NC State Athletic Hall of Fame
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NC State Athletic Hall of Fame - Class of 2013
Men's Basketball, 1971-74
Burleson HOF Video | Burleson Profile by George Cox
- AP All-American (1973)
- USBWA All-American (1973)
- Universal Sports All-American (1973)
- UPI All-American (1973)
- NABC All-American (1973)
- Sporting News All-American (1973)
- Basketball Weekly All-American (1973)
- UPI All-American (1974)
- Three-time All-ACC selection
- Two-time Everett Case Award recipient as MVP of ACC Tournament
- Ranks 10th in program history in scoring (1,598)
- Second all-time leading rebounder in program history (1,066)
- Two-time leading scorer, three-time leading rebounder
- 1974 NCAA Championship
- 1974 ACC Championship with 30-1 record
- 1973 ACC Championship with 27-0 record
- Helped lead the Wolfpack to back-to-back ACC titles and the 1974 NCAA Championship, breaking UCLA's streak of an NCAA-record seven straight championships.
- Member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball team.
- Led the ACC in rebounding in 1972 and 1973.
- Had 38 points and 13 rebounds in the 1974 ACC Championship versus Maryland.
- Team posted a 73-11 mark during his three-year varsity career.
Caldwell HOF Video | Caldwell Profile by A.J. Carr
- 1971 ACC Player of the Year
- First-team All-ACC (1970, 1971)
- Second-team All-ACC (1969)
- NC State Baseball Hall of Fame (2009)
- North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1998)
- ACC's 50th Anniversary Baseball Team (2003)
- Top freshman for NC State's 1968 College World Series team
- All-time ACC leader in shutouts (10) and complete games (32)
- Seventh all-time in ACC with 32 career wins
- 11th all-time with 296 strikeouts
- Ninth all-time with 348 1/3 innings pitched
- Ranks second in NC State history in career wins, strikeouts and innings pitched
- Tied for ACC lead in victories as a freshman in 1968 with eight
- Led ACC in complete games in 1968 (nine), 1969 (10), and 1970 (eight)
- Led ACC in shutouts in 1970 (three) and 1971 (four)
- Career 32-10 record, 2.30 earned run average
- 1968 ACC regular-season champions
- 1968 NCAA District III champions
- 1968 College World Series (third place finish)
- Drafted in 12th round of 1971 MLB Draft.
- Made major league debut Sept. 4, 1971.
- Compiled a 137-130 record and career 3.81 ERA in 14 seasons.
- Played for the Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds.
- Won a career-high 22 games in 1978 and finished second in the Cy Young Award voting and 12th in MVP voting.
- Had a major league-leading 23 complete games in 1978.
- Winning pitcher in two games for Milwaukee in 1982 World Series.
Football coach, 1954-70
Edwards HOF Video | Edwards Profile by George Cox
- Four-time ACC Coach of the Year (1957, 1963, 1965, 1967)
- North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1974)
- Two-time NCAA District III Coach of the Year (1965, 1967)
- NC State career leader for football wins (77)
- Overall record: 77-88-8; ACC record: 55-45-5
- Five ACC football championships, second in ACC history to only Florida State's Bobby Bowden
- Four ACC runner-up finishes
- Longest tenured football coach in NC State history at 17 seasons
- Father of modern-day NC State football.
- Played no more than four home games per season, and usually only three, in order to raise money for the replacement of Riddick Stadium.
- Carter Stadium was named for Harry Carter in 1966, but was built because of Edwards' work, success and sacrifice.
- Won NC State's first ACC football championship with 18 scholarship players (1957).
- Coached NC State to its first ever bowl victory, 14-7 over Georgia in 1967 Liberty Bowl.
- Guided NC State to 1963 and 1967 Liberty Bowls, and qualified for 1957 Orange Bowl, but was unable to participate because of basketball probation.
- Coached NC State to its highest ever football ranking, No. 2 on Nov. 1, 1967.
- Recruited and coached All-Americans Dick Christy, Roman Gabriel, Dennis Byrd, Don Montgomery, Fred Combs, Gerald Warren, Ron Carpenter, and Carey Metts.
- Only NC State coach to serve as President of America Football Coaches Association (1971).
- Born: Nov. 10, 1908; Died: Feb. 25, 1997.
Men's Swimming, 1973-77
Gregg HOF Video | Gregg Profile by George Cox
- NCAA champion in the 200 butterfly (1976)
- Four-time All-American (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977)
- Six-time ACC Champion: Four-time champion in 200 butterfly (1974-77), champion in 100 butterfly (1975), champion in 500 freestyle (1974)
- U.S. Olympic team member (1976)
- Silver medalist winner at 1976 Olympics in 200 butterfly in Montreal, finishing behind fellow American, Mike Bruner in a USA sweep of all three medals.
- AAU indoor champion in 100 butterfly (1976)
- H.C. Kennett Award winner as NC State's most outstanding all-around student-athlete
- Member of the 1975 U.S. Pan-American team
- Member of the ACC 50th Anniversary team
- Became the first person to win four ACC Championships in the same event, winning the 200 butterfly from 1974-77
- One of seven NC State men's swimmers to win a NCAA Championship
- Four consecutive ACC Championships (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977), part of NC State's 12 consecutive ACC titles
- Two top 10 NCAA finishes (7th in 1974, 6th in 1976)
- NCAA Champion in the 200 butterfly (1976).
- Chairman of Midwest chapter of the U.S. Olympians and Paralympians.
- Worked extensively on Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics.
- Lives in Atlanta.
Holt HOF Video | Holt Profile by A.J. Carr
- Consensus first-team All-American (1998)
- ACC Player of the Year (1998)
- ACC Offensive Player of the Year (1998)
- Two-time first-team All-ACC (1997, 1998)
- 1999 St. Louis Rams Rookie of the Year
- Seven-time Pro Bowl selection, two-time All-Pro
- ACC's 50th Anniversary Football Team (2003)
- No. 81 jersey retired (1999)
- ACC's all-time leader in receiving yards (3,379) at end of his career
- NC State records for career receptions, TD catches and 100-yard receiving games
- School record 15 catches in a single game vs. Wake Forest (1998)
- School record 88 receptions in one season (1998)
- Second in all-time career receptions (191)
- School record 255 yards in one game vs. Baylor (255), 1,604 yards in one season (1998) and 3,379 yards in a career
- School record five touchdown receptions in one game (vs. Florida State, 1997), 16 touchdown receptions in one season (1997) and 31 touchdown receptions in career
- Second with 14 career 100-yard receiving games
- Third with 16 total touchdowns in a season (1997) and career yards per catch (17.69)
- Fourth with 32 career touchdowns
- Multiple NFL records, including most consecutive seasons (6) with 1,300 receiving yards and 90 or more receptions
- 1998 Micron PC Bowl participant, 4th in ACC (7-5, 5-3)
- First-round pick (No. 6 overall) of the St. Louis Rams in 1999 NFL draft.
- 2000 Super Bowl champion.
- Played 11 seasons for the St. Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots.
- Seven-time Pro Bowl selection.
- Finished career ranked 10th in all-time receiving yards (13,382) and 13th in career receptions (920), 74 career receiving touchdowns.
Men's Basketball, 1953-56
Shavlik HOF Video | Shavlik Profile by A.J. Carr
- Two-time All-American (1954-55, 1955-56)
- 1956 ACC Player of the Year
- 1955 ACC Tournament MVP
- 1956 Alumni Athletic Trophy
- Two-time first-team All-ACC (1954-55, 1955-56)
- Two-time first-team All-ACC Tournament (1954, 1955)
- NCAA Silver Anniversary Winner (1981)
- Only two-time Dixie Classic MVP (1954, 1955)
- North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1979)
- Colorado Sports Hall of Fame (2001)
- Honored jersey (No. 84)
- Presidential Meritorious Award for his effort to employ blind workers (1965)
- All-time leading rebounder in school history and second all-time in ACC history (1,598 rebounds)
- Seventh leading scorer in school history (1,761 points)
- Has 17 of the top 24 single-game rebounding totals in school history, including 12 of the top 13
- Top three single-season rebounding totals in school history
- Sixth highest career scoring average (18.5 ppg) in school history
- Ninth highest single-season scoring average (22.1 ppg in 1955)
- Second and third highest single-game scoring totals (55 points in 1954, 49 points in 1955)
- Two-time team scoring leader, three-time team rebounding leader
- First, second and fifth highest rebounding averages in school history
- School-record 35 rebounds vs. Villanova in 1955, while also scoring 49 points
- School-record and ACC-leading 19.5 rebounds per game (1955-56)
- School-record 19 free throws in one game (vs. Penn State, 12-9-54)
- Fourth in school history with 463 free throws
- Led NC State to three consecutive ACC titles in league's first three seasons.
- Fourth player taken in 1956 NBA draft by the New York Knicks.
- ACC's first All-American.
- Born: Dec. 4,1933; Died: June 27, 1983.
Men's Basketball, Football, Track & Field 1946-49
Men's Basketball coach, 1966-80
Sloan HOF Video | Sloan Profile by A.J. Carr
- Associated Press National Coach of the Year (1974)
- Basketball Weekly National Coach of the Year (1973, 1974)
- Three-time ACC Coach of the Year (1970, 1973, 1974)
- Southern Conference Coach of the Year (1957), Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year (1961)
- Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame (1984)
- North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1994)
- Career record: 627-395 in 37 years at Presbyterian, The Citadel, Florida and NC State
- NC State record: 266-127 overall, 103-77 ACC in 14 seasons
- His 627 career wins rank 26th among NCAA Division I coaches
- Coached ACC Tournament MVPs Vann Williford, Tommy Burleson (two-time) and All-Americans David Thompson, Tommy Burleson, Monte Towe, Kenny Carr, Charles "Hawkeye" Whitney
- 1974 NCAA champion
- 1978 NIT runner-up
- Three-time ACC Tournament champion (1970, 1973, 1974)
- Two-time ACC regular-season champion (1973, 1974)
- Undefeated 27-0 record in 1973
- 1968 ACC runner-up
- Six NCAA appearances at NC State and Florida
- Original "Hoosier Hotshot," a guard from Indianapolis who was recruited for Everett Case's first team at NC State in 1946-47.
- Second winningest coach in NC State men's basketball history, behind his mentor and coach, Everett Case.
- Won NC State's first NCAA team title by beating Marquette for the 1974 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.
- Two-year record of 57-1 in 1973-74, best two-year record in ACC history.
- Broke UCLA's NCAA-record string of seven consecutive national titles.
- Born: June 25, 1926; Died: Dec. 9, 2003
Betty Springs Geiger
Women's Track & Field/Cross Country, 1979-83
Springs HOF Video | Springs Profile by George Cox
- Two-time NCAA Cross Country champion (1981, 1983)
- Runner-up in AIAW Cross Country championship (1980)
- Fifth-place in AIAW Cross Country championship (1979)
- Two-time NCAA Track & Field champion (1983)
- Won the first women's championship in NCAA history at the 1981 NCAA Cross Country Championship meet
- North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
- Two-time NCAA Track & Field champion (5,000m, 10,000m)
- ACC 10,000 meter champion (1983)
- 1983 The Athletics Congress national champion
- Four-time NCAA cross country All-American
- Six-time NCAA track and field All-American in 5,000m and 10,000m
- U.S. champion in cross country (1983)
- Two-time winner of the Kennett Award as NC State's top female athlete
- North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (2003)
- Set school records in 3,000 meters (8:59.79), 5, 000 meters (15:33.43) and 10,000 meters (33:01.02)
- First two records still stand, 10K record is currently third best time
- Only woman to ever win NCAA cross country and U.S. Cross Country Championships in same year
- AIAW national champions (1979, 1980)
- ACC champions (1979, 1980, 1981, 1983)
- Third place in NCAA cross country (1983)
- Fifth place NCAA cross country (1981)
- 10th place in NCAA outdoor track and field (1983)
- Was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 3 in the world in 5,000 meters in 1983.
- Six-time member of the USA Cross Country national team.
- Scored 20 of NC State 37 points at 1983 NCAA Outdoor Championship.
Women's Basketball, 1988-91
Stinson HOF Video | Stinson Profile by George Cox
- Only two-time Kodak All-American in program history (1990, 1991)
- Unanimously named ACC Player of the Year (1990)
- All-ACC First Team (1989, 1990, 1991)
- All-ACC Tournament team (1989, 1990 [MVP])
- NCAA Mideast Regional All-Tournament team (1989)
- NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament team (1990)
- Most points in a single game (50)
- Most points in a single season (752)
- Highest scoring average in a single season (23.6)
- Highest scoring average in a career (22.7)
- Ranks third in program history with 2,136 points
- One of four NC State players with 2,000 career points
- 1990 ACC regular-season champions
- 1991 ACC tournament champions
- Three NCAA tournament appearances (1989, 1990, 1991)
- One of seven honored jerseys in NC State women's basketball history.
- Member of ACC 50th Anniversary team.
- ACC Top 50 Female Athlete.
- Played for USA Select National Team (1990, 1992).
- Played in Pan American Games (1991).
- Olymic Trial invitation (1992).
- Played nine seasons for the WNBA's Charlotte Sting; first player in franchise history to have jersey retired.
Terkay HOF Video | Terkay Profile by A.J. Carr
- 1993 NCAA heavyweight champion, with a perfect 41-0 record
- 1992 NCAA heavyweight runner-up
- Three-time All-American (1991, 1992, 1993)
- Three-time first-team Academic All-American (1991, 1992, 1993)
- Four-time ACC heavyweight champion (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
- Four-time All-ACC performer
- Three-time ACC heavyweight wrestler of the year (1991, 1992, 1993)
- Two-time team captain (1992, 1993)
- School-record 41 wins in a single season
- Set school record with 122 career victories, 64 career pins, .897 career winning percentage, most wins by a sophomore and senior
- Led team to seventh place finish at 1993 NCAA Championships, the highest finish in school history
- Back-to-back ACC team championships (1990, `91)
- One of five NCAA champions in NC State wrestling's storied history.
- Pennsylvania native who transferred to NC State after one semester at Chowan (N.C.) Junior College.
- Successful actor, professional wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter.
- Voted most popular professional wrestler in Japan (2002).
Rivers, the starting quarterback for the NFL's San Diego Chargers, was elected by the committee, but will defer until a later class when his schedule allows him to attend the induction.