ASHLAND, Va. - Five former Yellow Jackets - four student-athletes and one coach - have been voted into the Randolph-Macon Athletics Hall of Fame: Joey Allen '77, Travis Beazley '06, Mike Henning '96, Erin Ewalt Wendell '06 and Rachel Anderson.
The quintet will be inducted on Saturday, October 14, following the home football game against Emory & Henry at 1 p.m. A cocktail reception will begin at 5 p.m. and the induction will be at 6 p.m.
Joey Allen (1973-77), Basketball
Allen was a three-year letter-winner and helped lead the Yellow Jackets to three consecutive NCAA Division II Tournament appearances. Allen was the MVP of the Great Lakes Regional in 1977 and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the NCAA Division II Final Four in 1977. Allen scored 1,320 points, seventh on R-MC's career list when he graduated and currently 17th. He scored 578 points as a senior, the sixth-highest total for a season in program history. Allen pulled down 798 rebounds, fourth on the Yellow Jackets' career list when he graduated and currently sixth. Allen played professionally in Europe for 15 years in France, Sweden and Norway. Allen earned an advanced degree in hydrology.
Travis Beazley (2004-06), Baseball
Beazley was a three-year letter-winner at R-MC. As a senior, he went 9-3 with an ERA of 1.94. Beazley amassed a school-record 108 strikeouts in 88 innings with three complete games and an opponent batting average of .204. On May 2, 2006, Beazley broke the program record with 17 strikeouts in a game. Beazley was Division III All-America Second Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), R-MC's first All-American on the Division III level. He was All-South Region First Team and South Region Pitcher of the Year by the ABCA. Beazley was ODAC Pitcher of the Year, Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State First Team, All-ODAC First Team as a pitcher and All-ODAC Second Team as a third baseman. A Dean's List student, Beazley earned a degree in business & economics with a cumulative GPA of 3.53. Beazley was picked in the 38th round of the 2006 MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox and spent four seasons in professional baseball. Beazley was an assistant coach at R-MC from 2018-11, at VMI from 2011-17, and is currently an assistant coach at Lynchburg University.
Mike Henning (1992-95), Soccer
Henning was a four-year letter-winner for the Yellow Jackets and holds the program record for career points with 120. He is second in school history with 44 career goals and also second with 32 career assists. Henning is fifth in the ODAC in career points and was third when he graduated. He is sixth in the ODAC in career assists. Henning was All-ODAC and All-VISA (Virginia Intercollegiate Soccer Association) First Team all four years and All-Region First Team all four seasons. He was All-America Third Team as a sophomore in 1993 and All-America First Team as a junior in 1994. Henning played professionally both outdoor and indoor for seven years. He has been involved in coaching since 1996. Henning was general manager of the Harrisburg City Islanders from 2007-09 and was an assistant coach at Elizabethtown College from 2012-15.
Erin Ewalt Wendell (2002-06), Swimming
Ewalt was ODAC Swimmer of the Year four times during her R-MC career. She was Atlantic States Swimmer of the Meet as a junior and Honorable Mention All-America in the 200 Backstroke as a senior in 2006. Ewalt was named ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women's swimming in 2005 and 2006. During her junior season, she set program records in the 200 Individual Medley (2:11.06) and 400 Individual Medley (4:37.89). Both still stand as school records. As a senior, Ewalt set the program record in the 200 Backstroke (2:07.04), which also still stands as a school record.
Rachel Anderson (1972-2000), Women's Athletics
Anderson helped establish the women's athletics program at Randolph-Macon. She was a full professor of health & physical education, developed the physical education program and was chair of the department. Anderson was the first woman hired full-time in the R-MC athletic department and worked from 1972-2000. She was the first female coach, leading the women's tennis program from 1972-92 and the aquatics program from 1972-96. Anderson was ODAC Women's Tennis Coach of the Year in 1988. Anderson was Women's Athletic Coordinator and Senior Administrator from 1990-97. She served as cheerleader sponsor from 1972-85.