Beard joining Northwest Sports Hall of Fame
Northwest Mississippi Community College will induct five former student-athletes into its Sports Hall of Fame during homecoming week Sept. 24-28 on the Senatobia campus.
The induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. at the David M. Haraway Center. An invitation-only reception and meet and greet will precede the ceremony from 3-4 p.m.
Kickoff against Holmes is set for 6:30 that evening at Bobby Franklin Field.
Two former men’s basketball teammates, Wilbert Beard (of Holly Springs) and Willie Brown, NJCAA women’s soccer All-American Elyse Lovelace, standout second baseman David Moss and the school’s all-time leader in interceptions, Vandell Grigsby, will all enter the prestigious hall.
Beard helped propel the Northwest men’s basketball program to success in the early 1970s under head coach Henry B. Koon.