Horan to be Inducted into Hall of Fame at Drew University
Madison, NJ – Maureen Horan, current kinesiology instructor and assistant director of academic affairs at Penn State DuBois, will be inducted into the 2010 Athletics Hall of Fame at Drew University on September 24.
Horan spent 23 years at Drew before coming to Penn State DuBois. She began teaching at Drew in 1980, and would go on to become a tenured associate professor, department chair of health and physical education, and a record-setting coach at the New Jersey school.
According to representatives at Drew University, the Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes and honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Drew athletics and who have brought distinction to Drew University and its athletic programs.
Horan's accomplishments at Drew include coaching the field hockey team to a 169–95 record, making her the all-time leader in wins. From 1985 to 1990, her teams had six straight Mid-American Conference (MAC) playoff appearances and were MAC champs in 1983 and 1985. Her teams qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament three times (1983, 1985 and 1986) including a National Semifinal appearance in 1985. Her 2000, 2001 and 2002 teams were Freedom Conference champions, and she was Freedom Conference Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2002, the same year she led the team on a successful preseason playing tour of Europe.
As women’s lacrosse coach Horan became the second winningest coach in Drew history with a 79–47 record. Her 1984, 1985 and 1988 teams were MAC champions, and her 1985, 1986 and 1988 teams made NCAA Tournament appearances.
In 2002, Horan was awarded the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Prestigious Pioneer Award.
Horan has called Penn State DuBois home since 2003. She continues to contribute her special talents and abilities to the success of students through teaching, and through her involvement in athletic and fitness programs.
"We are very fortunate to have Maureen at Penn State DuBois," said Chancellor Anita McDonald. "It was under her leadership as athletic director that we began to enhance our campus athletic programs and joined the USCAA, which permits students to compete at the national level. Maureen is very deserving of this Hall of Fame honor, and I look forward to attending the induction ceremony in New Jersey."
"My years at Drew University are full of so many wonderful memories that I could write a book about them," said Horan. "Receiving this award is truly the icing on the cake of life. I am honored, humbled, and delighted to go back and see some very special people and to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at Drew University. This is just beyond words."
The 2010 induction ceremony for the Drew University Athletic Hall of Fame is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 24, at the Madison Hotel in Morristown New Jersey.