Baruch Athletic Hall of Fame Induction 2006
From Baruch DML
Presided by Ray Rankis, Associate Athletic Director, the inaugural ceremony was held at the College’s Newman Vertical Campus. Nine men and women who helped shape the College’s athletics programs and fostered its competitive spirit are inducted into the Baruch Athletics Hall of Fame.
At 2:45, President Kathleen Waldron makes the welcoming remarks.
At 14:01, Dr. William Eng, Director of Athletics speaks on behalf of the Athletic Department.
At 22:38, Burt Beagle speaks.
At 30:31, Yvette Forges-Caraballon speaks.
At 37:58, Harvey Jackson speaks.
At 54:49, Sean McGee speaks.
At 1:03:30, Rodger Miller speaks.
At 1:11:25, Al Peredo speaks.
At 1:25:07, Narces Phanor speaks.
At 1:32:57, Sybil Smith speaks.
At 1:43:15, Hilary Williams speaks.
Burt Beagle -- Baseball & Basketball. Beagle (’56) has served the College over many years as sports information director, baseball coach, basketball statistician and repository of athletics history and folklore.
Yvette Forges-Caraballo – Cheerleading & Dance Team. A 1993 graduate who led the Baruch cheerleading squad to 15 championships; she served as the team’s choreographer from 1988 to 2002.
Sean McGee – Men’s Basketball. A 1996 graduate and a three-time CUNYAC all-star basketball star, who as a junior ranked second in the nation in rebounding (13.8), was named the CUNYAC MVP during his senior season.
Sybil Smith – Women’s Basketball & Volleyball. A 1995 graduate, Smith is a three-time basketball and one-time volleyball CUNYAC MVP. She won the 1995 NCAA Division III rebounding title (23.8) and finished second in scoring (21.1).
Hilary Williams – Women’s Basketball. A 1991 graduate and dean’s list student, Hilary is a two-time CUNYAC MVP. She is the team’s all-time leader in scoring (1,830), rebounding (1,341) and steals (477) and was the first player in school history to record a triple-double.
Rodger Miller – Men’s Basketball. A 1985 graduate, Rodger was a four-year starter (1979-83) on the men’s basketball team. He became the school’s leading scorer with 1,540 career points and owns the all-time record for points in a game (42).
Al Peredo – Fencing Coach & Administrator. Al started the men’s and women’s fencing program at Baruch. He coached an Olympic foil fencer to the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and to a runner-up spot in the NCAA National Championship. He was chair of the Athletics Department for more than 10 years.
Narces Phanor – Men’s Soccer, Volleyball & Basketball. A 1995 graduate, Narces is one of Baruch’s greatest all-around athletes. He was the first male athlete to be named a CUNYAC all-star in two sports (soccer and volleyball). In his senior year, he was also a starter on the men’s basketball team.
Harvey Jackson – Administrator. For over 30 years, Harvey has been the athlete’s best and most influential friend. As director of SEEK transfers and academic counselor, he has been a source of sage advice and guidance to scores of athletes. He also served as Men’s Basketball Coach for two years (1976-78)."