PHILADELPHIA – University of the Sciences' Athletic Department is pleased to announce the five newest members of the USciences Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2020 inductees include: Amanda (Bedway) Adams PharmD'10 (Women's Tennis 2004-08); Michelle Bauer PharmD'10 (Rifle 2004-08); Louis L. Hegyes (Former Director of Admission/Head Cross Country and Softball Coach); Megan (Trimble) Sheridan PharmD'08 (Softball 2004-07); and Tyler Weisel PharmD'10 (Men's Tennis 2004-08).
The official induction for the USciences Hall of Fame Class of 2020 will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) of the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC) during the University's annual Alumni Reunion Weekend.
"Congratulations to Amanda, Michelle, Lou, Megan and Tyler on their amazing athletic, academic, and professional achievements," said Dr. Marc Caserio, USciences Athletic Director. "Selecting this year's class was a no-brainer as all five are well deserving of this honor."
Adams becomes the first women's tennis player to be inducted that did not play another sport, while Weisel is just the second men's tennis player to earn the prestigious honor. Sheridan will become the 12th former softball player in the Hall of Fame, while Bauer will become the 11th from the rifle program.
Notably, Hegyes is the fourth coach to be inducted into the USciences Athletics Hall of Fame, and the first since Paul Klimitas in 1998.
"I would like to give a special shout-out to Lou Hegyes, who was also one of my colleagues and friends for many years," Dr. Caserio added. "Lou's dedication to the University, especially to the students, is admirable and inspirational, and he also been a huge asset in my career as he always provided sound professional advice."
Amanda (Bedway) Adams PharmD'10 (Women's Tennis 2004-08)
Dr. Adams graduated summa cum laude from USciences in 2010 with a Doctor of Pharmacy. After graduation, she took a job as a pharmacist at Adams' and Bright Drug Store, a local independent pharmacy in Hamburg, Pa. On weekends, she worked for her family's business, Bedways' Fresh Fruits, where she met her now husband Michael Adams. In 2014, after five years at Adams' and Bright, the two had their first child, Connor. After Connor was born, Dr. Adams continued to work for her family's business and in 2018 she had her second child, Carson. Today, Dr. Adams and her family reside in Orwigsburg, Pa. and although she doesn't get to play much tennis anymore, she hopes that her children might have a knack for it.
- Member of only Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship team in program history in 2005, as she won both of her matches in the championship match
- First All-CACC First Team selection in program history in 2007-08
- Ranks in the top-four of program history in career singles and doubles victories, as well as career singles and doubles win percentage
- Holds the highest career doubles win percentage in program history (.723), while her 34 career doubles victories rank fourth
- Also ranks third in program history in career singles win percentage (.723) and fourth in career singles victories (34)
- Holds two of the top-seven single-season singles win percentages in program history; .900 (9-1) in 2004-05 and .800 (8-2) in 2007-08
Michelle Bauer PharmD'10 (Rifle 2004-08)
Dr. Bauer is regarded as one of the finest rifle shooters in the 82-year history of the USciences Varsity Rifle Team. She started in the sport, under the tutelage of her father Michael, at the age of eight-years-old. She soon became one the nation's finest sub-junior and junior shooters, repeatedly competing in the sport's National Championships held each year in Camp Perry, Ohio and in the Junior Olympics held in Colorado Springs, Colo. Amongst the many honors achieved at those events were her qualifications for the prestigious Randle Team five times, the renowned Dewar Team once, and other national level wins. It was through these performances that Dr. Bauer was sought out by many top universities in the United States, including shooting powerhouses like the University of Kentucky and University of Mississippi. She chose USciences however because it allowed her to shoot at the intercollegiate level, stay close to home, and study pharmacy. Dr. Bauer graduated Cum Laude as an eight-time Dean's List Honoree. She currently works at Wedgewood Pharmacy and lives in Mickleton, N.J. on her farm raising her show rabbits, poultry, and sheep. Though she no longer competes in shooting sports, she travels the world showing her animals in national and international competitions.
- 2008 NCAA Division I National Championship participant; the only USciences student-athlete to compete at an NCAA National Championship at the Division I level
- Four-time All-Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference (MAC)
- Competed in four MAC Championships, leading USciences to three team titles
- MAC All-Rookie
- Held high average in smallbore and air rifle for USciences in all four of her years; was high shooter of the match for USciences in all but one event during her collegiate career
- Listed in top-five of program history for scoring averages
Louis L. Hegyes (Director of Admission/Head Cross Country and Softball Coach)
Hegyes started his 34-year career at University of the Sciences in 1976 as the institution's first full-time admissions representative. He advanced to the position of director of admission in 1984, a position he held for 24 years. He is recognized as the architect of a very successful admissions and enrollment effort at the University, and during his tenure as director of admissions, the University experienced its greatest period of growth in enrollment, facilities and academic programs. Following his employment at USciences, Hegyes served as director of admission and associate dean of enrollment at Lehigh Carbon Community College, as well as a regional admissions representative for the University at Albany. He is currently serving as the director of admission at Rosemont College. Hegyes is recognized as one of the most experienced and long-standing college or university admissions directors in Pennsylvania, having collectively served in that capacity for over 30 years. He is known regionally for his innovation, strategic planning and marketing initiatives, and as a mentor. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Valley Science Fairs, and he is a proud member of the Delaware Valley University Athletic Hall of Fame, where he was a record-setting track athlete.
- Started the men's and women's cross country and softball programs at the University
- All-time winningest men's and women's cross-country coach at the University, and he holds the highest career win percentage for softball
- First coach at the University to send a student-athlete to compete at a national championship competition
- Has the second-most student-athletes in the USciences Athletics Hall of Fame, behind only Bobby Morgan
Megan (Trimble) Sheridan PharmD'08 (Softball 2004-07)
Dr. Sheridan currently works part-time at Quick-Stop Pharmacy and Lionville Natural Pharmacy. She married Niall Sheridan PharmD'06 on May 22, 2010, and the two currently live right outside of Downingtown, Pa. with their four children; Elise (7-years-old), Ava (4 ), Alahna (4) and Lily (2 ). They are expecting their fifth at the end of December. Drs. Megan and Niall Sheridan are members of Christ Community Church in West Chester, Pa. and they enjoy spending time as a family, teaching their children their passions and soaking up every minute they can with their beautiful girls.
- 2004 CACC Player of the Year; only player in program history to win award
- Also the only Devil to earn All-CACC Honors three times; Two-time First Team (2004, 2007) and 2005 Second Team
- USciences' all-time leader in home runs (21) and RBI (88)
- Led Division II with .47 home runs per game in 2004
- Also ranks second in program history in total bases (217) and third in batting average (.416) and slugging percentage (.728)
- Is sixth all-time in runs (73), walks (40) and doubles (22), seventh in on-base percentage (.488) and ninth in hits (124)
Tyler Weisel PharmD'10 (Men's Tennis 2004-08)
Dr. Weisel played No. 1 singles and doubles for USciences from 2004 to 2008, before graduating with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2010. He currently resides near Dayton, Ohio and is a licensed pharmacist with Rite Aid. Dr. Weisel and his wife Kristen have two young children, Autumn (2-years-old) and Max (3-months-old).
- Ranks in the top-five in program history in career singles and doubles victories, as well as career singles and doubles win percentage
- Holds the highest career doubles win percentage in program history (.820), while his 41 career doubles victories rank third
- Also ranks third in program history with a .740 career singles win percentage, and fifth with 37 career singles victories
- 12 singles wins in 2006-07 rank tied for third in the program's single-season history, while his .857 win percentage that year (12-2) ranks sixth
- Also tied for sixth in in the program's single-season history with 12 doubles wins in 2007-08