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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame - Central VA Exhibit

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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Stats

  • First class inducted in 1972
  • Designated Official State Hall of Fame by General Assembly in 1996
  • 354 current inductees, representing 22 sports
  • 22 VA Colleges & Universities represented (37 total NCAA programs in VA)
  • 100 – football
  • 45 – basketball
  • 46 – coaches and administrators
  • 36 – media
  • 34 – baseball
  • 17 – multi-sport stars
  • 14- golf
  • 12 – track & field, auto-racing
  • 8 – swimming
  • 5 – tennis
  • 4 – soccer
  • 3 – field hockey, lacrosse
  • 2 – bowling, canoeing, gymnastics, horse racing, speedboat racing, wrestling
  • 1 – Boxing, equestrian, sailboat racing, show horses, surfing

Inductees by Region

  • Hampton Roads – 124
  • Central – 96
  • West Central – 39
  • Northern – 32
  • Valley – 21
  • Southside – 21
  • Southwest – 15
  • Eastern – 6

Featured, Class of 2023

  • DeAngelo HallAll-American for Virginia Tech Football, 3x Pro-Bowl defensive back
  • Jimmye Laycock39 seasons, 249 wins as William & Mary Head Football Coach
  • Francena McCororyNCAA Champion (Hampton University) and 2x Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Joe Montgomery2023 Distinguished Virginian Award recipient, 2017 Gerald R. Ford Legends Award recipient (Rimington Trophy)
  • Shawn MooreAll-American quarterback for UVA Football, holds 41 school, conference, and NCAA records
  • Jerry Ratcliffe4x Virginia Sportswriter of the Year
  • Bob Rotanz1978 NCAA Defensive and National Player of the Year, Roanoke College men’s lacrosse
  • Sheila Trice-Myers15x NCAA Track & Field Champion, 30+ All-American honors
  • Ryan ZimmermanAll-ACC for UVA Baseball, 2x MLB All-Star and 2019 WS Champion with the Washington Nationals

Additional Links

2024 Induction Weekend, April 19 & 20

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