Queens University of Charlotte Inducts Royals 2012 Class
The Department of Athletics held their annual hall of fame ceremony on Saturday, October 6 and ushered in eight deserving individuals from Queens University of Charlotte. In addition to our six student-athlete recipients, the Royals Lifetime Achievement Award was given to 1972 graduate Margaret Sakowski Moore who participated in tennis and basketball at Queens and has had a prominent career at Converse College since graduation. Dr. William "Bill" Thompson received the Dr. Billy O. Wireman Award for his contributions to Queens Athletics that spanned a teaching career of 37 years.
"It's such an honor to bestow these awards on such incredible student-athletes from our university's past." said Jeannie King, director of athletics and past coach for the Royals women's basketball team.
Among the strong roster of recipients includes:
Nikki Blaha, Women's Tennis '95; Leslie Curtin, Women's Basketball '94; Anna Edwards Gay, Women's Tennis '98; Brian Flebbe, Men's Soccer '03; Suzanne McReynolds, Volleyball '98; Marcus Stubblefield, Men's Basketball '93
DR. BILLY O. WIREMAN INDUCTEE
Dr. William "Bill" Thompson (Honorary Alum '12)
ROYALS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT INDUCTEE
Margaret Sakowski Moore (Tennis and Basketball) '72
A very special and poignant presentation was made in honor of Peggy Thomas Hibbert, a Queen's standout student from the 1960's. Peggy excelled at Queens and became a Dana Scholar, a class officer, an Alpha Delta Pi Sorority member, an elected member of honorary scholastic clubs and several more tremendous accolades and leadership positions as a student. In recognition of Peggy's extraordinary leadership, she was named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. For more than 40 years Peggy has remained loyal to her alma mater - she has generously supported Queens financially as a member of the Royal Society; she and her husband and college sweetheart Carl have hosted numerous Queens alumni parties in their home in Raleigh; she has been a member of the Albright Society since naming her alma mater in her will a number of years ago, and her classmates say that she has never missed a class reunion. Queens' is honoring Peggy by naming a new tennis court at the beautiful Queens Sports Complex. This tennis court will be a testimony to Peggy's love of fun competitiveness, her dedication to physical fitness and it will fill a critical need at Queens today. This tennis court is being made possible by the generous contributions of many, given in recognition of their love and respect for their beloved friend Peggy.
The Royals Hall of Fame Club was established in 2010 to honor those who have excelled in or who have made significant contribution to Queens Athletics.
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