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Hall of Fame class announced

Published: March 9, 2012
Section: Sports


On March 31, six former Brandeis athletes will be inducted into the Judges’ hall of fame.
Porter Bernstein ’57, a member of the 1956 basketball team that went undefeated with a record of 13-0, will be introduced in the contributor category, according to a press release from the Brandeis Athletics Department. Bernstein has supported women’s athletics at the university since the beginning of the program.
Harold Zinn ’61 founded the Brandeis golf team as a sophomore in 1959. He was the team’s number one player for three years and helped recruit future members of the team. Sadly, Zinn passed away in 1991.
Robert Nayer ’70 anchored the men’s basketball teams of the late 1960s. Nayer scored 1,000 points in his career and grabbed 993 rebounds, finishing just seven boards short of the 1,000-1,000 club. His 993 rebounds still rank second on the all-time list.
William Carpenter ’81 played for the baseball team in the late 1970s and early ’80s. When he graduated, Carpenter held 12 different single season and career records. As a senior, he was drafted by the Red Sox in the 19th round of the draft and played in their system for two years.
Geoff Getz ’99 ran for the track and field and cross-country teams. He was a three-time NCAA Division III champion in the 800-meter run and a six-time All-American in the event. As a senior, Getz earned the Harry, Joseph and Ida Stein Memorial Award as the outstanding male athlete.
Maya Marx ’04 will be the youngest ever inductee. She starred on the swimming and diving team, holds records in five individual events and is part of four record-holding relay events. Marx was a three-time All-American in the breaststroke, earned four All-UAA honors and six All-New England honors. She also earned the James W. McCully Memorial Award for an outstanding student-athlete.