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Judges induct six into hall of fame

By Brian Tabakin

Section: Sports

December 2, 2011

This past week Director of Athletics Sheryl Sousa ’90 and Friends of Brandeis Athletics (FOBA) President Jim Leahy ’85 announced that six athletes will be inducted into the 14th class of the Joseph Linsey Brandeis Athletic Hall of Fame on March 31, 2012, in the Gosman Sports Complex.

Ruther Porter Bernstein ’57 will be admitted in the contributor category. As a member of the 1956 Hall of Fame women’s basketball team, Bernstein was a pioneer and vigorous advocate for women’s sports at Brandeis.

Harold Warren Zinn ’61 helped found the Brandeis golf team and is still considered one of the best golfers in Brandeis History. He passed away in 1991.

Robert Nayer ’70 was a star scorer and rebounder for the men’s basketball team in the late 1960s and 1970. At the end of his collegiate career, he was just the seventh Brandeis player to score 1,000 points in his career; he currently ranks 18th on the all-time scoring list. He still ranks second in all-time rebounds with 993.

William Carpenter ’81 was a star shortshop in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He is still among the Brandeis leaders in six different statistical categories. He was the MVP of the Greater Boston area in his senior year and went on to be drafted by the Boston Red Sox.

Geoff Getz ’99 had a sensational career as a middle-distance runner, winning three NCAA Division III championships and twice finishing as the runner-up in the 800-meter race. He also won five New England All-Divison titles at 800 meters.

Maya Marx ’04 appeared in the NCAA Divison III swimming and diving championships three times in her career and was also a three-time All American in breaststroke. She finished sixth in the nation in her junior year. She also won two UAA championships and was a nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year as a senior.

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