HONOLULU- (Chaminade Athletics) Chaminade University announced that it will induct Carolyn A. Berry Wilson and the 1982-83 Men's Basketball team into the Silversword Wall of Fame at its fifth annual intercollegiate athletics gala. The event, which takes place on Friday, March 1, 2013, will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Ala Moana Beach Hotel (Hibiscus Ballroom).
Berry Wilson is the co-founder of Chaminade's Hui ‘Āhinahina Booster Club, which serves as the main fundraising support for the University's 10 sports programs. Her annual support has played a major role in the development of the athletics program, as she continues to provide opportunities in the classroom and on the field of play for Chaminade's 120 student-athletes.
The 1982-83 Men's Basketball team will celebrate its 30th anniversary of one of the biggest upsets in sports history when they defeated #1 Virginia 77-72 on December 21, 1982. Led by head coach Merv Lopes, the Silverswords did the unthinkable by taking down one of the most successful programs in college basketball, which included 7 foot 4 All-American Ralph Sampson.
The gala will feature keynote speaker Dave Odom, current chair of the EA Sports Maui Invitational Tournament. Odom is the former head coach at Wake Forest, where he coached and mentored current NBA All-Star Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs.