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    NC State Athletic Hall of Fame - Class of 2012

    Genia Beasley
    Women's Basketball, 1977-80

    Beasley HOF Video | Beasley Profile - By George Cox

    Awards

    • Kodak All-American (1978)
    • National Scouting Service All-American (1979)
    • Wade Trophy Finalist - National Player of the Year (1979, `80)
    • North Carolina AAU Female Amateur Athlete of the Year (1978)
    • Kodak All-Region II selection (1979, `80)
    • All-NCAIAW (1977, `78, `79, `80)
    • All-NCAIAW Tournament team (1977, `78, `79, `80)
    • All-ACC Tournament team (1978, `79, `80)
    • 1980 ACC Tournament MVP

    Individual Records

    • Highest total career points (2,367 points)
    • Highest total career rebounds (1,245 rebounds)
    • Highest rebounding average in a career (9.7)
    • Most career double-doubles (60)
    • Most career blocked shots (185)
    • Most blocked shots in a single season (73)
    • Only player in program to lead team in scoring and rebounding all four seasons

    Team Records

    • 1978 ACC Regular Season champions
    • 1980 ACC Regular Season & Tournament champions

    General Information

    • One of seven honored jerseys in NC State women's basketball history
    • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame inductee (2007)
    • Member of ACC 50th Anniversary team
    • ACC Top 50 Female Athlete
    • Played for USA Select National Team (1977, `78)
    • Won gold medals at Pan American Games, Senior Pan American Games and World University Games


    Ted Brown
    Football, 1975-78

    Brown HOF Video | Brown Profile - By A.J. Carr

    Awards

    • Inaugural ACC Rookie of the Year (1975)
    • ACC's only four-time first-team All-ACC winner (1975-78)
    • 1978 Tangerine Bowl MVP
    • Tied for sixth in the 1978 Heisman Trophy balloting
    • ACC's 50th Anniversary Football Team (2003)
    • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1995)

    Individual Records

    • ACC's all-time leading rusher (4,602 yards, 49 rushing touchdowns, 51 career touchdowns)
    • Played in three bowl games, rushing for 399 yards on 74 carries and catching nine passes for 84 yards, none of which is included in his career totals
    • His 5,001 regular-season and post-season rushing yards ranks in the top 15 all-time among NCAA Division I RBs
    • In addition to leading NC State in rushing four consecutive years, he also led the team in receiving three years in a row (1976-78)
    • Caught 82 passes for 760 yards and two touchdowns
    • Still owns two of the top three rushing performances in NC State history, 227 against Clemson as a freshman in 1975 and 251 against Penn State as a junior in 1977
    • Owns the two best rushing seasons in NC State history with 1,305 yards in 1978 and 1,251 in 1977
    • With 312 career points, is the ACC's all-time leading scorer among non-kickers
    • Owns both the school and ACC record for most career 100-yard rushing games with 27 in his 42 games played

    Team Records

    • 1975 Peach Bowl participant, third in ACC (7-4-1, 2-2-1)
    • 1977 Peach Bowl champion, third in ACC (8-4, 4-2)
    • 1978 Tangerine Bowl champion, third in ACC (9-3, 4-2)

    General Information

    • Owns four of the ACC's 10 longest standing individual career and single-season records
    • First-round pick (16th overall) of the Minnesota Vikings in 1979
    • Played eight years in the NFL, all for the Minnesota Vikings (1979-86)
    • Ranks third in franchise history with 4,546 rushing yards


     

    Everett Case
    Men's Basketball Coach, 1946-1964

     Case HOF Video | Case Profile - By George Cox

    Awards

    • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1982)
    • College Basketball Hall of Fame (2009)
    • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1964)
    • Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
    • Six Southern Conference championships
    • Four ACC Championships
    • Three-time ACC Coach of the Year (1954, `56, `58)

    Records

    • All-time winningest coach in NC State men's basketball history (377-134)
    • Won more conference championships (10) than all other coaches in school history combined
    • Twice took NC State to the NCAA Tournament, three times to the NIT
    • Took NC State to the 1950 Final Four
    • Compiled a 726-75 record as a legendary Indiana high school coach

    Team Awards

    • 1950 Final Four
    • 10 conference championships (six ACC, four Southern Conference)
    • Seven Dixie Classic titles
    • Five NCAA Tournament appearances (highest finish: third in 1950)
    • Three National Invitation Tournament appearances

    General Information

    • Brought big-time college basketball to the South and was a master innovator in the sport
    • Introduced the tradition of cutting down the nets after championships, national recruiting, pep bands and holiday tournaments to college basketball
    • The trophy for the ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player is named in his honor
    • His early success accelerated the completion of Reynolds Coliseum, which became known as "The House that Case Built"
    • Won four Indiana High School state championships (1925, `29, `36, `39)
    • Won nine conference championships in 10 years, a record that has not been matched by any Division I college basketball coach since
    • Frankfort, Ind, gym named in his honor
    • Born: June 21, 1900; Died: April 30, 1966


     

    Roman Gabriel
    Football, baseball, basketball (freshman only), 1958-62

    Gabriel HOF Video | Gabriel Profile - By A.J. Carr

    Awards

    • Two-time All-America selection (1960, `61)
    • Academic All-America selection (1961)
    • Two-time ACC Player of the Year (1960, `61)
    • College Football Hall of Fame (1989)
    • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1971)
    • NFL Most Valuable Player (1969)
    • 1962 College All-Star team, East-West All-Star participant
    • Four-time NFL Pro Bowl selection (1967-70)

    Individual Records

    • Set 22 school and nine ACC records during his playing career, as a two-way player in football
    • First ACC quarterback to throw for 1,000 yards in a season
    • In three seasons, threw for 19 touchdowns and ran for 15, setting the ACC record with 34 touchdowns
    • Led the nation in passing percentage at .604 in 1959
    • Still ranks seventh in career TD passes (19), completion percentage (.563) and TD responsibility (34) and 13th in career passing yardage (2,951)
    • Led NC State with five home runs and 18 RBIs as a junior first baseman in 1961

    General Information

    • Redefined quarterback position in college and professional football because of his size (6-4, 225 pounds)
    • No. 18 jersey was retired by Gov. Terry Sanford (1962)
    • No. 1 overall pick of American Football League (Oakland Raiders, 1961)
    • No. 2 overall pick of National Football League (Los Angeles Rams, 1961)
    • Threw for 29,444 yards in 16 seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles
    • All-time leading passer in history of Rams franchise
    • Led the NFL in passing yardage and touchdown passes in 1973
    • Enjoyed celebrated acting career while still playing in the NFL, with starring roles in major motion pictures "Skidoo" and "The Undefeated" and several television shows and commercials
    • Spent three decades doing charity work following his football retirement in 1977, raising more than $7 million for various organizations


     

    Tab Ramos
    Men's Soccer, 1984-87

    Ramos HOF Video | Ramos Profile - By George Cox

    Awards

    • Three-time All-American (1985, 1986, 1987)
    • Three-time All-ACC first-team (1985, 1986, 1987)
    • 1984 All-ACC second-team
    • 1987 ACC-All Tournament team
    • Four-time All-South (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987)
    • 1987 NC State MVP

    Individual Records

    • Sixth in school history in career points (104)
    • 10th in school history in career goals (31)
    • Second in school history in career assists (42)

    Team Records

    • 1987 team was runners-up in 1st ever ACC Tournament
    • Led team to 4 straight NCAA Tournament appearances

    General Information

    • 2005 National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee
    • 1990 U.S. Soccer Federation Athlete of the Year
    • Three-time member of U.S. World Cup team (1990, `94, `98)
    • 81 career games with U.S. National Team
    • 1988 U.S. Olympic team member
    • Member of ACC's 50th Men's Soccer Team
    • First player to sign with MLS - January 3, 1995
    • Played in 121 MLS games with NY/NJ MetroStars - 1996-2002
    • Played in 1987 Senior Bowl
    • Current head coach of U.S. U-20 national team


     

    Jim Ritcher
    Football, 1976-79

    Ritcher HOF Video | Ritcher Profile - By A.J. Carr

    Awards

    • 1979 Outland Trophy winner
    • Two-time consensus All-American
    • Two-time winner of ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy
    • Three-time NFL All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowl selection
    • College Football Hall of Fame (1998)
    • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1999)
    • No. 51 jersey retired (1987)
    • Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame (2005)
    • ACC 50th Anniversary Football Team (2003)

    Individual Records

    • NC State averaged more than 225 rushing yards in each of his three seasons as the team's top lineman; the Wolfpack hasn't average more than 205 yards in any season since
    • In 1979, after the departure of ACC all-time rushing leader Ted Brown, Ritcher helped the Wolfpack offense average more rushing and more total offense

    Team Records

    • 1979 ACC football champions
    • 1977 Peach Bowl champions
    • 1978 Tangerine Bowl champions

    General Information

    • NC State football's most decorated offensive lineman
    • One of only two NC State football players to win a national college football award
    • First-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 1980
    • Played in 16 NFL seasons for the Bills and the Atlanta Falcons
    • Played in four Super Bowls with the Buffalo Bills
    • Returned to Raleigh after professional football career ended, to be a pilot for American Airlines
    • Two sons, John and Harrison, played football at NC State


     

    Julie Shea
    Track & Field/Cross Country, 1977-81

    Shea HOF Video | Shea Profile - By George Cox

    Awards

    • Seven-time track and field-cross country national champion (AIAW)
    • Three-time 5,000-meter champion
    • 3,000-meter champion
    • 10,000-meter champion
    • Eight-time All-American in T&F, four-time A-A in cross country
    • Two-time cross country champion
    • Five-time ACC T&F champion, eight-time All-ACC
    • Two-time ACC cross country champion (1979, `80)
    • 1980 Broderick Cup winner as nation's outstanding women's collegiate athlete
    • 1980 Broderick Award winner as top women's cross country runner
    • Two-time McKelvin Award winner as the ACC Athlete of the Year (first and only woman to win honor until it was split to male and female awards in 1990)
    • Kennett Award winner as NC State's top athlete (1980-81)
    • National prep athlete of the year at Raleigh's Cardinal Gibbons High School
    • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1993)

    Individual Records

    • Second best time in school history in 3,000 meters (9:02.40)
    • Third best time in school history in 5,000 meters (15:41.28)
    • Fourth best time in school history in 10,000 meters (33:02.32)

    Team Records

    • 1979 and `80 AIAW cross country national champions
    • 1979 and `80 ACC cross country champions

    General Information

    • Raleigh native and graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School
    • Sister Mary Shea was also an All-American runner at NC State
    • Longtime Raleigh City Council member


     

    David Thompson
    Men's Basketball, 1972-75

    Thompson HOF Video | Thompson Profile - By A.J. Carr

    Awards

    • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1996)
    • Associated Press National Player of the Year (1974, `75)
    • Consensus National Player of the Year (1974, `75)
    • Consensus All-American (1973. `74, `75)
    • ACC Player of the Year (1973, `74, `75)
    • ACC Athlete of the Year (1973, `75)
    • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1974)
    • ACC men's basketball team champion (1973, `74)
    • 4-time NBA All-Star, 1-time ABA All-Star
    • Winner, inaugural ABA dunk contest Individual

    Records

    • Most points in a single game (57)
    • Most points in a single season (838)
    • Highest scoring average in a single season (29.9)
    • Highest scoring average in a career (26.8)
    • Second highest total career points (2,309 points)

    Team Records

    • 1974 NCAA champions
    • 1973, `74 ACC champions
    • 57-1 record from 1972-74
    • 79-7 team record during varsity career

    General Information

    • Only retired jersey number (#44) in NC State men's basketball history
    • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame inductee (1982)
    • ACC 50th Anniversary Top 10 Athlete (2003)
    • Member of ACC's 50th Men's Basketball Team (2003)
    • Regularly recognized as ACC's greatest basketball player


     

    Jim Valvano
    Men's Basketball Coach, Athletics Administration, 1980-90

    Valvano HOF Video | Valvano Profile - By A.J. Carr

    Awards

    • 1989 ACC Coach of the Year
    • 1993 Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award
    • 1967 Rutgers Senior Athlete of the Year
    • Rutgers Basketball Hall of Fame (1993)
    • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1995)
    • New York City Basketball Hall of Fame (1999)
    • Hall of Distinguished Alumni, Rutgers University (1999)
    • National Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame (2004)

    Records

    • Career record: 346-210; NC State record: 209-114
    • Coached All-Americans Lorenzo Charles, Chris Corchiani, Rodney Monroe and Tom Gugliotta and Academic All-American Terry Gannon
    • Coached Everett Case Award winners (MVP of the ACC Tournament) Sidney Lowe (1983) and Vinny Del Negro (1987)

    Team Records

    • Won 1983 NCAA Championship
    • Won two ACC Tournament championships (1983, `87)
    • Won two ACC regular-season championships (1985, `89)
    • Qualified for four Sweet 16s, three Elite Eights and one Final Four
    • Qualified for seven NCAA Tournaments in 10 years, including a school-record five consecutive from 1985-89

    General Information

    • Served as men's basketball coach (1980-90) and athletics director (1986-89)
    • Became college basketball's highest paid coach shortly after NC State's 1983 NCAA title and ushered in the era of multi-dimensional college coaches with additional media, apparel,shoe and personal appearance contracts
    • Author of "Too Soon To Quit," about the 1983 NCAA Championship,and "They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead," a memoir about his coaching career
    • Became popular broadcaster for ESPN and ABC sports after coaching career
    • Delivered his trademark line "Don't give up... Don't ever give up." during speeches at Reynolds Coliseum and during the inaugural ESPYs in 1993
    • Founded The V Foundation for Cancer Research, which has given more than $90 million in research grants to young scientists
    • Born: March 10, 1946; Died: April 28, 1993


     

    Kay Yow
    Women's Basketball Coach, 1975-2009

    Yow HOF Video | Yow Profile - By George Cox

    Awards

    • ESPY Award for Perseverance (2007)
    • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2002)
    • Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (2000)
    • John Wooden Award winner
    • Babe Didrikson Zaharias Award, highest honor in women's sports (2007)
    • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1989)

    Records

    • All-time winningest coach in NCState women's basketball history
    • Fifth winningest coach in NCAA women's basketball history

    Team Records

    • Career record: 737-344; NC State record: 680-325
    • Four ACC Tournament championships (1980, ` 85, `87 and `91)
    • Five ACC regular-season championships (1978, ` 80, `83, ` 85 and `90)
    • 20 NCAA Tournament appearances, 11 Sweet Sixteens, 1998 Final Four
    • 21 20-win seasons in 34 years at NC State
    • Guided United States women to gold medal at 1988 Seoul Olympics
    • Also won gold medals at 1986 World University Games and FIBA World Championships
    • Assistant coach for 1984 gold-medal U.S. Olympic team

    General Information

    • Became the first full-time women's college coach in state of North Carolina when she was hired in 1974 to be the volleyball, women's basketball and slow-pitch softball coach at NC State
    • Also served as the first administrator for women's sports in ACC history. Namesake of Kay Yow Court at Reynolds Coliseum
    • Respected motivational speaker, faithful Christian witness and long time ambassador for NC State and women's athletics
    • Founded Kay Yow Cancer Fund, a part of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, which has raised more than $7 million for cancer research, through the annual Hoops for Hope basketball game, the Drive4Kay golf tournament and other charity fundraisers
    • Born: March 14, 1942; Died, Jan. 24, 2009

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