HOF press conference quotes
Left to Right: Leigh Ann Hawkins (wife of the late Charles Hawkins), Vice Chancellor David Williams, Jim Arnold, Charles Davis, Roy Skinner and John Rich (son of the late Herb Rich)
July 21, 2009
Vice Chancellor David Williams unveiled Vanderbilt's 2009 Hall of Fame Class in a news conference on Tuesday afternoon. In total, Williams announced the enshrinement of nine inductees, who join last year's inaugural 12-member class in the hall of fame.
Those who will be inducted into the 2009 class are Jim Arnold (football), Charles Davis (basketball), Julie Ditty (tennis), Charles Hawkins (baseball and football), Ming Hsu Robinson (swimming), Herb Rich (football), Wendy Scholtens Wood (basketball), Roy Skinner (head basketball coach) and Brandt Snedeker (golf).
Of the inductees, three -- Jim Arnold, Charles Davis and Roy Skinner -- were able to attend the announcement, and each was still trying to comprehend what it meant to be bestowed with such an honor.
On where this induction ranks among his honors:
On where he found out about his selection:
On if he was caught off guard by the selection:
On seeing the athletic program succeeding:
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