PITTSFORD, N.Y. – The St. John Fisher College Department of Athletics inducted seven new members into its Hall of Fame including the Rev. Al Gallmon, during a ceremony on Nov. 9, in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center.
Founded in 1992 with four charter members in the inaugural class, the Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the college’s athletic programs and reputation. With the latest inductions, the Hall of Fame now includes 120 members.
Gallmon, pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 3355 N. 4th St., Minneapolis, played two years for the St. John Fisher Cardinals (he enrolled after two years at a community college in Florida), leaving his mark on the men’s basketball program. He was a forward who is tied for second in career points per game at 18.3. During his two years, the Cardinals had a 31-16 record and in his senior year, they won the Lincoln First Tournament for the first time. In the opener, they defeated Brockport State, 83-65, with Gallmon scoring 29 points. In the championship game, the team defeated Rochester Institute of Technology 73-64 and he scored 19 points. Over the two games, he snatched 24 rebounds and was named the tournament MVP. In each of his years, Gallmon established new single season scoring records for the Cardinals, finishing up with 860 career points. He was also named to the all-tournament team at the New Haven Tournament and was selected to the All-ECAC Team of the Week on several occasions.
Also inducted into the Hall are Jenna Waldron, a four-year member of the women’s volleyball team, Dave Wood lacrosse, Dan Jurik, the program’s first-ever MLB draft pick, Brennan Fortune, football, offensive lineman, Nicole Lanieu, a four-year member of the softball team and Patrick Tobin, who played basketball and cross country while enrolled at Fisher and later served as the athletic board’s director as a senior.
“With (these) inductions, we add new success stories to the historic library of Fisher Athletics,” said Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, president of St. John Fisher College. “Athletics is a big part of the Fisher fabric and our student-athletes contribute in the classroom, on the field, and in the community in so many enriching ways.”