West Virginia HOF class includes WPIAL stars Meg Bulger, Jones brothers
West Virginia announced its 29th Hall of Fame, and the class includes three former WPIAL stars: wrestlers Greg Jones and Vertus Jones and women’s basketball player Meg Bulger.
The induction ceremonies will take place Sept. 14 when WVU hosts N.C. State.
The other inductees are Steve Dunlap (football), Darryl Prue (men’s basketball), Lisa Stoia (women’s soccer), John Thornton (football), Dr. Stefan Thynell (rifle) and Pete White (men’s basketball/track & field).
Greg Jones (Greensburg Salem) is WVU’s all-time leader in wins and is the Mountaineers’ only three-time NCAA champion.
He posted a career record of 126-4 from 2001-05. Jones won the NCAA championship as a freshman in ‘02 at 174 pounds, as a junior in ‘04 at 184 pounds and as a senior in ‘05 at 184 pounds. He became the 39th wrestler in NCAA history to win three national championships, the 20th to win titles at two different weight classes and the 10th to win a national title as a freshman.
Vertus Jones (Greensburg Salem) became the Mountaineers’ first three-time All-American and first four-time Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) champion during his career from 1997-00.
A two-time NCAA runner-up, Jones posted a stellar 30-2 record as a senior in 2000 at 184 pounds, setting the all-time West Virginia consecutive wins mark at 24.
He and his brother, Greg, become the second set of siblings to be inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame, joining Marc, Kate and Meg Bulger.
Bulger completed her WVU women’s basketball career in 2008 as a four-year letterwinner, team captain, All-America honorable mention and All-Big East honoree.
The Oakland Catholic graduate started her career as the Big East Rookie of the Year, Bulger went on to become a two-time All-America honorable mention, a WBCA All-Region honoree and a four-time All-Big East honoree.
Bulger ranked fifth all-time in career scoring with 1,665 points.
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