WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross Varsity Club has announced the 2012 selections for induction into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Included among the 2012 inductees is former baseball player Ken Komodzinski (Class of 1960).
Komodzinski was a third baseman and center fielder for the Holy Cross baseball team from 1958-1960, helping lead the team to an overall record of 40-17 during his collegiate career. He led the team in batting average (.340) and hits (33) as a sophomore in 1958, while ranking second on the squad in runs batted in (17). Komodzinski also led the Crusaders to a College World Series appearance in 1958, going nine-for-20 in Omaha as the team posted victories over Southern California and Clemson and finished the year ranked third in the nation. He later hit .362 with 16 runs scored during his senior season, and finished his career with a .312 batting average. Komodzinski was also a quarterback on the Crusader football team, leading the team to a 6-4 record during his only year as a starter in 1959.
This year's other inductees are Steve Buchanan (Class of 1974, football), Bob Cooney (Class of 1955, honorary), Ann Lambiotte (Class of 1991, basketball), Art Martin (Class of 1970, cross country, track and field), Mary Beth Ryan (Class of 2005, softball) and the 1995 Men's Lightweight Eight (rowing).
These new honorees will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 5, at the Varsity Club's annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.