The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2018 on Tuesday, with a trio of former Tar Heels among the 15 people selected.
Raleigh native Scott Bankhead–who posted a 24-3 record as an All-American pitcher at UNC–joins tennis standout Laura Dupont and golfer Donna Andrews as part of this year’s class.
Bankhead’s career .889 winning percentage on the mound from 1982-84 is still the best in school history. He later posted a 57-48 record during a 10-year with five different teams in the major leagues.
Dupont won the U.S. Collegiate Tennis Championship in 1970 and was recognized as North Carolina’s AAU Athlete of the Year.
The first female to be named an All-American at UNC, she would go on to play professionally–reaching as high as ninth in the U.S. rankings back in 1977.
After being named an All-American golfer at UNC in 1989, Andrews joined the LPGA Tour in 1990. She became the top-ranked American on tour by 1998–winning the Nabisco Dinah Shore major tournament in 1994 and posting three more top-three finishes in major tournaments along the way.
Other notable inductees in this year’s class include: 2006 Olympic Gold Medalist speed skater Joey Cheek and the longest tenured umpire in the major leagues, Joe West.
For the full N.C. Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018, click here.