Courtesy Vermont Sports Hall of Fame
COLCHESTER –— Superstars from the courts, links, rinks, gyms and fields are among the 10 newest members of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. The VSHOF Board of Directors announced its eighth group of inductees — the Class of ’20 — during a news conference at St. Michael’s College on Wednesday January 29, 2020.
The 2020 inductees are:
Standout cross country and track star Tara Chaplin of Middlesex;
Legendary ice hockey coach Jim Cross of the University of Vermont;
All-Star hockey player and coach Toby Ducolon of St. Albans;
Renowned gymnastics champion Debbie Dunkley of South Burlington;
Olympic ski jumper Jeff Hastings of Norwich;
Basketball legends Ed Hockenbury of Northfield and Sarah Schreib of East Fairfield;
Fabled golf pro and basketball player Libby Smith of Essex;
Women’s ice hockey pioneer, Carol Weston of Bristol.
Record-setting golfer Thomas ‘Tom’ Pierce of Rutland, also has been selected as this year’s historic inductee.
The class will be formally inducted at the 2020 Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Celebration Presented by Myers Waste at the Delta Marriott Burlington Hotel on Williston Road in South Burlington on April 25, 2020.
Ticket information for the 2020 induction and dinner will be available soon on this website. Proceeds from the event go to Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, the designated charity of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. The past dinners have raised about $19,000 to support PCAV’s work across Vermont’s 14 counties. Myers Container Service Corp, the “Red Can Family” is the new presenting sponsor for the annual event.