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LeMoyne names trio to Gold Wave Hall of Fame

Woodridge, a 1994 graduate, lettered two seasons for former head coach and athletic director Dick Rockwell on the baseball team. After two seasons with the Dolphins, he was drafted in the 31st round (870th pick) of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres.

An all-conference selection in 1993, Woodridge led Division I in hitting after registering a .476 batting average, while also recording a .580 on-base percentage, the best in the program's Division I era, and stealing 21 bases, tied for fifth-best on the school's single-season charts.

Woodridge tops the program's Division I charts with a .403 batting average and .525 on-base percentage over 64 games played, while ranking sixth with a .570 slugging percentage and eighth with 38 stolen bases.

A certified public accountant since 2001, Woodridge is self-employed and runs Sports Zone and Sports Center 481, while also coaching summer baseball in the C. Frank Harrigan Syracuse Classic League.

The Gold Wave Hall of Fame, dedicated to longtime Athletic Director and men's basketball coach Thomas J. Niland, was established to honor those men and women who have been affiliated with Le Moyne College who have exhibited a degree of accomplishment and have established themselves in their field of endeavor.

To be eligible, candidates must be a graduate of Le Moyne (at least 10 years ago), distinct participation in a minimum two years of varsity athletics and exhibit exceptional accomplishments in professional endeavors and interpersonal relationships which reflect well on the honoree, his/her character and the alma mater.

Honorary candidates are those who are ineligible under the selection criteria, but have distinguished themselves as supporters of athletics at Le Moyne, and exhibit exceptional accomplishments in professional endeavors and interpersonal relationships which reflects well on the honoree's character as well as on the college.

The 2009 Gold Wave Hall of Fame ceremony will take place Sept. 26 on the Le Moyne campus as part of Family Weekend and Homecoming.

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