There were 11 Inductees into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame, Monday, September 17, 2007.
Debbie Yow – Dr. Deborah Yow became the first female Athletic Director in the Atlantic Coast Conference history when she was named Director of Atlethics at the University of Maryland in 1994. The Gibsonville native played basketball and later coached at Kentucky and Florida before entering athletics administration. Under Dr. Yow’s leadership, the University of Maryland has won 15 National Titles and she was named one of the 20 most influential people in intercollegiate athletics by Street and Smith magazine. In 2006 she was inducted into the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame. An acclaimed author and clinician, she is the former president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
Accepting for Debbie Yow, Irwin Smallwood: