WASHINGTON – American University's lone NCAA wrestling national champion, a dominant defensive field hockey player and a runner with 17 Patriot League titles comprise the outstanding Class of 2018 for induction into the Stafford H. "Pop" Cassell Athletic Hall of Fame.
Wrestler Josh Glenn, field hockey player Maureen Daniel and track athlete Sean Duffy will be inducted on Saturday, Feb. 10 in a ceremony at the new Constitution Hall at AU's East Campus. This trio combined for six All-America honors and 23 individual and team conference championships.
"These alumni are more than deserving of this honor, as they epitomize the tremendous accomplishments for which American University student-athletes have become known," said Dr. Billy Walker, the director of athletics and recreation.
"This is absolutely one of the highlights on our athletic calendar every year and the fact that we can honor these outstanding representatives of our program, as well as the Cassell family, makes it a very special event indeed."
The ceremony is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and follows the Eagles men's basketball game that day with Lehigh.
MAUREEN DANIEL, FIELD HOCKEY (2002-06)
Daniel helped the Eagles earn regular-season and Patriot League Tournament championships during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons (2003, 2004, 2005). The Eagles twice reached the NCAA Elite Eight in 2004 and 2005. A second team All-American as a senior, she was also the PL Defensive Player of the Year and the league's Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2005. She was only the second AU player to participate on the U.S. National Team. Daniel also played professionally in the Netherlands.
SEAN DUFFY, MEN'S TRACK & CROSS COUNTRY (2001-05)
Duffy's success spanned across all three seasons for a collegiate runner – from cross country to indoor track to outdoor track. He was a two-time All-American at AU, finishing eighth in the distance medley relay at NCAA Indoor Nationals in 2003 and earned an individual designation with a third-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Nationals in 2005. He followed that third-place performance with a top-10 finish at the USA Championships, crossing in eighth for the 1500-meter run. Duffy was part of 17 Patriot League championships, including nine individual titles. He was an 11-time All-Patriot League honoree and posted marks in six events that still rank among AU's top-10.
JOSH GLENN, WRESTLING (2003-08)
Glenn won the NCAA individual championship at 197 pounds during the 2007 NCAA Championships. He is AU's only national champion in wrestling. Glenn qualified for the NCAA Tournament four times, earning All-America status during three of those trips. He stands as the only Eagle to have won three Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association championships (2006, 2007, 2008) and placed second as a freshman. In 2008, he was the AU Scholar-Athlete of the Year across all sports.
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Alumni and fans planning to attend the Cassell Hall of Fame weekend are invited to take advantage of special AU rates from our corporate partner, the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel. Please mention AU Athletics' Rate Code "AUATH" when booking at (202) 337-9700 or online here. A portion of each night's room stay booked with this code will go to support AU student-athletes and the Eagles Club. Based on availability.