Inside HOKIE SPORTS | Vol. 14 No. 6 | June 2022

18 Inside Hokie Sports ATHLETICSANNUALREPORT XAVIER ADIBI, FOOTBALL A native of Hampton, Va., Adibi shined on Worsham Field as a linebacker from 2004-2007. Adibi was first honored as Second Team All-ACC in 2006, and then followed up with a monstrous campaign in his senior year. He led the ACC Champion Hokies in tackles and was named First Team All-ACC as well as a First Team AFCA All-American. After a fouryear career in the NFL, Adibi’s coaching career has brought him back to Blacksburg as a defensive analyst for Virginia Tech Football. KRISTI CASTLIN, TRACK & FIELD An Olympic Bronze Medalist at the 2016 Rio Games, Castlin was a decorated sprinter during her time in Blacksburg. Castlin graduated from Virginia Tech in 2010 as a four-time ACC Champion and eight-time All-American. She represented Team USA at both the PanAmerican and NACAC Junior Championships, taking home the gold and silver medals respectively in the 100m hurdles. Castlin earned bronze in the 100m hurdles in 2016 in Rio, completing an American sweep of the event with her teammates. JACKIE DAVOUD HENDRICK, DIVING Davoud Hendrick dominated on the diving board for Virginia Tech in the late 1990s. The twotime Atlantic 10 Diver of the Year left Blacksburg with the 1 meter and 3 meter records. She was a five time conference champion and was part of the 1999 Atlantic 10 Championship. TYRONNE DRAKEFORD, FOOTBALL Drakeford joins the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame after a strong college and professional football career. He snatched 16 interceptions for the Hokies in his career from 1990-1993, including seven in his junior season which led the Big East. He currently ranks second in program history and was a two-time first team All-Big East honoree. Drakeford played in the NFL from 19942001, winning Super Bowl XXIX with the San Francisco 49ers. JAMON GORDON, BASKETBALL Gordon helped lead the Hokies to a NCAA Tournament appearance thanks to his skilled guard play. The Florida native earned ACC Defensive Player of the Year Honors and finished his Hokie career as the program’s all-time leader in steals. Gordon averaged 10.9 points, 4.4 assists, and 5.0 rebounds per game at the close of his college career. The standout guard played professionally in Europe for over a decade andwon championships in Greece and Turkey. VICTOR “MACHO” HARRIS, FOOTBALL Harris dazzled Lane Stadium crowds with his electric defensive back play during his career in Blacksburg from 2005-2008. The Highland Springs, Va. native picked off quarterbacks 15 times in his career, helping lead the defense to ACC and Orange Bowl Championship victories in 2008. Harris was First-Team All-American in 2008 and a two-time First Team All-ACC selection. Drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Harris played professionally in Philadelphia, Washington, Pittsburgh, as well as Saskatchewan and Winnipeg in the CFL. QUEEN HARRISON-CLAYE, TRACK & FIELD The most decorated track athlete in Virginia Tech history, Harrison-Claye earned theBowerman Award in 2010, given to the best track athlete in the NCAA. She was a three-time National Champion, including the 100m and 400m hurdles at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships, and the 60m hurdles at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships. Her gold medals at the 2010 outdoor championships marked the first time any woman had won both events in the same NCAA Championships. In 2008, Harrison-Claye became the first Virginia Tech track and field athlete to ever participate in the Olympics. After college, Harrison-Claye won gold at the 2015 Pan American Games in the 100m hurdles and at the 2019 World Relays in the 4x110m event. Excellence Enshrined VIRGINIA TECH ATHLETICS inducts new Hall of Fame class r ned I I I I i e ll a l The Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2021 on November 12, 2021, the eve of the home football game vs. Duke. This group of seven extraordinary student-athletes got a well-deserved welcome home in front of Hokie Nation both at the induction ceremony and football game.