Hall of Fame at Roanoke College welcomes new members

SALEM, VA-Three Roanoke alumni were inducted into the College's Hall of Fame during Alumni Weekend festivities. Chris Davin '97 (lacrosse), Shane Greene '99 (soccer) and Kari Whitney '00 (softball) are inductees along with Dr. Bertram Spetzler, retiring medical director.

Davin, one of just a handful of Roanoke players to be named First-Team USILA All-American twice during his career, was a standout defender and four-year starter for the Maroons. Described as "one of the most feared defenders in the country," Davin led Roanoke to top five rankings during both his junior and senior years.

Greene is considered one of the best defenders ever to wear a Roanoke College soccer uniform and started every game during his career. He was twice named to the NSCAA All-South Region Team and earned NSCAA All-American status in 1997. He also played a major role in the Maroons' capturing of two ODAC regular season titles.

Whitney was a member of the inaugural Roanoke College softball team and a huge part of the program's many early successes. She led the squad to its first ever ODAC championship and was the first Maroon ODAC player of the year in her sport during her senior year. She also was named Virginia SID player of the year and to the NFCA All-South Region team as well as the third team NCAA All-American team. During her final season, Whitney, who still lives in Roanoke, led the Maroons to the NCAA D-III Softball World Series just four years after the sport's inception on campus.

For 30 years, Maroon athletes have been served by Dr. Bertram Spetzler as team physician and medical director of the accredited athletic training education program. Spetzler has been with the Maroons since 1981, working to keep the program accredited while supervising more than 75 athletic training interns. Spetzler, a visible supporter of Roanoke athletics, also was available as a volunteer physician during NCAA championship events.

Photos from the event are now online here.

Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 280 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."

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Released: April 15, 2010
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