Hawks announce 2018 Hall of Fame Class
Nov. 30, 2017

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is pleased to announce the Hawks Hall of Fame Class of 2018, which will be honored at a Feb. 23 gala entitled Bow Ties and Tennis Shoes.

The group includes: Jessica Worsley, Women's Bowling, 2004-08; Tim Parham, Basketball, 2003-06; Charles "Chucky" Pickard, Baseball, Track and Field, Basketball, 1998-2002; Angela Fowler, Women's Basketball, 1989-1992; Doug Dukes, Assistant Coach, Women's Bowling; Gail Aiken, Contributor, Athletic Staff.

"This is a class that is full of true Hawks that represented this institution not only as athletes, coaches and staff, but also after they moved on from Princess Anne." Athletic Director Keith Davidson said. "I will be honored to welcome them into our hall of fame and I am excited about the evolution of the event into a gala that celebrates both their honor and Hawk Athletics."

Worsley is the first member of the Hall of Fame to come from the school's storied bowling program. And with a resume like hers, it's fitting that she was the first. She led the Hawks to their first ever NCAA Division I Championship final appearance in 2007 and first title in 2008.  Title was the first DI Championship for the Hawks in any sport and first DI Championship for any HBCU. She led the team to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championships in 2006, 2007 & 2008. The Hawks attended the NCAA Championships in each year she bowled. She led the team to USBC National Championship field in 2005, 2006 and 2008, finishing fourth in Final Four in '06 and '08. She was named 2008 MEAC Woman of the Year and Maryland Eastern Shore's Female Athlete of the Year in 2007 and 2008.  She earned NTCA All-American honors in 2007 and 2008, was selected to the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 2007 and 2008 and named NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Performer in 2008. She also made the MEAC All-Tournament Team in 2005-6, 2006-7 and 2007-8 and was MEAC Most Outstanding Performer in 2006. Worsley was an NTCA Second-Team Northeast Region selection, who continued in the sport and won numerous other state and regional titles after graduation.



Parham, a 6-foot-9 forward, came to the Hawks from Chicago, Illinois played three seasons for the Hawks and was known for his rebounding, defense and hard-nosed inside play. He finished his career with 622 rebounds -- the most in school history since joining Division I. By his junior season he was a fixture in the lineup averaging 11.4 points and 8.6 rebounds. He was an early entry candidate, but returned to school after testing the waters at the Chicago pre-draft camps. As a senior, he started in all 29 games and averaged 14.0 points and 10.3 rebounds in 32.4 minutes per game, earning all-MEAC honors to cap his collegiate career. He was also named to The Black College All-Star Classic. After his time on the Shore, Parham had a 10-year international basketball which included stints in Poland, Germany, Chile, Mexico, Brasil, Peru, Venezula, Turkey and Canada. He also played in the NBA Summer League for both the Chicago Bulls (2006) and the Los Angeles Clippers (2015) and was drafted twice by the NBADL (2006: Bakersfield Jam, 2009: Tulsa 66ers). He found his most success in the Canadian National Basketball League where he is the league's all-time leading rebounder. Started in the All-Star Game was All-NBL in 2013-14 and was named Center of the Year as a member of the Halifax Rainmen. Won a league title with the NBL's Windsor Express in 2015.

By the age of 17, Dukes held a USA Junior Olympic Level I (1998) and a USA Bowling Silver Level (2000) coaching certification. He is the first individual in the United States Olympic Committee to hold these certifications at such a young age. Named to the Top 100 Coaches list by Bowlers Journal International in 2012 -- the only collegiate assistant coach named to the list. Coached eight years as an assistant for Maryland Eastern Shore winning four National Championships (2008, 2011, 2012 NCAA and 2011 USBC) and four MEAC Conference Championships. In 2004, he helped guide the Lady Hawks to the first ever NCAA Championship appearance, where The Shore finished seventh.  Dukes played a vital role in increasing player awareness and lane playability when it comes to game-day athletic performance. Maryland Eastern Shore and MEAC Hall of Famer Sharon Brummell gives Dukes much of the credit for developing the National Championship program.

Pickard was a four-sport athlete who is most known for his play on the baseball diamond as a shortstop who batted .350 his senior year with three home runs, 28 RBIs, a .525 slugging percentage, three home runs 42 hits and eight doubles. As a junior, he hit .314 with eight doubles, four triples, 37 hits and 12 RBIs. As a sophomore, he hit .318 with 47 hits, seven doubles, six triples and 20 RBI. In addition to being a .327 hitter, he also recorded the longest javelin throw in school history at 58 meters (since broken), and is credited with hitting the longest home run in school history (495 feet) while earning First-Team All-MEAC honors in 2002, Second-Team honors in 2001 and Honorable Mention in 2000. He was the 2002 Maryland Eastern Shore Male Athlete of the Year and baseball MVP in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Signed with the Cook County Cheetahs (Illinois) in the spring of 2003 but wound up playing just a season before returning back to the Shore to get his Master's at Salisbury. Coached Friendly High School baseball and went 13-2 in 2008, earned Gazette Star All-County Coach of the Year.  Currently head coach of the Prince George's Valor (ABA).

Fowler earned First-Team All-MEAC on the basketball court in 90-91 and 91-92. She made the MEAC All-Tournament Second Team 1992, scored 1,179 total points (3 seasons) -- fifth all-time in school history. She also ranks fourth all-time at the university in career points per game (14.0), fourth all-time in field goals made (488), fourth in field goal attempts (1,280), fourth in points in a single season (521: 90-91), fifth all-time in points per game in a season (18.0), eighth all-time in field goal attempts in a season (399) and second all-time in field goals made in a season (226).

Aiken served on and led numerous committees that helped to move the university and Hawk Athletics forward; was the speaker at several commencements, and Hall of Excellence and Hall of Fame ceremonies. She was an Eastern Shore athletics historian for 40 years and was responsible for the Maryland Eastern Shore Hall of Fame atrium design. She also served as a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and was a lifetime member of the UMES National Alumni Association and a member of the university's class of 1985. She also served as Director of Alumni Affairs for Athletics in the early 2000s and worked in Sports Information Office in the mid-80s. She will be inducted posthumously.

The Maryland Eastern Shore Hall of Fame Induction event will be held in the Student Services Center Ballrooms on the campus of the university. Details on ticket sales for the event will be coming soon.

For more information on Eastern Shore Athletics visit http://www.easternshorehawks.com/.

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