Former Mount St. Mary's Basketball Star Jack Sullivan Passes Away

Former Mount St. Mary's Basketball Star Jack Sullivan Passes Away

September 17, 2010--Former Mount St. Mary's men's basketball star Jack Sullivan, who is the school's all-time leading scorer, passed away Thursday night. Sullivan, who had his number retired by the Mount in 2007, scored 2,672 points in his career. He was 75.

A 6-4 forward, Sullivan still holds 11 career and single season records at Mount St. Mary's. For his career, he averaged 25.4 points and 11.6 rebounds from 1953-57.

As a senior, Sullivan scored a school-record 1,070 points, averaging 33.4 points and 10.9 rebounds while leading the Mount to a 27-5 record and a spot in the NCAA College Division Final Four. He scored 185 points in five games (37.0 average) in the NCAA Tournament that year to set the NCAA Division II record for most points in the NCAA Tournament that he still holds today.

Sullivan holds career records at the Mount for points scored (2,672), scoring average (25.4), field goals made (993), free throws made (686) and free throws attempted (961). He tops the Mount's single-season charts in points (1,070), scoring average (33.4), field goals made (402), field goals attempted (787), free throws made (266) and free throws attempted (367).

Sullivan is one of three Mountaineers to have a jersey retired in their honor. His #32 joins the #830 that the Mount retired in honor of legendary head coach Jim Phelan, who is fifth all-time in NCAA Division I with 830 career wins and the #33 of Fred Carter.

He is survived by his wife Patricia, and his six children and 17 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are as follows: Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bernadette''s Church, 72 University Boulevard, East, Silver Spring, MD on Thursday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Mount Saint Mary''s Cemetery, Emmitsburg, MD on Friday, September 24 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Saint Mary's University Athletic Department, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.

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