|Title:||Class of 1988|
Tim Rooney, your remarkable athletic achievements and unrelenting personal drive have made you one of WPI's most memorable athletes.
You were the epitome of the all-round athlete and the first four-time sports captain in the history of the college. In your junior year you captained the varsity basketball team; in your senior year your teammates recognized your quiet, effective leadership abilities and elected you to lead the soccer, basketball and baseball teams.
At 5'8" you were not a physical giant, but you stood tall on the court and in the field as you averaged 16 points a game in basketball in your junior and senior years, helped your soccer teammates kick their way to four truly successful seasons and, as a second baseman, you were the glue that held the baseball infield together.
You were recognized by more than your teammates. You were a three-year member of the All-New England Soccer Team, and during your senior year you were selected baseball MVP and WPI's outstanding senior athlete by the coaches from these areas.
Your style was quiet, but firm - active, but not showy. Your strength touched almost every aspect of the WPI community. You were elected to Skull and named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.
Tim Rooney, tonight it is with much respect and admiration that we honor you and your distinguished collegiate athletic career by inducting you into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.