Stony Brook Announces 2000 Hall of Fame Inductees

Oct. 3, 2000

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Five new members will be inducted into the Stony Brook Athletic Hall of Fame when the department opens its doors to a brand new showcase on October 14 at the USB Sports Complex. Paul Klyap, Bob Snider, Ronald "Charlie" Bryant, Cheryl Chong-Hunter and Tom Blumbergs will join the current 24 members.

A 1988 graduate of Stony Brook, Paul Klyap played football from 1985-88 and finished his career as the all-time interceptions leader with 22 - a record that still stands today. He owns career records for interception return yards (337) and solo tackles in a game (11). He also ranks second in interception return yards in a season (128), second in career solo tackles (121) and second in total tackles (277).

A physical educator, intramural director and squash coach during his 28-year career, Bob Snider was the founder of the USB squash program. He collected 300 career victories in the sport of squash while he led his teams to 24 top-20 national rankings. During that time, he coached four All-Americans and also founded the intramural program at the University.

Ronald "Charlie" Bryant played from 1985-88 on the men's basketball team, collecting 791 points in just two seasons. During both of those seasons - in which he averaged 17.9 points per game - he was selected as the team's Most Valuable Player. A 1987 graduate - he was the team's scoring, assists and steals leader during his senior season with the program.

A 1986 graduate of Stony Brook, Cheryl-Chong Hunter was a five-time track and field All-American. A three-time team Most Valuable Player, Chong-Hunter was the Stony Brook Athlete of the Year in 1985 and was the team Most Valuable Player three of her four seasons with the program. She still holds Stony Brook records for the javelin throw (123'3") and the discus throw (145'3").

Tom Blumbergs played on the men's basketball team from 1986-88. A 1988 graduate of Stony Brook, Blumbergs collected 894 points and 535 rebounds in just two seasons. He was the team's Most Valuable Player in 1988, averaging team-bests 20.6 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.

The five members will be inducted into the Hall on Saturday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Atrium of the Sports Complex at the University. The brand new Hall of Fame will open its doors that evening and will be housed in the Sports Complex Atrium. It will feature plaques honoring the 24 current members in the Hall of Fame and the five new inductees.