The Seattle University athletics department proudly congratulates six individuals and one team for their upcoming induction into the Seattle U Athletics Hall of Fame, as voted on this past fall by the SU Athletics Hall of Fame Committee.
Steve Conklin was a member of the baseball team from 1966 to 1968, playing shortstop throughout his three-year career. He led the team in 1966 with a .347 batting average and finished second on the squad in hitting in both 1967 (.330) and 1968 (.336) behind current Hall of Famer Bill Tsoukalas. At the time, Conklin set the school single season (12) and career (26) records for doubles, and he helped the squad post a 62-29 overall record.
Warren Farmer participated in collegiate tennis for Seattle University from 1968 through 1972. During the 1968 NCAA Tournament, he won three matches to help Seattle U finish eighth in the country. Battling back from injury, he led the team to the 1972 West Coast Athletic Conference championship, defeating two Pepperdine opponents who were the number one and number three seeds of the tournament. He also teamed with Seattle U Athletic Hall of Famer Mike Prineas to win the WCAC doubles championship.
Gary Ladd attended Seattle U and played basketball from 1969 through 1972. During his career, Ladd accumulated a total of 877 points, averaging 12 points per game. He ranked seventh in career assists during Seattle U’s first Division I era with 162, plus he pulled down 171 rebounds during his collegiate career. He was the first Seattle U player to earn First Team All-WCAC honors after the school joined the league in the 1971-72 season.
Dale Lingenbrink continued Seattle U’s extraordinary golf tradition in the late 1950s before graduating from the school in 1958. In 1957, he led the team to a fourth-place finish at the NorCal Intercollegiate Tournament. The next year, he earned medalist honors in the NorCal Intercollegiate Tournament, shooting 67 on the final day to complete the tournament at two-under-par 282. He also set the course record at Inglewood, Seattle U’s home course at the time, by shooting nine-under-par 64.
Dr. Joe Shamseldin has provided enormous amounts of time and services as one of the main physicians working with the Seattle University athletics department for over 25 years. He has continually assisted in the care of the student-athletes, helping the men’s soccer program win two national championships as well as the men’s swim team earn its own national title in 2002. Shamseldin has supported Seattle U Athletics no matter which level it was competing at while still practicing family medicine and teaching at Swedish Medical Center.
Cam Weaver came to Seattle University from Skagit Valley College and helped the Seattle U men's soccer team win the 2004 NCAA Division II National Championship. He collected eight goals and two assists for 18 total points, earning Newcomer of the Year honors from the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. He led the team in scoring in 2005 with nine goals and five assists for 23 total points, receiving First Team All-GNAC honors. Weaver just completed his fifth season with the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer (MLS).
The 1957 golf team went 19-0 during the dual match season, defeating opponents such as Washington, Oregon, Portland, and Gonzaga. With Dr. Tom Page as head coach, the team also finished fourth at the NorCal Intercollegiate Tournament. Besides Lingenbrink, the team also featured Dan Barkley, Chuck Briggs, Bob Bruck, Mike Hunt, Dick Madsack, Gordon MacKenzie, Bob Murray, and Joe Uhlman.
The Fr. Francis Logan Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon and Ceremony will take place Sunday, March 2, starting at 12 noon at the Campion Tower Ballroom on campus. The cost to attend the luncheon is $40, and registration is available online by clicking here.
The newly-inducted Hall of Famers will also be recognized during halftime of the men’s basketball game the previous night, Saturday, March 1, against Idaho at KeyArena at Seattle Center.