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Frostburg State to Induct Three into Bobcat Athletics Hall of Fame
08/10/2006

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 27th as part of the Homecoming Weekend festivities. With the addition of these three individuals, the FSU Hall of Fame now has 146 members.

The inductees will also be recognized before the Homecoming football game against Westminster on Saturday, October 28 at 1:00 pm.

Track & Field assistant coach Dr. Charles H. Hircock, swimming star Michelle Mazur ‘95 and former consensus all-american Russell Williams ‘93 form the 36th class.

Hircock, the 144th inductee, was a 30-year member of the Frostburg State University track & field coaching staff, serving as recruiting coordinator for a majority of his tenure.

He also served as coach of the throwing events while leading seven of his athletes to NCAA Division III All-American status. He helped guide the Bobcat men to National Championships in 1986 and 1987 and a third-place showing in his final season.

Hircock helped guide the Bobcat women to a runner-up finish at the National Championships in 1982.

Hircock was also a dedicated member of Frostburg State's Health, Physical Education and Recreation Faculty.

Mazur, the 146th inductee, was a four-year letterwinner for the Frostburg State swimming and diving teams under head coach Dr. Bob McFarland from 1992-1995. She was voted the team's most outstanding swimmer in each of her final three seasons.

In her senior season, Mazur qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championships in two events. In the 100-yard breaststroke, she earned Honorable Mention All-American honors after taking home 13th-place in 1:08.40. She also captured 22nd in the 200-yard individual medley (2:13.40).

As a junior, Mazur qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championships in the same two events. In the breaststroke, she was 13th and in the individual medley, she captured 20th place.

She also left her mark on the Bobcat record books holding five individual and two relay records. She holds the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.40), 200-yard breaststroke (2:31.36), 200-yard individual medley (2:13.19), 400-yard individual medley (4:56.63) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:10.61). She is also part of the record holding 400-yard medley (4:15.00) and 800-yard freestyle (8:17.24) relay teams.

During her career, Mazur set the 100-yard breaststroke record five times, the 200-yard breaststroke record three times and the 200-yard individual medley record four times.

Williams, the 145th inductee, established himself as one of the top players in Frostburg State football history during his career as a safety. He was also a triple jump participant on the Bobcat track and field team.

Williams is the only athlete in FSU history to be named a consensus All-American. As a senior, he was chosen as a First-Team Football Gazette All-American, First-Team Kodak All-American, First-Team Champion USA as well as being named to the Associated Press Little All-American third-team.

He helped the Bobcats to a school record 10 wins (10-2 overall), first-ever NCAA playoff berth and first-ever NCAA playoff win. He led the team with 107 total tackles and 11 pass breakups.

He also recovered two fumbles and had one forced fumble and tackle for loss. He added three interceptions, one of which he returned 100 yards for a touchdown, something only 17 other players in NCAA Division III history have accomplished.

As a junior, he made 72 total tackles, four interceptions, forced two fumbles and added one pass breakup while helping the Bobcats to a 6-3-1 record.

During his sophomore year, FSU won its first ECAC South Championship and posted an 8-3 record. Williams made 82 total tackles with three interceptions and one recovered fumble.

In the 46-16 championship win over William Patterson, he made four stops including two pass breakups.

In his first season in a Bobcat uniform, Williams helped FSU to a runner-up finish in the ECAC South Championship game and a 9-2 overall record.

The Bobcat Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet will be held in the Lane Center on the Frostburg State campus. The evening will begin with a social hour at 5:00 pm followed by the dinner and induction ceremonies starting at 6:00 pm.

Reservations are $20 per person and may be purchased through the FSU Alumni Office by calling 301-687-4068.

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