Athletic Hall of Fame


The WPI Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1983 to honor the best that WPI Athletics has to offer. It was conceived and founded on the basis that many individuals have bestowed honor and recognition upon both themselves and WPI as a result of their involvement in WPI athletics. The WPI Athletic Hall of Fame is created to appropriately recognize those people who have distinguished themselves and WPI.


The WPI Athletic Department, Poly Club, and Hall of Fame Selection Committee are proud to announce its 39th Class, the Class of 2022. The four newest members were inducted on Friday, September 30, 2022 as part of Homecoming Weekend. They include:

Hall of Fame Class of 2022 - WPI Athletics 2022

(l-r) Rob Henderson '84, Krista Baker '10, Joe Crispo '85, Ryan Burke '94

KRISTA BAKER - Women's Track and Field

  • Won the NEWMAC Discus title in 2009

  • NEWMAC Shot Put and Hammer Throw Champion 2010

  • Four-Time All-NEWMAC Selection

  • Five-Time All-ECAC Performer

  • Has guided multiple athletes to NEWMAC titles and All-New England performances as a coach at WPI

  • Won the prestigious WPI Patricia Graham Flaherty Award in 2010

RYAN BURKE ’94 - Men’s Soccer

  • Anchored a defense that through his final two seasons allowed just 1.5 goals per game 

  • Amassed 43 career points (15 goals, 13 assists) from central defender position 

  • Two-time All-America (1991, 1992) 

  • 1993 Conference Player of the Year 

  • Three-time All-New England 

  • Represented WPI in the ECAC Regional and NCAA National tournaments

JOE CRISPO - Wrestling

  • 1985 New England Champion at 158 pounds 

  • Helped Engineers dominate 1985 New England team championship 

  • NCAA All-America in 1985 

  • Posted a dual meet record of 14-3 in 1985, capping a career record of 25-8-1 

  • Produced 70 team points to help lead the team to a 20-1 overall record in dual meets

  • Finished seventh overall at the NCAA Division III National Championships

ROBERT B. HENDERSON ’84 - Football

  • Key member of the 1983 undefeated WPI football team 

  • Anchored defensive effort as Engineers were ranked ninth nationally in 1983

  • Associated Press Third Team All-America 

  • Led the team with 95 tackles in 1984 

  • Recorded 15 or more tackles in five separate games 

  • Distinguished career in sales at Norton earning “Winners Circle” award for 13 years.