University of the Sciences welcomed its three newest inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. The ceremony took place between the women’s and men’s basketball games versus Nyack College at the Athletic/Recreation Center in which the Devils took both games in the doubleheader.
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Sean I. Burns P’95
Sean I. Burns was a member of the varsity rifle team during the years between 1990 to 1995. He is regarded as one of the finest marksman in USciences’ 78-year history. Among his impressive shooting statistics, he remains the all-time leading scorer with over 150,000 career points, still owns the all-time career scoring average in air rifle team history, was four-time team champion, the winner of gold and silver medals at the NRA Collegiate Sectionals, was the team co-captain for three years, led his team to four MAC championships, made numerous appearances at West Point and Annapolis, and never missed a match during his long career.
The native of Vestal, NY, was named as the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association’s Scholar Athlete Academic Team four consecutive years. Sean’s capstone achievement was being named All-American two consecutive years in air rifle at the NCAA Championships in Murray, KY, in his junior year and Annapolis, MD, in his senior year.
Sean graduated with a BS in pharmacy in 1995. He continued to compete over 12 years after graduation. Sean has worked at the York Hospital (PA) for 17 years as their pharmacy coordinator. He resides in York, PA, with his wife Christine Burns P’95 and their retired racing greyhound Max. Sean and Christine work as volunteers for the Keystone Greyhounds.
Christina Woodruff Colistro MPT’04
1999-2002 Cross Country
Christina (Chrissy) Woodruff Colistro was the first major impact runner for University of the Sciences in the early part of the 2000’s. A four-year letter winner from 1999 to 2002, Chrissy is the only Devils runner to compete in three NAIA National Championship meets, racing in the event from 2000-2002. In 2001, Chrissy ran the National Championship 5,000-meter course at Wisconsin-Parkside in 19:20, which is still the fastest 5K time in the history of the program.
A three-time All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference honoree, Chrissy remains the only runner in conference history to win the conference championship meet and earn CACC Runner of the Year three times. Chrissy also has the best two finishes ever by a Devils runner at a regional meet (either NAIA or NCAA), taking second in 2001 and then third in 2002, qualifying each time for the NAIA National Championship
Chrissy still holds three of the four fastest 5,000-meter times in program history and has run 20:15 or better 10 times (all of which rank in the top 15 all-time). Chrissy also has recorded two of the three top times ever by a Devils runner at Belmont Plateau with her best time of 19:28 falling just under a second off the current school record. She still holds school course records for 10 different courses.
A 2004 graduate with a masters in physical therapy, Chrissy is currently the director of physical therapy at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA. She and her husband Tony reside in Willow Grove, PA, with their two children, Grace and Connor.
Jeff Misenko P’92
1987-1991 Men’s Basketball
Jeff Misenko was a four-year starter for the men’s basketball team from 1987 to 1991 amassing 1,911 points and 984 rebounds. Jeff was the program’s all-time leading scorer and second leading rebounder at the conclusion of his career.
His 58.2 career shooting percentage from the field is still the Devil’s all-time best shooting percentage. Jeff still ranks third on the Devils’ all-time scoring list and remains the Devils’ second all-time leading rebounder. He led the Devils in scoring in each of his first three seasons and scored over 500 points in both his freshman and sophomore years. Jeff still holds the men’s basketball record for reaching 1,000 career points in the fewest games played (54).
The Devils, over the course of Jeff’s four seasons, recorded 85 wins and earned their first ever berth into the NAIA National Tournament held in Kansas City, MO, in 1990.
In 2008, Jeff was named to the men’s All-Millennium Basketball Team that recognized the 25 greatest players in the first 100 years of men’s basketball at USciences.
Jeff is a native of Woodbridge, VA, and he and his wife Lori and two daughters Shannon and Leah currently reside in Mechanicsville, VA. Jeff has worked in retail as a pharmacist the last 12 years at the Westbury Pharmacy in Richmond, VA.
ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME
- J. Mervin Rosenberger ‘13, 1981
- Alfred J. D’Angelo ‘30, 1981
- Robert L. McNeil, Jr. ‘38, 1981
- Kathy Bolger Watson ‘79, 1981
- Frederick A. Labs ‘55, 1981
- Eileen D. Rowan ‘70, 1981
- Roger T. Malseed ‘66, 1981
- William S. Shea, 1981
- Robert A. Walchek ‘69, 1981
- Robert N. Jones, 1981
- Donna Gaumond Craigo ‘75, 1981
- Gilbert E. D’Alonzo, Jr. ‘70, 1983
- Terry L. Benney ‘59, 1983
- William E. Trifillis ‘70, 1983
- Gerald Misewich ‘72, 1983
- William P. Englehart ‘42, 1983
- Philip W. Paparone ‘63, 1983
- Gilbert H. Hathaway ‘71, 1983
- Edward C. Miller ‘73, 1983
- Jeffrey Gubernick ‘74, 1983
- John D. Flanagan ‘79, 1984
- Karen F. Deller ‘80, 1984
- William R. Tedor ‘80, 1993
- Edward J. Schrader ‘60, 1994
- Robert C. Morgan Hon’89, 1995
- Meade T. Palmer ’81, 1996
- Kenneth R. Stewart ’82, 1997
- Paul Klimitas, 1998*
- Michael D. Tercha, ‘77, 1999
- Theresa M. Staats, ‘83, 1999
- Michael R. Hoy ‘81, 2000
- Elaine S. Anderson ‘89, 2000
- John B. Rush ’81, 2001
- Margaret M. McEvilly ’87, 2001
- Kevin C. Gale ‘86, 2002
- Siobhan Duffy, ’84, 2002
- Jack M. Kelly ‘86, 2003
- Diane Lesiak ‘91, 2003
- Timothy R. Fox, ’88, 2004
- Genie Rogers, ’93, 2004
- Joseph Smart, ’85, 2005
- Karyn Flynn Gerard ’93, 2005
- Kenneth J. Bevenour, ’87, 2006
- Andrea Burgo, ’89, 2006
- Shannon T. Overton, ’99, 2007
- Kathleen Hudak Richards, ’93, 2007
- Diane Green, ’92, 2009
- Mark Tacelosky, ’97, 2009
- Natalie Kohutka Grogan '94, 2012
- Mark Shaw P'85, 2012
- Joseph T. Miller, Jr. ’96, 2011
- Jodi M. McNeill-Miller ‘96, ’97, 2011
- Dr. Joseph W. Ruane ’11, 2011*