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University of the District of Columbia Honors 5th Annual Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class

The 2016 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees (standing L to R): Reginald Moore, Adam Hansford, and Harold Jackson; seated, (L to R): Bessie Stockard and Mrs. Irma Brown (mother of Anthony Brown)
The 2016 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees (standing L to R): Reginald Moore, Adam Hansford, and Harold Jackson; seated, (L to R): Bessie Stockard and Mrs. Irma Brown (mother of Anthony Brown)

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WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia Department of Athletics is proud to announce the 5th Annual Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class: Anthony Brown, Adam Hansford, Harold Jackson, Reginald Moore and Bessie Stockard.

The Athletics Hall of Fame celebration was held on February 19th, 2016 at Maggiano's Little Italy on Wisconsin Avenue.

The event, which included a reception, dinner and induction ceremony, was attended by more than 140 Firebird Athletics supporters. The Master of Ceremony was James "Butch" McAdams, University of the District of Columbia, Class of 1981. The evening also featured remarks from President Ronald Mason, Jr., J.D. and Director of Athletics, Patricia Thomas.

All five inductees were represented in a photographic slideshow and each inductee (or a representative of the inductee for those who were inducted posthumously) was given the opportunity to speak at the podium. All who attended Friday night were also entitled to free admission to Sunday's Firebirds basketball doubleheader vs. St. Thomas Aquinas College.

"The annual Athletics Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony is an outstanding opportunity for alumni, family and friends to gather and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of those who excelled athletically and continued to contribute to their communities. Last evening was no exception," Director of Athletics Patricia Thomas said. "This event creates wonderful memories that will last forever.  Bringing everyone together from the predecessor schools is very special. We are the University of the District of Columbia!"

 

University of the District of Columbia 5th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Class:

 

Anthony Brown

University of the District of Columbia – 1985

Men's Track & Field Student-Athlete

Anthony Brown was a sprinter on the men's track & field team. He was a two-time All-American in the 500 and 800 meters. A four-year letter winner under Hall of Fame Coach Stan Mullins, Anthony Brown was the 1985 Reslyn Henley Award Recipient.

 

Adam Hansford

University of the District of Columbia – 1989

Men's Track & Field Student-Athlete

Adam Hansford, a high school track and field All-American from HD Woodson High School, was a sprinter for the Firebird men's track & field program. As a member of the 1989 4x100 meter relay team that advanced to the finals of the NCAA Division II National Championship finals, Hansford earned All-American accolades. Reverend Hansford is President and Founder of the Washington International Network for Students (WINS).

 

Harold Jackson

University of the District of Columbia – 1999

Men's Basketball Student-Athlete

Harold Jackson was the 1999 University of the District of Columbia Men's Basketball MVP. Following graduation, Jackson enjoyed a professional basketball career, including a stint with the Harlem Globetrotters in 2001. Harold coached the 2005 and 2006 Swiss Nike Summer Girls Basketball Champions.

 

Reginald Moore

University of the District of Columbia – 1979

Men's Basketball Student-Athlete

Reginald Moore was the 1975 District of Columbia Teachers College Athlete of the Year and "M" Club Award winner, and he was a two-time men's basketball MVP. He was team captain and starting point guard for the University of the District of Columbia's 1977-78 inaugural men's basketball team. He retired after a successful career as a cartographer with the National Geospatial Agency.

 

Bessie Stockard

Federal City College / University of the District of Columbia

Women's Basketball Coach / Health Education Faculty

Bessie Stockard started the women's basketball program at Federal City College in 1969. A Tuskegee Hall of Famer, she pushed the women's basketball program to new heights, reaching the AIAW National Championships in 1975. Coach Stockard's Federal City program was one of only four teams across the nation selected to play the touring Chinese National Team in 1975 at the University of Maryland. In addition to coaching women's volleyball at the University of the District of Columbia, Coach Stockard continues to serve as faculty in Health Education.