Xavier Magazine

Hall of Fame

The University inducted three new members into its athletic hall of fame on Nov. 9. They included:

  • Football standout Roger Bertoia, Class of 1957, a member of the Legion of Honor who, as a senior quarterback, set school records with 1,051 passing yards and 1,132 total yards of offense. Xavier was 14-5 in his last two seasons.
  • Long-time Xavier supporter and athletic board member William Daily, Class of 1957. Daily served as an assistant basketball coach from 1964-1968 before joining the University’s faculty in the department of communication arts. He served on the athletic board from 1975-1984, including chair of the selection committees that hired Bob Staak in 1979 and Pete Gillen in 1985. He also served on the football feasibility task force and was involved in the establishment of the Xavier athletic hall of fame.
  • Soccer standout Annette Gruber, Class of 2001. Gruber is second on Xavier’s all-time scoring list and points scored, and holds the Xavier records for assists in a season and career (35). She led Xavier to its first-ever Atlantic 10 Conference titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in 1998 and 2000. She started all 83 matches of her career, was a four-time First Team All-Conference selection, two-time A-10 Championship “Most Outstanding Player,” two-time A-10 women’s soccer student-athlete of the year and three-time A-10 all-academic team member. Annette joins her sister, Amanda, and father, Jim, in the hall of fame.

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