May 8, 2008
Clemson, SC – Three-time football All-American Anthony Simmons and former Lady Tiger basketball coach Jim Davis are among eight members of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2008. Charlie Bussey, Executive Director of the Clemson Letter Winners Association made the announcement on Thursday.
Four female student-athletes are also members of the class, the most in history. The new female inductees include former rowing All-American Lucy Doolittle, former swimming All-American Ruth Grodsky, former track All-American Angel Fleetwood and former All-ACC basketball player Itoro Umoh. Also joining the hall are former football star Willie Underwood and multi-sports star Billy Wingo, who played football and baseball during the 1970s.
The eight members of the class will be inducted into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 12 and will be honored at halftime of the Clemson vs. NC State football game on Saturday, September 13.
Simmons was a three-time All-American for the Tiger football team between 1995-97, just the second ACC player in history to be a three-time AP All-American. He was named to the ACC 50-Year Anniversary football team in 2002.
Davis coached the Clemson women’s basketball team to the NCAA Tournament in 14 of his 18 years, and had 11 top 25 seasons. Underwood was a four-year starter in the secondary who is most remembered for his two interceptions and 17 tackles against South Carolina in 1980 when he led the Tigers to a 27-6 victory, a win that propelled the Tigers into the National Championship season of 1981. Wingo was a starter in football and baseball in the 1970s and earned All-ACC honors on the diamond twice.
Doolittle was Clemson’s first rowing All-American and was named to the ACC 50-Year Anniversary team in 2002. Umoh was the starting point guard on Clemson’s two ACC Championship teams in 1995 and 1998, while Grodsky was a six-time All-American in swimming in the 1980s. Fleetwood was an All-American on the track and in the classroom during her career with the Clemson program.
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