St. John's will induct their 20th class into the school's Hall of Fame on February 21st at the D'Angelo Center on the Queens Campus. This special class is led by one of the greatest basketball players ever to step foot on campus in Chris Mullin, who surprisingly hasn't been inducted already. The other standout members included are CJ Nitkowski, Andrew Svoboda, Kia Wright, Tina Loven, Erik Scharf and The Brennan Family.
Chris Mullin is St. John's all-time leading scorer with 2,440 career points and is one of only two players to ever top 2,000 career points in the University's history. During his senior season, Mullin led the Johnnies to the Final Four and also won the John R. Wooden Award for the top men's college basketball player. After finishing his four years of school, Mullin went on to have a terrific NBA career. He is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Golden State Warriors have retired his number 17 jersey. He is currently involved in front office work for the Sacramento Kings.
CJ Nitkowski was a member of the St. John's baseball team from 1992 to 1994 and he earned third-team All-America honors as a pitcher in 1994. The strikeout machine helped the Johnnies win the 1993 BIG EAST Tournament title before being drafted by the Reds in the 1st round in the 1994 MLB Draft.
Golfer Andrew Svoboda had a tremendous career at St. John's as he tied the 3rd lowest round in program history with a 64 (-6) in the first round of The McLaughlin tournament back in 2002. He has been a member of the PGA Tour since 2006.
Kia Wright ranks 5th in St. John's Women's Basketball history with 1,536 career points and she is the only player in program history to put up 1,500 points and 400 assists. During her sophomore year, the Johnnies made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 17 years.
Tina Loven was a part of the fencing team from 1992 to 1995. She was the first woman in school history to win the individual NCAA Fencing Championships and she also helped the team finish 2nd overall in 1995.
Erik Scharf, a former member of the Men's Tennis team, never lost a Big East match in his four-year career. He was the number one player of the roster from his freshman season and amassed a 60-6 overall record.
The Brennan Family is one of the founding families of the Red White Club and their donations have been important for St. John's University and their student-athletes.
The St. John's Hall of Fame has inducted 120 members of the University family and this class will surely be one of the more special classes in history with Chris Mullin finally getting the honor to take another step in the right direction in St. John's history.