Virginia Tech Sports Hall Of Fame Class Of 2023 Announced

Seven new members of the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame were announced on Tuesday. (Virginia Tech athletics)

On Tuesday, the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame announced its class of 2023. The seven members are, in alphabetical order: Bob Bowman, Malcolm Delaney, Kyle Fuller, Carrie Mason, Jazmine Reeves, David Wilson and Alexander Ziegler.

The group will be honored at halftime during the Virginia Tech-Purdue football game on Saturday, Sept. 9. The hall of fame dinner and ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8 at The Inn at Virginia Tech.

The Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame, which was established in 1982, will have 225 members with the additions of the 2023 class.

The Inductees

Bob Bowman was a three-sport athlete in Blacksburg from 1956-60. A member of the Corps of Cadets, he was a two-time Southern Conference wrestling champion (123 pounds) in 1959 and 1960. He also ran track & field and cross country, and he finished second at the SoCon Cross Country Championships in 1957.

He was the 1960 recipient of the Monteith Award, which recognizes achievements in academics, athletics, leadership and the Corps of Cadets. He won the Armed Forces-Europe 125-pound wrestling title in 1964 as a member of the United States Air Force.

Malcolm Delaney was a two-time First Team All-ACC performer and earned All-American Honorable Mention honors twice in his four-year men’s basketball career. He scored 2,255 points and recorded 543 assists between 2007 and 2011, two marks that rank third all-time in program history.

Delaney holds a number of school records, including minutes played (4,688), games played (136), free throws made (721) and free throw percentage (.845). He propelled the Hokies to an 87-50 record (.635) in his career.

Kyle Fuller is one of the newest additions to the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame. (Ivan Morozov)

Kyle Fuller spent four seasons with the Hokies on the gridiron and was a three-time All-ACC performer and an All-American. He had 173 tackles — 129 solo — and 23.5 tackles for loss in 50 games from 2010-13. On top of that, he forced four fumbles, had 4.5 sacks and six interceptions.

Fuller played cornerback and linebacker for Virginia Tech and helped the program to a 37-17 record (.685). He scored one touchdown in his career with Tech — a blocked punt against Appalachian State in 2011. He was selected with the 14th overall pick by the Chicago Bears in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Carrie Mason led the Hokies to four consecutive NCAA tournaments on the hardwood from 2003-06, the longest streak in program history. They posted an 83-40 record (.675) during her career and won three games in the NCAA tournament, including one as a host in 2004.

Mason started 121 consecutive games, the longest stretch in program history, and played 4,189 minutes, a mark that ranks third. She graduated as the school’s all-time 3-point leader (200 made threes), though she’s since been surpassed. Her 41.7% from distance is a school best, however. Mason is top-10 all-time at Virginia Tech in assists (364), steals (173), games played (123), average minutes played (34.1), double figure games (76) and free throws made (293).

Jazmine Reeves was a Hermann Trophy semifinalist for women’s soccer and led Virginia Tech to the 2013 College Cup. A First Team All-American and First Team All-ACC performer, the forward she earned 91 caps for the Hokies from 2010-13.

Reeves started 62 games, including 25-of-27 as a senior, and tallied 25 goals and 19 assists. She scored 11 goals and had five assists throughout Tech’s run to the College Cup, including two game-winners. She was the first Virginia Tech player to be selected in the NWSL Draft in 2014 when she went 21st to the Boston Breakers.

2011 Virginia Tech Football Roster
David Wilson had a great career for Virginia Tech in multiple sports. (Ivan Morozov)

David Wilson was a dual-sport athlete for Virginia Tech. A beast on the football field, he was the 2011 ACC Player of the Year and a Second Team All-American. He was also an All-American in the triple jump in the same season. He spent three years with the Hokies and played in 40 games, accounting for 2,662 rushing yards and 363 receiving yards.

Wilson scored 18 touchdowns on the ground and five through the air, and he returned 61 kickoffs for 1,324 yards and two touchdowns. After winning the ACC title in 2010, he won the triple jump at the Penn Relays in 2011, finished second at the ACC Outdoor Championships and sixth at the NCAA Championships. The New York Giants picked him with the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Alexander Ziegler was a three-time national champion, a seven-time All-American and a four-time ACC champion in the hammer throw from 2009-13. He’s one of three Virginia Tech student-athletes with three-plus national championships to their name.

Ziegler was the ACC’s Men’s Outdoor Field Performer of the Year as a freshman and juniors. He won ACC indoor titles in the hammer throw as a freshman, sophomore and junior. On top of that, he never finished below third in any NCAA championship.

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  1. Way past the time for some of the 80’s legends like Maurice Williams, Erik Chapman, and Eddie Hunter just to name a few to get into the VT Hall of Fame.

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