FARMVILLE, Va.  --  Dr. Susan Groff Costa, who currently serves as director of the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center, was honored this past Saturday when she was inducted into the Longwood University Athletics Hall of Fame.

Groff Costa was among four inductees who were honored as part of the fifth Longwood University Hall of Fame class.

While at Longwood, Groff Costa was a standout in lacrosse and field hockey. In lacrosse, she was a four-year team Most Valuable Player, was a three-year United States Women's Lacrosse Association All-American, played in the North-South Senior All-Star Game, and was a three-year member of the United States Women's Lacrosse Squad. In field hockey, she was a four-year letterwinner and team Most Valuable Player as a senior.

She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration and finance from Longwood in 1986 and received her master's degree in sports administration from West Chester (Pa.) University in 1993. She received her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware in August, 2012.

Groff Costa is now in her 17th year at Delaware and her first as director of the Bob Carpenter Center. She previously served as associate director of athletics for facilities & operations at UD where she was responsible for athletic operations, post-season championships, team scheduling, and facility management.

She began her administrative career in athletics in 1991 as a graduate assistant at West Chester University. She came to Delaware after working two years as assistant director of athletics and head women's lacrosse coach at Drexel University.

She and her husband, Victor J. Costa, reside in Rock Hall, Md.