2011 University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Hall of Fame Class
Pitt-Bradford Inducts Matt Barnes and Missy Wahlberg
Matt Barnes and Missy Wahlberg were inducted into the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 1, 2011.
Barnes played on the basketball team from 1996-2000 and had a significant role in one of the best runs of basketball in Pitt-Bradford history. At the conclusion of his four years, the Panthers had accumulated more wins over any other four-year stretch in program history.
The Clearfield, Pa., native was a two-time All-AMCC selection, including a first-team pick his senior year. Barnes led Pitt-Bradford to an AMCC championship in the conference’s inaugural year and the school’s first-ever appearance in the ECAC postseason tournament.
He finished his career 14th all-time in scoring with 1,148 points, third in career three-pointers made with 183, third in career free throw percentage with a mark of .824, and his 36 percent made three-point percentage ranks fifth-best all-time. He did all this while playing alongside two 2,000-point and two 1,000-point scorers.
His honors include being named ECAC Rookie of the Week his freshman season and being tabbed to the ECAC All-Rookie team. As a sophomore, Barnes was named AMCC Player of the Week, and he was a second-team all-conference pick as a junior. He was a first-team selection his senior year, and he was recognized as the 1999-00 Pitt-Bradford Male Athlete of the Year.
Wahlberg played on the volleyball team from 2002 to 2005 and finished her career as one of the top hitters in school history.
The Kane, Pa., native was named the AMCC Newcomer of the Year in 2002 and was an all-conference selection all four years, including three straight seasons in which she was named to the first team.
She ranks third in Pitt-Bradford in career kills with 1,273, sixth in digs with 937, fifth in blocks with 196, seventh in service aces with 102 and fourth in sets played with 361. She holds two of the top five seasons in school history for total kills, and her mark of 415 kills as a sophomore ranks third overall.
Wahlberg led the AMCC with a .312 hitting percentage as a freshman and was second only to her teammate with 3.79 kills per game. A year later, she would lead the league in kills per game and was among the top 10 as a junior.
Her honors include being named AMCC Newcomer of the Year in 2002 and being tabbed first-team all-conference three straight years. After suffering a severe injury near the end of her junior season that would have sidelined most athletes, Wahlberg pushed through her rehabilitation and received all-conference honorable mention honors as a senior.