Seven added to WVU Athletic Hall of Fame

MORGANTOWN— There will be seven additions to the WVU Athletic Hall of Fame when the 2012 class is inducted on Sept. 22 prior to the home football game against Maryland.

This year’s inductees are basketball’s Lee Patrone and Maurice Robinson, football’s Bo Orlando and Ben Dunkerley, soccer’s Katie Barnes, swimming’s Dan Cavanaugh, and former athletic director Ed Pastilong.

Patrone was a three-year letterman (1959-61). He captained the 1961 team. Patrone scored 1,028 points in his three years and had 210 assists. In all three of Patrone’s seasons, the Mountaineers won a Southern Conference championship.

Robinson’s career covered the years 1975 through 1978. He averaged 12.4 points for his four seasons. He averaged 8.4 rebounds a game. Robinson ranks in the Top 10 in school history in field goal percentage. He is 24th in school history in total points.

Orlando played from 1985 through 1988 and was a co-captain of the undefeated 1988 team. The defensive back had a 10-year career in the NFL.

Dunkerley was a second-team All-America selection in 1952. West Virginia had a 7-2 record in 1952.

Barnes had a soccer career that spanned 1998-2001 and was a two-time Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Year. West Virginia was invited to the NCAA tournament for the first time when she was a junior.

Cavanaugh became WVU’s first swimmer to qualify for the NCAA Meet and was a two-time Southern Conference champion. He swam for the Mountaineers in 1959 and 1960.

Pastilong was the university’s athletic director from 1989 until 2010. He had played football for two seasons (1964 and 1965). Pastilong became the school’s football recruiting coordinator and later was the scholarship officer. After a stint as the assistant athletic director, Pastilong became the associate athletic director in 1987.

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