University of Pennsylvania

Ken Dreyfuss

Ken Dreyfuss has had a distinguished rowing career as both competitor and coach at the collegiate, national and international levels. As an athlete, he captained and coxed the University of Pennsylvania’s Heavyweight crew that broke Harvard’s six year undefeated streak in 1969 and took three consecutive team championships at the Intercollegiate National Championships (IRAs). Internationally,… Read more »

June Greenfield Eisner

June Greenfield Eisner first remembers hitting tennis balls with her Dad at age 3, a large racket tucked under her arm.  With every pointed stone memorized on her home’s back wall, she was able to maintain extended rallies which sometimes resulted in a broken window. As a junior Middle States and Philadelphia Regional competitor, Eisner… Read more »

Marilyn & Edward Fernberger

Marilyn and Edward Fernberger are thought of often as the “dynamic duo” to the world of tennis. With a shared love for the game, the Fernbergers became involved with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) through the local Philadelphia district and Middle States section. Together, Marilyn and Edward have conducted and promoted numerous youth and… Read more »

Samuel N. Gerson

Born in a small town in the Ukraine on November 30, 1895, Sam emigrated to America in 1906, by himself, to live with sponsoring cousins. He worked to support himself before and after school. Joining the wrestling team at South Philadelphia High enabled him to receive a partial sports scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania… Read more »

Menchy Goldblatt

“Menchy” Goldblatt, a native of South Philadelphia, will always be remembered not only for his skills as a basketball player and coach, but as a father figure and mentor to generations of basketball players in the City of Philadelphia. He was an all-city basketball player at Southern High. As a member of the University of… Read more »

David Groverman

Groovygrove is his nickname and wrestling is his game. David grew up in Havertown and attended The Haverford School where he lettered in soccer, lacrosse and especially wrestling. Haverford’s wrestling team won the InterAcademic Championship for three consecutive years, 1968-70. At the University of Pennsylvania Dave wrestled all four years (1970-74) and captained the team… Read more »

Lisa Hoffstein

Lisa S. Hoffstein, a New York native and University of Pennsylvania graduate, has been involved in the world of competitive tennis since the age of ten. As an Eastern ranked tennis junior she played high school tennis on the Great Neck South boys’ team, eventually marrying the team’s #1 singles player. A great source of… Read more »

Judy Auritt Klein

Judy Auritt, a graduate of West Philadelphia High School, was an AAU Junior National and Middle Atlantic States Swimming Champion and an NCAA record holder for Penn State University and the University Of Pennsylvania in the 1940s. She held Middle Atlantic Championships and resident and championship records in 50 yard freestyle, 100 yard freestyle and… Read more »

Alan Kline

Alan Kline entered his first track meet at the age of 14. He won the 50 and 100 yard dashes in the Junior Olympics at Franklin Field. Later, in 1949, Kline won three events at the Maccabiah at Northeast High, which celebrated the first anniversary of Israel. In his senior year at Central High School… Read more »

Andrea Kremer

Philadelphia native Andrea Kremer has been described as the number one TV interviewer covering the National Football League today. Currently, she is the sideline and feature reporter for NBC’s top rated program, Sunday Night Football. In 2009, she was the sideline reporter for the Super Bowl. Both TV Guide and the L.A. Times have called… Read more »