Feb. 5, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross Varsity Club has announced that seven individuals have been selected for induction into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Included among the 2007 inductees is former basketball player Jim Nairus (Class of 1991).
Nairus was a three-year starter on the Holy Cross men's basketball team, helping lead the team to an overall record of 69-48 (.590) over the course of his career, with the Crusaders advancing to the National Invitation Tournament in 1990. During his senior year, he led the team in both scoring (18.4 points per game) and rebounding (7.8 rebounds per game), and was named first team All-Patriot League and to the Patriot League All-Tournament team. Nairus was also a second team All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference selection as a junior, when he averaged 14.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest. He finished his career with 1,234 points and still ranks as Holy Cross' 20th all-time leading scorer, in addition to ranking second in school history in career three-point field goal percentage (48.1 percent, 116 of 241). In addition to his accomplishments on the court, Nairus was a two-time Academic All-American, in addition to being named the 1991 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the 1991 Crusader of the Year.
This year's other inductees are James Daley (Class of 1930, track & field), Steve Raquet (Class of 1984, football), Don Riedl (Class of 1963, baseball), Ali (Roberts) Hawk (Class of 1999, field hockey), Bob Fouracre (honorary) and Park Smith (Class of 1954, honorary).
These seven individuals 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.