Six former student-athletes and a former administrator comprise Clemson’s Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2014, which was announced Wednesday by Bill D’Andrea, executive director of the Tiger Letterwinners’ Association.
The 2014 inductees include Mike Gandolfo (men’s tennis), Nnamdi Nwokocha (men’s soccer), Dwight Rainey (administrator, former assistant basketball coach), Jim Riggs (football), Duane Ross (men’s track and field), Ed Scott (men’s basketball) and Shekera Weston (women’s track and field).
Induction weekend is scheduled for Sept. 26-27, with the inductees being honored at the Clemson-North Carolina football game.
Mike Gandolfo (Tennis, 1977-80) was Clemson’s first All-American in men’s tennis and earned National Player of the Year honors in 1980.
Nnamdi Nwokocha (Soccer, 1979-81), a two-time All-American, remains Clemson’s all-time leading point scorer with 171 and is second in school history with 74 career goals. Nwokocha, who died in 2009 at age 46 of meningitis, will be inducted posthumously. At the time of his death, he served as an advisor to the governor of sports affairs in his native Nigeria.
Dwight Rainey (Administrator) was instrumental in the building and improvements of many athletic facilities on the Clemson campus, and previously served as an assistant basketball coach under Bill Foster.
Jim Riggs (Football, 1983-86) was one of the school’s best tight ends on the gridiron and enjoyed a six-year professional career with the Cincinnati Bengals. His son, Zach, is currently an offensive lineman on the Clemson football team.
Duane Ross (Track & Field, 1992-95) was an Olympian, a national champion and a seven-time All-American in the 60 and 110-meter hurdles.
Ed Scott (Basketball, 1999-03) was named one of the top 25 players in Clemson history when the school celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2012.
Shekera Weston (Track and Field, 1997-01) was a national champion and a 10-time All-American.