DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University will enshrine seven new members into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, September 9, announced today by Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White. Slated for induction are Shane Battier (basketball), Dan Brooks (coach), Mary Dinkins (administrator), Grant Hill (basketball), Ed Meadows (football), Virada Nirapathpongporn (golf) and Kelly Walbert Cagle (soccer).
Kelly Walbert Cagle, a native of Tucson, Ariz., garnered All-America accolades three times – including twice as a first team choice – while helping the Blue Devils to a four-year ledger of 60-23-7 with one ACC regular season championship and four NCAA Tournament berths from 1992-95. A three-time all-league and three-time all-region selection, she was the ACC Player of the Year as a senior in 1995 and later earned a spot on the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team. Cagle, who started a school record 90 consecutive games in her career, continues to hold Duke records for goals in a season (18 in 1994), game-winning goals in a season (9 in 1994), goals in a career (47), game-winning goals in a career (20) and total points in a career (117). Following graduation, Cagle played professionally in the WUSA before embarking on a college coaching career that included stints at Texas (1996; Assistant Coach), Wake Forest (1997-01; Assistant Coach) and Virginia Tech (2003-10; Head Coach [76-70-15 record]).
The group will be inducted at the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony on September 9 in Cameron Indoor Stadium and, the following day, be honored at halftime of Duke’s football game against Wake Forest at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.
Tickets to the ceremony may be purchased online at GoDuke.com/tickets.
There are currently 131 members in the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame, dating back to the inaugural ceremony in 1975. Portraits of the inductees, painted by artists John Furlow and Virginia Green, hang in the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame located in the Schwartz-Butters Building, which sits adjacent to Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Voting is conducted by the Hall’s enshrinees along with members of the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame committee. Nominations for the Class of 2018 may be submitted online at GoDuke.com beginning in September, 2017.