MADISON, N.J. – As part of the official kickoff to the MAC 100, a celebration of 100 years of intercollegiate athletics in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), the conference announced its inaugural Hall of Fame class of 36 individuals.
Dr. Carol Fritz, former associate director of athletics and coach, and Becky Martin ’80, current women’s basketball coach, represented McDaniel as part of the class, which represented 25 institutions and 13 different sports.
McDaniel belonged to the MAC until 1993, when it left as a charter member of the Centennial Conference.
Fritz was a member of the Green Terror staff from 1967 until her retirement in 2007. During her time at then-Western Maryland, she put together a career record of 723-118-3 coaching basketball (1967-80), softball (1981-84) and volleyball (1968-89). She led the Green Terror volleyball team to three MAC championships (1977-79), three Penn-Mar championships (1977-79), two Eastern Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (EAIAW) regional tournament appearances (1977-78). She was the first woman elected President of the MAC in 1986 and was co-founder of the Maryland Coaches Association in 1970.
Fritz was inducted into the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. She served as the chairperson of the Centennial Conference Volleyball Committee and the Centennial Conference Administrative Delegates. She was also on the NCAA Membership Committee from 2000-04 and was named District III Administrator of the Year in 1994 by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators.
Martin was a standout four-sport athlete at then-Western Maryland. On the basketball court, she still holds the program record for career scoring average at 19.1 points per game and the most points in a single game (39). She was the first women’s basketball player to eclipse 1,000 career points and concluded her career with 1,299 points. She was the team MVP and MAC South Division MVP in 1980. On the volleyball court, she led the Green Terror to three MAC championships (1977-79). She was also the MAC high jump champion as a graduate student in 1981. Martin was one of three students to start the intercollegiate softball team. In 1981, she was named head women’s basketball, a post she continues to hold. She completed her 31st season in 2011-12 with a career record of 454-310.
Martin was inducted in the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. She continues to serve as a senior coach lecturer in the exercise science department at McDaniel and is the Green Terror’s Assistant Director of Athletics and Senior Women’s Administrator. She has served on the ECAC Division III women’s basketball and MAC championship committee and as the chair of the McDaniel College Sports Hall of Fame Committee. She currently chairs the Centennial Conference women’s basketball committee. She has also served on numerous committees outside of the College.
Fritz and Martin will be honored by the College at a later date for their achievement.