By LaJuan Tallo,
NWCC public relations
Six former Northwest Mississippi Community College athletes will be inducted into the college’s Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 15 at the David M. Haraway Center on the Senatobia campus. The featured speaker for the event will be University of Mississippi Head Football Coach Houston Nutt.
This year’s inductees are Russell Evans of Memphis, Bryant Mix of Water Valley, Marcus Hicks of Ridgeland, Bill Selby of Southaven, LaConger Cohran Shelton of Ramstein Air Force Base,Germany and Bryce McCullough, who will be honored posthumously.
Mix went on to play at Alcorn State University and was selected first team All-SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference) in 1994 and 1995. In 1995, he received the honor of being selected as a Black College All-American. He participated in the Senior Bowl in 1996. During his Alcorn career, Mix got the most sacks in a game (five sacks) against Texas Southern University, and the most in a season with 13 in 1994. He was drafted into the NFL and played for the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Mix, who currently coaches both track and football in his hometown of Water Valley, lettered in football, baseball, track and basketball at Water Valley High School. During his 1991 senior season of track, he was voted team MVP for competing in the final for the 100 meter dash. In his senior year playing baseball, he set the school’s record with nine home runs. He played on Water Valley’s 1990 Class 3A state championship team, and was voted 1st team All-State Linebacker.
Tickets for the event are $20 and should be purchased by May 8. They are available from any Alumni Association representative, and on all Northwest campuses.
For more information, contact Dolores Wooten, manager of Alumni Affairs, at 662-560-1105 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.