Devils Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017

 University of the Sciences Athletics Hall of Fame Members

The University of the Sciences is proud to induct the newest members to the Devil’s Athletics Hall of Fame. These former student-athletes exemplified the true meaning of being a Devil both on and off the playing surface, whether that be through their individual statistics or their strife to better the players around them. The individual who represents the Devils Athletics Hall of Fame is one who displayed integrity, commitment, and sportsmanship throughout their collegiate career. The University of the Sciences values the dedication and determination put forth by all its student-athletes, coaches and administrators whom are worthy of such an award. These individuals have earned such distinction as Devil’s Hall of Famer through their tireless efforts to not only better themselves, but better the one’s around them.  

Class of 2017

Steve Burman

Steve Burman enrolled at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (PCP&S) in 1978 and graduated in 1983. During these years, Burman excelled in academics, earning the Presidents’ Award for Academic Achievement at commencement. He also was a member of the fraternity Pi Lambda Phi. He continues to play baseball in leagues and remains close with many of the friends he made at PCP&S.

A standout player for the Devils baseball team from 1979-1982, Burman garnered a 54-38 record and played in 92 games. He hit a career-high .354 his sophomore season, as he closed his career with a .306 average in 317 at bats. 

Steve is listed in the Devils archives as No. 3 in career stolen bases with 33 all-time in 37 attempts. He also sits at No. 17 in total hits with 97 and No. 20 in total bases with 124. In his final two seasons, Steve earned All-NAIA District 19 honors his junior season and co-MVP in his final season. 

Steve is a family man, pharmacist, entrepreneur, sports enthusiast and philanthropist. From 1994 to 2016, Steve owned and served as president and CEO for Burman’s Pharmacy. Today, he serves as president and CEO of Burman’s Medical Supplies in Aston, PA. In 2015, Steve sold Burman’s Specialty Pharmacy, a company that he started to address the demand for high-touch clinical pharmacy delivered from a retail setting.

Steve supports a number philanthropic initiatives, including Drexel-Neumann Academy, a private school in Chester, PA for which he serves on the Board of Directors, along with countless other national and local charities. He is the proud father of five children. Steve, his wife Heidi, and two youngest children Max and Jacob, live in Newtown Square, PA and Avalon, NJ. 

Kim Koschineg

After playing for two years on a full basketball scholarship at Drexel University, Kim Koschineg began her career at the University of the Sciences in 1997 where she received her master’s degree in 2001, and quickly became a collegiate basketball All-American.

Ranking as one of the top 10 female basketball players in the country in both three-point percentage before joining the Devils, Kim would go on to become one of the best to dawn the maroon and white. She logged 57 games in her career for the Devils where she remains No. 1 in scoring avg. at 22.0 ppg. 

A member of the 1,000-point club with 1,306, Kim also holds the single-season scoring record with 762 points in the 1998-99 season. She also leads the Devils women’s basketball alums in steals per game, averaging 4.5 per game, while setting another single-season record during the 1998-99 season with 143 takeaways. Kim ranks in the top five of five separate career categories, including FT%, FG%, 3pt FG% and steals. 

Kim has spoken nationally at conferences, support groups, medical schools, and hospitals. She has been highlighted on 6ABC and Fox 29 for breast cancer and lymphedema education and prevention. As a Young Alumnus Award at University of the Sciences’ Alumni Reunion on Sept. 28, 2013. The award is presented to an individual who is less than 40 years old, graduated from USciences within the last 15 years, and who has contributed in an outstanding fashion to the profession, to science, and/or mankind.

In 2005, Kim and her husband Todd W. Stefan saw a need to provide lymphedema therapy and cancer rehabilitation services. They launched Advanced Lymphedema Therapy Services, LLC, in Langhorne, Pa., at which Kim is CEO and co-owner. The outpatient clinic has generated more than 2,000 patients in six years.

Ken Kondracki

Ken was a member of the men’s cross-country team from for four years, 1979 through 1982, and was a letterman each of those years. Ken was one of the top high school runners in Pennsylvania in 1978 when he finished second in the prestigious Steel City Invitational. He was the top PCP&S recruit in 1979 out of John S. Fine High School in Nanticoke, PA, in what proved to be one of the best incoming classes in PCP&S/USciences history.

Ken owns three of the top 10 USciences times on the original Belmont Plateau five-mile course, and he is one of only two USciences runners ever to break the 29-minute barrier on the original Belmont Plateau five-mile course. Ken’s five-mile personal record during his collegiate career was 27:41 at an away meet.

Ken competed in the 1982 NAIA National Championship Cross-Country meet in Kenosha, Wisconsin and was selected for the All-NAIA District Team twice. Also, he was twice named
team MVP.

Since graduating, Ken has continued his racing career in many of the area 5K and 8K road
races frequently finishing as a top performer in his age group.

Howard "Howie" Lanier

As a freshman in 2003, Howie faced some difficult challenges, academically and physically. Rather than giving up, Howie decided to step up and rise above the challenges. Fortunately for the USciences community, Howie worked vigorously to succeed both in the classroom and on the basketball court. More importantly, he made a positive and lasting impact on everyone he met. Howie’s smile and passion for life were contagious as he motivated others to succeed at the game of life.

During his playing career at USciences from 2004-07, Howie excelled on the basketball court. He averaged 7.7 points per game and finished in the top 20 all time in five statistical categories. He is 6th in steals/game (1.22), 11th in FT % (.763), 17th in assists/game (2.62), 19th in steals (94), and 20th in three-point field goals (48). Howie was a key contributor in the Devils CACC championship run in the 2006-07 season. Unfortunately, the Devils lost to Caldwell University, 61-60, but not for lack of Howie’s trying 61-60. For the game, Howie scored 15 points, dished out four assists, and had three steals. Regardless of the stats, Howie’s leadership and determination was the driving force behind the Devils success throughout his career. Howie also became one of the assistant coaches at USciences and developed connections with the players that far reached beyond the court.  

Howie received his degree of bachelor of science in pharmaceutical marketing/management in 2007 and his MBA in pharmaceutical business in 2011. Prior to his passing, Howie was promoted to manager of government affairs at AmeriHealth Caristas. He served on the Board of Directors and volunteered his time to making a positive impact on young men at the Boys & Girls Club of Chester, PA. 

Unfortunately, Lanier unexpectedly passed away on March 30, 2016, leaving his legacy to be carried on by his wife, Tesha and their dog Max; his parents Howard and Ethel Lanier; grandmother Vivian Lanier; sisters and brothers-in-law Yasmeen Thomas (Eron), Najah Haskins (Gary, Jr.), Ayanna Sinyangwe (Kennedy), and Robert Page, Jr. (Jasmine); nieces Nicole, Laila, Nailah, and Samaya; and nephews Jordan, Tyler, Ryan, and Marshall.