February 5, 2011

SU Community Mourns Loss of Hall of Famer Connie Harnum

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Susquehanna Athletics Department is mourning the passing of SU Sports Hall of Famer Connie Harnum. Harnum passed away on Friday evening.

Harnum served as Susquehanna’s field hockey coach from 27 seasons (1974-2002). During that span, she compiled a career mark of 195-159-23 and led the Crusaders to three Division III tournament appearances while coaching no fewer than 32 First-Team All-Conference student-athletes.

In addition, Harnum is the school’s most successful head women’s tennis coach with a career record of 95-51-1 and two Mid-Atlantic Conference titles over her 16 seasons at the helm of the program.

SU’s Female Athlete of the Year Award is named in Harnum’s honor.

“Connie made a tremendous impact on the lives of young women throughout her coaching career,” Susquehanna Director of Athletics Pam Samuelson said. “She was model teacher and coach to the student-athletes, but also a valued friend.”

Harnum was also the wife of current head men’s golf coach Don Harnum, who is in his 22nd season with the golf program.

Services will be held Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at Sharon Lutheran Church at 120 S. Market St. in Selinsgrove.