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Frostburg State to Induct Three Into Bobcat Athletics Hall of Fame
06/04/2007

FROSTBURG, Md. — Frostburg State University will induct three new members into the Bobcat Athletics Hall of Fame at its annual dinner and induction ceremony on Friday, October 19th as part of the Homecoming Weekend Festivities. With the addition of these three individuals, FSU’s Hall of Fame now has 149 members.

The inductees will also be recognized before the Homecoming football game against Union (Ky.) on Saturday, October 20 at 1:00 pm.

Two track & field stars and one field hockey coach comprise the 37th class. Gina Bowman ‘90 and Betty Barnes ‘91 combined to earn seven All-American awards for the women’s track & field team while Christine Lottes guided the field hockey program to over 100 wins in nine years.

Bowman, the 147th inductee, left her mark on the Frostburg State track and field program as one of the most successful athletes in team history. She was a three-time All-American in the shot put and broke five school records in that same event.

As a senior, she finished fourth at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Bowman was named FSU's Female Athlete of the Year and the Most Outstanding Thrower. She was named to the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference team, All-Mason-Dixon Conference Indoor and Outdoor squads and All-East Track & Field team.

In her junior season, she earned All-American honors after taking sixth in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. She was an ECAC Champion, Mason-Dixon Conference Indoor Champion, All-East Track & Field selection and FSU's Most Outstanding Thrower.

As a sophomore, she was an All-East Track & Field selection and a Mason-Dixon Conference Champion in both the indoor and outdoor seasons. She was an ECAC Champion in both the shot put and discus, named FSU's Most Outstanding Thrower and was the school's top point scorer.

In her first season with the Bobcats, she earned All-American honors, was an All-ECAC selection and a Mason-Dixon Conference Champion.

Barnes, the 148th inductee, was a four-time All-American sprinter and school record holder for the Frostburg State track & field team.

She had her best year as a junior, earning All-American honors in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes. She was also an All-Eastern College Athletic Conference performer and an All-Mason-Dixon Conference selection in the same pair of events. She was a medalist in the 4x400-meter relay at the Penn Relays. She set a school record in both the 55 and 200-meter dashes, was voted as Frostburg State's Most Valuable Player and was the team's top point scorer.

During her final season with the Bobcats, she qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 55-meter dash while being named All-Mason-Dixon Conference Champion in the 100-meter dash, 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays.

As a sophomore, Barnes was an All-American after taking fifth in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. She was an ECAC Champion in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes. During the indoor season, she earned All-Mason-Dixon Conference honors and set school records in the 55 and 200-meter dashes.

During her freshman season, she was part of the 4x100-meter relay team that earned All-American and All-ECAC honors. Individually, she captured All-ECAC honors in the 200-meter dash.

Lottes, the 149th inductee, has established herself as one of the top coaches in Frostburg State history during her nine-year tenure with the field hockey program.

She guided the team to a 105-43-8 overall record and she holds the record for most wins by a field hockey coach in the programs existence. She led the team to seven-consecutive 10-plus win seasons, five Maryland State Championships and six NCAA Tournament appearances in her final seven seasons with the Bobcats. She also coached 28 athletes to regional and national All-American status.

Frostburg State posted 15-4 season records under Lottes' guidance in 1982, 1984 and 1986. In '82, FSU set the school record for wins and shutouts (10) and was ranked as high as fifth in the national poll. In '86, the field hockey team set the school record for most consecutive wins (9) while being crowned ESAC Champions. Frostburg State was ranked as high as fourth in the national poll and defeated five ranked opponents on the season.

On a national level, Lottes worked with the U.S. Olympic Development Program and she held an advanced coaching certificate from the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA). She was a member of the Regional Field Hockey Committee and chaired the Maryland State Field Hockey Committee for seven years. She also coached an A.A.U. Junior field hockey team in Tennessee while at Frostburg State.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu