Ald. Pat Dowell Athletic Hall of Fame

University of Rochester website written by Dennis O’Donnell, Sports Information Director:

“Nine To Be Inducted in Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday

Class Includes Saturday Night Live Writer and Alderman from Chicago

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (October 12, 2010) – Seven former athletes, a former coach of a national championship team and several NCAA individual champions, and a longtime contributor to the Department of Athletics and Recreation, will be inducted into the University of Rochester Athletics Hall of Fame later this week.

Induction ceremonies will be held on Friday, October 15, in the Robert Goergen Fieldhouse as part of Meliora (Homecoming) Weekend. The Hall of Fame inductees will be introduced at halftime of Saturday’s football game vs. the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The Hall of Fame held its first induction ceremony in 1992.

The Hall of Fame Class for 2010 includes: Douglas Abeles ’81 (men’s cross country, men’s track and field), Jessica Lyon Densmore ’92 (women’s cross country, women’s track and field), Patricia Dowell ’78 (women’s basketball), Timothy Hale (coach, men’s cross country, men’s track and field), Paul Macielak ’72 (football), Kevin Uy ’87, ’93 (men’s swimming), Lois “Inky’ Watts ’51 (friend), John “Spike Wilson ’51 (baseball), and Jerrold Winter ’59 (football).

Since they left the River Campus, the inductees have found success on all levels, including television writing, public service, athletics administration, health care, banking, and education.

Patricia Dowell ’78: (Hometown: Chicago, IL) At UR: Dowell became a dominant inside player for the women’s basketball team despite now playing the sport in high school. She is still among the individual record holders today. As a senior, her skills helped Rochester post a 16-3 record. Post-Graduate: She graduated with a degree in developmental psychology. She earned a master’s degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. Currently, she is an Alderman of the 3rd Ward for the City of Chicago.

University of Rochester

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