Warren Keith Marshall Sr.
Sandy Wilson ('87)
Sandy Wilson led the nation's college field hockey players in scoring in 1986, when she became the first field hockey player in JMU history to be named an All-America. After scoring a then JMU-record 33 goals in 1986, she was selected to the College Field Hockey Coaches Association/Penn Monto All-America First Team. She was voted to the All-South Region Team and the All-South Atlantic Conference Team in 1985 and 1986.
Wilson was selected JMU's offensive most valuable player in 1985 and 1986 and was JMU's Female Athlete of the Year in 1986. She led JMU in scoring for three consecutive years (1984-86). Wilson set school records with 64 career goals and 143 career points, and her career goals total ranked second and her points total third on JMU's all-time lists when she was inducted into JMU's Sports Hall of Fame. Her 1986 totals of 33 goals and 70 points ranked as the school's fourth-best all-time season totals in each category at the time of her induction. Her season scoring totals had been surpassed only by Carole Thate, a two-time bronze medalist on the Dutch Olympic Team.
Wilson was a three-year starter and played in 68 consecutive games from 1984-86. In her four years on the team, JMU compiled a record of 53-35-4, and her senior season the Dukes set 12 season records, including wins (18), consecutive wins (10), goals (96), points (250), most consecutive games without being shut out (25) and fewest games shut out (0).
She is a native of Sykesville, Md.
Shelia A. Moorman
Shelia A. Moorman guided JMU basketball teams to unprecedented success in 15 seasons (1982-97). Her teams won more than 300 games, played in six NCAA Tournaments and won four conference titles. She engineered two of the bigger upsets in NCAA Tournament history -- a 1991 victory at top-ranked Penn State and a 1986 win at regionally top-seeded Virginia -- and her teams were the first JMU basketball squads to be ranked in the national Top 25 polls.
The Jacksonville, Fla., native and 1968 Brigham Young graduate built a successful program by teaching basic fundamentals and emphasizing team play. Four of Moorman's six NCAA Tournament teams (1986-89, 91, 96) advanced to the "Sweet 16" (1986-88, 91), and the Dukes won four straight Colonial Athletic Association Tournament titles (1986-89). Under Moorman, JMU averaged more than 20 wins per year and set school records for season wins (28), consecutive wins (21), best season winning percentage (28-4, .875), consecutive home wins (39), consecutive conference wins (46) and consecutive home conference wins (32). JMU achieved its first Associated Press national ranking in 1986, and its number 12 national ranking the following year still stood as an all-time best for the program at the time of her induction.
The winningest coach in JMU history (302-134 record), Moorman was the overwhelming choice as "CAA Coach of the Decade" in 1995 in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the CAA's founding. She was CAA Coach of the Year five times (1986-89, 91), Virginia Division I Coach of the year four times (1986, 88, 89, 91) and Mideast Region Coach of the Year in 1986. In 1990 she was named to coach the West Team at the U.S. Olympic Festival.
Warren Keith Marshall Sr. ('87)
Warren Keith Marshall Sr. completed his JMU career as the football team's all-time rushing leader, and he still held that distinction by a wide margin when he was inducted into JMU's Sports Hall of Fame. While playing for the Dukes from 1982-86, he ran for 4,168 yards, a figure that at the end of his career was the best rushing mark by a Virginia college player and the fifth-best mark in Division I-AA history.
Marshall set JMU's single-game rushing record of 264 yards in a 1986 victory over unbeaten and third-ranked William and Mary, and he set team career records of 20 100-yard rushing games, three 1,000-yard rushing seasons, 737 rushing attempts and 34 touchdowns. He had 29 career rushing touchdowns and caught five touchdown passes. His 208 career points still ranked second in team history and his 29 rushing touchdowns third at the time of his induction.
The High Point, N.C., native ran for 691 yards and eight touchdowns in 1982 as a freshman, for two yards before suffering a season-ending injury in 1983, for 1,010 yards and eight touchdowns in 1984, for 1,181 yards and four touchdowns in 1985, and for 1,284 yards and nine touchdowns in 1986. He had 45 career pass receptions for 453 yards and was a three-time honorable mention All-America choice by the Associated Press and a two-time All-Virginia first-team choice by the Roanoke Times & World News.
Marshall was the Denver Broncos' sixth-round selection in the 1987 National Football League draft.