Clifford R. "Pat" Crawford '23
Pat Crawford, now deceased, was a baseball standout for the Wildcats at first base in the early 1920's. Also a basketball player and an honor student, Crawford went on to play major league baseball for the New York Giants, the Cincinnati Reds, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Crawfrod compiled a lifetime .280 batting average and was a utility player for the Cardinals' famous "Gas House Gang" that won the 1934 World Series. His first hit in the major leagues was a grand slam home run against the Boston Braves in 1929. In 1937, he and his wife, Sarah, purchased a 20-acre site in Morehead City, and there operated Camp Morehead by the Sea for many years. Crawford died January 25, 1994.
Harold A. Westervelt '59
Harold A. Westervelt is the only wrestler in Davidson history to win three consecutive Southern Conference championships. In 1957 and 1958, he won the conference title at 157 pounds. In 1959, Westervelt moved up to the 177 pound class and won again. Two years ago, he was named to the Southern Conference's 75th Anniversary team - the only Davidson wrestler selected for that honor. Westervelt was also a three year letterman in football for the Wildcats from 1956 through 1958, the last time Davidson posted three consecutive winning seasons.
Elizabeth A. Tanner '78
Beth Tanner was the 1978 recipient of the Rebecca Stimson Award for her accomplishments in women's basketball and field hockey. A standout guard on the basketball team, Tanner graduated in 1978 as the Wildcat's all-time leading scorer in women's basketball with 792 points. Tanner also held single-game (10 against Guilford) and season (67 in 1976) records in assists, and the season record holder for steals with 60. Tanner averaged 11.3 points per game in her career from 1974 through 1978. She also shares the single-game record for field goal percentage with .818 (9 for 11) against Catawba in 1974.
Ray C. Sinclair '82
Ray Sinclair, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, holds 13 Davidson rushing records. Sinclair is still the only Davidson player to gain more than 3,000 yards, having compiled 3,085 yards in his career. Additionally, he is still the only Davidson player to run for more than 1,000 in a season, a mark Sinclair passed twice - 1,339 in 1980, including a school record of seven 100-yard games, and 1,001 in 1981, including a school record 260 yards against Catawba. Following his senior season, Sinclair was named honorable mention All American by the Sporting News. That same year, he received the Tommy Peters Award, the highest athletic honor given to a male athlete at Davidson. After graduation, Sinclair signed as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks.