Florida Tech Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Induction Set Feb. 21
By Florida Tech // February 12, 2020
total of 56 former student-athletes, coaches and major contributors have been inducted
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Florida Tech Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 2020 induction banquet on Friday, Feb. 21.
This year’s inductees are Paula Lillsjo 2011 (Women’s Soccer), Paul Ouellette 1991 (Baseball), Martin Peat 1994 (Men’s Soccer), Melanie Thebarge 1988 (Women’s Cross Country), Peter Walcott 1995 (Men’s Basketball) and Dr. Frank Webbe (Faculty Athletic Representative).
Alumni, fans and supporters are cordially invited to attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which will be held in the Hartley Room at the Denius Student Center on Florida Tech’s campus.
The event begins with a social hour from 6 p.m. followed by dinner. The official Hall of Fame program will start at 7 p.m.
The deadline to RSVP for the event is Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Tickets are $50 per person. For those interested in attending the 2020 Hall of Fame induction ceremony, contact Alyssa Carney, firstname.lastname@example.org, to purchase your tickets.
The Florida Tech Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1986. New members are inducted in the hall of fame for their outstanding athletic, academic and/or postgraduate achievements, as well as their contributions to the university.
In the over 50 years of Florida Tech Athletics, a total of 56 former student-athletes, coaches and major contributors, in addition to nine teams, have been inducted into the Florida Tech Sports Hall of Fame.
More information on this year’s Florida Tech Sports Hall of Fame inductees:
Paula Lillsjo (Women’s Soccer 2008-11)
Played in 78 games over 4 years
NSCAA All-American Third Team in 2010, Program’s First All-American
Daktronics All-South Region Second Team in 2011
NSCAA All-South Region First Team in 2010
All-SSC First Team in 2010
All-SSC Second Team in 2008, 2011
Member of 2010 NCAA Final Four Team
Member of Program’s First Ever NCAA Tournament Team in 2008
Member of 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 NCAA Tournament Teams
Program Record for Career Assists (16)
5th in Program History for Single Season Assists (5, 2009)
Paul Ouellette (Baseball 1988-91)
Played in 182 games over 4 years
Career Batting: .334 AVG, 224 Hits, 167 RBI, 32 HR
All-SSC First Team in 1989, 1991
All-SSC Second Team in 1988
Preseason All-American in 1990
All-South Region Team in 1989, 1991
Member of Program’s First Ever NCAA Tournament Team in 1991
Program Record Holder for Career Triples (19)
Program Record Holder for Total Bases (389)
Led SSC in Batting Average in 1991 (.387)
Led SSC in Triples in 1989 (8)
2nd in SSC in Home Runs (11) and Hits (74) in 1991
4th in SSC for Home Runs in 1989 (10)
4th in SSC for RBI in 1991 (46)
5th in SSC for Runs in 1991 (43)
2nd in Program History in Home Runs (32)
2nd in Program History for RBI (167)
2nd in Program History for Hits (224)
3rd in Program History in Slugging Percentage (.581)
5th in Program History in Runs (149)
Martin Peat (Men’s Soccer 1994-97)
Played in 78 games over 4 years
United Soccer Coaches All-American Second Team in 1994
SSC Co-Freshman of the Year in 1994
All-SSC First Team in 1994
All-SSC Second Team in 1995
All-SSC Honorable Mention in 1997
Member of 1994 NCAA Tournament Team
Program Record for Career Saves (379)
Program Record for Career Shutouts (19)
Program Record for Single Season Saves (118, 1995)
3rd in Program History for Single Season Saves (97, 1997)
5th in Program History for Single Season Saves (88, 1996)
10th in Program History for Single Season Saves (76, 1994)
3rd in Program History for Single Season Shutouts (7, 1994)
9th in Program History for Single Season Shutouts (5, 1997)
Peter Walcott (Men’s Basketball 1991-95)
Played in 108 games over 4 years
Career Stats: 1,688 points, 360 assists, 313 rebounds, 163 steals
All-SSC First Team in 1993, 1994, 1995
SSC Freshman of The Year in 1992
All-SSC Third Team in 1992
One of Two Panthers to Earn Three Consecutive First Team All-SSC Awards
Program Record Holder for Consecutive Free Throws Made in a Single Season (18)
Program Record Holder for Career Free Throws Made (566)
Program Record Holder for Career Free Throws Attempted (784)
3rd in Program History for Career Steals Per Game (2.03)
4th in Program History for Career Steals (163)
7th in Program History for Career Assists (360)
Melanie Thebarge (Women’s Cross Country 1984-88)
First Women’s Individual SSC Champion in Program History in 1987 (19:25)
Member of Three Consecutive SSC Championship Teams (1985, 1986, 1987)
All-SSC First Team in 1985, 1986, 1987
2nd at 1986 SSC Championship (19:29)
4th at 1985 SSC Championship (18:35)
6th at 1987 South Region Championship
83rd at 1987 National Championship (19:49)
Dr. Frank Webbe (Faculty Athletic Representative)
37 Years as Faculty Athletic Representative.
Only Faculty Athletic Representative to Ever Serve at Florida Tech.
Member of the Florida Tech Athletic Advisory Council.
Professor of Psychology and Behavior Analysis at Florida Tech.
Former Dean of the School of Psychology at Florida Tech (1985-1993).
Director of the Florida Tech Sport-Related Concussion Project and Concussion Management Program.
Recipient of the 2018 David Knight Award, presented by the NCAA and the Faculty Athletics Representative Association for outstanding service to FARA and collegiate athletics.
Served in the Faculty Athletic Representative Association as the Division II President, Division II Vice President and Representative.
Served on the organizing committee for the Division II Faculty Athletic Representative Fellows Institute and the Advanced Leadership Institute.
Served on the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Regional Selection Committee.
Served as President of the Society for Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology of the American Psychological Association.
Served as treasurer and charter member as well as on the executive board of the Sports Neuropsychology Society.
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