Jun 08, 2018
Bluefield State College is excited to not only showcase their recently unveiled wall that hosts the BSC Hall Of Fame, but to add an outstanding group of individuals to it at an induction ceremony this fall. The BSC Hall of Fame Selection Committee accepts nominations every two years to consider the candidates for induction, and the commemorative wall that currently holds 48 names is ready for this year's additions.
This year's induction ceremony, which will be held on September 29th, will honor three distinguished student-athletes in addition to a well-respected coach for BSC. The ceremony will be held in the Student Center beginning at 1:00pm with the unveiling of names to follow in the Ned Shott PE Building at 3:00pm.
· Lisa Smith played Women's Basketball for BSC from 1990 to 1994. To her credit she was named to the WVIAC All-Tournament Team from 1991-1994; 1990-1991 2nd team all WVIAC; 1992-1994 1st team all WVIAC; two time WVIAC MVP; and scored 2,124 career points for BSC.
· Melissa Doane played Women's Basketball for BSC and was named as a two time all WVIAC team 1989-1990; WVIAC Player of the Year 1989; member of the 1990 WVIAC Championship team; two time WVIAC Player of the Week; and ranks tenth in all-time BSC scoring, rebounding, and steals.
· Sherman Ross will be honored posthumously for playing Men's Basketball as well as Men's Football at BSC from 1960-1963. He was an All American in football and basketball and inducted in the West Virginia All Black Schools Sports and Academic Hall of Fame.
· Tony Mandeville coached men's basketball at BSC for a number of years. He comprised a record of 187-31. His record season was in 1973 when the team had 31 victories and only 3 losses.
John Lewis, BSC Director of Athletics offers his congratulations to the inductees and states, "It is an honor to consider the talented student-athletes who have played at BSC for this recognition. Maintaining their historic significance has been an enlightening experience, and I hope many generations enjoy their contributions to BSC for years to come."