WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Nominations are being solicited for the 12th induction of the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame scheduled for the spring of 2018.
The UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame honors former student-athletes, coaches and administrators, as well as longtime contributors, at the institution. A total of 48 individuals have been honored since the prestigious order was established in 1998, including the inaugural inductee, former coach and department founder William J. "Bill" Brooks. Inductions are held every two years. The Class of 2016 included men's basketball legend John Goldsberry, college baseball coaching icon Rick Jones, track and field star Anna Raynor Marbry and women's basketball scoring phenom Tressa Reese McKeithan. According to the Hall's criteria, candidates must have made outstanding contributions during their association with the university. If a student-athlete, the individual must have left the university in good academic standing. If a teacher-coach or administrator, the candidate must have held that position for at least five years. Special consideration will be given for significant contributions to society through community activities and performance in chosen fields that bring credit and distinction to the university. Anyone may nominate a candidate to the Hall of Fame. Nomination forms are available on UNCWsports.com or may be obtained at the Athletic Communications Office in the Nixon Annex adjacent to Trask Coliseum. Nominations must be submitted to Joe Browning, Chairman, UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame, UNCW, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, N.C. 28403, by Sept. 4, 2015. For more information, call (910) 962-3236.
UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
1998 - Gene Bogash, William J. Brooks, Janet Johnson, Sam O'Leary, Raiford G. Trask, Carl Willis
1999 - T. Eugene Dew, Amy Jackson, Estell Lee, David Miller, Dr. William P. Nixon, Jr.
2000 - Joel Gibson, Bill Haywood, Jay Neary, David Sandlin
2002 - Garry Cooper, Burak Erdem, Heather Fenton, Lou Howard
2004 - Jill Amos, Gene Borowski, George Diab, Terry Middleswarth, Dave Wolff
2006 - Eddie Booth, Mel Gibson, Amy Lewis Holland, Bill Mayew
2008 - Sandy Dew, Calvin Lane, Michael McDuffie, Christy Timbers Rife
2010 - Gwen Austin, Bruce Cavenaugh, Dan Gallagher, Bill Harris, George Rountree, III
2012 - Sheila Boles, Derek Brown, Xavier Chisholm, David Jones
2014 - Dean Berman, Adrienne Sutton, Shawn Williams
2016 - John Goldsberry, Rick Jones, Anna Raynor Marbry, Tressa Reese McKeithan
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