Three to join BCHS Athletics Hall of Fame

Brown County High School will induct three new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 20, during halftime of the 7:30 p.m. boys basketball game against White River Valley.

Van Buren Elementary School Principal Christy Moore Wrightsman, a 1995 BCHS graduate, lettered in track and cross-country.

In cross-country she was named three times to the mid-Hoosier All-Conference team, was a two-time All-Sectional performer, two-time regional qualifier, an All-Regional performer and a semistate qualifier.

In track, she was six-time Mid-Hoosier All-Conference, a four-time regional qualifier, two-time Indiana High School Athletic Association state finalist and holds four school records. She was the recipient of the 1995 Golden Eagle Award.

Rick Fleetwood lettered in basketball, track and cross-country. He graduated from BCHS in 1969.

He is currently a professor of history and humanities living in Evansville and teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College. He has been twice recognized for his achievements by the Indianapolis Star Academic All Stars for excellence in teaching.

Gavin Chambers, a 2004 BCHS graduate, lettered in track and football.

He made the Indiana Football Coaches Association Class 3A All-State team and the Western Indiana Conference All-Conference team in 2002 and 2003.

In 2002, he earned an honorable mention for All-State team by the (Bloomington) Herald-Times and The (Columbus) Republic newspapers.

In 2003, Chambers received special mention for the Herald-Times’ Big State All-State, the Republic All-Area Team and was a nominee for the Indianapolis Star’s Mr. Football.

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