Former Christopher Newport athletic director C.J. Woollum was among six people inducted into the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame in a banquet Tuesday at Norfolk Scope.
Also inducted were Norfolk State AD Marty Miller, ex-basketball stars Dave Twardzik (Old Dominion) and Bobby Dandridge (Norfolk State), and ex-coaches John Brophy (Hampton Roads Admirals hockey) and Nancy Fowlkes (Cox High field hockey). This is the hall’s fifth class.
The honorees were selected by a committee, along with input from inductees and fans.
Finwood’s recruits gain acclaim
Old Dominion’s recruiting class for the 2013 season received honorable mention from Baseball America.
Coach Chris Finwood, a Hampton native, brought in a group including freshman outfielder Dylan Hill from Poquoson and three players from South Hampton Roads.
Women’s basketball: Preseason All-CAA pick Emily Correal and her William and Mary teammates will play an exhibition at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kaplan Arena against Mary Washington, which is ranked 13th nationally by d3hoops.com and went 30-1 last season.
Devvarman, van der Merwe win
Somdev Devvarman came back from 4-2 behind in the third set to bounce No. 5 seed Mischa Zverev 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the U.S. Tennis Association’s $75,000 Charlottesville Challenger.
Devvarman, who won two NCAA singles titles for Virginia but has fallen from the top 100 to No. 733 in the world because of injury-related absence, delighted many of his supporters in Boar’s Head Sports Club by beating Zverev, a former top-50 player now ranked 140th.
Also, defending champion Izak van der Merwe of South Africa — a former ODU star — beat U.Va. freshman Mac Styslinger 6-3, 6-2. Ranked 248th in the world, van der Merwe is a former Old Dominion star.