June 08, 2022
Carnegie Mellon Unveils Third Athletics Hall of Fame Class
Four individuals and one team will be enshrined in the Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Hall of Fame, as the new class of Tartan legends was announced today.
The list of five honorees includes a longtime athletics administrator and coach, three standout student-athletes, and the 1988-89 women's basketball team, which was the first Carnegie Mellon women's team sport to advance to the Division III NCAA Tournament.
"One of our great privileges each year is to select the new class of Hall of Famers, and I am grateful to our committee for the outstanding work they did to identify and recognize this special group, said Director of Athletics Josh Centor. "We are looking forward to celebrating the many contributions and achievements of this class over Homecoming Weekend."
Below is the 2022 Hall of Fame class.
- Jonathan Browne (men's soccer, Class of 2006)
- Laura Chen (women's tennis, Class of 2012)
- Jane Fisk (administrator/coach)
- Brian Harvey (men's cross country and track and field, Class of 2009)
- 1988-89 women's basketball team
Nominations for the Carnegie Mellon Athletics Hall of Fame were solicited from the general public. Candidates must be five years removed from their final year of intercollegiate competition. A 12-member Hall of Fame selection committee, which includes alumni, coaches, administrators, a member of the university's Board of Trustees, a faculty member and a student, evaluated the candidate pool and selected the class.
The class will be inducted during Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 28-29. The Hall of Fame festivities will include on-field recognition at the football game against Saint Vincent College on Saturday, Oct. 29 followed by an induction dinner that evening.
Jonathan Browne (Men's Soccer, Class of 2006)
The University Athletic Association (UAA) Men's Soccer Rookie of the Year in 2003, Jonathan Browne led the Tartans to two straight UAA Championships in 2003 and 2004 and three trips to the NCAA Tournament. He was a four-time All-UAA selection, including a three-time first-team honoree. Browne garnered all-region accolades in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and ranks first in program history with 58 goals, 124 points, 2.00 points per game and 17 game-winning goals for his career. Browne also holds the single-season record with 20 goals and nine game-winning goals. In his career, the Tartans compiled a 54-11-5 overall record and a mark of 19-6-3 in UAA play.
Laura Chen (Women's Tennis, Class of 2012)
Laura Chen, an eight-time All-American, was named Division III ITA Rookie of the Year in 2009 and later was honored with the ITA Senior Player of the Year award in 2012. Chen was a five-time ITA Southeast Regional Champion, three-time singles and two-time doubles, while also recording national runners-up performances in 2008 in singles and 2011 in doubles at the ITA National Small College Singles and Doubles Championship. In 2009, she played as the Tartans' top singles player and part of the Cardinal and Gray's top doubles tandem when the team won the Inaugural ITA Division III Women's National Team Indoor Championship. Throughout her career, Chen led the Tartans to four straight NCAA tournaments, including the first three quarterfinal appearances in program history. She finished her career as the all-time singles wins leader with 99 and is second in program history with 195 combined victories.
Jane Fisk (Posthumous, Administrator/Coach)
There were many positive and dramatic changes within women's sports during Jane Fisk’s 35 years at Carnegie Mellon. The longtime athletics administrator, educator and coach retired in 1987 after wearing a variety of hats and impacting the lives of many students throughout her career. The 1970's and 1980's brought much growth to Carnegie Mellon women's programs in which Fisk played a huge factor — the implementation of Title IX legislation, the Presidents' Athletic Conference incorporated women's sports, women's sports transitioned from the AIAW to the NCAA and the UAA was formed. As a founding pioneer, trailblazing a path for women in athletics, Fisk received numerous commendations in her lifetime. She taught and coached a variety of sports ranging from softball, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis and fencing.
Brian Harvey (Men's Cross Country and Track & Field, Class of 2006)
In 2007 and 2008, Brian Harvey finished as the Mid-Atlantic Region individual champion before earning All-America honors on the national stage at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships by placing 12th and ninth in those respective seasons. As a freshman in 2005, Harvey was part of a team that finished eighth nationally as he went on to compete in four straight NCAA Cross Country Championships where his Tartan teams placed eighth, 12th, ninth and 13th. Harvey was a three-time first-team UAA honoree in cross country, placing in the top five his final three seasons, including a second-place finish as a senior. Harvey doubled as a standout track runner, becoming both the program's first NCAA indoor qualifier and All-American at the indoor championships where he was a three-time competitor and two-time All-American in the mile run. Harvey also earned All-America recognition in the 5,000-meter run as a senior at the outdoor championships, finishing as the national runner-up, after competing in the 1,500-meter run the two seasons prior. He was also a leader in academics earning three College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America awards and received the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship following his career.
1988-89 Women's Basketball Team
The 1988-89 women’s basketball team was the first Carnegie Mellon squad to win the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and made the Division III NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. The team earned the first NCAA victory for a women’s team with a 73-67 overtime win against Franklin & Marshall College in the regional consolation game. The Tartans opened the tournament with a loss to Elizabethtown College, the eventual national champion. The Tartans ended the regular season with a then school-record 20 wins along with a mark of 11-1 in PAC play.