ECU To Add Four To Athletic Hall Of Fame

GREENVILLE, N.C. --- Four new members will be inducted into the East Carolina University Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday night, Oct. 15. Enshrinement ceremonies will be held at Harvey Hall, located inside the Murphy Center. In addition, the new inductees will also be introduced during halftime of the Oct. 16 ECU- N.C. State football game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

The ECU Athletics Hall of Fame was dedicated in 1974 with 10 charter members. The Class of 2010 brings the total membership to 130. The 2010 inductees are Amanda Johnson (track & field); Wayne Lineberry (football); Paul Osman (wrestling) and Paul Trevisan (swimming).

Johnson was the leader of the women’s track & field program from 1994-97. Her leadership and determination earned her Team MVP honors each season from 1995-97. As a sophomore she qualified for the NCAA Championships where she placed 15th in the long jump. After achieving All-CAA and All-ECAC status as junior, she led the 4x100 relay team to a Penn Relay, CAA and ECAC championship as a senior. She also earned All-ECAC honors in the indoor and outdoor long jump that season. During her four-year career she led the Pirates to four consecutive second-place finishes at the CAA Championships competing as a sprinter and long jumper. She continues to hold the school record in the indoor long jump and is a member of two relay team records.

Regarded as one of the outstanding players of his era, Lineberry was a three-year starter for coach Clarence Stasvich’s team from 1966-68. He began his ECU as a linebacker on the freshman team in 1965 and was named the team’s Most Outstanding. He spent his first two seasons at middle linebacker before converting to defensive tackle. In 1966, he was a member of the best defense in the Southern Conference as the Pirates held their opponents to a league-best 272.9 yards per game. ECU finished 4-1-1 in the conference that season to earn a chare of its first league championship. Once the 1967 season concluded, Lineberry joined the wrestling team and competed in the heavyweight division for one season. At the conclusion of his collegiate playing career, the Buffalo Bills in the 17th round of the 1969 NFL Draft selected him.

Osman arrived at East Carolina University in 1975 and won three Open titles as a freshman and was the recipient of the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award. He helped the Pirates win their first of consecutive Southern Conference titles in ’75. As a sophomore, he won his first individual Southern Conference title in the 126-pound weight class. A year later in ’77, he successfully defended his title. He followed up his second individual title with a national title in the 136.5-pound weight class at the 1977 Junior World Freestyle National Championships. Osman qualified for the NCAA Championships in 1977 and ’78 and finished second at the 1978 East Region Championships. Overall, he claimed 11 individual championships as a four-year letterman.

Trevisan becomes the 15th swimmer to be elected to the ECU Athletics Hall Of Fame. Trevisan set freshman, varsity and Minges pool records in the 50-yard freestyle and a freshman record in the 100-yard freestyle. Over the next three years he set varsity, pool and Southern Conference records in the 50-yard freestyle as well as helping establish six relay records. He was the 1973 Southern Conference 50 and 100-yard freestyle champion. As a senior he was named the Pirates’ Most Outstanding Swimmer while he served as team captain. He continues to swim competitively to this day. Trevisan owns six world records and six national records. As a Senior Olympic competitor, Trevisan set eight national records in the freestyle and individual medley events.


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