Army West Point Athletics Announces 2024 Hall of Fame Class

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Army West Point Athletics announced the newest members of the Army Sports Hall of Fame. 

The Class of 2024 features the following inductees: Sunny Barse ’95 (Volleyball), Imad Haque ’94 (Gymnastics), Edward Hickey ’57 (Hockey), Mark Lueking ’96 (Men’s Basketball) and Andy Nusbaum ’67 (Golf).

The 20th class of the Army Sports Hall of Fame will be inducted on Friday, September 20 at 6 p.m. in Eisenhower Hall. A special plaque unveiling ceremony will be held in the Kenna Hall of Army Sports inside Kimsey Athletic Center, with the formal black-tie Hall of Fame Induction Banquet at Eisenhower Hall to follow. The class will be recognized during the football game against Rice on Saturday, September 21, 2024.

Sunny Barse (Volleyball, 1991-94)

Barse was a four-year standout, twice being named to the All-Patriot League First Team (1993-94). She was a fundamental piece in the volleyball program winning the Patriot League Championship in three consecutive years (1991, 1992, and 1993). In 1993 she was the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year. At the time of her graduation in 1994, she was the program’s all-time leader in kills with 1,364, now third, and was also the leader in digs with 1,378, now fourth. From 1992-94, Barse helped Army reach an impressive 20-1 record in Patriot League play.

Imad Haque (Gymnastics, 1991-94)

Haque was a four-year letterwinner, his career was highlighted by his All-American season in 1994, following a sixth-place finish in the still rings at the NCAA Championships. He was a two-time NCAA qualifier on the Still Rings and was a two-time EIGL Still Rings champion. He was among the eight national finalists for the Nissen Award, handed out to the country’s top male gymnast and ranked as high as No. 3 in 1993.

Edward Hickey (Hockey, 1954-57)

Hickey, a three-time letterwinner, was the recipient of the initial Beukema Award as the team’s most valuable player in 1955. During his career he totaled 90 points and netted 46 goals in three seasons. The hockey program posted a 33-17 record during his career. Following his playing days he served as an assistant coach (1959-60 and 1974-75), helping guide the team to a 16-5-1 record with Coach Jack Riley coaching at the 1960 Winter Olympics.

Mark Lueking (Men’s Basketball, 1992-96)

Lueking left his mark on the men’s basketball program finishing as one of four players to eclipse the 2,000-point plateau. He was twice named to the All-Metropolitan New York team; first-team in 1995; third-team in 1996, was a three-time All-Patriot League first-team selection and was named to the 1995 Patriot League All-Tournament Team. He led Army in scoring and three-point field goals made in three consecutive seasons, graduating as Army’s all-time scoring leader with 2,032 points, currently third and as Army’s all-time leader in three-point field goals, which is still the record.

Andy Nusbaum (Golf, 1964-67)

Nusbaum was an honorable mention in All-American in 1966 and is one of five Army golfers to receive that honor. In 1967, he led the team to the NCAA Tournament as the team finished with a 12-1 record. Throughout his three seasons, Nusbaum’s teams went 35-6 with two wins over Navy. He competed twice in the U.S. Open upon graduation. He also received the Horton Smith Award in 1978 for contributing the most to the education, training and development of PGA members.

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