HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-Hampden-Sydney College and the Athletics Hall of Fame announce its 31st class to be inducted Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 11 am in the Kirk Athletic Center. Included in the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018 are football All-American Vince Hardy '71, basketball star Chris Fox '00, four-time All-ODAC golfer Bob Boykin '08, and special citation Dave Wilson '63.
Vince Hardy was a three-year starter at offensive tackle for the Tiger football team, while helping the team to a 9-2 overall record as a senior in 1970 with an appearance in the Knute Rockne Bowl. That season, he earned First Team All-Mason-Dixon honors as well as being named to the All-Virginia Small College First Team. His junior season he was a Little College All-American while also earning First Team All-Mason-Dixon and All-Virginia Small College honors.
Chris Fox was a four-year contributor on some of the best teams in Hampden-Sydney's storied basketball history, helping the Tigers to three ODAC Championships, three NCAA Tournament appearances, a National Championship game appearance in 1999, and an overall record of 99-18. He was a two-time All-ODAC honoree, earning First Team honors as a senior. That same year, while helping the Tigers to a perfect 24-0 regular season, he was named Second Team All-South Region. Upon graduation, he stood third all-time in career steals (207), fourth in assists (342), and 13th in scoring (1,273). Additionally, he was a three-time recipient of the Coaches' Award and the 2000 team Defensive Player of the Year.
Bob Boykin had a strong golf career, earning First Team All-ODAC honors in each of his four seasons. Boykin made an immediate impact on the team, leading the Tigers as a freshman with a 76.7 stroke-per-round average. He had six top-20 finishes while winning medalist honors at the Longwood Invitational. He capped off his career as an All-Region honoree in 2007 while being selected as one of five individuals to participate in the NCAA Championship, finishing 30th overall.
Dave Wilson has been an avid supporter of Hampden-Sydney athletics while helping garner successful engagement and interested in the athletic clubs. Serving as the president of the Roundball Club since its inception, Wilson created a blueprint that is used for every sport to help support the team's and the department. His dedication, time, and effort, have helped Hampden-Sydney athletics thrive. Additionally, Wilson has served on and chaired the Athletics Committee of the Board of Trustees.
The Hampden-Sydney College Athletics Hall of Fame was created in 1988 and is designed to honor men who have made outstanding contributions to Hampden-Sydney athletics and have helped bring recognition, honor, excellence and distinction to the College and its intercollegiate athletics program. Members are selected annually by the Hall of Fame Committee from nominations submitted by alumni and friends of the College.