Queens College inducted eight members of the Class of 2017 into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 13, at Harbor Links Golf Club in Port Washington, N.Y. QC's sixth class includes eight members, with five outstanding individuals and three teams of distinction, including former Queens College athletes, coaches, and championship teams.
The Class of 2017 features Alan Landes, Frank Saracino, Cheryl Vigo, Howard M. Elson and Nicole Young, along with the Knights' 1967 baseball team, 1980 softball team and 2007 women's tennis team.
Our final individual Hall of Fame Spotlight is Howard M. Elson, Baseball.
Howard Elson was a standout pitcher for the Queens College baseball team in the late 1960s. During the 1967 season, Elson helped lead the nationally ranked Knights to their first Knickerbocker Conference Championship, while he earned Knickerbocker Pitcher of the Year and all-conference honors.
He led the team with a 6-2 record in 1967, and his 1.57 ERA that season ranks among the lowest in single season school history. Elson is fourth in program history in career wins (16) and sixth in career strikeouts (64).