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Athletic Hall of Fame

Douglas Abeles

Douglas Abeles


At Rochester:

  • Four year letter winner at cross country and indoor and outdoor track
  • Senior year, placed 10th in 10,000 meter at NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships
  • Took 2nd place in the 10k at the NYSCTC Outdoor Track and Field Championships
  • Placed 1st in the 3,000 meter run at RPI Indoor Track Invitational
  • Captain of the cross country team as a senior
  • Placed 5th overall in 1980 NYSCTC Championships
  • Took 3rd overall in 1980 NCAA Division III Regional Qualifier
  • Earned 32nd overall in 1980 NCAA Division III National Championships


  • Hired by Saturday Night Live in 2001 as a television comedy writer
  • Head writer for “Weekend Update”
  • Won an Emmy Award in 2002
  • Received a Peabody Award in 2009, and also three Writer’s Guild Awards