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The Muhlenberg College Athletic Hall of Fame recently inducted four individuals – Lauren Buyyounouski Barnicle ’98, Frank Scagliotta ’72, Sam Beidleman ’63 and Jeff Tipping – and the 1945-46 basketball team.

Lauren Buyyounouski Barnicle was one of the top players in Muhlenberg volleyball history, setting 20 school records and earning All-Centennial Conference honors all four years. She was the first player in team history to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs, finishing with 1,146 kills and 1,137 digs. Buyyounouski Barnicle was named to six
Hall of Fame Class of 2006
The Muhlenberg College Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2006: Frank Scagliotta, Sam Beidleman, Lauren Buyyounouski Barnicle, Jeff Tipping (back row) and members of the 1945-46 basketball team: Joe Staudinger ’49, Leo Martini ’50, Al Rubbert ’51 and Frank Borrell ’50.
all-tournament teams in her career and earned the 1995 Weikert Award. She led the Mules to a four-year record of 71-39.

Frank Scagliotta made significant contributions to men’s basketball.A four-year letterwinner and two-year starter at point guard, he was the ninth all-time leading scorer at the time of graduation with 1,132 career points, and he still ranks second with 480 assists. Scagliotta earned All-MAC South honors twice and was captain of both the basketball and track and field teams. An accomplished NCAA basketball official, he has officiated three NCAA Final Fours and was named the recipient of the prestigious Naismith Award as national official of the year.

Sam Beidleman has served his alma mater for more than 35 years as a coach, faculty member and administrator. The current director of athletics lettered in football and track as an undergraduate and still holds the school record for longest fumble return for a touchdown. Beidleman coached the baseball team from 1970 to 1992, winning 255 games, five MAC Southwest division titles and three MAC South championships. He also was an assistant football coach for 13 years and athletic business manager for eight.

Jeff Tipping guided the Muhlenberg men’s soccer team to national prominence, compiling a record of 225-71-21 (.743) record from Muhlenberg College Athletic Hall of Fame 1986 to 2001. He led the Mules to three Centennial Conference championships, one MAC title, eight NCAA Tournament appearances and the national semifinals in 1995. Tipping coached seven All-Americans and three Academic All-Americans in addition to being named the Mid-Atlantic Region coach of the year three times. He also coached the men’s golf team to three Centennial Conference championships.

The 1945-46 basketball team finished fourth in the National Invitation Tournament, at the time the most prestigious college basketball championship. After a successful regular season in which they were ranked in the top 10, the Mules were invited to the NIT at Madison Square Garden and defeated Syracuse in the first round before losing to Rhode Island and West Virginia. The team finished with record of 23-5 and shared the MAC North championship. The squad set a school record (still standing) with 14-game winning streak and was a perfect 14-0 at home.

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