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Four to join Joseph M. Linsey Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame

Four individuals will be enshrined in the Joseph M. Linsey Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 8 (clockwise from top left): Longtime swimming and diving coach Jim Zotz, basketball and baseball star Bryan Lambert '05, nine-time All-American runner Mariko Neveu '03 and soccer standout Ken Hannan '95.

Three star student-athletes and a longtime coach will be inducted into the Joseph M. Linsey Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Oct. 8 as part of the University’s Homecoming.

Ken Hannan ’95 was the University Athletic Association’s men’s soccer Player of the Year in 1994 and earned All-America honors. He helped the Judges win the ECAC Division III New England title, the first in program history. Hannan was named to the UAA Silver Anniversary team in 2014. He finished his career with 79 points, which ranks seventh on the Judges’ all-time scoring list. 

Bryan Lambert ’05
starred in both basketball and baseball for the Judges. He ranks eighth in Brandeis career scoring (1,500 points) and sixth in rebounding (775). Lambert was named All-UAA in each of his four seasons and earned a spot on the UAA Silver Anniversary team. He is the baseball team’s leader in saves in a season (12) and career (19). Lambert’s 12 saves led all of NCAA Division III in 2005, and he also hit seven home runs as a first baseman that season despite not having played the field since his freshman year.

Mariko Neveu ’03 was a nine-time All-American – three times each for cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field. She finished second at the NCAA Division III Championships in 2002, the best finish ever by a Brandeis woman. She won two New England titles and seven UAA championships during her tenure with the Judges. She earned a spot on the UAA Silver Anniversary team.

Jim Zotz, who is being inducted in the contributor category, is the architect of the Brandeis swimming and diving program. He coached the men’s and women’s teams from 1978 to 2010. He was twice named the New England Division III Coach of the Year and twice led the University Athletic Association Coaching Staff of the Year. Zotz coached 15 All-Americans, 44 College Swim Coaches of America All-Academic selections, 67 New England champions and 30 All-UAA performers.

List of Joseph M. Linsey Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame members.

Date: June 17, 2016