Rita & Kurt Eppenstein Athletics Hall of Fame
The Stony Brook University Department of Athletics Hall of Fame began in 1991 with the induction of its first members. Since that first ceremony, 46 of Stony Brook's most decorated athletes, celebrated coaches and valued supporters have been enshrined in the Hall in recognition of their accomplishments. As we move forward, the Stony Brook Department of Athletics looks forward to continued opportunities for honoring former athletes, coaches and contributors with future Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
On October 20, 2007 the Hall of Fame was dedicated as the Rita & Kurt Eppenstein Athletics Hall of Fame to honor the memory of Rita and Kurt Eppenstein, two quintessential New Yorkers whose lives serve as a higher lesson in ethics, character and perseverance, and who sacrificed much to enable their son to graduate from college and law school, and to enjoy the opportunities and experiences that flowed from their own American dream. Their son, Ted Eppenstein '68, was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in the fourth class to be inducted in 1994.
The next Stony Brook Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony is currently set for fall 2011. In the 12 months preceding the ceremony, we will solicit Hall of Fame nominations and will post pertinent information on the Department of Athletics website at www.goseawolves.org. We encourage all alumni and fans to participate in this process.
Congratulations to all current Stony Brook Athletics Hall of Fame members. We look forward to future ceremonies honoring more of the best who have ever represented Stony Brook Athletics.