HAVERFORD, Pa. – Prior to the start of Saturday afternoon's men's basketball contest against visiting Gettysburg College, Haverford College's Dick Voith '77 was honored for his selection as one of 36 inductees into the Middle Atlantic Conference's (MAC) inaugural Hall of Fame class.
The Class of 2012 is part of the 100-year celebration by the MAC, which first hosted conference competitions in 1912.
Voith is Haverford’s career scoring leader and the only player in school history to have surpassed the 2,000-point plateau, closing out his career with 2,175. He was inducted into Haverford's Thomas Glasser '82 Hall of Achievement with the Class of 2008.
Voith compiled an impressive list of feats during his 1976-77 senior season. He was named a Division III All-American and remains the only Haverford basketball player to earn the prestigious honor. Voith’s 702 points during his final campaign are the most any Haverford basketball player has scored in a single season. En route to his record-setting total, Voith attempted 559 shots, connecting on 290, both single-season highs. He averaged 27 points per game that season, good for second all-time, and scored the most points in a game at Alumni Field House with 41 against Lebanon Valley College on Jan. 19, 1977. A few weeks later he scored his 2,000th career point at the Field House on Feb. 9. However, the most memorable moment of Voith's magical senior campaign and arguably his career came on Feb. 24 when the Fords traveled to Franklin & Marshall, ranked fifth in the nation, in a second-round MAC playoff game. Haverford took the Diplomats to the wire and pulled off the colossal upset on a buzzer beater by Voith for a 70-68 victory and a ticket to the MAC championship game.
During his career, he scored at least 37 points six times with three of those occurring in his senior season. Voith was a three-time All-MAC First Team selection and led the conference in scoring three times.
After graduating from Haverford, Voith went on to earn his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Today Voith is Senior Vice President and Principal of Econsult Corporation as well as an adjunct professor in the real estate department at Penn, and a respected expert in transportation and real estate economics.
From 1992-2000 Voith served on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority as one of two representatives for the City of Philadelphia. Later, he was a leader in the Greater Philadelphia Transportation Initiative and in 2005 was appointed to the Transportation Funding and Reform Commission by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, serving on the Commission until 2007.
Haverford's history with the MAC goes back to a 1912 meeting of the then-named Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Association (MASCAA). The Fords attended the gathering but did not participate in a MASCAA event until 1914. Haverford is officially listed as a MASCAA/MAC member from 1945-46 through 1992-93 when 10 schools left the league to form the Centennial Conference.