Five Sports Legends Enter BC Athletic Hall of Fame Nov. 8
Five stellar former Bridgewater College athletes have been selected for induction into the college's Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 8, in the Kline Campus Center. The inductees will also be recognized the following day at half-time of the Eagles’ football game against Randolph-Macon College.
The inductees for 2013 are Glenn Goad '75, of Bristol, Va.; Andrew Agee '84, of Roanoke, Va.; Shirley Brown Chenault '86, of Broadway, Va.; Todd Rush '92, of Chevy Chase, Md.; and Melissa Baker Nice '01, of Waynesboro, Va.
About the honorees:
Goad was one of the top football players at Bridgewater College during the 1970s. Playing at linebacker, Goad started every game during his four years with the Eagles and finished his playing career with six interceptions, five touchdowns and six blocked punts.
Goad served as a team captain and in 1973 was named the Eagles’ MVP. He was named to the All Mason-Dixon team and the All Virginia Collegiate Athletic Association team in 1972 and 1973.
Agee completed his four-year basketball playing career at Bridgewater College as one of the top players in program history. He was an honorable mention All-ODAC pick as a sophomore and a second-team pick as a junior.
During his senior season, Agee was team captain and averaged a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds per game. He was named the ODAC Player of the Year and was also chosen for the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Southeast Region First Team. Agee ranks number 13 on the Bridgewater all-time scoring list with 1,412 points and fourth on the career rebounding list with 912 boards.
Shirley Brown Chenault
Chenault played basketball and volleyball while at Bridgewater College and was one of the top volleyball players in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
She was named to the All-ODAC volleyball first team in 1984 and 1985. The 1984 Bridgewater team finished second at the ODAC volleyball tournament. In 1985, the Eagles won the ODAC regular season title and finished runner-up for the second straight year at the conference tournament. She finished her career with 802 assists. At the time of her graduation, she ranked No. 1 on the Eagles’ all-time assists list.
Chenault was also a solid four-year player on the basketball court. She finished her playing career with 756 points and 217 assists.
Rush finished his basketball career at Bridgewater College as one of the top players in program history.
Rush was named to the All-ODAC Second Team in 1990 and then earned first-team all-conference honors in 1991 and 1992. He was also named to the All-South Region First Team in both 1991 and 1992. He finished his playing career with 1,784 points to rank No. 4 on the program’s all-time scoring list. He was a three-year team co-captain and as a senior helped lead the Eagles to a 21-6 record.
Rush was also a standout in the classroom. He was a President’s Merit Scholarship Recipient and graduated with honors – cum laude.
Melissa Baker Nice
Nice finished her career as one of the top performers in the Bridgewater College women’s track and field program’s history. Nice qualified for the NCAA championship five times and earned All-America honors twice during the 2001 season. She was an All-American in the 400 meters indoors and in the 400 meter hurdles outdoors.
She won a total of 23 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) titles during her career – 16 individual titles and seven relay titles. She was named the 2001 ODAC Athlete of the Year in both indoor and outdoor track. Nice was also a key performer for the Eagles in 1998 when the team won the ODAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
Nice holds school records in the indoor 400, outdoor 400, outdoor 400 hurdles and as a member of the outdoor 4x400 relay team. She still holds the ODAC record in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:01.94.
Nice was also a standout in the classroom and graduated cum laude. She was influential in writing the Bridgewater College Code of Ethics and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership committee.