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Five will enter GW Athletics Hall of Fame

GW will induct five new members into its athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. A dinner followed by induction ceremonies will begin at 7:30 p.m. The 45th class in University history will expand the Hall to 116 members.

The inductees include women’s basketball player Tajama Abraham-Ngongba (’97), swimmer Bambi (Bowman) Burgess (’96), golfer Scott R. Lutz (’96), water polo player Glauco R. Souza (’94) and athletic academic administrator Sheila Hoben (1982-2000).

Abraham-Ngongba played four years at the varsity level between 1993 and 1997 and graduated as GW’s all-time leading scorer (2,134 points) and second all-time leading rebounder (970). She helped the Colonials earn four NCAA Tournament trips in her career.

Burgess is a two-time swimming MVP and holds five school records (100, 200, 500, 1,000 and 1,650-yard freestyle). She was named the Atlantic 10’s Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Year in 1994 and 1995.

Lutz was named the GW golf MVP in 1993 as a freshman and finished in the top five in three of his first four tournaments. He added another MVP award in 1995.

Souza was voted team MVP all four years of his career as a water polo player at GW. He owns 11 of the water polo team’s 15 individual records including most goals, most assists and most points. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1994, he stayed at GW and earned both his master’s degree in chemistry (’97) and doctorate degree in physical chemistry (’03).

Hoben joined the GW staff as tennis coach in 1977 and later became the academic coordinator for the GW athletic department. She helped establish the GW Academic Support Program in 1982 and retired in 2000. For tickets and more information, call Ed McKee at (202) 994-2713 or e-mail

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