Class of 2017

Gray Simons a native of Norfolk, Virginia had a brilliant-wrestling career that began at Granby High School. He wrestled for four straight years under Coach Billy Martin and became a state champion. He attended Lock Haven State University and had a record of 91-2, with 84 straight wins. He was a three-time NCAA Champion, and […]

Ida Simmons Slack is considered one of the greatest women duckpin bowlers of all time.  On seven occasions, she was ranked No. 1 bowler in the nation, an honor based on comparison of all bowlers’ scores in sanctioned league play.  Slack was top ranked from 1934 through 1940 and the leader again in 1942.  She […]

A native of Newport News “Bucky Keller” was a star basketball player at Newport News High School, leading the Typhoons to three consecutive state championships in 1956 to 1958.  He was also a quarterback and all-state football player.   Keller was the State High School Basketball Player of the Year three times.  When he graduated he […]

Nancy Lieberman-Cline, one of the most accomplished and recognized individuals in the history of women’s basketball, added a new dimension to her prolific sports career as she guided the 1998 Detroit Shock to a remarkable 17-13 season in her first campaign as General Manager/Head Coach of Detroit’s WNBA entry.  As GM/Head Coach, Lieberman–Cline directs the […]

Bobby Dandridge is a native of Richmond, Virginia and attended Maggie Walker High School from 1962 to 1965.  He also attended Norfolk State University from 1965 to 1969 and was a record-setting basketball player who went to stardom in the professional ranks.  While attending Norfolk State University, he was selected as All Central Intercollegiate Athletic […]