Please help us honor the Class of 2020 Chesapeake College Athletic Hall of Fame inductees by donating to the Chesapeake College Hall of Fame Endowed Scholarship Fund. Your donation will help to support future student-athletes as they pursue their educational goals.
The Chesapeake College Athletic Hall of Fame honors those who have made significant, positive impacts on Chesapeake College athletics and the college community.
We will be honoring the Class of 2020 on Thursday, April 16, 2020. For event details, sponsorship information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.chesapeake.edu/hall-of-fame All proceeds benefit the Chesapeake College Athletic Hall of Fame Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Chesapeake College Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Inductees:
Dr. Stuart Bounds, President Emeritus—As president of Chesapeake College from 1997 – 2008, Dr. Bounds led Chesapeake College at a time of athletic excellence. A strong supporter of Chesapeake’s athletic programs, Dr. Bounds also championed the college’s student athletes encouraging them to pursue success in their chosen sports and in the classroom. Dr. Bounds said, “Just before my retirement I received a souvenir baseball signed by the members of our NJCAA Baseball World Series Team. I left it in my office for my successor as a celebration of our success at the highest level of NJCAA athletics.”
Ms. Denver Clyde, Women’s Basketball Athlete—During here time at Chesapeake, Ms. Clyde earned multiple accolades including All Region XX 1st Team, All Maryland JUCO 1st Team, NJCAA All American 1st Team, Region Most Valuable Player and Maryland Most Valuable Player. After her graduation from Chesapeake in 2013, Ms. Clyde transferred to Bowie State University where she made the Dean’s List and earned her bachelor’s degree in 2017.
Mr. Patrick Hambleton, Soccer Athlete—A graduate of St. Michaels Middle High School and Chesapeake College (2010), Mr. Hambleton returned to his high school alma mater to head the school’s athletics program. After graduating from Chesapeake, Mr. Hambleton went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at University of Maryland University College. He is the athletic director and soccer coach at St. Michaels Middle High School.
Mr. Jimmie J. Jenkins, Men’s Basketball Athlete—A native of Washington, DC, Mr. Jenkins was named National Player of the Week and All-JUCO 2nd, Team All-Conference 1st Team in 2013. He graduated from Chesapeake College in 2013 and transferred to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Mr. Jenkins said he learned at Chesapeake the value of personal reinvention. No matter the circumstances, he said, there is always a chance to improve. He is the CEO and co-founder of ManPower and The Garden School in Washington, DC.
Mr. Tony Riggi, Assistant Baseball Coach—Mr. Riggi coached at Chesapeake from 2002 to 2014. During his tenure, Chesapeake team’s travelled to prestigious tournaments including the Regional XX Tournament and NJCAA Division II World Series. Mr. Riggi said during his time at Chesapeake, he enjoyed watching players improve, and then follow their careers as both players and coaches.
2016-2017 Women’s Basketball Team—Championship team led by Head Coach Gwen Barnes. Players: Cherise Castello, Chantelle Gross, Reeva Jackson, Janice Ladson, Shahra Madison, Natori Nesbit, Chandni Taylor, Emily Truitt and Deondria Wimber.
2017-2018 Women’s Basketball Team—Championship team led by Head Coach Gwen Barnes. Players: Joneisha Cain, Toni Chiarella, Chantelle Gross, Reeva Jackson, Natori Nesbit, Amunique Newell, Claire Pritchett, Chandni Taylor, and Emily Truitt.