Washington, DC- The University of the District of Columbia will host the 9thAthletics Hall of Fame dinner ceremony on February 21, 2020. The Ceremony will be held in the University's Student Center ballroom, with a reception start time of 6:00pm, with dinner and the induction to follow.
UDC Athletics Hall of Fame 2020 honorees:
Amadou Gallo Fall –A 1997 magna cum laude graduate of the University of the District of Columbia, Gallo Fall was a member of the men's basketball team under the legendary George Leftwich. At 6'8", he is noted for blocking Georgetown's Dikembe Mutombo in a 1989 match-up. Gallo Fall averaged 12 points and seven rebounds that season. He was the team's second leading scorer during the 1990 season. A broken hand during senior year derailed his dreams of playing in the NBA. Instead, Gallo Fall served as Director of Player Personnel for the Dallas Mavericks. Since 2010 he has served as NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa. Gallo Fall founded the SEED project, a business model that integrates sport and education, and serves as a gateway for African students to attend colleges and universities in the United States. He hosted the first NBA Africa basketball game in 2015, received the 2017 African Leader in Sport Award, and recently was honored at the Annual Giants of Africa – Raptors gala in Toronto.
Glenroy J. Robinson, Phd.- A 1991 UDC graduate, Glenroy was a three year letter winner on the track & field team from 1989-1991. He was a Dean's list student throughout his career at UDC and had numerous accomplishments on the track as well. He was a part of the 4x100m relay team that took home a silver medal at the 1989 Howard University Relays and he qualified for the NCAA D2 Indoor Championships in the 55 meter dash. In 1990 he was a part of the 4x100 meter relay team that won the ECAC Championship and participated in the Penn Relays in the 4x100. In 1991 he was a part of the 4x200meter relay that took home a bronze medal at the ECAC Championship and was a silver medalist in the 300m. He also went on to earn All-American status in the 200m and 4x100m. Glenroy earned his Phd. At Capella University in 2008 and currently serves with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Jaime Brown- Brown graduated from UDC back in 2004 and was a 3 year letter winner as well as a 3 year MVP on the women's basketball team. She was the leading scorer her sophomore year (14.8ppg) where she was ranked 3rdin the country for steals (NCAA D2). She ranked 44thnationally in steals as a junior and went on to end her career with 1,099 points, 380 rebounds, and 274 steals. Brown currently serves as Woodson Heights Condominium Board President, serves as Out of School Time Coordinator for DCPS, is a 3 time presenter for the National Youth Development Conferences and received Rockson Development Corporation Community Partner of the Year Award. She also served as Assistant Women's basketball coach back in 2007 and 2008 and is a former Youth Program Coordinator for the University of the District of Columbia.
Kenneth M. Harriston- A 1972 graduate from the District of Columbia's Teachers College, Harriston also went on to earn his Master's at Howard University in 1973. He lettered in baseball, basketball and football and was the M Club Awardee for basketball and football. In 1971 he was the Football Outstanding player of the year, in 1972 he was the Basketball MVP and was voted the Kappa Alpha Psi Man of the Year. He went on to teach Health and Physical Education at various schools, he coached various sports at various schools in Washington, DC and served as the Athletic Director at Phelps for 13 years. Harriston also won 3 Jr. High girls softball championships and won 2 Coach of the Year Awards, Washington Post Interhigh Basketball Coach of the Year in the East Division in 1985.
George Leftwich- Received his Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University in 1965. As a student-athlete at Villanova he led his team to win the 1965 National Invitation Tournament. He was a three time All-Met Guard out of Archbishop Carroll High School that won 55 consecutive games and 2 City Championships. Leftwich has a 50 year coaching record, won 2 Maryland State Titles and was named Coach of the Year. He was hired as the UDC Men's Basketball Head Coach in 1989 to stabilize the program, which he accomplished. When the University was cited with NCAA infractions and placed on probation in 1991, the men's basketball program was not cited in the infractions report. During his coaching tenure at UDC from 1989-1991, he coached fellow inductee Amadou Gallo Fall. Leftwich has successfully coached at numerous Washington, D.C. metropolitan universities and high schools and served as the Athletic Director at Carroll High School. He was also a Washington, D.C. Basketball Hall of Fame inductee.
Established during the 160thAnniversary of the University of the District of Columbia, the Athletics Hall of Fame honors outstanding individuals and recognizes the University's rich history of intercollegiate athletics, which began in the early 1900s when students attending Miner Teachers College competed in basketball and tennis. Athletics Hall of Fame inductees have significantly contributed to the athletic success and history of the University and its predecessor institutions.
For more information and to register to attend the 2020 University of the District of Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame, please visit us on the web at http://www.udcfirebirds.com/Athletic_Hall_of_Fame.