SMG Alumni Among BU Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Excerpts from BU Today:
On December 16, 1916, the Terrier men’s basketball team became the first BU athletics program to compete at the varsity level. And while thousands of students have played varsity sports over the past nearly 100 years, only 231 BU athletes have been chosen for the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Perhaps the most notable name among the inductees is Nick Bone (SMG’98), the all-time leading scorer in BU men’s soccer. Bone scored 143 points (61 goals, 21 assists) in four seasons as a Terrier and led the 1994 team to a 16-0-1 record and a number-one national ranking. He was voted the National Freshman of the Year that season, and would go on to earn three All-Conference First Team honors during his career. Michael Lynch, assistant vice president and director of athletics, describes Bone as “the best offensive player in the history of men’s soccer” at BU.
Christine Stief (SMG’95), who won 6 All-America awards for track and field, enters the Hall of Fame with 12 individual America East titles and 7 conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards. A native of Rosstal, Germany, Stief performed as a two-time national All-Academic selection in cross-country, finished her career with a 4-0 record in the indoor mile run, and led BU to four America East cross-country titles.
Troy Billings (SMG’83) is being honored tomorrow for the impressive contributions he made to the men’s track and field program. Billings left BU as the University’s record holder in the mile and two-mile run, and was named team MVP as a sophomore in 1981. He also earned All-America honors at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 1982, the first Terrier to do so in nearly three decades.