BALTIMORE, Md. – The Goucher College Athletic Program has announced the 2019 Hall of Fame Class. Kate Guggino '04 (Women's Basketball), Adrienne Goldberg Ayares Hoffman '51 (Women's Tennis), Jen Kamueller Kubista '91 (Women's Basketball/Women's Volleyball) and Joanne Pipkin '80 (Women's Basketball/Field Hockey/Women's Lacrosse) will be inducted as the 10th Hall of Fame Class in Goucher College history on Friday, May 3, 2019.
Statistically, there is only one person that scored more points than Guggino in her time at Goucher and that was Renie Amoss '93. Guggino posted the second-most points in school history from 2000-04, finishing with 1,572 career points and leaving as the all-time leader in rebounds with 845 boards. She also ranks highly for other career statistics: She sits second in school history for field goals made (645), second for field goal percentage (.456), second for blocked shots (74), third for rebounds per game (9.5), and fourth for scoring average (17.5 ppg). Named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference first team in each of her final three seasons, at the time she was just the second player in program history with three all-conference nods and the first with three first-team selections. Guggino posted a career-high 33 points in her first game of her senior year against Christopher Newport and finished her final campaign as a Gopher averaging 18.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game, earning a spot on the d3hoops.com All-Region second team for the third-straight year. Goucher finished 17-15 in her senior year to notch the program's most wins since the 1995-96 season.
Goldberg is a 1951 graduate of Goucher College who made a name for herself in the tennis world after graduation. She was ranked fourth in the tennis circuit when she was a junior and then after eight years away, earned a No. 18 women's ranking. She was selected to play the Maccabean Games and said one of the greatest thrills was walking into a packed stadium at Tel Aviv in 1961. She played Forest Hills Nationals eight or nine times, but her inaugural trip was one to remember. Goldberg never received an invitation to play in the mail, but her family still went to the event. A newspaper writer asked her how she did in her first round match, but she didn't know what he/she was talking about. She was able to reverse the default and play her match and even made her debut by borrowing someone else's tennis racket. In addition, she was the houseguest in Massachusetts of Hazel Hotchkiss Wrightman, for whom the Wrightman Cup, the tournament Goldberg was set to participate in, was named.
When Kubista left Goucher she was the program's all-time leader in rebounds with 839, and she now sits second behind Guggino in the category. She has the distinction of holding three of the top-10 single-game rebounding marks after hauling in a program-record 28 rebounds against Washington Bible on December 3, 1990, and against Salisbury on February 18, 1991, while also holding the fourth-best mark in school history with 22 caroms against Haverford on February 10, 1990. She set a program record in a single season with 15.6 rebounds per game in 1989-90, while her 11.8 rebounds per game ranks second on the career marks. Kubista also finished her career with 1,015 career points. She was named to the All-Chesapeake Women's Athletic Conference (CWAC) first team as a sophomore and an All-CWAC first-team as a senior. The Gophers won her first and last collegiate games, and she helped the team to a 12-9 record in her senior campaign for the program's first 10-win season. In addition, she played on the women's volleyball team.
Pipkin was a three-sport athlete for Goucher with her biggest success coming on the hardwood. A team captain in her final three seasons, she was also named the most valuable player of the women's basketball team in 1977-78, 1978-79, and 1979-80 while also garnering Maryland All-State honorable mention in her senior campaign. As a member of the field hockey team, she helped the Gophers to the Baltimore College Field Hockey Association sectional championship in 1976 while earning a second-team selection as a player for that season. A captain for field hockey, women's basketball, and women's lacrosse in her senior year, on the lacrosse field she was named the most improved player as a sophomore and the most valuable player as a junior. Named Goucher College's Scholar-Athlete in 1979, Pipkin also served as the president of the athletic association in her final year at the college.