The 60th Induction Celebration will be held this May in Charlotte
RALEIGH, N.C.—The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors is honored to announce its 2024 induction class. The new members, listed alphabetically are Randolph Childress, Sheila Ford Duncan, Caroline Lind, Bob McKillop, Jim Nantz, Pettis Norman, Shea Ralph, Don Skakle, Steve Smith Sr., Marilyn “Que” Tucker and Ron Wellman.
The group of 11 will be enshrined during the 60th annual Induction Celebration on the evening of Friday, May 10, at the Charlotte Convention Center, starting at 5 p.m. Their induction will bring the total number of Hall of Fame members to 411.
“This year’s class joining the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame is dynamic in many ways,” said Dr. Jerry McGee, president of the hall’s Board of Directors. “Not only are they part of a milestone group, given that this is the sixtieth Induction Celebration, they are representative of the reach throughout the Charlotte community, the state of North Carolina, the United States, and beyond.”
Marilyn “Que” Tucker: As commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, Tucker has overseen tremendous growth in participation for female athletes, as well as increased recognition for female and minority coaches and administrators, and additional competitive opportunities for its 436 association members. She is a charter member of the Mars Hill College Athletic Hall of Fame after leading the Mountain Lions in scoring for two seasons. She earned a master’s degree from UNC Greensboro in 1977 and coached at the high school level for a decade before joining Kay Yow’s staff at N.C. State. She joined the NCHSAA in 1991 and became its first female and African American commissioner in 2015.
“This honor was very unexpected,” Tucker said. “I was speechless when the call came from Tipp Durham! I have never “worked” to receive recognition and honors. I share this with and thank all those who have journeyed alongside me on my career path. I am humbled to have been selected and am I am excited to be inducted with this class of outstanding individuals.”
Tickets are on sale now for the Induction Celebration. Visit www.ncshof.org.
About the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
The N.C. Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1962. A permanent exhibit, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame is located on the third floor of the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh and features over 200 significant objects and memorabilia donated by inductees. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
About the North Carolina Museum of History
The North Carolina Museum of History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, fosters a passion for North Carolina history. This museum collects and preserves artifacts of state history and educates the public on the history of the state and the nation through exhibits and educational programs. Admission is free. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.