Big South to honor inaugural Hall of Fame class ThursdayMay 29, 2003
courtesy Big South Conference
|The late Howard Bagwell was honored by the Big South.|
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - The Big South Conference inducted 11 former administrators and student-athletes into its inaugural Hall of Fame class Thursday night. The induction took place at The Westin Resort - Hilton Head Island during the Leagueís annual awards dinner.
The Hall of Fame was being created as part of the Leagueís 20th Anniversary celebration. Headlining the first class are League co-founders George A. Christenberry and Howard Bagwell, and itís first two Commissioners, Edward "Dick" Singleton and George A. "Buddy" Sasser. Also honored by the League were Campbell Athletic Director Wendell Carr, Coastal Carolina menís basketball player, Tony Dunkin, Coastal Carolina softball player Michelle Hall, Radford menís soccer standout, Dante Washington, Radford womenís basketball player, Stephanie Howard, Ilona Fekete Thimmer, a volleyball player from UNC Asheville and Winthrop softball player Lisa Kemme.
"It was wonderful to bring together and honor those administrators and student-athletes who helped bring the Big South Conference from its infancy to where we are today," said Kyle B. Kallander, Big South Commissioner. "We believe that their contributions were paramount in the growth of this League and we would not be where we are today without them."