The Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame has added to its prestige this week, as it announced its seven newest members as part of the 2023 class on Tuesday.
The 2023 class of inductees includes:
Bob Bowman, a three-sport athlete that earned 12 varsity letters at Virginia Tech and claimed two Southern Conference wrestling titles.
Malcolm Delaney, a two-time AP All-American (honorable mention) that currently ranks third in program history in career assists and points.
Kyle Fuller, an All-American in 2013 with All-ACC recognition in three seasons and the No. 14 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Carrie Mason, a four-year starter for the Hokies that finished her career as the school’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made and games started at the time.
Jazmine Reeves, an integral piece of the Hokies’ 2013 College Cup side that was the first Hermann Trophy semifinalist and first-team NSCAA All-American in program history.
David Wilson, the 2011 ACC Player of the Year and second-team All-American that still holds the program’s single-season rushing yards record.
Alexander Ziegler, a three-time NCAA champion and seven-time All-American that claimed four ACC titles in his career at Tech.
The seven-member class will be honored during the Tech vs. Purdue football game weekend. The hall of fame dinner and ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8 at The Inn at Virginia Tech. As in years past, the hall of fame class of 2023 will be recognized at halftime of the football game on Saturday, Sept. 9.
With the addition of this year’s class, the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame will reach a total of 225 members. The hall of fame, which was established in 1982, is located at the south end of the Cassell Coliseum ambulatory.
Sport: Wrestling, track and field, cross country
Years at Virginia Tech: 1956-60
Notable: Three-sport athlete, 1959 and 1960 Southern Conference wrestling champion (123 pounds), 1960 Monteith Award winner
Bowman, one of the hall of fame’s most well-rounded members, excelled in several phases of the student-athlete experience while at Virginia Tech. As a Corps of Cadets member, he competed at a high level for the track, cross country and wrestling programs.
On the mat, the Roanoke, Va., native was a member of two Southern Conference Tournament champion teams in 1958 and 1960. In 1959 and 1960, Bowman won the 123-pound weight class conference titles, as well. His 1959 campaign culminated in an appearance in the NCAA Championship that season.
Sport: Men’s basketball
Years at Virginia Tech: 2007-11
Notable: Two-time AP All-American (honorable mention), two-time first-team All-ACC, third all-time at Virginia Tech in career assists (543) and third all-time in career points (2,255)
Delaney, a 6-foot-3 guard from Baltimore, Md., cemented his name across the Virginia Tech record book. As a four-year starter for the Hokies, he claimed two Associated Press All-America honorable mention recognitions and three All-ACC honors.
As a senior, Delaney became the first Tech player to receive All-American honors in two separate seasons, as he earned an AP All-American honorable mention nod again. Averaging 18.7 points and leading the team in assists, he also was named first-team All-ACC, becoming the first player in Virginia Tech history to be named All-ACC first team twice in his career. Delaney currently ranks third at Tech in career assists (543) and career points (2,255). He sits atop the list in career free-throw percentage (.845) and career minutes played (4,688).
Years at Virginia Tech: 2010-13
Notable: All-American in 2013, three All-ACC honors, competed in the 2011 Orange Bowl and the 2012 Sugar Bowl, No. 14 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft
Fuller, a four-year staple in Virginia Tech’s defense, appeared in 50 games throughout his career in Blacksburg. As a versatile piece that started at both linebacker and cornerback during his tenure at Tech, he made 41 career starts and recorded six interceptions.
In his freshman season, Fuller worked his way into the Hokies’ starting lineup in its nickel defense. The Baltimore, Md., native posted 32 tackles, including four for loss in 14 games, ending his rookie year with starts in the ACC title game and the Orange Bowl.
Fuller became Virginia Tech’s ninth first-round NFL Draft pick in 2014 when he was selected by the Chicago Bears with the 14th overall pick. With the Bears, Fuller was named first-team All-Pro in 2018, while being the NFL’s interceptions co-leader.
Sport: Women’s basketball
Years at Virginia Tech: 2002-06
Notable: Led Virginia Tech’s program in career 3-pointers made, games started and minutes played at end of her career; still ranks top-10 in points, 3-pointers made, free-throws made, free-throw percentage, assists and steals
Mason, the centerpiece of Virginia Tech’s longest NCAA Tournament streak (2003-06), wrapped up her career as the Hokies’ all-time leading 3-point shooter, knocking down 200. Although many of her top scoring marks have been surpassed, the four-year starter led Tech to four NCAA postseason berths while competing in the BIG EAST and ACC. Mason started in 121 of the 123 games in which she played.
The Seneca, Pa., native saved her best offensive season for her senior year, as she averaged a career-high 11.9 points and shot 44.3% from beyond the arc, including a program-best 50.3% in ACC play.
Sport: Women’s soccer
Years at Virginia Tech: 2010-13
Notable: Virginia Tech’s first NSCAA All-American first team selection, Hermann Trophy semifinalist and All-ACC first team member, led the Hokies to the 2013 College Cup
Reeves, a forward from Dover, Del., was a mainstay on the pitch for Virginia Tech from 2010 to 2013. With 91 career appearances, she’s among one of the Hokies’ most capped players of all-time. As a senior, Reeves’ career-high 27 points paced the Hokies to the 2013 College Cup, a program-first achievement. Reeves appeared in 91 career matches, tied with Katie Yensen for the program record.
Sport: Football, men’s track and field
Years at Virginia Tech: 2009-11
Notable: 2011 ACC Player of the Year, 2011 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, 2011 All-ACC first team, 2011 second-team All-American (AP, CBSSports.com, Yahoo! Sports), 2011 All-American (triple jump)
As a two-sport All-American, Wilson fascinated Virginia Tech fans with one of the most impressive calendar years that a student-athlete can have in 2011. Through the spring and fall of his sophomore and junior years, the speedy Danville, Va., native impressed with a pair of All-America showings in both football and track and field.
Sport: Men’s track and field
Years at Virginia Tech: 2009-13
Notable: Three-time NCAA champion, seven-time All-American, four-time ACC champion, 2013 ACC Men’s Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Ziegler, one of three Virginia Tech student-athletes ever to have three or more national championships, was dominant across his four-year career in Blacksburg. In seven NCAA championship appearances, he never finished below third.
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