Sobiesk inducted into Army’s Hall of Fame

Published 6:28 am Monday, November 22, 2010

Teresa Sobiesk, wife of Ben Lambert and daughter-in-law of PeeWee and Wayne Lambert Sr. of Bainbridge, was included among the athletes chosen for induction into the Army Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010.

Sobiesk and seven others were officially inducted during a plaque unveiling ceremony and black-tie dinner held Sept. 17 in West Point, N.Y. The group of inductees was also recognized during Army’s home football game the next day.

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The Army Sports Hall of Fame is a subset of the Kenna Hall of Army Sports, a comprehensive museum displaying Army’s rich and proud intercollegiate athletic program. It is located on the third floor of the Kimsey Athletic Center, Army’s massive football training facility.

Sobiesk set numerous records at Army, won a Division II national championship and was a Division I All-America selection prior to her graduation in 1989. The holder of Academy records in the 5,000-meter indoor, the 5,000-meter outdoors, the 3,000-meter indoors and the 10,000-meter outdoor, she won the 1988 national championship in the 10,000-meter run. Sobiesk won three All-America citations during the 1988 season—in the 5,000-meter run at the Division I level and for the 10,000 and 5,000 at Division II.

For her career, she collected seven All-America citations, earned 12 letters and helped her squads to 10 wins over Navy. She is the first female cadet-athlete to collect All-America cross country recognition, doing so in 1987.

She helped the Black Knights to an NCAA East Coast Regional Division II Championships in cross country and an NCAA bid on the way to earning the distinguished Army Athletic Association Award in 1989.