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In the mid 1980’s a small regional conference formed in Virginia and the Carolina’s that would create drama and rivalries for years to come. That conference, Colonial Athletic Association, was led by one man for 31-years. Tom Yeager meant so much, for so long, to so many Virginia institutions and this April Virginia honors him with induction into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

Induction Ceremony tickets are no longer available, but you can join us as we celebrate Yeager at the VIP Reception, April 5, and Breakfast with Champions, April 6. Ask him his favorite CAA moment, which rivalry was the best? Who would win, 2006 George Mason or 2011 VCU?

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Congrats Tom!

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Congratulations!

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Congratulations Tom

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If you’re referring to the Final 4, it was the 2006 Mason team, not the 2009, that went to the F4.

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Congratulations Tom. Great job

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Couldn’t pick a more deserving person!! Congratulations TY!!

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Congratulations Tom!!

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Old Dominion University Monarchs! It’s a wonderful occurrence to have one of your own gain selection to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, its almost unheard of to have two enter as part of the same class. It just so happens that in less than 3-weeks two Monarchs will enter the Hall together.

Join the Hall of Fame, April 5-6, to celebrate the accomplishments of Wendy Larry and Debbie White, and the rest of the Class of 2019. Ceremony tickets are no longer available but VIP Reception and Breakfast with Champion spots still remain, so lets party like its 2019 and give them the recognition they deserve!

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#2019InductionWeekend is less than 3-weeks away, and thanks to a great response from sports fans near and far, there are currently no tickets available for the Induction Ceremony!

For those that couldn't get tickets to the ceremony, there are two other events planned April 5 and 6, for you to join us and celebrate the Class of 2019 and Virginia sports history!

VIP Reception - April 5th, 7 p.m. at the Westin Hotel in Town Center

Breakfast With Champions - April 6, 9 a.m. at the Westin Hotel in Town Center

🎟 for the Reception and Breakfast are available through our website, or by calling our office, (757) 800-1555

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So #ParticipateDontSpectate, and join us April 5 and 6 as we welcome #RubenBrown #JeffBurton #WendyLarry #MarkLenzi (The Lenzi Family), #Heath Miller #BusterOBrien #DebbieWhite and #TomYeager for Induction into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

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Old Dominion Women's Basketball CAA Champs, has a nice "ring" to it. 2019 Inductee, Wendy Larry, loved it so much, she did it 17-times...IN A ROW! From 1992-2008, there was no one who did it better. For that and many other reasons, Larry will be inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame this coming April.

Tickets to the Induction Ceremony are extremely limited, but there are two other events, April 5-6, for fans of Old Dominion University Athletics, and sports fans in general to celebrate her accomplishments, and the rest of the Class of 2019.

For more information, visit the Induction Weekend page on our website, and #ParticipateDontSpectate

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From E.C. Glass High School to a 9-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, 2019 inductee #RubenBrown was a force to be reckoned with on any offensive line he was a part of. One look at his Buffalo Bills helmet, and you'll feel sorry for the defenders that were on the other end of those collisions 😬😬.

Fun fact about Brown's stint with the Chicago Bears; Brown was a member of the O-Line that cleared the way for 2018 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee Thomas Jones on his way to 1,210 yards in 2006, as the team represented the NFC in Super Bowl XLI.

Brown and the rest of the Class of 2019 will be honored April 5-6 here in Town Center of Virginia Beach as part of #2019InductionWeekend. #ParticipateDontSpectate

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Congratulations!

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Ping Pong for CharityVery nice!! Kudos!!

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Congratulations

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Well deserved recognition for a talented player. What is even more impressive, however, is the man you have become and the impact you have had in your community! Proud of you.

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Congrats Rueb

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CONGRATS RUEB

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Brother Rueb!!! 💪💪💪 #BearDown

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Congratulations bruh well deserve happy r u

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We are thrilled to announce a partnership with NAMI Coastal Virginia for our next event, #ChangingTheGame, a discussion on mental health within the sports community.

Many high profile athletic figures have begun to speak openly about their struggles, and the Hall along with NAMI want to provide a community forum where attendees can hear stories of struggle and strength, but also learn what is being done to recognize and react to mental health issues at the youth, collegiate, and professional sports levels.

We hope you will join us on May 15th in Town Center of Virginia Beach, as part of Mental Health Awareness Month, for this wonderful event. #ParticipateDontSpectate

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AdImpact MarketingGreat Topic for a Great Cause!

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Ping Pong for CharitySo grateful to have our Board Chair, Dr. Sautter, participating as a Panelist -- What a timely and relevant subject to bring local experts in to speak about! Nice work Virginia Sports Hall of Fame!

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Happy Birthday to 2004 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, William Fuller. The Indian River High School alum, went on to a stellar career for North Carolina Tar Heels 🏈, where he was a 2-time All-American selection. After being selected in TWO football drafts in 1984, the USFL and NFL, Fuller began his professional career with the Philadelphia Stars. Following a brief stint in the USFL, Fuller would terrorize NFL quarterbacks for the next 13-seasons with the #HoustonOilers, Philadelphia Eagles, and #SanDiegoChargers. Fuller is one of only 32 men to register over 100 sacks in a career.

In 2016, Fuller was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. Happy Birthday to a great Virginian!
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39 women (including 2 in the Class of 2019) have gained induction into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Since the first female inductee in 1976, Jean McLean Davis, to Debbie White and Wendy Larry in 2019, the Hall of Fame would not be where it is without the contributions of women in sports in Virginia. One #InternationalWomensDay the Hall would like to celebrate all of these amazing individuals;

Jean McLean Davis, Doris Leigh, Ida Simmons Slack, Penelope McBride, Shelly Mann, Fanny Crenshaw, Melissa Belote Ripley, Nancy Lieberman, Lily Harper Martin, Anne Donovan, Caroline Sinclair, Robbye King Unger, Donna Floyd Fales, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Peggy Augustus, Lee Morrison, Mary Patton Janssen, Yogi Hightower Boothe, Gracie VanDyck, Laura Mapp, Hope Spivey, Donna Andrews, Kelli James Precourt, Dawn Staley, Betty Jaynes, Jane Mack, Whitney Hedgepeth, Debbie Ryan, LaTasha Colander Clark, Ticha Penichiero, Cherie Greer Brown, Angela Hucles, Marianne Stanley, Beth Anders, Kim Anthony Hamilton, Kara Lawson, Megan Silva Schultz, Wendy Larry, Debbie White
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👀 👀 what arrived in our office!! Just a few things that might have some meaning to Old Dominion Women's Basketball. Legendary coach, Wendy Larry, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this April, and she was generous enough to provide us with some great memorabilia. 🏀⛹️‍♀️🏆

We hope to see you in April. #ParticipateDontSpectate

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1 month from today, #2019InductionWeekend begins! April 5th and 6th, #RubenBrown #JeffBurton #WendyLarry #MarkLenzi #HeathMiller #BusterOBrien #DebbieWhite and #TomYeager officially enter the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

🎟 are on sale now for ALL weekend events, so whether you're a fan of one, a fan of all, or just a fan of Virginia sports, be sure to #ParticipateDontSpectate in this wonderful celebration

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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is at Landstown High School.

Come on out to the #VBCPSPartnershipExpo at Landstown High School to see all the amazing community partnership programs and resources!

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Too good not to share. One of our 2018 Student Athlete Achievement Awards finalists, Betsy Pollard from Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, has been awarded a 4-year scholarship as part of Campbell University's Founder's full-ride scholarship program.

Out of 650 applicants, Betsy was one of 78 chosen to participate in an intense interview process. From that group 4 were awarded the Founder's scholarship which includes four years’ tuition, room and board, books, a laptop, and a summer abroad trip!

Betsy had already committed to run track for Campbell University Fighting Camels, and will pursue a degree in Kinesiology once on campus. Congrats to Betsy and her family on this wonderful achievement!

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Soooooo proud of Betsy!!

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I'm so proud and happy for you all.

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Yea Betsy!

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Congratulations!!

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I am sure she will do very well!

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Very nice!

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Campbell is a great school!

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Congratulations!

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Congratulations!

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Wow ! Congrats. 🐫

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Congratulations

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Western Branch!!!

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2019 inductee, #MarkLenzi, was a high school wrestler before inspiration from Greg Louganis 1984 Olympics performance led him from the mat to the pool. Lenzi's change in sporting venue came with great success. The Stafford Senior High School alum, committed to IU Swimming and Diving where he won 5 BIG10 title, 2 National Championships, and was named NCAA Diver of the Year twice.

Following college, Lenzi would achieve great success on the international level with USA Diving, winning gold at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics, and Bronze at the 1996 Atlanta Games. Overall, Lenzi would win 18 international competitions, and be the first diver E-V-E-R to score 100-points on a single dive.

Lenzi passed away in 2012, and will be honored posthumously with Induction into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame this coming April

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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is with Virginia Football and 21 others.

Be A Part of History!
Getting closer by the day to the 48th annual Virginia Sports Hall of Fame induction!

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#RubenBrown #JeffBurton #WendyLarry #MarkLenzi #HeathMiller #BusterOBrien #DebbieWhite #TomYeager

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Katie Collett WAVY/Fox43So excited to be a part of induction weekend! I have the breakfast covered while Bruce has all things induction. It’s going to be awesome!

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Ping Pong for CharityFAN Tastic! nice video too!

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Oh...you know, just your typical delivery. Jeff Burton drove fast, and he did it really well. Probably why he’ll be inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in April 🤷‍♂️😂🤣🏆🏆!

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No junk mail today! Just a few items from our friend, HEEEEEEAAAATTTHHHHH!

Heath Miller played in 3 Super Bowls, and won 2 with the Pittsburgh Steelers during his 11-seasons with the Black and Gold. One of those, Super Bowl XLIII, happens to be one of the jerseys he sent along today.

We're looking forward to honoring HEEEEAAATTTHHH and the rest of the Class of 2019;

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Virginia Sports Hall of FameFunny how the world works sometimes. The day we receive all of Heath Millers's memorabilia into our office, is the same day he retired from the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016; www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2016/02/19/Steelers-tight-end-Heath-Miller-announces-retirem...

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It is important to mention that he was a UVA outstanding football player and scholar! Since we are in Virginia! #uvaproud

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I’m not freaking out. YOU’RE freaking out!!! HEEEEEAAAAATTTTTHHHHH! Steelers for life!!!

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A player that is sadly mist. But glade to see he being honored

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Heath hails from the same town my dad is from. My great uncle lives right down the road from heaths parents used to go watch him play at honaker high. One of the nicest guys I’ve met. Congrats heath from start to finish on an amazing career.

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Happy Birthday to 2018 inductee Kara Lawson. The Alexandria native starred for West Springfield High School before going on to play for legendary coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball. The 2-time All-American was selected 5th overall in the 2003 WNBA draft, and would win a WNBA Title in 2005 with the Sacramento Monarchs. Internationally, Lawson helped lead USA Basketball to a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. Lawson currently works as a broadcaster for ESPN and NBC Sports Washington. She also serves on the board for the The Pat Summitt Foundation.

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Multiple Sclerosis is a cause that is near and dear to the Hall of Fame's ❤️. The wife of our Executive Director is afflicted with this currently incurable disease. We say currently because so much advancement has been made in the fight against it, that one day there WILL be a cure!

The first weekend in April is a busy one, as we have our Induction Weekend festivities, but the morning after the ceremony we will put on our walking shoes and pound the pavement in Downtown Norfolk for Walk MS with the National MS Society Virginia-West Virginia Chapter

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Good morning everyone! We are just two months away from Walk MS! I can't believe it! Lots of work to be done. We are still growing our team and fundraising for the cause. If you would like to join the WAVY Warriors to Walk with us at Walk MS, or if you would like to donate, here is the link: main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/Katie_Collett ***At that link, I share my story of living with MS and what it was like almost one year ago when this disease flared up, rearing it's ugly head in my body...impacting my mobility, energy, and causing constant pain. I live with some residual effects from that flare up (for example, spots on my fingers are numb as I type this), but nothing I can't manage! Have an awesome Wednesday and thank you for all of your support to help treat, and find a cure for, Multiple Sclerosis! National Multiple Sclerosis Society WAVY TV 10

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Katie Collett WAVY/Fox43Thank you so much for sharing this info! I hope we have a great turnout for the walk!

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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is with Will Driscoll.

Today we had the pleasure of being a part of a wonderful day at the Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old Dominion University. First, it was the 17th annual #HoopsForTheCure game for #ODU Women’s Basketball. Second, they won a crucial CUSA conference game. Third, we got to recognize legendary ODU coach, Wendy Larry, in advance of her induction into our Hall this coming April. It was great to see Coach back at ODU, and amazing to see the crowd support she received. A great day all around. April can’t get here soon enough!! Susan G. Komen, ODU Basketball,

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