Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees
Barry Jackson, Athlete
Barry Jackson (Mechanical Engineering, 1989), a 6’6” middle blocker and outside hitter, was a team captain for four of his five seasons with the Rams men’s volleyball team. In 1988-89, he was named an OUAA first team all-star and awarded the Ryersonian Trophy for Outstanding Male Athlete after recording a kill percentage of over 50 percent. That same season, Jackson averaged eight blocks per match and was chosen team MVP and received the Gold ‘R’ award. He helped lead the Rams to their first ever OUAA playoff appearance in 1988-89, 10 years after the team joined the OUAA. Jackson would also lead his team back to the playoffs in 1989-90.
John Saunders, Athlete
John Saunders (Psychology, 1977) was a standout defenceman for the Rams men’s hockey team in 1976-77 and 1977-78. Saunders, who transferred to Ryerson from Western Michigan University, made an immediate impact on the Rams blue line and in his second season was named an OUAA first team all-star. During his two seasons with the Rams, the team recorded the two best winning percentages in team history. In his final season at Ryerson, he was selected an assistant captain. After graduating from Ryerson, Saunders made his mark in the world of broadcasting. One of the most accomplished studio anchors in sports television, he has received critical acclaim for his work in the studio for both ABC Sports and ESPN.