Editor’s Note: The following writeup originally appeared on cornellbigred.com. It is republished with permission.
ITHACA, N.Y. — Ten new members, including five All-Americans, have been selected for induction into the Cornell University Athletics Hall of Fame at the 39th annual ceremonies to be held Saturday, Sept. 24 on the Cornell campus. After this year’s class is inducted, the membership in the Hall will stand at 587.
The All-Americans who will be inducted are Kevin Boothe ’05, football; Joe Boulukos ’06, men’s lacrosse; Robert Katz ’78, men’s lacrosse; Dustin Manotti ’06, wrestling; and Matt Moulson ’06, men’s ice hockey.
Also selected to be enshrined in September are Glen Fausset ’71, men’s track and field; Jamie Greubel ’06, women’s track and field; Scott Oliaro ’92, football; Sarah Sterman ’04, softball; and Rahim Wooley ’05, men’s track and field.
In addition to the formal induction ceremonies on Saturday evening, the honorees will be recognized at halftime of the Cornell-Yale football game that afternoon.
The Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame was initiated in 1978. It became a reality through the thoughtfulness and generosity of the late Ellis H. Robison, Class of 1918, whose devotion, advice and financial support to his alma mater started immediately upon graduation from the university.
A brief biography of each of the 10 inductees follows.
Kevin Boothe ’05, Football
Boothe was a consensus All-American and three-time first-team All-Ivy pick for the Big Red at offensive tackle. A second-team Sports Network All-American in 2005, he was a tri-captain in his final season in Ithaca and a four-year starter. A unanimous first-team All-Ivy pick in each of his final two years, Boothe became just the fourth Cornell player to earn first-team all-league honors three times. A sixth round pick in the NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders, he played a decade in the NFL and won two Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants, including as a starter in 2011.
Joe Boulukos ’06, Men’s Lacrosse
A three-time All-American for the Big Red, Boulukos earned a first-team selection as a senior after being named to the second-team as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore. He became the first Big Red player in nearly a decade to earn one of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s major awards, as he was selected as the co-winner of the 2006 Lt. Donald McLaughlin Jr. Award as the nation’s top midfielder. He capped his career tied for 10th in Big Red history with 89 career goals and 17th with 124 points. The 2006 Ivy League Player of the Year, Boulukos was a dominant force in the midfield and earned his third-straight selection to the All-Ivy first-team and was a 2006 Tewaaraton Trophy nominee.
Glen Fausset ’71, Men’s Track & Field
Fausset was a three-time Heptagonal track champion, winning the outdoor Heps triple jump in 1969 and the long jump and triple jump outdoors in 1971. At the Penn Relays in 1971, he won both the long jump and the triple jump (with a Cornell record triple jump of 50-7 1/4). He won the triple jump and placed second in the long jump at the outdoor IC4As as a senior after finishing second in the long jump at the outdoor IC4As as a junior. Fausset won the indoor IC4A title in the long jump in 1970 and was second in the triple jump at the indoor IC4As the following year. He received recipient of the team’s Gatling Award, earned by the senior who has contributed the most to Cornell track, and the Lou Montgomery Award for most points scored in his varsity career. Fausset was captain of the 1970-71 team.
Jamie Greubel ’06, Women’s Track & Field
Greubel was a four-time Heptagonal champion – three times in the heptathlon (outdoors) and once in the pentathlon (indoors), posting the second-highest score in Ivy League history in the former. A two-time NCAA qualifier in the grueling event, she was a key point scorer for a Cornell team that won all eight Heptagonal track and field meets in which she competed. Gruebel still holds school records in both events 10 years later, as well as the freshman record in the heptathlon. She entered Cornell as a field hockey player and competed for a year. In Gruebel’s post Cornell career, she qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia for Team USA in the bobsled, and won a bronze medal.
Robert Katz ’78, Men’s Lacrosse
Katz was a three-time second-team All-America defender as the Big Red posted a combined record of 42-1 overall (18-0 Ivy) and won back-to-back NCAA championships before finishing as national runner up in 1978. He was a first-team All-Ivy selection in each of his final two seasons after earning second-team All-Ivy in 1976. A three-year starter on defense, Katz played for the victorious North team in the 37th annual North-South All-Star game.
Dustin Manotti ’06, Wrestling
Manotti finished eighth as a freshman, fourth as a sophomore, sixth as a junior and third as a senior at the NCAA Championships to become Cornell’s second four-time NCAA All-American. He made his mark on Cornell’s record book, graduating as the third-winningest wrestler in program history with 135 career victories and ranked 10th in overall winning percentage at .839 (135-26). Manotti was a three-time All-Ivy selection, earning first-team honors in 2005 and second-team recognition in 2003 and 2004. As a freshman in 2003, he was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Manotti’s last All-America honor may have been his most impressive. After losing in the first round, he came back through the wrestlebacks to top the tournament’s No. 9, 8, 3 and 4 seeds before easily disposing of the No. 1 seed in the third-place match. Manotti was a four-time EIWA placewinner that ranked second in school history in wins by major decisions (43) and in the top 10 in career bonus wins (68).
Matt Moulson ’06, Men’s Ice Hockey
Moulson was a three-time leading scorer for the men’s hockey team, including a 2004-05 season which included 22 goals and 20 assists for 42 points. He was named to the 2005 All-America second team, the All-ECACHL first team, and he was a unanimous All-Ivy League first team selection. Moulson totaled three All-Ivy first team selections in his career, and his 71 goals tied for seventh in program history. He went on to enjoy a successful professional career, which so far has included three 30-goal seasons in the NHL and more than 150 career goals and 300 points.
Scott Oliaro ’92, Football
One of Cornell’s most versatile offensive players, Oliaro holds the single-game rushing record (288 yards) and the single-game all-purpose yardage record (395 yards), ranks seventh all-time in career touchdowns, eighth all-time in career all-purpose yards and 10th all-time in career rushing yards. He is one of only seven Cornell players to record a 200+-yard game and is tied with multiple players in most consecutive games in a season (10) with a reception. He led the team in receptions in 1989 and 1990, points in 1990 and 1992, and rushing yards in 1992. He was one of only two players to be named captain for two years. Oliaro was named to the All-Ivy second team in 1990 and 1992, received the Pop Warner Most Valuable Player Award in 1992, the Charles Colucci Award in 1990, and the Doc Kavanagh Training Room Athlete Award in 1992. He participated in the victorious Ivy Epson Bowl in Japan in 1992, where he scored a touchdown. Oliaro was named one of the top 50 athletes in Vermont sports history by Sports Illustrated.
Sarah Sterman ’04, Softball
A three-time All-Ivy League selection, Sterman was a first-team pick as a sophomore, a second-team pick as a senior and an honorable mention honoree during her junior year. Sterman graduated with career Cornell records for most career saves (8), appearances (132), games started (104) and innings pitched (679.0) and was among the top three in lowest ERA (second, 1.55), most career wins (second, 77), complete games (second, 71), shutouts (second, 18), and strikeouts (second, 437) and lowest opponent batting average (third, .232). She was a two-time Academic All-Ivy selection. Sterman was a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) second-team all-region pick as a junior after going 19-4 with a 1.43 ERA. During that season, she hurled a no-hitter against Penn and pitched a complete game in one of Cornell’s greatest wins, a first round upset of nationally ranked Long Beach State at the 2004 NCAA Championship, giving head coach Dick Blood his 300th career victory. Sterman ended her senior season with a 22-8 overall record with a 1.64 ERA. She ranks among the top 10 in Ivy history in saves and appearances (second), wins and complete games (third), innings pitched (fourth), shutouts (sixth) and ERA (10th). Sterman was part of two Ivy championship and NCAA teams and helped the Big Red to a 140-60 record overall and a 39-17 conference mark.
Rahim Wooley ’05, Men’s Track & Field
Wooley swept to Heptagonal titles in the 60, 100, 200 and 4×100 meter relay in his senior year, in which he was selected the Heps MVP. He was the team captain as a senior and a key cog on a team that won five Heptagonal team titles, including three consecutive outdoor crowns. Wooley also anchored the winning 4×100 relay outdoors in 2003 and was a six-time first-team All-Ivy performer. He remains in Cornell’s top 10 all-time in the 60,100 and 200 meter events.