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USA South honors Bauer in 2012 Hall of Fame

Rocky Mount:  USA South Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Class

The USA South Athletic Conference has announced the 2012 Hall of Fame Class with former North Carolina Wesleyan College administrator Raymond (Moe) Bauer represented in the group.

The 2012 class includes two former student-athletes, two coaches and only one administrator.  Bauer and inductees from four other colleges and will be officially honored and recognized during a ceremony on the campus of Ferrum College to be held on Sunday, May 6, 2012.

Raymond (Moe) Bauer served North Carolina Wesleyan College in many different capacities for over 33 years.  He served as a head baseball coach, Director of Athletics, professor of physical education and professor of education.

Bauer began the Battling Bishops baseball program in 1961, during the early years of the school.  He designed the playing facility and served as the head coach for the first 13 seasons.  In 1988, the College honored him by naming the surface where the baseball program still plays its games today, Bauer Field.

Prior to arriving at N.C. Wesleyan, Bauer was a standout baseball player at his alma mater, Wake Forest University.   Drafted by the Chicago Cubs, he played professionally for eight seasons.  Bauer has been recognized by the Wake Forest University and North Carolina Wesleyan College Athletics Halls of Fame.

Bauer passed away in 2005, leaving an enduring memory of service to the NC Wesleyan Bishops athletic program.

In addition to Bauer, other members of the 2012 Hall of Fame Class include two former student athletes: David Holmes, Methodist University soccer and Bren LaFlamme West, Averett University volleyball;  and two coaches:  Abe Naff, Ferrum College baseball and C.J. Woollum, Christopher Newport University basketball.

More information about the USA South Athletic Conference awards can be found at: http://www.usasouth.net/halloffame/12hofinductees