Harner, McCrary To Join Wake Forest Sports Hall Of Fame

Jan. 23, 2006

Two of Wake Forest's all-time greats - golfer Stephanie Neill Harner and football standout Michael McCrary - will be inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame Friday.

 

The induction ceremony will take place Friday (Jan. 27) evening at Bridger Field House. Harner and McCrary will also be recognized at halftime of the following day's basketball game between the Demon Deacons and Virginia Tech.

 

Harner, the first four-time All-American in ACC women's golf history, has her name permanently etched in the Wake Forest and conference record books. She owns or shares many significant records in Wake Forest women's golf history, including the top individual 18-hole score (67) and the most tournament wins in a career (8). Harner also captured the 1993 ACC Championship. A model of consistency, Harner finished outside of the top 10 just four times during her illustrious career.


Harner was named to the All-ACC team each of her four years and was tabbed the ACC Player of the Year in 1995.  During the ACC's 50th anniversary celebration, Harner was one of 10 Wake Forest golfers named to the team. She was also one of three former Demon Deacons named to the ACC's Top 50 Female Athletes list.

Following her graduation in 1995, Harner competed professionally on the Futures Tour, with one season on the Ladies' European Tour.  She returned to her alma mater to serve as an assistant coach under Dianne Dailey in 2003-04.

 

McCrary is remembered as one of the best players on one of the best teams in Wake Forest football history.

As a defensive lineman on Wake Forest's 1992 Independence Bowl championship team, McCrary was a second team All-ACC selection.  That fall, he set the school's single season record for sacks (16) and tackles for loss (24). McCrary remains the school's all-time career leader in sacks (30) and is second in career tackles for loss (46).

After earning varsity letters in three seasons for the Deacons, he was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 7th round in 1993. McCrary played in Seattle for four years before moving to Baltimore. The native of Vienna, Va., made two Pro Bowls as a member of the Ravens (1998-99).  McCrary retired after the 2003 season and was inducted into the Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor.

The Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1970. Inductees are selected by the Hall of Fame Committee, which is headed by committee chair Dr. Richard Carmichael.

 

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