County Hall of Fame to induct new members Bollinger, Duppins, Hitchcock, Martin named

February 15, 1996|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

The Westminster Rotary Club will add four new members to the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame.

Ed Bollinger, Kim Duppins, Fern Hitchcock Jr., and Becky Martin will be inducted at the third annual banquet set for 6:30 p.m. April 3 in the atrium at Carroll Community College.

With this year's inductees, 14 members are in the Hall.

* Bollinger was a football, basketball and track and field standout at Westminster High before attending Villanova University and earning three varsity letters in football in the mid-'60s.

At Westminster High, he broke the Maryland state scoring record in football with 132 points in 1963. The same school year, he was the leading scorer on the only Westminster basketball team that reached the state championship game. At Villanova, he was a varsity starter for three years playing both sides of the football.

* Duppins was a standout basketball player at Francis Scott Key who went on earn regional All-American status at Memphis State University.

After her four-year varsity career at Memphis State was completed in 1982, she ranked in the top 10 in 10 career categories, including third in career rebounding (1,163), third in career steals (281) and fifth in scoring (1,835 points). As a senior, she earned Regional Kodak All-American honors and later had her No. 12 jersey retired.

At Key, Duppins set a number of school records, including career points (942), points in a season (487) and rebounds in a season (394). In 1987, she coached the Key girls team that reached the state semifinals.

* Hitchcock was a longtime baseball manager and athletic trainer at Western Maryland College.

From 1963-1977, he guided the Western Maryland baseball team to 10 Middle Atlantic Conference divisional titles and finished with a 152-99-3 career record.

Hitchcock spent 25 years as a trainer at the college and five at the Baltimore Colts training camps. He also played minor league baseball in the St. Louis Browns organization.

* Martin was a four-sport standout at Westminster High and Western Maryland College, where she now coaches the women's basketball team.

Most of her success came on the basketball court and in track and field.

In 1980, she became the first woman in Western Maryland College history to score 1,000 points. She was a two-time all-conference selection and still owns three school records.

Her specialty in track and field was the high jump and she twice finished second in the state in high school and owned the county record for 19 years. At Western Maryland, Martin was a two-time Middle Atlantic Conference champ and record holder. She also played on three MAC championship volleyball teams at Western Maryland and was a co-founder of the school's women's intercollegiate softball program.

Tickets for the induction banquet are $45 per person and are available at the Cranberry Mall, 140 Village Shopping Center and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce in downtown Westminster. Ticket information: (410) 848-9050 or (410) 876-1832.

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