Dover, Del. (May 22, 2017) --- A three-time Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Softball Player-of-the-Year and the only Hornet to compete in the National Basketball Association highlight the 2017 Delaware State University Athletics Hall-of-Fame class announced today.

A total of 10 individuals and three teams will be honored during the annual hall-of-fame ceremony Sep. 22 at DSU's Martin Luther King Student Center. The class will also be recognized during the Hornets' 2017 football home opener against Norfolk State the following day.

Among the 2017 honorees is former Hornet softball standout Jordan Reid, selected as the MEAC's Player-of-the-Year during the 2010, '11 and '12 seasons, joining current DSU head coach Amber Jackson (Bethune-Cookman) as the only three-time recipients of the award.

In addition, Reid was a Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Mid Atlantic First Team and ECAC Division I All-Star selection. During the 2011 season, she was second among all NCAA Division I players with a .497 batting average.

Former Hornet basketball star Emanual Davis, who competed for three NBA teams, has also been selected for hall-of-fame induction. Davis scored 1,269 points and was an All-MEAC First Team selection in three seasons at Delaware State from 1988 to '91. Following his collegiate career, he played for the NBA's Houston Rockets (1996-98), Seattle Sonics (1999-2001) and Atlanta Hawks (2001-03).

Former MEAC Baseball Player-of-the-Year Scott Davis will also join the Hornet Hall-of-Fame. In 2011, Davis was MEAC Player of the Year, Division I All-America Honorable Mention and an America Baseball Coaches Association All-East Region Second Team selection. That season, he was tops in the MEAC and seventh among all NCAA Div. I players with a .418 average and ranked seventh in Div. I with a .516 on-base percentage.    

The new DSU Hall-of-Fame class will also include track and field standout Dana (Walker) Armantrading and Vashon Winton, the quarterback of the Hornets' 2007 MEAC  championship and NCAA Tournament football squad.

Armantrading was a three-time Delaware State Female Athlete-of-the-Year (1993, '94, 96) and the current school record holder in the discus (151.3') and shot put (46'). She was 1992-93 MEAC indoor & outdoor shot put champion and discuss winner from 1994-to-'96.   

Winton, the 2005 MEAC Rookie-of-the-Year, is DSU's career leader with 30 wins as a starting quarterback (30-14 career record). He led the Hornets to 10-2 overall record (10-1 regular season), MEAC championship (8-0) and the team's first NCAA playoff appearance in 2007. Winton ranks second in team history in pass completions (553) and passing touchdowns (38),  and third in passing yards (5,595).

The 2017 Delaware State Hall-of-Fame class will also include former Hornet head softball coach Jeff Savage, who led the team from 2000 to 2012.  Savage is DSU's all-time leader in softball wins, posting a career record of 339-283 (.545), including a 155-51 mark in MEAC contests (.752). He led the Hornets to their lone MEAC championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2008, along with guiding the team to three other MEAC championship game appearances and five MEAC North titles.  

Three individuals, former Hornet athletes Tyrone Belford (football) and Gerald Kobasa (football), along with long-time curator/equipment manager Arthur Wright will join the hall-of-fame as honorary members.

Another former DSU athlete Steve Ewing will be inducted into the hall-of-fame as a contributor.

Three Delaware State teams will also achieve hall-of-fame status this year.

The list includes the 1964 CIAA champion baseball team, the 2006-07 MEAC champion women's basketball squad and the aforementioned 2007 football team.      

2017 Delaware State University Athletics Hall-of-Fame Inductees
Dana (Walker) Armantrading            Women's Track & Field  
Tyrone Belford                      
Emanual Davis                                   
Men's Basketball
Steve Ewing                                       
Scott Davis                                         
Gerald Kobasa                                    
Jordan Reid                                        
Jeff Savage                                        
Softball Coach
Vashon Winton                                  
Arthur Wright                                    
Special Recognition

1964                CIAA champion baseball team            
MEAC champion women's basketball team
2007                MEAC champion football team

Delaware State hall of fame