All-Time Hall of Fame List
Eight former Clemson athletes representing seven sports, plus a former athletic director who made one of the most important coaching hires in the 123-year history of the school’s athletic department, represent the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame Class for 2019. The announcement was made Monday by Director of the Block C Club Bob Mahony. The nine-member class will be inducted the weekend of November 15-16, 2019 in conjunction with the Wake Forest football game.
This year’s class includes six former All-Americans, a national player of the year, three athletes who were named to ACC 50-Year Anniversary Teams, and three athletes who are still ranked in the top 10 in scoring of their respective sports.
The class includes Clemson’s #2 all-time leading football rusher James Davis, All-American offensive lineman Dave Thompson, baseball All-American and former Major League player Brian Kowitz, former All-ACC basketball player K.C. Rivers, Jimmy Glenn, a finalist for the Hermann Award, the Heisman Trophy of college soccer, and Mitch Sprengelmeyer, the first player in college men’s tennis history to win national Senior Player of the Year and the national Sportsmanship Award (Von Nostrand Award) in the same year.
Also included in the 2019 Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame Class are Karen Hartmann, a women’s track great who made the ACC 50-Year Anniversary team in 2002, Nadra Simmons, a seven-time women’s swimming All-American, and Terry Don Phillips, Clemson’s award winning athletic director from 2002-12, who made the decision to hire Dabo Swinney as head football coach in 2008.