BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater College has selected three former standout student-athletes for induction into the College's Athletic Hall of Fame. Colleen Reid (Class of 2001), John Curry (Class of 1988) and James Wampler (Class of 1971) will be inducted at the Hall of Fame ceremony on Nov. 9, prior to the Bridgewater vs. Randolph-Macon football game.
Reid excelled both on the playing field and in the classroom during her softball career at Bridgewater College.
She is the only player in Bridgewater College softball program history to be selected to the All-ODAC first team four times. She was also named to the ODAC All-Academic team in each of her four years.
Reid ended her playing career with a .346 batting average. She finished with 173 base hits and 130 runs scored, both program records at the time of her graduation. She still ranks in the Top 10 in program history in both categories. She had her best season in 2000 when she posted a .374 batting average. Reid played in all 170 games during her four seasons.
During her playing career, the Eagles won more than 66 percent of their games, posting a 113-57 record. Reid was a key performer on the 2000 team that finished 32-10, a program record for wins at the time.
Curry orchestrated the offense for the men's basketball team during one of the best seasons in program history.
Curry transferred to Bridgewater after one season at Newberry College. He started 16 games as a sophomore at Bridgewater and as a junior led the ODAC in assists with 195.
During his senior year, Curry helped lead to the 1987-88 squad to its best season as a member of the ODAC. The Eagles won the ODAC title and made the program's first appearance in the NCAA Division III National Tournament. Bridgewater finished the season with a 24-5 record and was ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation.
Curry dished out an ODAC-record 282 assists during his senior year, a mark he still holds more than 30 years later. Curry holds Bridgewater records for career assists with 557, assists in a season with 282 and assists in a game with 17. He still ranks No. 3 in the ODAC record book in career assists.
Wampler was a two-sport standout while at Bridgewater College, playing basketball and running track in each of his four years.
Wampler excelled on the basketball court, scoring 1,253 points and grabbing 601 rebounds. At the time of his graduation, Wampler ranked No. 8 in program history on the all-time scoring list and No. 2 on the all-time rebounding list. He currently ranks No. 20 in scoring and No. 10 in rebounding. He was also a strong performer on the track where he set a program record in the 440-yard intermediate hurdles.
Wampler was a team leader, serving as a team captain in both basketball and track during his senior year.