Class of 2017

Rich Murray, a 1971 graduate of Washington and Lee University, served in the sports information industry for nearly 40 years at James Madison University and the University of Virginia. Murray is a founding member of the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association, and was the organization’s inaugural President. In 2007, the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association […]

Charles Oakley attended Virginia Union University in Richmond, where he was named NCAA Division II Player of the Year in 1985, averaging 24.3 points and 17.3 rebounds per game. In 1985, Oakley was drafted ninth overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Oakley played for the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and the […]

Dave Rosenfield served as General Manager of the Tidewater and Norfolk Tides for 48 years, having started the job in 1963 and holding it through the 2011 season. In this time, Rosenfield won four International League Executive of the Year Awards, and the Tides won five International League titles. Rosenfield was named the 2004 “King […]

Marianne Stanley played collegiate basketball at Immaculata College, where her 1972?1974 teams were announced as part of the 2014 induction class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Stanley received her first head coaching job at Old Dominion University and compiled a ten-year mark of 268-59 and helped put the Lady Monarch basketball program […]

Charlie Stukes, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, was one of the greatest athletes ever at Crestwood High School, starring in football, basketball and baseball. Stukes was a two-sport star athlete at Maryland State and was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in 1967. Stukes was a ball hawk, finishing with eight interceptions in both 1971 and […]

Robert Ukrop, a native of Richmond, Virginia, brought Davidson College into National prominence by leading them to the NCAA Final Four in 1992 and being named first team All-American and ISAA Player of the Year. Ukrop later had a 12-year career in professional soccer, playing for his hometown team, the Richmond Kickers. Ukrop led the […]

James Farrior, a native of Ettrick, Virginia, was a Parade High School All-America selection at Matoaca High School before attending the University of Virginia. As a Cavalier, he racked up 381 tackles, ranking him third on the school’s all-time list. The linebacker was selected as the 8th overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft by […]