Manhattan College Inducts Eight Honorees to 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame

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Inventor of ACL surgery, William Clancy ’63, M.D., among eight honorees inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 2.

2013 Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame

Manhattan College held its 35th annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, Nov. 2 on campus. The event was sponsored by the College’s Alumni Society and the honored inductees were: Thomas Blackburne ’74, swimming; Durelle Brown ’01, men’s basketball; William G. Clancy Jr. ’63, M.D., track and field; James Harrington ’51, track and field; Dahlia Henry-Tett ’96, Ed.D., track and field; Thomas Lindgren ’78, men’s soccer; Charles M. Mahoney ’75, men’s basketball; and Edward E. Walsh ’70, M.D., track and field.

The 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are recognized for their dedication and devotion to Manhattan College’s athletic program.

Their accomplishments include:

  • Thomas Blackburne ’74, swimming (Budd Lake, N.J.) – Blackburne set five records during his time at Manhattan College, and in 1974, received the Most Valuable Swimmer Award and was named the Conference’s Most Valuable Competitor. Throughout his career, he collected 12 gold medals, two silver medals, and 13 bronze medals at various Metropolitan meets. Link to Photo:
  • Durelle Brown ’01, men’s basketball (New Britain, Conn.) – A 6-foot-7-inch forward, Brown ranks fourth on the Manhattan College all-time points list with 1,634. He was also dominant on the boards, pulling down 6.1 points per game in his junior and senior years. He was named First Team All-MAAC during his junior and senior years and All-Metropolitan Second Team in 2000-2001. Link to Photo:
  • William G. Clancy Jr. ’63, M.D., track and field (Verona, Wis.) – Clancy received medals at the top races in the East, including the Metropolitans, Penn Relays, IC4As and Millrose Games competing in the mile and half-mile relays. Off the track after receiving a medical degree, Clancy was recruited by the University of Wisconsin to start a sports medicine program. While at the university, he invented the procedure for reconstructing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament in the knee, which is called the “Clancy Procedure,” ACL surgery. Link to Photo:
  • James Harrington ’51, track and field (Flushing, N.Y.) – Harrington frequently scored for the Jaspers in pole vault, broad jump, high jump and javelin. As a senior, he medaled in competitions throughout the season, tying the Indoor Met 60 high hurdles record and placing first in the 60 high hurdles at the National Junior AAU Championships. Link to Photo:
  • Dahlia Henry-Tett ’96, Ed.D., track and field (Arlington, Va.) – A native of Jamaica, Henry-Tett holds four records at Manhattan, two in the 4x800-meter relay, the spring medley and individual 800-meter. She was also a Metropolitan champion runner throughout her career, indoors and outdoors. As a senior, she was awarded the Arthur Ashe Jr. Award. Henry-Tett also earned the Sports Scholar Award in both 1994 and 1996. Link to Photo:
  • Thomas Lindgren ’78, men’s soccer (Raleigh, N.C.) – Lindgren, a sweeper, has seven goals and 14 assists to his credit while at Manhattan College. During his soccer career at Manhattan, he collected awards, including All-Metropolitan in 1975, 1976 and 1977; All-New York State Team (1977); and All-Academic Team (1977). The College also honored him with the Block M Award and the Jasper Award for Most Outstanding Player in 1977. Link to Photo:
  • Charles M. Mahoney ’75, men’s basketball (West Haven, Conn.) – As point guard, Mahoney set a Manhattan career assist record of 394 in only three years. He played a pivotal role in the Jaspers’ three National Invitational Tournament bids. Considered one of the greatest all-time point guards in Jasper history, Mahoney went on to tour with the Harlem Globetrotters as a player for the Washington Generals. Link to Photo:
  • Edward E. Walsh ’70, M.D., track and field (Rochester, N.Y.) – Walsh was awarded All-American status, one of only four Jaspers to earn this honor in 1969 after finishing 20th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. In addition, he was a member of the College’s record-setting team for the four-mile relay at the 1969 Penn Relays. That same year, he was the overall major scorer in dual meet victories against Navy, Dartmouth and Cornell. Link to Photo:

Photo caption:
Front row from left to right: Charles M. Mahoney, James Harrington, William G. Clancy and Dahlia Henry-Tett
Back row from left to right: President Brennan O’Donnell, Edward E. Walsh, Thomas Blackburne, Durelle Brown, Thomas Lindgren and Committee Chair Peter Sweeney


About Manhattan College:
Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street near Broadway in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, one mile from the Westchester County line and accessible by MTA subway line No. 1. For directions to the campus, visit

Founded in 1853, Manhattan College is an independent, Lasallian Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning offering more than 40 major programs of undergraduate study in the areas of arts, business, education and health, engineering and science, along with continuing and professional studies, and a graduate division. For more information about Manhattan College, visit

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