Former SUNY Potsdam athletes to be inducted into Bears Hall of Fame today
Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 8:10 am

POTSDAM -- Four former SUNY Potsdam standouts athletes will be inducted into the Bears Hall of Fame in a ceremony and banquet Saturday, July 11, at Knowles Hall.

Karen Burns Dandrow ’90, basketball, Jason Lang ’01, basketball, Daryn McLean ’96, hockey, and Andre Peterson ’04, basketball, will become the 30th class inducted into the Hall of Fame since it began in 1979.

The program begins at 11:30 a.m. with a reception, followed by the luncheon, and then the induction ceremony, which will be overseen by director of athletics James Zalacca. Award presenters include Fred LaPoint, Bill Mitchell, Ed Seney, and Dick O’Neill.

• Karen (Burns) Dandrow: During her three-year career with the Bears women's basketball program, Dandrow was a two-time honorable mention All-American and All-SUNYAC performer, and a Maxcy Molnar award recipient. She is second in rebounding and third in scoring in program history.

• Jason Lang: As a member of the Potsdam men's basketball team from 1997-2001, Lang was named all-region once and All-SUNYAC three times. He received the Maxcy Molnar award after concluding his career in the top 10 in SUNYAC history in conference points, assists and steals. Lang is also 11th in school history in career scoring with 1,220 points.

• Daryn McLean: In his four years with the Bears' men's hockey program, McLean captured All-SUNYAC honors and the team's Rookie of the Year award during the 1992-93 season. He led Potsdam to its first-ever SUNYAC championship and NCAA Division III Tournament appearance as a senior in 1995-96, when he played in an NCAA Division III all-star game after posting 18 goals and 26 assists. For his career, McLean, a two-year captain, scored 63 goals and tallied 67 assists for a total of 130 points, which is sixth in school history. As a sophomore, he led the team with 13 goals.

• Andre Peterson: During his four-year career on the Potsdam men's basketball team, Peterson received all-region recognition as a senior and was a three-time All-SUNYAC honoree. He earned the Maxcy Molnar award as a senior after finishing his career fourth all-time in career scoring in program history. A two-time team MVP and 2001-02 preseason All-American, Peterson also finished second in SUNYAC history in conference scoring and third in conference rebounding. He also coached at Potsdam Central High while finishing his degree.