Goldey-Beacom College Announces its Inaugural Hall of Fame Class

Goldey-Beacom College Announces its Inaugural Hall of Fame Class

Courtesy of Goldey-Beacom College Athletics

WILMINGTON, Del. (February 16, 2017) -- Goldey-Beacom College is proud to announce Michael Tobiason, Toni Jones and Jason McCloskey will comprise the school's first class into its new Athletics Hall of Fame.
 
The three will be enshrined Sunday, April 23 during a ceremony at Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, Del..  The ceremony also will be combined with the department's celebration of all athletics teams.
 
Tobiason had a memorable run on the golf course from 2002-06 that included a slew of individual accomplishments.  He was tabbed PING All-American in 2005 and 2006, picked a Collegiate Golf All-American in 2006, was a four-time Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference individual champion and a four-time conference Player of the Year.
 
Tobiason's school-record 23 victories included the 2006 NCAA Regional championship, which helped GBC to the team regional crown for the College's first win in an NCAA Tournament event in any sport.  He also paced the Lightning to three straight CACC titles (2003-05) and his sixth-place showing at the 2005 NCAA Regional helped the squad end third.
 
Tobiason professionally played over 200 events with 13 victories, 51 top-five finishes and 75 top-10 showings.  Most notably, he qualified for the 2011 U.S. Open after finishing third in both the local and sectional qualifying tournaments.
 
Jones was a reliable player for the women's basketball team and could do it all whether with her scoring, ability to control the paint and defense.  She was named first team All-CACC in 2008 after being tabbed second team in 2006 and 2007 as well as third team in 2005.
 
She scored 1,993 points and recorded 830 field goals during her career that both remain school records by decisive margins.  Upon her graduation, she was tied for first in school history with 65 blocks, second overall with 929 rebounds, second with a .470 field goal percentage, second with a .784 free throw percentage, second with 297 free throws and second with 204 steals.
 
Jones twice played in the CACC Tournament and her teams helped lay the foundation for the program that in 2011 won the conference title and played in the NCAA Tournament.
 
When it came a dominating player on the soccer pitch who was counted on to lead the way, McCloskey was just that.  His scoring touch, passing skills and ability to come through was it was needed most helped lead him to be named NAIA Honorable Mention All-America, Region X Player of the Year and CACC Player of the Year in 2002.  McCloskey also was tabbed All-CACC in 2001 and Honorable Mention All-Conference in 2000.
 
McCloskey helped the 2002 unit win the NAIA Region X crown that earned the squad an appearance in the 16-team NAIA Tournament.  He also was the 2003 CACC Tournament MVP with six goals and an assist over three games, leading Goldey-Beacom to the league title and a berth in the ECAC Tournament. 
 
McCloskey's 81 goals and 187 points are tops in school history by considerable amounts and he still owns the top three single-season marks for goals and points in team annals.  His 25 assists upon graduation also were a school record.
 
Tickets are on sale for $40 each and can be purchased by e-mailing Sports Information Director Derek Crudele at crudele@gbc.edu.


ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Nyack College, Philadelphia University, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.


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