2013 USA Table Tennis HOF Inductees

By Tim Boggan | Sept. 23, 2013, 9 a.m. (ET)

2013 Hall of Fame Player Inductee

Todd Sweeris

TODD SWEERIS

Highlights:

  • Two-time Olympian (Atlanta, 1996; Sydney, 2000)
  • Two-time World Team member (Kuala Lumpur, 2000; Gothenburg, 2003)
  • For 10 years a late-round finisher in Men’s Singles at U.S. Closed; Won Men’s Singles at Olympic Festival
  • Three-time Men’s Doubles winner at U.S. Closed
  • Member of winning team at the Pan Am Games, USOTC’s, and Olympic Festival
  • Under 22 National Champion; National Intercollegiate Champion
  • Two-time member of USTTA Board of Directors—Athletic Rep in 1995 and 2001  

2013 Hall of Fame Player Inductee

Terese Terranova

TERESE TERRANOVA 

Highlights:

  • World Championships: GOLD in Women’s OPEN Singles, Doubles, and Teams—advanced in Singles from World #10 to World #1
  • Repeated Medal winner at Paralympics—at South Korea: GOLD in Teams and Class 5
  • At National Wheelchair Games: Five-time GOLD medal winner
  • At U.S. Open Wheelchair events: Women’s Singles Champion/three-times runner-up; two-time Doubles Champion
  • At 1987 U.S. Open Women’s Senior’s event (for able-bodied or disabled players): WINNER
  • At 1994 Olympic Festival: GOLD (first time disabled players were allowed to compete)
  • Member Florida Hall of Fame: as a World Champion player, International Umpire (first woman in U.S. to have that title); and longtime successful coach, often in tandem with Marty Prager, of players winning National, State, and Junior Olympic titles

2013 Hall of Fame Mark Matthews Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Yvonne Kronlage

YVONNE KRONLAGE 

Highlights:

  • Brought prestigious World Veterans Championship to U.S.
  • Captain/Coach/Manager of U.S. Teams at Pan Am Games, U.S. Open, Scandinavian Junior Championships, and Canada-U.S. Toronto CNE Matches
  • Repeated high-level involvement in Olympic Sports Festival/Junior Olympics
  • Maryland TTA President, Multi-Club Founder, and prolific Tournament Director—Ran Howard County Circuit for 30 years
  • Always showing initiative, she started unique Eastern Training Program at Sykesville, MD
  • Three-term member of the USTTA Executive Committee
  • Repeatedly championed Junior and Women’s play—initiated Women’s Over 40/Over 70 events in majors
  • Ten-time U.S. Open/Closed Women’s 40-70 Champion
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