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HCC names 2007 Hall of Fame inductees

Hagerstown Community College recently held its 15th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Four former Hagerstown Junior College student athletes and two athletic boosters were honored as the 2007 inductees.
     
Lamont Dale played basketball at HJC from 1988 to 1990. He played on HJC’s first national tournament basketball team. Known as “the spark that lit the fire,” he led the team to the Region XX Championship and a trip to Hutchinson, Kansas. He later went on to Texas Tech University.
     
Sean Faust ran cross country/track at HJC from 1983 to 1984. He was the NJCAA National Champion in the 600 meter run held at the University of Arkansas in March of 1984. An excellent sprinter, he continued his athletic career at Penn State University. While at Penn State he was a member of record-breaking relay teams.
     
Richie Hawkins played baseball and basketball at HJC from 1961 to 1963. He made All-Conference in 1963 as a second baseman. Hawkins transferred to Towson State College and made the Mason-Dixon All-Conference Team and was named Player of the Year his senior season.
     
Shelly Smith ran cross country/track at HJC from 1982 to 1984. She was the first HJC female athlete to attain All-American status in any sport when she placed tenth at the NJCAA National Cross Country Championships in 1982. An outstanding distance runner, she qualified for the national championships in indoor and outdoor track in the 800 meter, 1500 meter, mile, 2 mile, 3000 meter and 5000 meter.
     
Jack and Carol Young have been members of the Hawk Booster Club since 1984. They have helped with a number of successful events including the National Women's Basketball Tournament, the National Cross Country Championships, multiple Region XX and Maryland JUCO events, and the Hawk Triathlon. Carol served as secretary of the Hawk Booster Club, while Jack served in various capacities including chairman of the Hawk Sports Hall of Fame Committee.