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AB TO INDUCT NEW MEMBERS INTO BATTLER HALL OF FAME

Three alumni will be recognized Saturday, April 14

PHILIPPI, W.Va. - Alderson Broaddus University will induct three alumni into its Battler Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies on Saturday, April 14 as a part of the College’s annual Spring Weekend festivities. Those to be inducted with the 22nd class into the Battler Hall of Fame include:  John “Mickey” Hampton ’80 of Niles, Michigan, Kevyn C. McBride ’02 of Morgantown, West Virginia, and Jilanne M. Thwaites ’01 of Greenville, Michigan.

The evening’s events will begin with a Reception at 5 p.m. in the Lobby of the Memorial Coliseum on the AB Campus, and Induction Ceremony will follow at 6 p.m. in the same location.

John “Mickey” Hampton ’80 played for the “Run and Gun Battlers” of Battler Hall of Fame Coach Dave Barksdale.  As a Battler, Hampton scored 1221 points, for an average of 12.33 points per game.  He also snagged 595 points, averaging 6 per game, and had a free throw percentage of 74%.   He was named WVIAC “Player of the Week” on several occasions. Hampton majored in recreational leadership at AB.

Kevyn McBride ’02 played men’s basketball all four years at AB, averaging 19.3 points per game during his collegiate career.  As a senior, he was named MVP of the WVIAC Tournament and scored 48 points in his final game as a Battler in the NCAA Regional Tournament.  He was also named Academic All-American Player of the Year for the nation his senior year.  McBride majored in applied mathematics at AB.

Jilanne “Jill” Thwaites ’01 was an outstanding shortstop on the Battler Women’s Softball Team.  She was named “Player of the Year” for the WVIAC in 2000 and was named to the All-Conference First Team for two years.  She was one of the best softball players to ever wear the Blue and Gold.  She graduated with a 3.72 GPA as a nursing major at AB.
For more information, please contact Annette Fetty the AB Advancement Office at 304-457-6322.