The fiercest defender on Virginia Tech's best football team headlines this year's five inductees into the Hokies' Sports Hall of Fame.
End Corey Moore earned consensus, first-team All-America honors as a senior in 1999, helping Tech to an undefeated regular season and berth in the national championship game against Florida State. He won the Lombardi Award as the nation's top lineman on either side of the ball and the Bronco Nagurski Trophy as national defensive player of the year.
An under-recruited transfer from Holmes Junior College in Mississippi, Moore was also an All-American in 1998. He is an undergraduate advisor at Michigan State, where he is pursuing his doctorate in lifelong education.
Scheduled for induction Oct. 22, the other honorees are:
The late Duke Thorpe set the basketball program's career shooting accuracy leader at 60 percent from 1974-77. Tech's No. 10 career rebounder, he played professionally overseas. Thorpe played at West Point in high school.
Defensive back Gene Bunn established Tech's career interception record with 18 in only 33 games from 1976-78. The record still stands, and he runs a real estate business in Charlotte, N.C.
Michelle Meadows is the first softball player enshrined. She was the 2000 Atlantic 10 player of the year and scholar athlete of the year and works in athletics administration at Longwood University.
Laurie Shiflett in 1998 became the first Hokies' female tennis player to earn a national ranking. She is general manager of the Virginia Beach Tennis and Country Club.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun