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    Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame page

    In an effort to reintroduce Flames Nation to some of its greats from the past, LibertyFlames.com will be interviewing each member of the 2020 Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame class.

    On May 1, Liberty Athletics announced the 2020 Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame class. The six-member class is the 12th to be inducted into the Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame.

    The class includes Larry Blair II (men's basketball), Henry Elliott (men's track & field), Andrea [Wildrick] Hampson (women's track & field), Morgan Hout (football head coach), Samuel Johnson (men's soccer) and Jeff Mincey (baseball).

    The Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Oct. 9 at the Alumni Ballroom on the third floor of the Montview Student Union. Additionally, the six-member class will receive special recognition during Liberty's Homecoming Weekend football game against Louisiana-Monroe on Oct. 10.

    The Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame celebrates the best of the best, honoring those who helped shape the face of Liberty Athletics. The Hall of Fame's now 63 members have each played a key role in helping Liberty grow from an NCCAA program in 1972 to its current status as a thriving NCAA Division I program.

    Andrea (Wildrick) Hampson
    Women's Track & Field: 1999-02

    Andrea (Wildrick) Hampson owns more NCAA Division I All-America honors than any other female student-athlete in the storied history of the Liberty track & field program.

    Hampson became the program's first-ever female competitor to win All-America honors at the NCAA Division I level in 2000 with a ninth-place finish at the outdoor national championship in the pole vault. She also earned All-America honors in the same discipline in 2002 at the NCAA National Indoor Track Championship (tied for fourth place) and Outdoor Track Championship (second place). Since her graduation in 2002, no other Lady Flame track & field athlete has come within a foot of breaking her indoor and outdoor pole vaulting records.

    The native of Mechanicsville, Va., was a three-time member of Liberty's 100-point club and joins fellow Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame honoree Heather (Sagan) Zealand as one of the program's two female performers with top two finish at a Division I national championship.

    Hampson was a five-time Big South and two-time ECAC pole vault champion. She helped Liberty sweep the titles at the Big South Indoor and Outdoor Championships all four years of her career and place 15th at both the 2002 NCAA Division I Indoor and Outdoor Track Championships as a senior.