Alcornites to be honored at the 2012 SWAC Alumni Association Legends Reception and Roast(2)
Alcornites to be honored at the 2012 SWAC Alumni Association Legends Reception and Roast
The 2012 SWAC Alumni Association Legends Reception and Roast will be held December 7, at 6 p.m., in the Doubletree Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.
Davis Weathersby ’55 is this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. He is a member of the A-Club, ASU Hall of Fame, and former football coach at Mississippi Valley State.
Former Alcorn State women’s basketball coach Shirley Walker is the guest of honor for the Roast. The owner of more SWAC women’s basketball coaching victories than any other person, Walker won 493 games in 30 seasons on the sideline for her alma mater, Alcorn State University. Her Lady Braves teams won 12 regular season and six SWAC tournament titles in her tenure at Alcorn. They also qualified three times to the NCAA Tournament. Having spent her entire coaching career at Alcorn State, Walker is also an advocate for SWAC. Walker served on numerous NCAA committees and is a member of the Black Coaches Association. Even though she is retired from coaching, she still teaches classes at Alcorn State. The Bude, Mississippi, native is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Other Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are: Jay Roberson, former SWAC administrator and quarterback at Alabama A&M, Betty Austin, former athletic director and volleyball coach at Alabama A&M, and Dr. Evan B. Edwards, former president of Prairie View A&M (will be honored posthumously). Carl Whimper, Arkansas-Pine Bluff radio play-by-play announcer and former sports information director will receive the Charles “Chuck’’ Prophet Wagon Master Award.