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Todd Tripucka

Basketball (inducted: 1988-89)


Todd  Tripucka

Todd Tripucka collected enough basketball honors and awards in his senior season to be considered for the Lafayette Athletic Hall of Fame based on that season alone. With points as a yardstick, it was the best single season in the school's history.

Firing away from the backcourt, the 6'2" Tripucka averaged 26.1 points a game to rank as the nation's (NCAA Division I) seventh leading scorer. The 42 points he scored in a win over St. Joseph's that season is the third most points ever scored by a Lafayette player. At the season's end, he was named to the first team All-East Coast Conference for the second time and was chosen the league's MVP. No other Lafayette player had achieved MVP status in the league's 14-year history. With Tripucka as a starter the Leopards had a three-year record of 58-22, including one trip to the post-season NIT.