Five For Sports Hall of Fame


Four alumni athletes and a former coach were inducted into the Duke Sports Hall of Fame on September 21 at a ceremony in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Named for 2001 were Tommy Amaker '87, M.B.A. '89; Roy Hord Jr. '57; Mike Jeffries B.S.E. '84; Chris Moreland Culbertson '88; and Al Buehler, longtime track and field coach. The induction brings the Hall of Fame to 107 members.

Amaker was a four-year starter and point guard under coach Mike Krzyzewski. During that time, he helped lead the Blue Devils to a 108-30 record, four NCAA tournaments, and an appearance in the 1986 Final Four. In the 1986-87 season, he garnered All-America honors and was named National Defensive Player of the Year. His 259 career steals and 708 assists rank second all-time at Duke. Amaker joined Coach K's coaching staff as a graduate assistant in 1988 and, over the next nine years, helped Duke capture two national championships, three Final Four appearances, and a 230-80 record overall. He joined Seton Hall University as its head basketball coach in 1996, but left to become head coach at the University of Michigan in May.

Hord is one of the most decorated Blue Devil linemen in the program's history. In his three years with the Blue Devils (1954-57), he helped win one ACC championship, appeared in two Orange Bowls, and was part of three teams that went a combined 19-9-4 (12-2-1 in the ACC). Hord, who played both tackle and guard, is one of twenty-five Duke football players to be named first-team All-America. He was also named All-ACC and earned a trip to the Hula Bowl. He was selected in the 1957 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams in the eighth round. During his pro stint, he played for the Rams, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the New York Jets.

Jeffries is only the third soccer player admitted to Duke's Sports Hall of Fame. He helped lead Duke to the NCAA title game in 1982, four NCAA Tournament appearances, and a 71-11-7 record overall. Beginning as a forward and moving to sweeper, he earned All-ACC honors for his defensive prowess in 1982 and 1983. Besides being named first team All-America in 1983, he captured the Hermann Award as National Player of the Year. He began a pro career with the Major Indoor Soccer League, playing for both the Minnesota Strikers and the Dallas Sidekicks. He is in his first year as head coach for the MSL's Dallas Burn.

Considered the greatest woman on the basketball court in Blue Devil history, Moreland is the first women's basketball player to be elected to Duke's Hall of Fame. She is the career leader in scoring, with 2,232 points, and the program's all-time leading rebounder with 1,229 boards in her four years. In 1988, she was named first team All-America, the first women's basketball player at Duke to receive that honor. She was named All-ACC four times, ACC Rookie of the Year in 1985, and ACC Player of the Year in 1987.

Buehler, who coached in Duke's track and field program for forty-five years, retired last year after hosting the 2000 NCAA Track and Field Championships at Wallace Wade Stadium. After a stellar undergraduate track career at the University of Maryland, he came to Duke as head cross-country coach, and was promoted in 1964 from assistant to head coach of the track and field team. A past chair of the physical education department, he coached several All-Americans, seven Penn Relay champions, six ACC cross-country teams, and five Olympians--among them, two who won medals. Buehler was team manager for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team in Munich in 1972, Los Angeles in 1984, and Seoul in 1988. In 2001, he was head manager for the U.S. contingent at the World Indoor Track Championships in Lisbon, Portugal.

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