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Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 10/25/2006
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John Blanco '53 First Manhattan baseball player to receive All-America status after being named a second-team all-American at third base in 1952. Batted .363 during the 1952 season, where he was also named to the All-Metropolitan and NCAA District 2 teams.
Keith Bullock '93 All-time leader in scoring (1,992) and second in rebounding (1,012) in men's basketball history. Led Jaspers to NIT Quarterfinals in 1992 and the program's first NCAA bid since 1958 in 1993. Named MAAC Rookie of the Year as a freshman and was a three-time First-Team All-MAAC selection. His senior season, he was team captain, was named MAAC Player of the Year, MAAC Tournament MVP, and First-Team All-Metropolitan as Manhattan won its first MAAC Tournament Championship. A Dean's List student.
Bob Byrnes '68 As a student at Manhattan, was a two-time captain if the football team. Became Athletic Director in 1987 and led a resurgence in Jasper athletics. During his tenure, Manhattan has produced 24 Academic All-Americans, won 43 MAAC Championships, has had two student-athletes win NCAA Track and Field national championships, as well as having 33 MAAC Players of the Year, 15 MAAC Rookies of the Year, and 492 MAAC All-Academic honorees.
Stacy Cowan '92 Named Manhattan College Woman of the Year and an Academic All-American in 1992 after setting or tying four NCAA Softball single-season records; batting average (.581), hits (92), runs (68), and hitting streak (24 games). The .581 season average is still third in NCAA Division I and her .530 career batting average still leads NCAA Division I. Also holds the Manhattan ERA season and career records, at 1.06 and 1.79, respectively. A 1991 and 1992 All-MAAC selection, she was named to the ECAC Division I All-Star team in 1992. Received an invitation to the 1996 USA Olympic Softball team tryouts.
Bruce Philip '89 A four time All-American in track and field. Hold the indoor school records at 400 meters (46.22), 500 meters (61.2), and mile relay (3:09.25), as well as the outdoor record for the Distance Medley Relay (9:33.40). In addition, he was a five-time IC4A champion and won 11 Metropolitan Championships.
Pat Petersen '82  A decorated long distance runner, he holds two school records, in the indoor 5000m (14:05), and the outdoor 10000m (28:38), though he only competed at Manhattan for two years. Was IC4A champion in the indoor 5000m in 1981 and the MAAC Champion in cross country in 1981 (24:48). Qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championships twice. Broke the 25-minute barrier at the Van Cortlandt Park cross country course 10 times. Achieved number one USA marathon ranking in 1987, and was ranked second in 1985 and 1989.
Donna Seybold '90 Helped lead Manhattan to two MAAC Tournament Championships and two NCAA Tournament bids, including the school's first in 1987. Sixth in the all-time Manhattan scoring list with 1,214 points. In 1990, her senior season, she was named MAAC Tournament MVP, and Metropolitan Player of the Year as a co-captain.
Richard Wilbur '58 Integral part of two NCAA and two NIT appearances for Manhattan. Also helped the Jaspers to a Holiday Festival Championship in 1956. Known as a tenacious defender, he was responsible for guarding NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West when Manhattan upset top-ranked West Virginia in the 1958 NCAA Tournament, holding West to just 10 points in the Jaspers 89-84 win.


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