|Published: 11:38 AM, 09/14/2013
||Last updated: 11:41 AM, 09/14/2013
Author: Staff Report
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.
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.
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