Three To Be Inducted Into WFU Sports Hall Of Fame

Sept. 27, 2005

WINSTON-SALEM -- Randolph Childress, Stephanie Neill-Harner and Michael McCrary - three of the all-time greats in Wake Forest athletics history - will be enshrined into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame.

The actual induction will take place Jan. 27 with a banquet at Bridger Field House. They will also be recognized the following day at halftime of the Wake Forest-Virginia Tech basketball game. The three inductees were selected by the Hall of Fame Committee.

Childress, one of the most clutch performers in Wake Forest basketball history, led the Demon Deacon basketball team from 1991 to 1995. Childress enjoyed an outstanding career that left his name throughout the record books, but he will always be remembered for one of the greatest individual performances in ACC history. That came in the 1995 ACC Tournament when Childress carried the Deacons on his back to three straight wins to earn the ACC championship and along with it, MVP honors.

A second team All-American in 1995, Childress ranks second in Wake Forest history with 2,208 career points. He is Wake Forest's all-time leader and one of the ACC leaders with 329 career three-point field goals. Childress ranks among Wake's all-time leaders in assists and steals and he played just under 4,000 career minutes. He went on to enjoy a long professional career in the NBA and overseas.

Neill-Harner is one of the top women's golfers in school history. A member of the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team, she played for head coach Dianne Dailey from 1991 to 1995. Neill-Harner was the first Deacon women's golfer to be named All-America four times. She won eight collegiate tournaments including the 1993 ACC Championship.

Neill-Harner was named the ACC Player of the year in 1995. She finished lower than 10th in a tournament just four times during her illustrious career. She later served as a Wake Forest assistant coach in 2003. She also played professionally on the Futures Tour and the Ladies' European Tour.

McCrary, Wake Forest's all-time career leader in sacks (30), ranks as one of the best defenders in Demon Deacon football history. He ranks second in career tackles for loss (46), set the school's single season record for sacks (16) and tackles for loss (24) in 1992.

A member of Wake Forest's 1992 Independence Bowl championship team, McCrary was a second team All-ACC selection. He was a three-year letterwinner (1990-92) and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 7th round in 1993. McCrary played in Seattle for four years before moving to Baltimore. A two-time Pro Bowler with the Ravens (1998-99), McCrary retired after the 2003 season and was inducted into the Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor.

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