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ATHENS, Tenn. – Tennessee Wesleyan College recently held a "Bobby Davis Day," honoring the TWC alumnus for his upcoming induction into the NAIA Hall of Fame, which will take place on March 11 at the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championships in Point Lookout, Miss. The college invited Davis' family and friends and local community members to campus to celebrate his induction with a reception and a presentation between TWC basketball games.
Davis, class of 1968, is one of TWC's most highly regarded athletes in the college's history. His accomplishments include more than a dozen distinguished athletic honors and in addition, he held the record as a TWC leading scorer with 1,985 points until 1985.
Between evening TWC men and women's basketball games, TWC President Dr. Harley Knowles presented Davis with a Resolution of Appreciation from the college's Board of Trustees followed by a presentation of a Tennessee State Resolution of Appreciation by State Representative Harry Brooks and State Representative John Forgety.
In Davis' four years playing basketball for TWC, his team recorded 74 wins and 36 losses. Davis, who was inducted into the TWC Hall of Fame in 1981, ranks number one in TWC athletic history for 156 free throws converted in a season. In addition to leading his team to the highest finish for a TWC men's basketball team at a NAIA National Tournament, Davis has won numerous athletic awards and now ranks third in TWC history with a 1,985 career score.
"It is a great honor and I am humbled by my selection," said Davis, whose post-TWC career took him from coaching basketball to working in sales and marketing. "I want to thank those who nominated and supported me, as well as the selection committee. Tennessee Wesleyan was a great experience for me, a great place to continue my education and to play basketball."