February 24, 2016
Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2016 at a special ceremony on April 30.
The ceremony will take place in Wesleyan’s Social Hall at 12:00 p.m.
Those being honored this year are Jerry Free ’82 (football), Jim Hawkins ’62 (football), Tammy Shockey ’84 (athlete), Nancy Stonestreet-Monter ’98 (softball), Stewart Thomasos ’84 (soccer) and Bob White ’63 (football).
Free had a stellar career at Wesleyan in both football and track and field. A standout tight end, he was a two-time first team All-WVIAC selection and was named to the Kodak All-American team in 1982. He also captured the WVIAC Championship in the shot put and was a first-team All-American in that sport.
Hawkins was a fullback on the 1961 WVIAC Championship team. He was a four-year starter and three-time all-conference team selection. During his senior year, he led the conference in scoring and rushing attempts. After graduating from Wesleyan, Hawkins enjoyed a distinguished 44-year career as a teacher and administrator at the Linsly School in Wheeling.
Stonestreet-Monter led Wesleyan’s softball program to multiple WVIAC Championships. She was named WVIAC Player of the Year each of her four seasons. She posted a career batting average of .435 with 105 stolen bases, 27 home runs, 52 doubles, 34 triples, and 150 RBI’s.
Shockey was a standout athlete in field hockey, basketball, and track. She won several individual WVIAC championships and led the women’s basketball in assists. When she left Wesleyan, she had school records in five events. The 1980 team she was a member of won the 1980 WVIAC Championship. She learned how to play field hockey after attending Wesleyan and became the team’s most feared offensive player.
Thomasos was a two-time All-American and a member of the 1984 NAIA Championship team. He scored 47 goals and registered 1265 points, both of which are in the top ten for a career at Wesleyan. He was drafted out of Wesleyan into the MISL professional soccer league with the Pittsburgh Spirit and also played professionally in other leagues.
White was a four-year starter and two-time All-WVIAC selection in football. He was named captain and the most valuable player of the 1963 team. He played professionally for the Boston Patriots for one season and played in other professional leagues for four more years after his one year stint in the American Football League.
The public is invited to attend the Hall of Fame Luncheon. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Alumni Office at 304-473-8509. Seating is limited so order your tickets now.
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