 graduate and standout in both football and baseball, will be conducted Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. at the Gunnison Chapel. Emery, a tight end on the 1976 team, passed away this past summer.
The 1976 football team went 8-1 in the regular season and made St. Lawrence's first NCAA tournament appearance in the fourth season of NCAA Division III tournament competition in football. The Saints drew a home game against Albright, winning 26-7 and advanced to the semifinals where they lost to eventual national runner-up Towson State in a memorable 38-36 shootout.
Amidon '94 was captain and MVP in both soccer and hockey during her St. Lawrence career and also played one season of lacrosse. She was a member of the US National Team for the 1992 ice hockey World Championships and is now the Director of Women's Ice Hockey for USA Hockey and the general manager of the US Women's Olympic and National teams.
Garfield ‘90 was the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association national champion in individual open equitation over fences and also won open equitation on the flat in the Cartier Cup team competition in 1987. The 1987 Saint team MVP she was the Region II High Point Rider and finished fifth nationally among all high point riders in the Fitch Cup competition.
Jacobs ‘59 was an alpine skier at St. Lawrence and won the 1957 Canadian Downhill Ski Championship. He was a member of the Canadian National Team from 1957-61. He was named the first full-time head coach and program administrator for the Canadian National team from 1964-66. He was president of Lange-Jacobs, Inc. the manufacturer of Lange plastic ski boots in Montreal and was vice president of Lange USA from 1969-72. He founded the Jacobs Corporation in 1972 which produced ski and bicycle clothing and accessories and founded the Spyder brand of race suits.
Shea '81 was captain and MVP of the 1981 lacrosse team which was the first St. Lawrence team to make a national tournament appearance, playing in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women National semifinals at Penn State. She was the Outstanding Offensive Player in the AIAW regionals and was named to the national all star team at the tournament at Penn State.
The football team is the 12th team to join the Hall of Fame while the four individuals increase the individual inductees to 187 since the Athletic Hall of Fame was founded in 1979.