Four to Be Inducted Into UB Athletic Hall of Fame

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: October 6, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Alumni Association will induct four new members into the university's Athletic Hall of Fame at a dinner to be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

The alumni association established the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1965 to acknowledge the importance of intercollegiate and club athletics. It honors outstanding athletes, teams, coaches and other individuals who have represented and served UB's athletic program in a professional or participatory capacity in an exemplary manner.

o Angela Blaser Baggett, who earned a bachelor's degree in management from UB in 1992, was an exceptional freestyle and backstroke swimmer. She is a 14-time All-American in NCAA Division II (6 individual, 8 relay). During her career at UB, Baggett twice was voted Outstanding Female Athlete and twice was voted Most Valuable Female Swimmer. She held nine different swimming records when she graduated, and until last season, was the UB record-holder in the 50 and 100 meter backstroke and the 200, 400 and 800 meter freestyle relay.

A native of Fairport, she lives in the Philadelphia area and is a pharmaceutical consultant for SmithKline Beecham.

o Kelley A. Brennan, who received a bachelor's degree in the social sciences interdisciplinary program in 1990 and had an outstanding volleyball career as an outside hitter. Brennan was the MVP at the 1989 ECAC Championships after leading her team to victory. She was also the team MVP in 1988 and 1989, and was honored as the 1990 UB Female Athlete of the Year. At the time of her graduation, she held five UB volleyball records, including three of the most significant: most kills, kill average and most kills in a season.

A resident of Liverpool, she has completed her coursework in the sports-management program at the University of Louisville and is doing an internship in the compliance department at the University of Connecticut.

o Bill Dando, UB's 19th head football coach, whose commitment to the program and the great athletes and students that he produced are credited with creating the base for the university's rise to Division I-A. When hired as head coach in 1977, Dando had to rebuild a program, at the Division III level, that the university had dissolved at the Division I level in 1970. Among the highlights of Dando's 13 seasons with the Bulls are the 1983 team, which posted a record of 8-2 and whose offense recorded numbers that still stand as UB records, and the 1986 team, which posted a record of 9-2, finishing fifth in the East and 20th in the NCAA Division III poll.

Dando lives in Gulfport, Fla.

o Lynda J. Glinski, track-and-field and cross-country star who graduated from UB in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. A four-time All American in indoor and outdoor track (800 meters), Glinski was team captain and is the current school record-holder in the 800 meters and the 400 meter hurdles.

A native of Waterloo, Glinski lives in Orlando, Fla., and is a store planner and visual merchandiser at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and works for Delaware North Park Services.

For more information on the Hall of Fame, or to make a reservation for the dinner, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (716) 829-2608.