Maiden’s Crawford selected to Hall of Fame

A former Maiden athlete was selected Wednesday to be a part of the Davidson College Athletics Hall of Fame.

Ryan Crawford, who played for the Wildcats from 1998-2001, joins a list of five names being inducted into the Wildcats’ Hall of Fame on Feb. 4.
Crawford, along with swimmer Mary Shell Brosche, tennis coach Jeff Frank, track star Philip Koonce and baseball player Alan Lewis, will make up the 23rd induction class at Davidson.

A four-year letterman with the Wildcats, Crawford earned first-team Associated Press honors his senior year.

He was also selected in 1999 as an All-American, one of three ever in school history.

In 2000, Crawford was part of the Wildcats’ first and only undefeated team in school history, when the Wildcats went 10-0 on the gridiron.
Arguably his greatest game as a Wildcat came on Oct. 7, 2000, when he blocked two kicks to help Davidson defeat Morehead State 38-31 in overtime.

Crawford’s six blocked kicks during the 2000 season — including four punt blocks and two field goal blocks — were a school record at the time.
He left Davidson as the school leader in career blocked kicks (11) and pass breakups (31). The Wildcats were also 29-13 during his four-year career.

With the addition of Crawford and the four other 2011 inductees, Davidson’s Hall of Fame will include 101 student-athletes, coaches and contributors.

All five inductees will be honored with a ceremony before the Wildcats’ game against Chattanooga on Feb. 4 at 4 p.m.

A reception will follow after the game at 6:30 the Lilly Family Gallery within the Chambers Building on campus.

Finally, a hall of fame dinner takes place at 7:15 p.m. to honor all of the inductees.

For more information on Crawford and his hall of fame induction in February, visit the school’s website at