Saturday, September 14, 2013Author: Staff Report
(Last modified: 2013-09-14 11:41:36)
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
EMORY, Va.—The Emory & Henry College Alumni Association and the Department of Athletics inducted five individuals into the school's Sports Hall of Fame during festivities association with the Wasps' home opener.
The accomplishments of these five individuals during their time as student-athletes at E&H make them worthy of the College's highest athletic honor.
Last Satuday in a ceremony in Van Dyke Cafeteria, three members of the football team, a women's basketball player and the first-ever softball player were formally inducted into the sports hall of fame, marking the 36th induction since the Hall of Fame was founded in 1971.
Included in the inductees was Newport's Jason Grooms.
Grooms, a 1993 graduate of Emory and Henry, played for the Wasps from 1988-1991 where he made a name for himself as a standout defensive tackle. Grooms was named to the First-Teak Kodak-AFCA All-American team in 1991, helping to lead the Wasps to an 8-2 record that year.
As a part of his playing career, Grooms' teams brought home Old Dominion Athletic Conference titles in 1988 and 1990. He also earned first-team All-ODAC honors in 1989 and 1991, as well as making the first-team All-State College Division honors in 1991. He accumulated a career total of 16.5 sacks.
For the full story, see the September 14-15 Weekend Edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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