HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-Hampden-Sydney College and the Athletics Hall of Fame announce its 27th class to be inducted into the Hampden-Sydney Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at 11 am in the Kirk Athletic Center. Included in the class of 2014 are standouts from tennis, lacrosse, basketball, and football. The four-man class features Bryan Duquette ’00 (tennis), Chris Lucas ’03 (lacrosse), Jeff Monroe ’04 (basketball), and Conrad Singh ’04 (football).
Bryan Duquette is one of the most decorated tennis players in ODAC history, thrice being named the ODAC Player of the Year and four times being named All-ODAC with three First Team nods. A two-time captain, Duquette led the Tigers to four straight second place finishes in the ODAC while winning the individual singles championship as a sophomore, junior, and senior. As a junior, he was ranked 42nd nationally in the ITA final rankings; he then finished his senior campaign as the 43rd ranked player nationally.
Chris Lucas currently stands as one of the best lacrosse players to have played at Hampden-Sydney, standing second in the program’s record books for both career goals (163) and career points (232). He earned First Team All-ODAC honors four times and was three times named an All-American while leading the Tigers to three NCAA Tournament appearances and an ODAC Championship in 2001. Lucas also has the second, 12th, and 17th best single season marks for Tiger goal scorers. Additionally, his 69 career assists are fourth best in school history, and his 168 groundballs are tenth.
Jeff Monroe saw much success on the basketball court, helping the Tigers to 100 victories in his four years with three ODAC Championships, four NCAA Tournament appearances, and a trip to the final four in 2003. Over his career, he twice earned First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-Region, and All-America honors. As a junior, he led the team to the final four while being named to the NCAA All-Tournament team, averaging 17.0 points in five games. That season, he was a Second Team All-America pick. As a senior, he was a First Team All-American while averaging 17.6 points-per-game. He currently stands as the Tigers’ 15th leading scorer with 1,280 points.
Conrad Singh graduated as the best wide receiver in Hampden-Sydney history, rewriting the record book by holding every game, season, and career record for a receiver upon his graduation. As a senior in 2003, Singh led the nation in receptions-per-game (9.8) and receiving yards-per-game (141.9) while being named the ODAC Co-Player of the Year and Football Scholar Athlete of the Year. Additionally, he was named a First Team All-American by the AFCA, Football Gazette, and CoSIDA; a Second Team All-American by D3Football.com; a Second Team Academic All-American; First Team All-ODAC; First Team All-State; and First Team All-Region; as well as being a finalist for the Gagliardi Award and the Dudley Award. Singh also earned First Team All-ODAC honors as a junior and Second Team honors as a sophomore. For his career, Singh caught a school-record 287 passes for 3,289 yards and 23 touchdowns.
The Hampden-Sydney College Athletic 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.