Terp Legends Elmore and Winters-Scott Inducted into DC Sports Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON DC – Six people, including two Maryland Terrapin legends, who have had distinct careers in the sport and a team that has had an inspiring run to its first-ever championship were inducted into the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday before the Washington Nationals baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park.

DC Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 includes basketball great and Maryland Hall of Famer Len Elmore and South Lakes High School and University of Maryland stand out in basketball Christy Winters Scottwith the late basketball promoter and innovator Bob Geoghanthree-time boxing world champion Mark Johnson ‘too sharp’primary owner of the Washington Nationals and local philanthropist Mark LernerAmerican mile record holder and Olympian Alan Webb and . The 2021 NWSL Champion Washington’s Spirit will be recognized as a team of distinction.

 

LEN ELMORE: An All-American and All-ACC center at the University of Maryland where he remains the Terps’ all-time leading rebounder and the only player with both 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 points, a 10-year pro in the ‘ABA and NBA, respected lawyer, television analyst and member of the Knight Commission for Intercollegiate Athletics.

CHRISTY WINTERS SCOTT: Widely considered the greatest basketball player of all time at South Lakes High School, she led the Seahawks to a 29-0 record and Virginia State AAA title in 1986 as a senior and was named player consensus. of the DC Metro Area All-Met of the Year. As a University of Maryland star, she finished among the all-time leaders in most Terps statistical categories and first-team All-ACC as a senior. She was a highly regarded basketball commentator and successful coach with championship seasons at her high school alma mater.

Members of the DC Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee are President Bobby Goldwater, faculty member of Georgetown University’s Masters in Sports Industry Management program and sports industry consultant; Chairman Emeritus and DC public relations veteran Charlie Brotman; former radio and television journalist/producer Brenda J. Curtis-Heiken; journalist David Elfin; Meredith Geisler, communications manager and assistant instructor; television and radio personality Chick Hernandez; attorney Phil Hochberg; Mark Lerner, principal owner of the Washington Nationals; former director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland George Solomon; basketball executive and former coach Ed Tapscott; attorney Mark Tuohey; Rick “Doc” Walker, radio and television personality and former Washington professional football tight end; baseball commentator and historian Phil Wood; and journalist and Merrill College visiting professor Joe Yasharoff.

“This distinguished group of honorees elevates the DC Sports Hall of Fame’s honor roll, especially with the inductions of its first track athlete, one of the region’s greatest boxers, three significant contributors to basketball and an impactful sport and community leader. Individually and together, they represent excellence in sport in the nation’s capital,” said Goldwater.

“The DC Sports Hall of Fame is once again grateful for the support of our collaborative host organization, the Washington Nationals, and the Lerner family in hosting our July 31 ballpark induction ceremony,” Goldwater added.

Individual nominees for inclusion must have achieved notoriety in the Washington area through their athletic accomplishments as an athlete, coach, owner, executive, member of the media, or contributor. A professional, college, or high school team that has made a significant and positive impact in the Greater Washington community through outstanding achievement is eligible to be recognized as a Team of Distinction.

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