Bill Soffa
Bill Soffa
  • Year:
  • Sport:
    Men's Basketball
  • Year Inducted:


The third player in Carnegie Tech men’s basketball history to score 1,000 points, Bill Soffa finished his career in 1961 as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,569 points. He remains the all-time leading scorer in Tartan history and set the single-game mark with 43 points as a freshman and the single-season mark in 1960 with 454 points, a record that stood until 1977. Soffa was named to the all-district squad his junior season when the team won 15 games, the most in 25 years. Soffa, an engineering graduate and current professor at the University of Virginia, went on to earn his master’s degree in materials engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from The Ohio State University in 1967.