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Athletic Hall of Fame

Philip J. Yurecka

Philip J. Yurecka

'65


At Rochester:

  • Started every game for the men's basketball team over a three-year varsity career
  • Scored in double figures in 54 of the 56 games that he played
  • Led team in scoring average sophomore through senior seasons (14 ppg. as a sophomore, 18 ppg. as a junior, 16 ppg. as a senior) in an era without the three-point goal or the shot clock
  • Broke the existing Palestra scoring record by tallying 35 points in a win over St. Lawrence (26 in the first half)
  • Scored 27 points in an upset win over Niagara
  • Earned recognition in Sports Illustrated in his senior year for leading the nation in field goal percentage
  • Team had a cumulative 28-8 record over his last two years
  • Graduated from the University in 1965 with a degree in Industrial Management

Post-Graduate:

  • Assistant Director of Development at the University from 1968-72
  • Associate Director of Alumni Relations at Washington (MO) University from 1972-75
  • Director of Annual Giving at the University of Bridgeport from 1975-77
  • Director of Planned Giving at three schools-Rochester (1977-82), Eckerd College (1982-84), University of South Florida (1984-90)
  • Vice President for Institutional Advancement, St. Leo College (1990-92), Director of Major Gifts/Planned Giving, Georgia Southern University (1983-2001)