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WSSU to induct Eight Individuals and 2000 CIAA Championship Football Team into Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame

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August 2, 2010

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University C.E. “Big House” Gaines Hall of Fame will welcome its class of 2010 inductees when eight individuals along with the 2000 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champion Rams football team will take their place among the WSSU greats. The individual inductees will be inducted in a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 17 at the Grand Pavilion Ballroom located at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Winston-Salem, N.C. and will be honored at halftime of the Winston-Salem State versus Chowan football game on Saturday, Sept. 18.

“To an athlete, being enshrined into your university’s athletic hall of fame is reaching the mountaintop. There is no higher honor,” WSSU Director of Athletics, William “Bill” Hayes said. “On behalf of the entire WSSU Department of Athletics, congratulations to all inductees for reaching this milestone.”

The Clarence E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2010 will include some of the top student-athletes in school history. The class will include two softball players (Kenisha Williams and Sheila Vanhook McDonald), one tennis player (Darrell Edmund Galloway), four football players (Masha Paul, Kelley D. Goodman, Gary Raiford and Antonio Stevenson), and one member of the Rams track & field team (George Dillard Macklin).

"We enshrine these individuals amongst the elite past and present hall of famers as we move to enhance the vision and growth of our future student-athletes,” said C.E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame Chair, Curtis Richardson. “Let this greatness not be forgotten by our hall of famers, faculty, staff, students and friends of this great university. We must remember our financial commitment and physical support of the C.E. "Big House" Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame."

For more information on the Clarence E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2909 or log on to WSSURams.com.

Darrell Edmund Galloway - Tennis (1975-79)
Darrell Galloway will be inducted into the C.E. “Big House” Gaines Hall of Fame after a great tennis career at Winston-Salem State University. He was one of the top players in the history of Winston-Salem State University tennis and became a leader on the WSSU tennis team that was re-established in the mid-1970’s. He was a four-year letterwinner with the Rams and earned All-CIAA honors in all four seasons of his career.

Kelly D. Goodman - Football (1990-93)
Kelly D. Goodman was a key member of the Rams’ football team from 1990-93. During his career, Goodman earned a number of honors. He was a four-year letterman for the Rams and was named a team captain. He was a key member of the Rams’ offensive line. He also earned a number of Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) honors as he was named to the All-CIAA team three times (1991, 1992 and 1993). He was also a member on a pair of the Rams’ CIAA championship teams in 1990 and 1991.

George Dillard Macklin
- Track & Field (1971-75)
George Macklin was one of the top sprinters in the history of Winston-Salem State University. He was a member of the Rams’ 1971 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division Championship team. During his career, he was a recipient of the Most Outstanding College Athlete of America Award in 1974. He also earned honors as an All-NAIA sprinter in 1974 and 1975 and was named the WSSU track and field team MVP in 1975.

Sheila Vanhook McDonald - Softball (1976-80)
Sheila McDonald was a four-year letterwinner with the Winston-Salem State Lady Rams. During her career she earned a number of team and conference honors. She earned All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) honors in both softball and volleyball and was named a team captain in both sports.

Masha Paul - Football
Masha Paul will join the C.E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame after completing a stellar football career at Winston-Salem State. He was a four-year letterman for the Rams. During his career, he earned WSSU offensive MVP honors. After completing his career he signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Gary Raiford - Football (1975-78)
Gary Raiford was a four-year letterwinner with the Winston-Salem State Rams. During his career he helped lead the Rams to a pair of Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) titles. He was a member of the Rams’ undefeated CIAA championship teams in 1977 and 1978. He was named a 1978 Ebony Sports Scoreboard All-American and also took home 1978 NAIA All-District honors. He was also selected to play in the Black College All-Star Bowl and was named to the All-CIAA team as a lineman in 1977. He also earned two letters in wrestling.

Antonio Lane Stevenson - Football (1990-94)
Antonio Stevenson was one of the top players in school history. He was a four-year letterwinner with the Rams. He earned a number of conference and national honors as a defensive lineman at Winston-Salem State. He was named to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) All-Rookie Team in 1990 and earned 1992 All-CIAA Second Team honors. During his career, he was name the CIAA Defensive Lineman of the Week three times. In 1992, he was named a Black College Sports All-American. He continued his efforts in 1993 when he earned third team All-America honors. He also earned NCAA Division II All-South Region second team honors. In 1993 and 1994, he earned a number of team honors, including the Coca-Cola Gold Helmet WSSU Outstanding Player Award.

Kenisha Williams – Softball (1997-2000)
Kenisha Williams will join the C.E. “Big House” Gaines Hall of Fame in 2010 after a great career with the Lady Rams softball team. During her career she had a number of highlights and athletic honors. She began her career with a great 1997 season when she earned first team honors on the CIAA All-Rookie team. She continued a stellar career as she was named to the All-CIAA first team three times during her four seasons at WSSU. She was also named the 2000 CIAA Player of the Year and earned national recognition as she led NCAA Division II in RBI and led the team to a 32-2 record.

2000 Winston-Salem State Rams Football Team - Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Champions
The 2000 Winston-Salem State Rams won their second straight Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) football championship. The team posted a 9-3 overall record and a perfect 4-0 record at home. The Rams won the championship with a 31-28 win over the Virginia Union Universituy Panthers. The Rams posted a 6-1 CIAA record and were a perfect 3-0 at home in conference games. The team included C.E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame member Tory Woodbury. The team averaged 353.6 yards per game and 28.7 points per game en route to the Rams’ eighth CIAA football title.
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