Friday, August 19, 2022

UNCW accepting nominations for Athletic Hall of Fame

WILMINGTON —Nominations are open for the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame through June 17, ahead of the 14th induction in spring 2023.

The hall recognizes former student-athletes, coaches and administrators, and longtime contributors. Since 1998, 60 individuals have been honored. Former coach and department founder William J. “Bill” Brooks was the inaugural inductee.

“The Class of 2020 featured swimming and diving program founder Coach Dave Allen, longtime supporter Jim Ballantine, men’s basketball icon Brett Blizzard and women’s basketball standout Sharon McDowell,” according to the university.

Student-athletes must have left the college in good academic standing, and a teacher-coach or administrator must have held their position for at least five years.

Nomination forms are available on or at the Athletic Communications Office in the Nixon Annex adjacent to Trask Coliseum. They should be sent to Joe Browning, Chairman, UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame, UNCW, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC, 28403.

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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