More than 200 fans, alumni, parents, and players gathered on November 2 at the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond for the fifth annual Roundball Club Tip-Off Banquet to gear up for coach Dee Vick’s third season.
Athletic Director Joe Bush thanked the Roundball Club, and its president Dave Wilson ’63, for their support of the basketball program and help in developing other clubs supporting athletics at Hampden-Sydney. Wilson thanked the sponsors of the event, led by Car Coop Inc., Ed Shield ’63, and Laura and Don Whitley ’59. He also spoke about the excellence on and off the court of the Hampden-Sydney basketball team—while winning ten ODAC Championships, its impressive team GPA has garnered recognition on Academic All-ODAC teams, as valedictorians, and as student body presidents.
Lone senior Colin O’Neill spoke for the players, sharing his excitement for the season, saying that the young Tigers are a talented bunch with the potential to be a very exciting team to watch.
Coach Vick also thanked the Roundball Club for all of their support and talked about the many improvements in recent years: a new court floor, seat-back bleachers, a new locker room, and new banners for all of the schools in the ODAC.