Brooks Haworth and others to the Guilford College Sports Hall of Fame

Posted by Andy Durham on October 21, 2010 at 10:30 pm under College | Comments are off for this article


*Guilford College will recognize four former student-athletes as the 39th
class inducted into its Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday, Nov. 6.* Ken Bailey
’72 *of Greensboro, N.C., *K. Alan Foley ’87* of Kernersville, N.C., *Brooks
H. Haworth ’62 *of Greensboro, N.C., and *Barry J. Whitlock ’86 *of
Mocksville, N.C.,* *are this year’s inductees.

The group will be formally inducted at a 11:30 a.m. ceremony in Guilford’s
Dana Auditorium and honored prior to the start of the Quakers’ football game
versus Catholic University of America later that afternoon. The ceremony is
free and open to the public.

*Bailey *captured Guilford’s Most Valuable Performer Award three times
during his four years on the Quakers’ track and field teams, despite no
prior competitive running experience. He won the 1971 Carolinas Conference
mile title and the 1972 NAIA District 26 crown in the same event. *Bailey *also
ran cross country and twice earned All-District 26 recognition. The Grimsley
High School graduate was unbeaten in the mile as a junior and graduated with
school records in the mile, three-mile and five-mile (cross country) runs. A
three-year member of Guilford’s Captains Council, he earned his degree in
economics. After college, *Bailey *won the 1974 North Carolina AAU 6-Mile
Championship. He currently serves as president of Software Design, Inc.

*Foley *was a four-year starting offensive lineman and three-time captain on
coach Charles Forbes’ football teams. The Bassett (Va.) High School graduate
captured Second Team NAIA All-America Division I honors in 1986 and was an
honorable mention All-American in 1985. The Quakers went 23-14-2 in *Foley’s
*tenure and made their first top-10 appearance (#3) in the NAIA national
rankings in 1984. *Foley *was a three-time First Team All-NAIA District 26
honoree, and not coincidentally, Guilford recorded three of the school’s
top-10 rushing totals with *Foley *on the line. He owns and operates Lawn
and Landscapes Unlimited in Kernersville.

*came to Guilford in 1958 after a stellar scholastic career at R.J. Reynolds
High School in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was a four-year basketball letter
winner for the Quakers and a three-year letter winner in tennis where he
played on the 1959 and 1960 Carolinas Conference championship doubles teams.
One of his teammates was fellow Guilford Athletics Hall of Famer *Jordan
Washburn ’59*. After Guilford, he enjoyed a successful tennis career that
netted 13 Greensboro city titles in men’s and mixed doubles. He also won
three North Carolina men’s doubles crowns and one state mixed doubles title.
An active member of the local tennis and athletics community, *Haworth *has
presided over the Greensboro Tennis Association and the Piedmont Triad
Sports Club. He currently serves on the Greensboro Sports Council’s Board of
Directors. *Haworth *worked in Guilford’s alumni relations office and served
as director of the school’s Quaker Club from 2004-10.

*Whitlock *starred on the Quakers’ baseball teams and graduated with a .354
career batting average that ranks eighth in school history. He won
Guilford’s McBane Hitting Award as the team’s top hitter three times,
including in 1985 when he hit a career-high .400, the 15th-best batting
average in school history. His 50 career stolen bases rank third in school
history. The center fielder earned All-NAIA District 26 and All-Carolinas
Conference recognition three times in his career, as well as Guilford’s 1986
Nereus C. English Athletic Leadership Award. The Davie High School graduate
ended his career in style by belting a three-run home run in his final
at-bat. *Whitlock *has enjoyed a successful teaching and coaching career
with Davie County Schools, where he also serves as the county’s athletic

This year’s class raises Guilford’s Athletics Hall of Fame membership to
208. Past inductees include NBA stars *M.L. Carr ’73*, *World B. Free ’76*,
and *Bob Kauffman ’68*, Major League Baseball players *Ernie Shore ’13, Rick
Ferrell ’28*, *Tom Zachary ’18* and *Tony Womack ’91*, and professional
golfer *Lee Porter ’89*

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics

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