Warren Wilson Announces Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019
Four Warren Wilson greats will be inducted into the Warren Wilson College Athletics Hall of Fame during the 2019 Homecoming weekend ceremonies, October 4-6. The Warren Wilson Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019 includes Eli Helbert '98, Lee Robison '08, and Rashad Ali '14.
The honorees will get formally inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at a reception that will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 4 in Bryson Gymnasium.
Eli Helbert ' 98 (Whitewater Canoeing)
Helbert was a 1998 graduate of Warren Wilson College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics/business administration. While at Warren Wilson, he was on the whitewater canoe team for four years. In his fourth year of competition, he earned the honor of the most valuable player at the Southeastern Intercollegiate Whitewater Championship. Helbert also competed for the U.S. Whitewater Team while at Warren Wilson. After graduating, Helbert went on to compete in over 30 national championship titles in freestyle rodeo canoeing and slalom canoeing between 1999 and 2018.
Lee Robison ' 08 (Cycling)
Robison graduated from Warren Wilson in 2008 where she cycled for four years with a focus on mountain biking. Going down as one of the best gravity riders in school history, Robison was able to win two downhill national titles, in 2005 and 2007 at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. She also took third in dual slalom at the 2007 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. Robison is one of only two WWC cyclists (along with HOF inductee Kylie Krauss) to have won multiple individual national titles.
Rashad Ali '14 (Men's Basketball)
Ali, a 2014 Warren Wilson graduate, played four years on the men's basketball team. During his time at WWC, Ali scored over 1500 points and was a significant contributor to the 2014 USCAA National Championship team. Additionally, he was named a two time All-American and All-Tournament team. Upon graduating, Ali went on to play professionally and is currently playing in Thailand for SWU.
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