Davidson athletics announces 2012-13 Hall of Fame class
by Staff Writer
The induction ceremonies will take place Feb. 9, beginning with a reception at 4:30 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery within the Chambers Building. Following the reception, there will be a Hall of Fame dinner and program at 5 p.m. There will also be a ceremony at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Appalachian State with tip-off slated for 7:30 p.m.
With the induction of these four honorees, the total number of Davidson althletics Hall of Fame members is now 105.
Boris Henderson ’01 – Football
A four-year football lettermen, Henderson was named first-team Football Gazette I-AA Mid-Major All-America in 1999 and 2000 and a first-team I-AA Independent All-Star from 1998-2000. He is the school’s career leader in tackles, sacks, tackles for loss and unassisted tackles and also owns the school mark for sacks in a game with four at San Diego Oct. 14, 2000. He was named the I-AA Independent Player of the Week Oct. 30, 2000. Henderson is a key member of the only undefeated team in school history as the Wildcats went 10-0 in 2000; Davidson was 29-13 during his four-year career.
Dr. William T. Iverson ’49 – Football, Basketball, Track
Iverson participated in football, basketball and track. He received the Tommy Peters Award in 1949 and was awarded 12 letters during his four years. One of the highlights of his career was a 54-52 basketball win at Clemson during the 1948-49 season. Iverson hit the game-winning shot with 45 seconds to play. He averaged 6.0 points per game as a senior. He also played end in football. As the minister at First Reformed Church of Newark, he opened “Crosscounters,” a restaurant in New Jersey designed to help Newark youth and delinquents. The New York Times called it “sort of a camouflaged rescue mission,” and described Iverson as “a person with a punch.”
Sterling Martin ’63 – Cross Country, Long-time Administrator
Despite not being involved in athletics in high school, he participated and won the Cake Race as a freshman. After a season on the junior varsity cross-country team, Martin was named all-conference during his three years as a varsity athlete and won all but six dual meets in his career. He set several school records, was captain of the team for two years, was “Most Outstanding Runner” for two years, and recorded a career best 15:07 for three miles. From Bill Giduz’ article in 2007, “His willingness to take personal responsibility for tasks complex and dirty, and respect of students as the college’s top priority, led the college to entrust him with an unrivaled range of administrative duties in athletics.” He has been assistant and head track and cross-country coach, director of intramurals and physical education, coordinator of club sports, director of the Lake Campus, and interim director of athletics on three different occasions.
Mara Mordini ’01 – Volleyball
A three-year letterwinner, Mordini was the SoCon Player of the Year in 1999 and 2000 in leading the Wildcats to their first and only league titles. She was named first-team all-league from 1998-2000. Mordini recorded 19 double-doubles (kills and digs) in 1999 and posted 31 kills and 23 digs to lead Davidson over Chattanooga in the league championship game. She recorded 645 digs and 559 kills in 2000, both school records at the time, and her digs mark remains the school single-season record. Her 4.96 digs per game in 2000 ranked third in the nation. She earned All-SoCon Tournament and tourney MVP honors in both 1999 and 2000. The Wildcats made NCAA appearances in 1999 and 2000, the only two in school history, and went 90-44 overall and 59-15 in the SoCon during Mordini’s career. In 1999, the ‘Cats posted a 31-4 overall record and a perfect 20-0 league mark. She still ranks in the top-10 at Davidson in career kills, aces and attack percentage, and her 1,872 digs are a school record. She was the Stimson Award winner in 2001.