Friday, October 5, 2012 at Reynolds Coliseum
Cocktails & Heavy Hors d'oeuvres 5:30 p.m.
Induction ceremony 7:30 p.m.
Dessert social & autographs 9:30 p.m.
Tickets for this event are
$75 per person And may be purchased here
Beasley, a native of Benson, N.C., scored more points (2,367) and had more rebounds (1,245) than any women's basketball player in school history, while leading Kay Yow's squads to the 1978 and '80 regular-season ACC titles and the 1980 ACC Tournament Championship.View
Three football players are in the first class, including the ACC's all-time rushing and scoring leader, tailback Ted Brown, whose amazing records have stood the test of time since he played his last game in 1978. He is joined by teammate and center Jim Ritcher, one of the most accomplished offensive linemen in college and professional football history. Ritcher was the winner of the 1979 Outland Trophy, provided to the best college football interior lineman in the nation.View
Case brought big-time college basketball to the South when he was hired in 1946. He won nine conference championships in his first 10 seasons with the Red Terrors/Wolfpack and is still the winningest coach in school history with 377 career wins. He also won 726 games and four state championships as a legendary Indiana high school coach.View
The third football inductee, Roman Gabriel, was a two-time All-American as a quarterback in 1960 and '61. He was also a 1961 Academic All-American while at NC State. In 1969, he was selected as the NFL Player of the Year for the Los Angeles Rams. The Wilmington, N.C., native also played baseball and freshman basketball for the Wolfpack.View
Tab Ramos, one of the top players in the history of American soccer, was a three-time All-American at NC State before his successful post-collegiate career, which included three World Cup teams and a starting position on the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team.View
Ritcher is one of the most accomplished offensive linemen in college and professional football history. Ritcher was the winner of the 1979 Outland Trophy, provided to the best college football interior lineman in the nation.Coming Soon!
Track & Field
Seven-time national champion Julie Shea, perhaps the school's most decorated female athlete, was the top finisher on the 1979 and '80 cross country teams that won NC State's and the ACC's first national championships in women's sports. In addition to her two national individual cross country titles, she won five national track and field championships in the 3,000 meters, the 5,000 meters and the 10,000 meters, including all three at the 1980 championship meet.Coming Soon!
Thompson, a native of Shelby, N.C., led the Wolfpack to the 1973 and '74 ACC titles and helped Norm Sloan's team break UCLA's streak of seven consecutive national titles by beating the Bruins in double overtime of the 1974 semifinals in Greensboro, N.C. Two days later, the Wolfpack beat Marquette to secure the first team championship in school history.Coming Soon!
As basketball coach and athletics director, Valvano is one of the most recognizable figures in NC State history. He guided the Pack to both the 1983 ACC and NCAA championships in just his third year as head coach. In addition to winning regular-season ACC titles in 1985 and 1989, he also won the 1987 ACC Tournament and was selected 1989 ACC Coach of the Year. Valvano lead the Pack to seven NCAA tournaments, four Sweet Sixteens, three Elite Eights and one Final Four.Coming Soon!
Yow was the first full-time women's college coach at a North Carolina school. In 34 years at NC State, she led the Wolfpack to 680 wins, 20 NCAA Tournament appearances, 11 Sweet Sixteens and the 1998 Final Four. She also led Team USA to gold medals at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the 1986 World University Games in Moscow.Coming Soon!
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