HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-Hampden-Sydney College and the Athletics Hall of Fame announce its 29th class to be inducted on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 11 am in the Kirk Athletic Center. Included in the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 are football's all-time leading rusher C.W. Clemmons '05, basketball standout Brandon Randall '04, and baseball sensation Jason Keefer '98.
C.W. Clemmons currently stands as the Tigers' all-time leading rusher with 3,771 yards and has two of the top-ten individual rushing seasons in school history with 1,187 yards in 2003 (3rd) and 1,098 yards in 2004 (7th). The three-time First Team All-ODAC selection was also named the ODAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2004. That season, he was also award the Dudley Award, given to the top player in the state of Virginia by the Touchdown Club of Richmond. Further, he ranks second in program history in both points in a season (146, 2003) and career (282).
Brandon Randall graduated as one of the top student-athletes in school history. Randall was a three-time All-ODAC selection while being named the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Third Team Academic All-American, class Valedictorian, and a Rhodes Scholar candidate in 2004. On the court, Randall currently stands as the 19th leading scorer in program history with 1,237 points. He's also fourth in career steals with 193. He was a four-year starter that was a part of the third winningest class in school history (100 wins) while appearing in four NCAA Tournament appearances and winning three ODAC Championships. In the team's 2003 final four run, Randall was named to the NCAA Regional team after averaging 13.5 points in the Tigers' wins over Illinois Wesleyan and Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Jason Keefer was an outstanding second baseman who was a two-time All-ODAC pick. As a sophomore in 1996, he was a First Team All-ODAC and Honorable Mention All-Region selection while leading the ODAC with a .446 batting average. That .446 mark is the third best single-season batting average in school history while his career average of .365 ranks sixth. Additionally, he recorded 138 career hits while was a program record upon graduation and currently ranks 13th.
The Hampden-Sydney College Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 1988 and is designed to honor men who have made outstanding contributions to Hampden-Sydney athletics and have helped bring recognition, honor, excellence and distinction to the College and its intercollegiate athletics program. Members are selected annually by the Hall of Fame Committee from nominations submitted by alumni and friends of the College.