COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three former Ohio Dominican University student-athletes will be inducted into the 2022 Black & Gold Club Athletic Hall of Fame, presented by Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine, during Homecoming weekend, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
Kevin McDonald, Shan Wade and Mira Wright are the three recipients of the Hall of Fame induction in 2022.
Induction into the Ohio Dominican Athletic Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors that a Panther student-athlete can receive. The Hall of Fame recognizes former students and coaches who excelled in Ohio Dominican athletics as well as friends of the university who helped to advance the overall athletics program to new levels. The Hall of Fame encourages student-athletes to strive to attain the highest standards of performance and conduct.
The 2022 inductees will be honored during the Athletic Hall of Fame Recognition Dinner on Friday, September 30th, and will be publicly recognized at halftime of the Homecoming football game, which kicks off at 1:00 PM, Saturday, Oct. 1, against the Walsh Cavaliers. More information and registration for the dinner can be found in the link above.
HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2022
Kevin McDonald (1993) concluded a career that coincided with some of the best years in the Ohio Dominican NAIA era for the baseball program. McDonald hit .341 for his career while tallying 220 hits, 51 doubles, 126 walks and 67 stolen bases through the 1990 through 1993 seasons. In 198 games, he carried a .562 slugging percentage and a .463 on base percentage. In four seasons, he was a three-time First Team All-MOC recipient and an Honorable Mention All-MOC in his freshman year. To cap his career, he was a NAIA Honorable Mention All-American in 1993.
In McDonald's four-year career, ODU went 156-66, including a 45-win season in 1993 while qualifying for the NAIA Great Lakes Regional Tournament and finishing 15th in the final NAIA national rankings.
With 126 walks in his career, McDonald sits as the all-time leader in walks for the Panthers.
Shan Wade (2008) was a two-time All-American on the men's soccer pitch during his time with the Panthers. Wade scored 16 goals, including six game-winners along with seven assists.
He was a two-time NAIA All-American as he was an Honorable Mention All-American in 2006 before being a Third Team NAIA All-American the following year. Along with his All-American accolades, he garnered a pair of NAIA Region IX awards, two All-American Mideast Conference (AMC) South First Team honors and the AMC South Division Player of the Year.
Wade was an integral part of the Panthers in his two years as they were 34-8-1 with a share of the 2006 AMC title and qualified for the NAIA National Tournament in 2007, the first bid in program history.
Mira Wright (1978) played women's basketball for the Panthers from 1975 to 1978 and returned as an assistant coach following graduation.
In the early days of the women's basketball program, Wright averaged 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while shooting 37.8% from the floor and 54.3% from the charity stripe. She led the team in scoring in the 1976 season while sitting second on the team in scoring and rebounding in the 1975-76 and 1977-78 seasons. She tallied 33 assists, 12 steals and ten blocks in her career.
At the time of graduation, Wright was the first woman to achieve a 20-20 game in scoring and rebounding. She held program records for the most field goals in a season (83), total points scored (193), season scoring average (12.8) and most rebounds in a game.
She became the first African American coach on staff at Ohio Dominican in 1979 when she became an assistant coach for the Panthers. Wright was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2018.