TOWSON, Md. – The Goucher College Athletics Hall of Fame will open its doors to two lacrosse All-Americans and a national trailblazing rider on April 28th at 6 p.m. in the Hyman Forum located inside the Goucher College Athenaeum.
The Goucher College Hall of Fame, which recognizes, honors and perpetuates the memory of those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the college’s athletic history and intercollegiate athletics programs, welcomes Katherine Fournel Renner from the Class of 2004, Ashley Snyder Cromwell, Class of ’05, and Justin Dunn, Class of ‘11.
Katherine Fournel Renner is known as the spark that propagated the Goucher College equestrian program's success. Former equestrian coach, Patte Zumbrun, said the following about Fournel Renner, “When Kate arrived at Goucher as a freshman, she had a significant impact on the riding team's success and was the lynchpin that set the team’s winning record in motion.” The equestrian program recently secured passage to its sixth consecutive IHSA National Horse Show in Louisville, Ky.
In 2003, Fournel Renner led the Gophers to their first-ever IHSA Zone IV Championship, earning a berth to the national championship. She went on to finish eighth of 18 riders in open equitation over fences, marking the first time any rider from Goucher had finished in the national top ten in any event.
When Ashley Snyder Cromwell stepped onto campus as a freshman in 2002, she was joining a team that led the nation in scoring the year prior. However, coach Kara Carlin, stated, “Ashley has a tremendous knowledge of the game of lacrosse, and the speed and endurance to match. We think she is ready to make an immediate and huge difference on our team.” There were no mistakes about that statement.
Snyder went on to set the Goucher College single-season ground balls record (71) and found her way into the top five in career goals (186), total points (231) and draw controls (173) for the Gophers. She was a two-time member of the All-Capital Athletic Conference First Team as well as the All-South Atlantic Region First Team. During her senior campaign, she was honored as an IWLCA First-Team All-American; the fourth women’s lacrosse player in Goucher College history to do so.
Justin Dunn was recruited to Goucher as an attackman but transitioned to defense during his sophomore campaign. After the move, Dunn never missed another game for the Gophers, starting in all 50 games he was a part. As a result of that consistency, Dunn went on to set a multiple Goucher College men’s lacrosse records including career caused turnovers (140), season caused turnovers (59) and single game caused turnovers (7) – a feat he completed four times, and twice against nationally ranked opponents.
During his time at Goucher, Dunn was a two-time USILA All-American Honorable Mention and three-time First Team All-Landmark Conference selection. His three records for caused turnovers still stand today.
To learn more about the Goucher College Hall of Fame Inductees, a permanent interactive display of the Hall of Fame is located in the lobby of the Decker Sports & Recreation Center.
To be inducted into the Goucher College Athletics Hall of Fame, an individual must have participated in at least two full seasons of intercollegiate competition, been in good academic standing, graduated at least five years prior to the nomination date, and been a “truly distinguished performer in his/her sport.” Coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and others who have made outstanding contributions or offered extraordinary service to athletics at Goucher are also eligible.
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