May 17, 2004

Assistant Coach Stuper to be Inducted into Field Hockey Hall of Fame

May 17, 2004

New Haven, CT - Yale Assistant Field Hockey Coach Pam Stuper has been selected for the United States Field Hockey Assocation Hall of Fame and will be inducted June 12 at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa.

A dedicated defender for the USA team, Stuper encased a brilliant career within three World Cup appearances from 1990 to 1998.

A native of Lancaster, Pa., she made her first major international appearance at the 1990 World Cup and added a World Cup bronze medal in 1994. She made her final major USA appearnace at the 1998 World Cup in Ultrecht, The Netherlands (9th).

Stuper earned additional honors with the USA team at the 1995 Pan American Games (silver medalist) and 1995 Champions Trophy (bronze medalist). She also appeared in the 1997 Champions Trophy (6th). She concluded her career in 1998 with 80 international appearances.

A graduate of Hempfield High School (Landisville, Pa. '88) and Old Dominion Univ. ('92), Stuper earned collegaite All-America honors in 1990 and '91. She was named the Virginia Athlete of the Year in 1992 and competed on ODU NCAA Champion teams in 1988, 1990 and 1991. She was the ODU Female Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1991-92 and a GTE Academic All-American in 1991.

Stuper previously served on the coaching staff at James Madison Univ. with fellow inductee Christy Morgan during the team's 1994 national championship campaign. She is entering her eighth season at Yale.

Hall of Fame honorees are selected through a point system with points awarded for each year a candidate athlete competed on the USA National Team. Additional points are earned as a result of selection to Olympic, Pan American Games or World Cup teams.

The newest honorees join 34 current members of the Hall. Established in 1986, the U.S. Field Hockey Assoc. Hall of Fame held previous induction ceremonies in 1988, 1989 and 1994.