University of the District of Columbia Athletic Hall of Fame
The University of the District of Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame was established to pay tribute and give recognition to former student-athletes, coaches and administrators who have significantly contributed to the athletic success and history of the institution. Established during the celebration of the university’s 160th Anniversary in 2011, the Athletics Hall of Fame honors outstanding individuals and celebrates the university’s rich history of intercollegiate athletic competition which began in the early 1900’s when students attending Miner Teacher’s College competed in basketball and tennis.
Hall of Fame inductees are student-athletes, coaches and administrators who have significantly contributed to the athletic success and history of the Myrtilla Miner School for Colored Girls, Washington Normal School, Wilson Normal School, Miner Normal School, Wilson Teachers College, Miner Teachers College, District of Columbia Teachers College, Federal City College, Washington Technical Institute, and the University of the District of Columbia over the last 160 years.
4th Annual UDC Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner
Date: Friday, February 20th, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. Reception; 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Induction Ceremony
Maggiano's Little Italy
5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
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Chevy Chase Pavilion – 5335 Wisconsin Ave.
Mazza Gallerie – 5355 4th Street, NW
Chevy Chase Center – 5425 Wisconsin Ave.
Metro: Maggiano's is located just down the street from the Friendship Heights Metro Station
University of the District of Columbia 4th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Class:
University of the District of Columbia – 1996
Lorraine Lynch had a prolific
four-year basketball career at UDC. During her career, she was,
both, once an NCAA Division II All-American and an Academic
All-American. She led the Firebirds to their first NCAA
Division II Tournament appearance in six years when the team went
20-6 overall in 1995. In 1993-94, Lynch led the nation in steals
(126/5.3 per-game) and assists (226/9.4 per-game). Over her
career, she amassed 1,235 points, 637 assists, 353 steals and 329
rebounds. Currently, she is the Manager of Catholic Charities
of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.
University of the District of Columbia – 1998
Charles "Choo" Smith thrilled
Firebird fans at the UDC Physical Fitness Center during an
electrifying three-year career at UDC. Thanks in large part to his
sensational junior season in 1996-97, the Firebirds (15-11) earned
their first winning season in 10 years under the late, legendary
head coach, Wil Jones. The team Most Valuable Player his
senior year, Smith went over 100 assists in each of his last two
seasons. Smith finished his career as the school's all-time
leader in steals (93) and assists (264). He was also a Reslyn
Henley Memorial Award winner in 1998. Upon graduation, Smith
played three seasons as a high-profile member of the Original
Harlem Globetrotters. He later played for the Harlem Wizards and
then overseas in the Euro League. Smith then went on to found Choo
Smith Youth Empowerment and Choo Smith Enterprise, in Baltimore,
District of Columbia Teachers College – 1975
Football & Baseball Student-Athlete
Donald Walters was an outstanding
two-sport athlete at DCTC from 1969-1972. One of only two players
in school history to play football all four years, Walters is the
school's first player to score a touchdown as well as the all-time
leader in pass receptions, yardage and scoring. He led the team in
scoring all four seasons, including in 1971 when he hauled in seven
receiving touchdowns and was voted the team's Offensive Player of
the Year. Walters also played four years of baseball, leading the
team in every offensive category each year as well.
Highlights of his baseball career include two, two-homerun
games against American University (Spring 1970) and against Bowie
State (Spring 1972).
Federal City College – 1986
As dynamic on the dance floor as he was on the basketball court, Lawrence Bradford was the captain of the Federal City College Panthers basketball team for three years. He led the team in scoring all three years, averaging 30.0 points per-game over his stellar three-year career. He once scored 50 points in a game vs. Washington Tech. He later worked at the University of the District of Columbia and was promoted to Vice President for Administrative Services. He is also the Founder, CEO and Master Dance Instructor for Smooth & EZ Hand Dance Institute.
University of the District of Columbia - 1992-97
Head Women's Basketball Coach
Britt King inherited a UDC Women's Basketball program following its three-year absence from NCAA competition. After a 4-18 record in her first campaign, King transformed the Firebirds into an NCAA Division II tournament team in 1995 after the Firebirds finished with a 20-6 record. For her efforts, she was named the Black Coaches Sports Magazine Coach of the Year for that one-year transformation. While also serving as the Senior Women's Administrator, King went on to win over 60 games in five seasons at the helm. An outstanding former student-athlete at Providence College, King currently serves as Associate Head Coach at Bryant University in Rhode Island. She also served as a former Assistant Coach for the World University Games.
University of the District of Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class 2014
University of the District
of Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class 2013
(Pictured above: 2013 Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class. Seated first row, from left: Brian Usilaner (son of Hiram "Dutch" Usilaner), Katherine Cooke Mundle (Daughter of Dr. Paul Phillips Cooke), Stanley Mullins. Back row from left: Harry Brockenberry, Dr. Michael Glascoe.)
2012 Athletics Hall of Fame Information
(2012 Inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class. Picture includes University President, Dr. Allen L. Sessoms - seated first row, second from left and Director of Athletics, Patricia Thomas - seated first row, third from left)
Athletics Hall of Fame Nomination Forms:
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