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2016 class inducted into Sports Wall of Fame

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:22 am

 Joe Taylor, Daniel Conner, Andrea White, and Jack Walker.

Joe Taylor, Daniel Conner, Andrea White, and Jack Walker.

This past Saturday, The Northern Neck Sports Wall of Fame inducted their 2016 class with a ceremony at Dream Fields in Kilmarnock. The class of 2016 included Daniel Conner, Jack Walker, Andrea White, and Joe Taylor. All four of the inductees were there in person to accept their plaques. The event was attended by several athletes already on the Wall of Fame including Jim Coates, Carroll Lee Ashburn, and Leonard Hall.

Daniel Conner was an extraordinary basketball star at Northumberland High School and went on to do great things for Randolph Macon College. He was the MVP with the Yellow Jackets during his freshman year of 1973. Connor also was a co-captain on the team that was the National NCAA Division II Runner-up in 1977 and was inducted into the Randolph Macon Hall of Fame. In recent years, he has led the Meadowbrook High School girls team three times and was conference coach of the year in 2012 and 2013.

Jack Walker was a phenomenal two sport athlete during his years at Rappahannock High School. Walker accumulated over a .400 career batting average during his time with the Raiders. In 1981, he was the all-region and all-state player of the year. He was also an all-region and all-state player for Rappahannock basketball. Walker went on to be one of the best all-around-baseball player at Randolph Macon, where he batted .377 and ranked in the top five for hits and stolen bases. He is a member of the Rappahannock High School and Randolph Macon Hall of Fames.

Andrea White began her career at Lancaster High School as a two sport athlete. White led the Lady Red Devils to the State Championship Game two times during her run with the team. She was the District Player of the Year all four years during high school and also all-district, all-region, and all-state during her career. White is the all-time scoring leader at Lancaster High School and was the AP State Player of the Year and VHSL All-Star Game MVP in 2010. Andrea was also a two time State Champion  in high jump, long jump, and triple jump during her time at Lancaster. White went on to Georgetown University, where she was the Big East player of the week several times and second team All-Big East in 2014 …

Read the full story in the May 11 edition of the Northern Neck News.