Five exemplary individuals and one team have been named to the 2022 class of the Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame, and will be inducted on the evening of Friday, Oct. 28, during the College's annual Garnet Homecoming and Family Weekend celebration.
The ninth class in Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame history is composed of Virginia “Dinny” Rath, Harry “Bill” Haverstick ’40, Anne Miller-Uueda ’10, Kathryn Stockbower ’11, Morgan Langley’ 11, and the 1977 men’s tennis team.
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The 2022 Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame Class:
Virginia “Dinny” Rath (Swimming, Archery, and Physical Education Department)
Rath’s legacy at Swarthmore dates back to the 1930s. Rath arrived at Swarthmore in 1931 after receiving a master’s degree in physical education from Columbia University. She coached swimming and archery and served as chair of the physical education department before retiring in 1965. Her legacy continues to this day with the prestigious Dinny Rath Award, which is given to the female athlete who demonstrates the highest degree and consistency of achievement and commitment in intercollegiate athletics, combined with a high regard for fair play, and awareness of the positive values of competition.
Harry “Bill” Haverstick '40 (Golf, Football, and Baseball)
A three-sport letter winner in golf, football, and baseball, Haverstick established himself as the top golfer on one of the most successful golf teams in Swarthmore history. Haverstick was a semifinalist in the 1938 Southern Intercollegiate tournament and shot a collegiate low of 70. Haverstick captured the Pennsylvania Amateur three times (1938, 1948, 1950) and finished as the national runner-up in 1939 by a single stroke. Haverstick’s legacy transcends Swarthmore as he holds victories over Horton Smith, first winner of the Masters, and Jimmy Thompson, runner-up in the 1936 PGA Championship, in exhibition matches.
Anne Miller-Uueda ’10 (Women’s Swimming)
At Swarthmore, Miller achieved a lengthy list of accomplishments, becoming one of the most decorated swimmers in program history. During her senior year, Miller-Uueda earned her seventh career All-American selection, passing women's swimmer Skye Fulkerson ’96 for the most in program history. She currently holds the program record with a time of 2:02.44 in the 200 butterfly, and sits inside the top three all-time in the 1000 freestyle, 1650 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Miller-Uueda was also named to the Centennial Conference Silver Anniversary Team and earned five All-Centennial First-team selections during her time with the Garnet.
Kathryn Stockbower ’11 (Women’s Basketball)
A three-time All-American selection, Stockbower stuffed the stat sheets during her decorated basketball career at Swarthmore. She holds the program record for career rebounds with 1,335, while ranking fourth all-time with 1,677 career points. Stockbower also ranks inside the top five in career field-goal percentage (.497), blocks (102), and free throws (359). Stockbower made history at the conference and national level,holding the NCAA Division-III record for career double-doubles with 83. She is also tied as the Centennial Conference’s all-time leader in single-game rebounds (24) and single-season double-doubles (22).
Stockbower was a four-time All-Centennial first-team selection and was awarded Player of the Year during her sophomore season. She was also a three-time Inquirer Academic All-Area selection, named CoSida Academic All-American first-team, chosen to the Centennial Conference Silver Anniversary Team, and was an Eleanor Kay Hess and Gladys Irish award recipient. In the classroom, Stockbower was an Oak Leaf Award recipient and awarded the Fulbright fellowship.
Morgan Langley ’11 (Men’s Soccer)
A 2010 All-American selection, Langley left a major impact on Swarthmore and the men’s soccer program. Langley ranks as the program’s all-time career leader with 95 points, while also holding the program record with 27 assists and sitting third with 34 goals scored. At the conference level, Langley is one of only eight players to record 10 plus goals and 10 plus assists in a single season. He recorded 14 goals and 14 assists in 2010, becoming the most recent Centennial athlete to accomplish that feat. Langley earned two career All-Centennial first-team selections and was awarded the conference’s Player of the Year in 2010.
He was also a member of the 2008 and 2010 Centennial Championship squads. Langley went on to play at the professional level as a member of the Philadelphia Union in the MLS and St. Patrick's Athletic in the Irish Premier League.
1977 Men’s Tennis Team
Led by Head Coach Bill Cullen, the 1977 men's tennis team won the program's first national championship. The title was decided by wins in the individual players tournament, as Swarthmore held a 15-12 advantage over Claremont. Larry Davidson ’77, Michel Glouchevitch ’77, John Irwin ’77 and Alan Petrine ’77 all earned NCAA Division III National Singles and Doubles Championship selections that season. The group also earned All-American status in their junior or senior years. The 1977 graduating class ranks first all-time in program history with 431 individual wins by a graduating class. The ’77 season marked one of the highest points in an incredible run for the tennis program. The team was undefeated in MAC competition during their four years, captured their 12th MAC Championship within a 14-year stretch for the program, and began a run of 17-straight NCAA appearances. The Garnet would go on to capture NCAA Championships in 1981,1985, and 1990, as well.
Established in 2012, the Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame honors the student-athletes and administrators who have contributed to the College's success. The 2022 Class was chosen from more than 200 nominations by a selection committee of administrators, coaches, and alumni for their significant impact on Swarthmore College athletics and the College itself.
To nominate a former student-athlete, coach, or administrator, please send your nominations to the Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame.