of the RIT Sports Hall of Fame are (from left) Jay Murphy '94, Tom
Peeples '94, Jeannie Khaw '95, David Egan '62, Bob Klos '55, and
Gerald Isobe '76.
The RIT Sports Hall of Fame grew to 123 members with the induction
of six athletes in November 2001.
The Honorable David D. Egan, New York State Supreme Court Justice,
wrestled, played soccer, served as assistant wrestling coach, was an
Outstanding Alumnus award winner, and a member of the RIT Board of Trustees.
He graduated in 1962 with a degree in business administration.
Jeannie Khaw of Malaysia was a member of the highly successful volleyball
team from 1990 to 1994 and was considered one of the top setters in
the nation. In her four years of competition, the accounting graduate
garnered three All-American titles and three Most Valuable Player honors
in the Empire Athletic Association. She remained at RIT and earned a
masters degree in 1995.
A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Gerald Isobe was the first RIT deaf golfer
to earn NCAA All-American honors. The 1976 accounting graduate competed
three times in NCAA championships. Isobe was named RIT Distinguished
Alumnus of NTID in 1988. In 1987 he was a national honoree of the United
States Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Americans. In 1982 he became the
first national deaf champion of the United States Golf Association.
Bob Klos, a 1955 business administration graduate, was a three-year
basketball player. He led the team to a 32-20 record from 1952-55. In
1957 he returned to RIT where he was assistant athletic director, freshman
basketball coach, intramural director, assistant soccer coach and RITs
first golf coach. His golf teams won 30 consecutive matches and participated
in two NCAA championships.
Hockey has always been an integral part of Jay Murphys life.
As a senior, the 1994 management graduate was a first team All-American,
Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year and the teams
leading scorer with 61 points. Twice team captain, he garnered the Hockey
Fans Choice Award in 199293. Since leaving RIT, he has played
professional hockey and is the all-time leading goal scorer with the
Louisiana IceGators of the East Coast Hockey League.
Track man Tom Peeples 94 concentrated on the hurdles, but also
competed in numerous events. He qualified for the NCAAs five times,
earning All-American honors in the hurdles each time. He was Senior
Athlete of the Year in 1994 and won four Empire Athletic Association
championships in the 110-meter hurdles and high jump. Recipient of the
Walls-Olsen Memorial Scholarship for contributions to student life,
he was a member of the U.S. Navy ROTC program.