RMU Athletic Hall of Fame - Class of 2007
Above: Three of RMU's five inductees of the Class of 2007 were enshrined at halftime of RMU's football game vs. VMI Sept. 29, 2007. From left to right are RMU Director of Athletics Craig Coleman, M.D., Wade Timmerson, Cleve Edwards, Lauren Dickinson and Robert Morris University President Greg G. Dell'Omo, Ph.D.
Dickinson, a native of Clifton, N.J., is one of the best all-around athletes to don a Colonial softball uniform in school history. From the pitching circle Dickinson owns RMU career records for games (127), starts (114), innings pitched (801.1), strikeouts (841) and complete games (116). She also ranks second in career victories (71) and earned run average (1.78). As a hitter, Dickinson owns the Robert Morris career record for doubles (41) while ranking second in career hits (186), third in home runs (17) and fourth in runs (97) and RBI (91). In 2002 as a senior she hit .380, which stood as the single-season school record until 2005. In the single-season record book from the pitching circle, Dickinson owns school records for games (38 in 2001), starts (36 in 2001) and innings pitched (232 in 2001), while her 24 wins in 2001 is tied for the single-season school record with current RMU Hall of Famer Tera Prosser (1991-94).
Men's Basketball (1967-69)
The 2007 veteran's choice to be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame is Edwards, who played two seasons of junior college basketball at Robert Morris from 1967-69, earning All-American honors. He advanced to the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned three letters from 1969-72. Edwards, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and a graduate of Fifth Avenue High School, continued his career in basketball after his playing days, serving as an NBA scout with the Seattle Supersonics and Portland Trailblazers (1995-99), Milwaukee Bucks (2000) and Phoenix Suns (2001-05) and coaching in the collegiate ranks as an assistant with Robert Morris (1973-75), Pitt (1975-80), UNLV (1984-90 and 1994-95) and Marshall (1990-93). While an assistant with the Runnin Rebels, UNLV claimed the 1990 national championship, defeating Duke, 103-73, in the NCAA Tournament final. Edwards also served as interim head coach for UNLV during the 1994-95 campaign.
Men's Basketball Coach (1979-84)
Furjanic led the Colonials to an overall record of 73-71 in his five seasons from 1979-84, leading RMU to its first two NCAA Tournament's in 1982 and 1983. He is the only men's basketball coach in school history to own a winning percentage over .500 (.507), and he earned NEC Coach of the Year honors in 1983 after leading the Colonials to an overall record of 23-8 (.742). Furjanic also led RMU to its only victory in the NCAA Tournament, a 64-54 win over Georgia Southern in the Opening Round of the 1983 tourney. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Furjanic currently serves as the head coach of Polk Community College in Winter Haven, Fla.
Women's Tennis (1993-97)
Stankewicz, a native of Coldwater, Mich., was a member of the only Robert Morris women's tennis team to capture a Northeast Conference championship (1996). As a senior in 1996-97, Stankewicz posted a single-season school record for singles victories, finishing with a record of 24-7. Her 78 career victories also stands as the school record.
Men's Basketball (1988-92)
Timmerson was a four-year letterwinner for the RMU men's basketball team and was a member of three NCAA Tournament teams (1989, 1990 and 1992). He ranks third all-time at Robert Morris for career assists (484), and his 204 assists during the 1991-92 campaign stood as the single-season mark for over 15 years until being eclipsed in 2008. A native of McDonald, Pa., and a graduate of Fort Cherry High School, Timmerson finished his career with 868 points.