Saturday, May 18, 2013
Clemson Announces New Hall of Fame Class
CLEMSON, S.C. (CU SID) -- Clemson will have its largest Hall of Fame induction class in history this fall when 10 former athletes are inducted. The class includes former baseball coach Bill Wilhelm, who has also been inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame and the State of South Carolina Hall of Fame within the last two years. The induction ceremonies will take place the weekend of Clemson's home football game with Georgia Tech, October 5-6.
The class includes eight former All-Americans, four ACC Players of the Year, and four athletes who were successful at the professional level. In addition to Wilhelm, the class includes one of his former players, All-American, Billy McMillon, who hit .391 on Clemson's 1991 College World Series team.
Two former Clemson football All-Americans are also in the class. The late Gaines Adams, a 2006 unanimous All-American, and Stacy Seegars, an All-America offensive guard from 1990-93 will be inducted. Adams was the number-four selection of the NFL draft in 2006, tied for the highest draft pick in Clemson history. Seegars was a two-time All-American, including 1993 when he was a first-team selection on a top 25 Clemson team.
Wojtek Krakowiak, the only national player of the year in the class, led Clemson to the number-one ranking in college soccer in 1998. He won the Hermann Award as the top player in the nation that year, the second Clemson men's soccer player to win that honor.
Deliah Arrington, the all-time leading scorer in Clemson women's soccer history, is one of four women athletes in the class. She led Clemson to its only ACC regular season title in 2002 when she was named ACC Player of the Year and an All-American.
Julie Coin, the star of two Clemson Final Four women's tennis teams, is another former ACC Player of the Year and All-American in the class. The native of France led Clemson to the ACC Championship in 2004. Karen Ann Jenkins, Clemson's number-four scorer in women's basketball history, and Sarah Cooper, a two-time All-American rower, will also be inducted.
Warren Wilson was a two-time Southern Conference Champion in boxing (1940-41). He led the Tigers under coach Bob Jones to the Southern Conference title in 1941. Wilson finished his career with 14 career wins, second highest total for the Clemson team during its era of boxing.
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