Four Former Student-Athletes Selected For 2012 Hall Of Fame Class

BRIDGEWATER, Va. - The 2012 Bridgewater College Athletics Hall of Fame has been selected and includes four former standout student-athletes - Amy Rafalski Hamilton, Andrew Hence, Davon Lewis and James Hulvey.

The group will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 5, at the annual Hall of Fame banquet as part of this year’s Homecoming activities. The inductees will also be recognized during halftime of Saturday’s Homecoming game when the Eagles host Hampden-Sydney College.

Amy Rafalski Hamilton (class of 1998) was a two-sport standout at Bridgewater College and still ranks among the top women’s lacrosse players in Old Dominion Athletic Conference history. Amy was a four-time All-ODAC first-team selection and was the 1998 ODAC Player of the Year. She finished her career with 299 points and 264 goals, numbers that still rank in the top five in each category in the ODAC record book. Amy was also a four-year starter for the field hockey team and was named to the All-ODAC first team as a senior.

Andrew Hence (class of 1975) left his mark on the BC baseball program and is still recognized as one of the top pitchers in the College’s history. Hence was named the Eagles’ outstanding pitcher in 1974 and 1975. He was named to the All-VCAA first-team in each of those seasons. Hence ranked among the nation’s leaders in earned run average in 1974 when he posted a 4-1 record for the Eagles. As a senior, he was a team captain and posted a 1.63 earned run average along with a .500 batting average. Hence still owns the Eagles career record for shutouts with six.

Davon Lewis (class of 1998) was a two-sport performer during his Bridgewater career and finished as one of the most decorated track and field athletes in the College’s history. Lewis won six ODAC individual indoor titles and seven ODAC outdoor titles. In 1997 Lewis was named the ODAC Track Athlete of the Year and the South/Southeast Region Male Track Athlete of the Year. During the 1997 season, the Eagles won both the ODAC indoor and outdoor track and field team titles. He qualified for the NCAA Division III National Meet in 1995, 1996 and 1997 and earned All-American honors in both the high jump and long jump at the 1997 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Lewis also played football for the Eagles as a wide receiver and punter. In 1997 he was named to the All-ODAC first team as a punter.

James Hulvey (class of 1973) was recognized as one of the top football linemen in the state during his playing career at Bridgewater College. Hulvey earned All Mason-Dixon Conference honors three times (1970-72). He was team co-captain as a senior when he was named the Outstanding Defensive Player in the Mason-Dixon Conference. He was an honorable mention all-state pick in 1971 and a first-team all-state selection in 1972. Hulvey also served as an assistant coach at Bridgewater from 1974-82 and was part of the staff that coached the Eagles to their first ODAC football championship in 1980.