2007 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Matt Beacom ’04

 

A native of Tarentum, PA, Matt played men’s basketball from 1999 to 2003.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in business management.

 

Matt was a hard-nosed player and played a lot bigger than his 6-4, 240-pound frame. He was a tremendous scorer inside and a ferocious rebounder. Most of his points were registered near the basket because of his instincts and his inside positioning.  There is no doubt that Matt led by example.  His ability and intensity was matched by no opposing player, which earned him many honors during his time at Pitt-Bradford.

 

Matt ranks first at Pitt-Bradford in career field goal percentage at .586, career field goals made with 807, career free throws made with 460, free throws made in a season with 168 and free throws made in a game with 16. He is second in career scoring with 2,075 points, career rebounds with 1,031 and points in a season with 650.  Matt was named to the AMCC First Team his sophomore, junior and senior years, and to the Second Team his freshman year.  Matt was honored with the AMCC Most Valuable Player in his sophomore and junior years. He was named AMCC Player of the Week 11 times. The Panthers’ record while Matt played here was 79-31, including a school-record 23-5 in 2001-02, which earned the Panthers an AMCC Championship and their first NCAA tournament bid and matched the next season with an AMCC Championship followed by the NCAA tournament bid.  Matt was named Pitt-Bradford’s Male Athlete of the Year an unprecedented three years in a row from 2000-2003.

 

Robyn Dinicola-Wagle ’95

 

A native of Altoona, PA, Dinicola-Wagle played women’s basketball from 1991 to 1994.   Dinicola-Wagle was a business management major and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1995.

 

The 5-5 point guard was an excellent ball-handler, a great defensive player and a good long-range shooter. Dinicola-Wagle played her first three years as a point guard and then was moved to shooting guard to better utilize her scoring abilities.  She was tenacious on defense and wasn’t afraid to go to the floor for a loose ball.

 

She ranks first at Pitt-Bradford in career steals with 265 and first in career three-pointers made with 192, is second in career assists with 290, ranks fourth in career scoring and is a member of the 1,000 Point Club with 1,310 points. Robyn scored 33 points in a game, which is the third-highest total in Pitt-Bradford women’s history. Her 413 points in a season is the fifth highest, and her 91 steals in a year is tied for second in school history.  Robyn’s post-season honors include Most Improved Player in her sophomore year along earning the Pitt-Bradford’s Player’s Award twice.  Robyn was named to the NAIA All-District 18 First Team in 1992 and NAIA All-District 18 Second Team in 1994.