Terp Legends Elmore and Winters-Scott were inducted into the DC Sports Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON DC – Six individuals, including two Maryland Terrapin legends, who have had distinctive careers in the sport and a team that had an inspiring run at its first-ever championship were inducted into the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday before baseball. Washington Nationals game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park.

The DC Sports Hall of Fame 2022 class includes basketball and Maryland Hall of Famer Len Elmore And They stand out in basketball from South Lakes High School and the University of Maryland Christy Winters Scottalong with the late basketball promoter and innovator Bob Geoghanthree times world boxing champion Mark “Too Sharp” JohnsonWashington Nationals which runs the area’s primary owner and philanthropist Mark Lernerrecord holder for American miles and Olympian Alan Webb And . The 2021 NWSL Champion Spirit of Washington will be recognized as Team of Distinction.

LEN ELMORE: An All-American and All-ACC center at the University of Maryland, where he remains the Terps’ all-time best rebounder and the only player with 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 points, a 10-year pro in ABA and ABA. NBA, respected attorney, television analyst and member of the Knight Commission for Intercollegiate Athletics.

CHRIST WINTERS SCOTT: Widely regarded as the greatest female basketball player at South Lakes High School, she led the Seahawks to a 29-0 record and 1986 Virginia AAA state title as a senior and was named DC Metro Area All- consensus player. Half of the year. As a star of the University of Maryland, she ended up among the all-time leaders in most of the Terps statistical categories and the All-ACC first team as a senior. She has been a highly regarded basketball commentator and a successful coach with league seasons in her high school lei alma mater.

DC Sports Hall of Fame selection committee members are President Bobby Goldwater, a faculty member of Georgetown University’s sports industry management master’s program and a sports industry consultant; president emeritus and veteran DC public relations executive Charlie Brotman; former radio and television journalist / producer Brenda J. Curtis-Heiken; journalist David Elfin; Meredith Geisler, communications executive and adjunct instructor; television and radio personality Chick Hernandez; attorney Phil Hochberg; Mark Lerner, principal owner of Washington Nationals; former director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland George Solomon; basketball executive and former coach Ed Tapscott; attorney Mark Tuohey; Rick “Doc” Walker, radio and television personality and former Washington professional footballer, Rick “Doc” Walker; baseball commentator and historian Phil Wood; and visiting journalist and professor at Merrill College Joe Yasharoff.

“This distinguished group of award-winners elevates the honor roll of the DC Sports Hall of Fame, most notably with the entry of its first track and field athlete, one of the greatest boxers in the area, three significant contributors to basketball and a sport. impactful and community leader. Individually and together they represent excellence in sport in the nation’s capital, “said Goldwater.

“The DC Sports Hall of Fame is once again grateful for the support of our collaborative host organization, the Washington Nationals and the Lerner family to hold our inauguration ceremony at the stadium on July 31,” Goldwater added.

Individual candidates for inclusion must have gained prominence in the Washington area through their achievements in sport as an athlete, coach, owner, manager, member of the media, or contributor. A professional, collegiate, or high school team that has made a significant and positive impact in the Greater Washington community through outstanding achievements can be recognized as a Team of Distinction.

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