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A-B to induct new members into Hall of Fame

April 13, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Alderson-Broaddus College will induct three alumni into its Battler Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies on Saturday as a part of the college's annual Spring Weekend festivities.

Those to be inducted with the 22nd class into the Battler Hall of Fame include: John "Mickey" Hampton, class of 1980, of Niles, Mich.; Kevyn C. McBride, class of 2002, of Morgantown; and Jilanne M. Thwaites, class of 2001, of Greenville, Mich.

The evening's events will begin with a reception at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Memorial Coliseum on the A-B Campus and induction ceremony will follow at 6 p.m. in the same location.

Hampton played for the "Run and Gun Battlers" of Battler Hall of Fame Coach Dave Barksdale. As a Battler, Hampton scored 1,221 points, for an average of 12.33 points per game. He also snagged 595 points, averaging 6 per game, and had a free throw percentage of 74 percent. He was named WVIAC "Player of the Week" on several occasions. Hampton majored in recreational leadership at A-B.

McBride played men's basketball all four years at A-B, averaging 19.3 points per game during his collegiate career. As a senior, he was named MVP of the WVIAC Tournament and scored 48 points in his final game as a Battler in the NCAA Regional Tournament. He also was named Academic All-American Player of the Year for the nation his senior year. McBride majored in applied mathematics at A-B.

Thwaites was an outstanding shortstop on the Battler Women's Softball Team. She was named "Player of the Year" for the WVIAC in 2000 and was named to the All-Conference First Team for two years. She was one of the best softball players to ever wear the Blue and Gold. She graduated with a 3.72 GPA as a nursing major at A-B.

More information is available by calling Annette Fetty the A-B Advancement Office at 304-457-6322.



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