ITHACA — Former Carthage athlete Pat Britton, the first Ithaca College men's basketball player to earn first-team All-American honors, is one of the nine new members to be inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame this fall.
Britton, who graduated from Ithaca in 2000, was a three-time first-team all-conference pick, and was the Empire 8 Player of the Year as a senior after leading the Bombers to an 18-10 record and their first ECAC title.
Britton ranks among the program's career leaders in scoring (fourth with 1,503 points), steals (third with 176), 3-point baskets (sixth with 143) and free-throw percentage (fifth at .845).
As a senior, when he recorded Ithaca's third-highest point total ever, Britton was named a third-team academic All-American and a finalist for the Josten's Player of the Year Trophy. He won Ithaca's Ben Light Award as the top male athlete in his senior class.
The inaugural Ithaca College Sports Hall of Fame ceremony took place in 1969 when 15 individuals were named as charter members. A total of 294 athletes, coaches and administrators have been inducted in the past 41 years.
The annual induction ceremony will be held Oct. 1, in the college's Emerson Suites. Also to be inducted are Dave Auble (wrestling), Robin Bimson (softball), Jeff Long (lacrosse), Dave Murray (baseball), Heidi Nichols (volleyball, basketball, track and field), Nicki Swan Donlin (softball), Cheryl Wah (softball) and D. Richard Watts (baseball).