ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Brian DiPietro '94 and Mark Evers '01 took their place in the St. Bonaventure University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon at the 2016 Induction Ceremony inside the Quick Center for the Arts.
A look at the illustrious careers of the two newest Hall of Fame members:
Brian DiPietro '94
A breaststroke specialist, DiPietro's excellence in his events and on relays helped St. Bonaventure capture its first Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championship in 1993. He was the first St. Bonaventure swimmer ever to win the 100 breaststroke at the A-10 meet, taking first place in the event in both 1993 and 1994 to earn all-conference honors. His junior season, DiPietro also won the A-10 title in the 200 breaststroke and was a member of the Bonnies' gold medal-winning 200 and 400 medley relay units. As a senior in 1994, he posted a time of 55.97 in the 100 breaststroke that was the second-best mark in program history.
After graduating with a degree in management sciences, DiPietro has gone on to a successful career in the banking industry. He resides in Landenberg, Pa.
Mark Evers '01
Evers was an accomplished athlete and student whose leadership pushed St. Bonaventure baseball to the top of the Atlantic 10 Conference. A two-year team captain and a four-year starting shortstop, the Troy, N.Y., native holds a career batting average of .316. He also hit 19 career home runs, which ranked eighth all-time at Bona at the time of his induction. As a junior in 2000, he batted .364 with nine home runs and 40 RBI and was voted to the A-10 All-Conference team after he led the Bonnies to the A-10 regular season title. He also earned All-Tournament honors at the A-10 championship. Although his senior season was hampered by an injury, Evers still hit .292 with seven home runs.
A finance major, he earned Academic All-Conference honors twice and was selected a GTE/ College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American in 2000.
Evers graduated in 2001 with a degree in finance. He returned to Bonas in 2002 and spent three seasons an assistant coach. In 2004, Evers helped St. Bonaventure capture the A-10 championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament.
He is currently the capital markets director at Wachovia, a Wells Fargo company, in Charlotte, N.C.
Tom Middleton '63 was also slated to be inducted with this year's ceremony, but could not be in attendance to do a death in his family. His induction will be recognized next year.