Christopher Finch '92
Induction Year: 2002
Sport(s): Basketball
Graduation Year: 1992

A 1991 and 1992 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honorable Mention All-American, Finch played in all 119 games, which tied a then NCAA Division III record for most games played in a career. Overall, he started the final 115 games, compiling a 102-13 record (88.7%), the most career wins as a starter in NCAA Division III history. The all-time blocked shot leader (103) at Franklin & Marshall, he ranks among the all-time best Diplomats in scoring (1,287-tenth), rebounding (628-twelth), assists (532-second), steals (253-second) and three point field goals (81-ninth). The 1989 MAC and ECAC South "Rookie of the Year," Finch combined with classmates Will Lasky, Dave Wilding, Mark Maggioncalda and Tom Nicholson to lead the Diplomats to a perfect 51-0 regular season at the Mayser Center, 63-2 (96.9%) overall.

In four years, Finch's F&M teams were Middle Atlantic Conference Southwest Champions (four times), MAC Champions (three times), a 1991 NCAA finalist, made the Final Four once and the Elite Eight twice. The 1992 team Most Valuable Player; F&M was 105-11 (90.5%) against Division III opponents, 42-12 in road games (77.8%) with Finch in the line up. A graduate of Wilson High School in Reading, Pennsylvania, he earned numerous acclaims including MAC Southwest All-Star (1990, 1991, 1992) and ECAC All-Star (1990, 1991, 1992) in addition to being named to eight All-Tournament teams.

Following graduation, Finch worked as a volunteer coach at Conrad Weiser High School before joining the Avesta Sheffield Hatters in the English National League as a player. Currently, he is the head coach of the Sheffield Sharks of the English National League. Head coach Glenn Robinson summarized Finch following the 1992 season by stating, "Chris is all the things a coach wants in a player: versatile, tough, a skilled passer, ball handler, rebounder, shot blocker, shooter, unselfish, a workaholic and a great courageous leader. He's also the best defender we've ever had."