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NCWC’s Roger Taylor Joins USA South Hall of Fame

USA South Commissioner Rita Wiggs and Hall of Fame Inductee Roger Taylor
USA South Commissioner Rita Wiggs poses with 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee Roger G. Taylor.

Rocky Mount, N.C. – A legend among Wesleyan athletes, Roger Taylor became the first Bishop in school history to garner All-American honors for his efforts on the basketball court in 1970. Little more than 40 years later the NCWC icon fittingly became the first Blue and Gold student-athlete to be welcomed into the USA South Hall of Fame.


In a ceremony today on the campus of Meredith College, Taylor was inducted into the league’s HOF by Conference Commissioner Rita Wiggs. Taylor became the third Bishop given the distinction, joining former baseball coach Mike Fox and administrator Don Scalf.

Of the recognition bestowed upon Taylor, Wesleyan President James Gray stated “Roger serves our school every day in multiple ways, so I am thrilled he is being recognized in this special way. I was proud to be at the ceremony in Raleigh.”

Taylor serves on the College’s Board of Trustees and is a member of Wesleyan’s Athletics Hall of Fame. A two-time Most Valuable Player and All-Conference selection on the hardwood for the Bishops (1969-70), Taylor also earned All-Academic, Most Outstanding Student-Athlete, and All-American accolades.