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Abernathy To Be Inducted Into Catawba HOF PDF Print
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Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:09

David W. Abernathy, who was a star basketball player at Appalachian State University from 1954-57 will be inducted into the Catawba County Hall of Fame. Abernathy, who was inducted into the ASU Hall of Fame in 1982, will be inducted with the Class of 2012 on May 14 at

Catawba Valley Community College.
Abernathy still holds the ASU record for scoring average of 26.6 points-per-game. Following his graduation at ASU, Abernathy became a teacher at Bunker Hill High School, where started up the school's football and track & field programs. He also coached basketball and baseball at Bunker Hill. His combined coaching record was 197-98-4.
Abernathy will be among five men inducted into the Hall of Fame. He will be joined by William N. (Bill) Bass, known as "The Voice" in Catawaba County athletics; James L (Jim) Correll, the executive director of the Greater Hickory Classic; Marion W. Kirby, an all-state, all-conference offensive lineman at Hickory High. He played college football at Lenior-Rhyne; and the late Thomas L. (Tom) Swatzel, Jr., who was a two-sport athlete at Hickory High. He played football and baseball at Wake Forest.

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