FREDERICK, Md. (PRWEB) January 10, 2018
The 42nd annual YMCA of Frederick County Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 6:00pm at the Downtown YMCA on North Market Street.
Seven new inductees will be recognized:
- Kelby Conley- At age four, Kelby began organized swimming on the Hood College Youth summer swim team and on the Frederick Area YMCA swim team. She soon started setting age group and team records. Swimming for the Frederick Area Swim Team (F.A.S.T.), she was named to the All Maryland Swim Team in 1988 and 1993. At Governor Thomas Johnson High School, she set six team records, including the 100-backstroke record that she held for 22 years. Kelby was a three-time Frederick County Female Swimmer of the Year. She earned a full scholarship to West Virginia University and was named captain in her senior year. She returned to Frederick and has coached the F.A.S.T. program for 17 years. As the coach of TJHS from 2001 to 2010, she led the Patriots to four consecutive county titles and six titles in nine years. Record-Setting Swimmer and Coach.
Megan Gebbia- Megan was a key player on the 1989 Maryland 2A State Championship Middletown High School women’s basketball team. She played college basketball at Towson University from 1990 to 1994. After graduation, she served as an assistant women’s basketball coach at American University, University of Maryland-Baltimore Campus, and then Wright State. She then spent 10 years as the associate head coach at Marist College, where the team won nine Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament titles. In 2007, the Red Foxes advanced to the Sweet 16 and were ranked in the top 25 for several seasons. In 2013 she returned to American University as the head women’s basketball coach and has led them to appearances in the NIT and NCAA tournaments. She was the Patriot League Coach of the Year in 2015. Outstanding College Women’s Basketball.
- Sheri Huckleberry- An outstanding athlete at Middletown High School, excelling in soccer, track and field, Sheri won three state discus titles; was a two-time Frederick News-Post Female Soccer Player of the Year; and was a Maryland All-State soccer honoree in 1990, 1991, and 1992. She then played soccer for four years at the nationally ranked University of Connecticut. After her college career, Sheri played semi-pro/professional soccer and in 1997 helped England’s Wembley FC (England) reach the FA Cup final. A member of the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development coaching staff from 1999 to 2002, she also was an assistant coach at Division I Ohio University, Ball State, and Iowa, before serving as head women’s soccer coach at Marist in 2003–2004. . Sheri is a national expert in the field of coaching philosophy. Outstanding Athlete, Soccer Coach, and Author.
- Zach Jackson- Born and raised in Frederick, Zach was one of Governor Thomas Johnson High School’s greatest all-around athletes. He was a three-year starter in varsity football, and a four-year starter in varsity basketball. He was a state champion track runner and during his senior year broke the then state 3A record in the 100-yard dash. Captain of both the basketball and football teams, he played on the Patriots’ 1975 state championship basketball squad. As a receiver and defensive back, he garnered All-League and All-State honors and was awarded a full football scholarship to Syracuse University. He started for the Orange as a defensive back in his sophomore year. After serving in the Army, Zach returned to Frederick County and was the head track coach at Catoctin High School and the Silver Oak Academy. One of Governor Thomas Johnson High School’s Greatest Three Sport Athletes.
- Terence Morris- Born in Frederick, Terence attended Governor Thomas Johnson High School, where he starred in basketball, leading the Patriots to the Maryland State 3A title in 1997. The 6-ft 9-in forward then had an outstanding four years playing for the University of Maryland, and during his senior season, helped the Terps make the NCAA Final Four. Terence was selected in the second round of the 2001 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks; played in 2001–2003 for the Houston Rockets; and in 2005–2006 for the Orlando Magic. Later, he continued his professional career in Europe, winning All-EuroLeague first team honors in 2008. His Maccabi Tel Aviv team made the EuroLeague finals in 2008 and he was named MVP. He was a member of FC Barcelona when they won the EuroLeague Championship in 2010.High School, College, and Professional European and NBA Basketball Star.
- Evan Routzahn- As a three-year starting lineman on the Middletown football team, Evan was selected to All-Area and All-League teams and was first team All-State and All-Big School in his senior year. He was a team captain and lettered in basketball and track and field for the Knights. As a University of Virginia signee, Evan became the first MHS football player to ever receive a full Division I scholarship. He started 39 games over four seasons for the Cavaliers, including three bowl games, was a team captain at UVA, and was twice named ALL-Academic ACC. He was selected in his senior year to play in both the Blue-Gray Senior Bowl Game and the East-West Shrine Game. He returned to Frederick County and has devoted time as an advocate for individuals with Downs Syndrome. All-Star High School and College Football Player.
- Kelli Summers- Kelli was a three-sport varsity athlete all four years at Frederick High School, excelling in soccer, basketball, and softball. She was a-first team Central Maryland Conference soccer player, the leading Frederick County scorer for the Cadet basketball team, and led the softball team in their 1988 state tournament appearance in the finals. She won FHS MVP awards in both basketball and softball. At Shepherd College, Kelli was a two-time All-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection in softball and led the Rams to the school’s first league title. In 1991, she was the WVIAC Player of the year setting an NCAA record with 15 triples and, in 1999, was inducted into the Shepherd College Athletic Hall of Fame. Kelli returned to Frederick County after graduation and coached softball at her alma mater. She has received several awards as an outstanding physical educator. One of Frederick County’s Best Female Three Sport Athletes and Coach.
Tickets to the banquet are available on a first come first served basis at the YMCA after January 2nd. The banquet will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the YMCA of Frederick County, 1000 North Market Street, Frederick. The Social Hour begins at 6:00 p.m.; dinner begins at 7:00 p.m.
The Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame collection has been relocated to the Downtown campus of the YMCA of Frederick County, 1000 N. Market Street, Frederick. In its new location, it will be accessible to the public. Permanent and rotating displays of photographs and memorabilia will honor Frederick County’s finest athletes, coaches and athletic and community supporters.
Please contact Kim Selby, at 301-418-6574 or [email protected] if you have any questions.
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