2006 Inductees

Delaware Sports Hall of Fame

Bart Buckalew

A 1956 Interscholastic Diving All-American, Bart was a three-year letterman on the P.S. DuPont High School swim team. Bart placed

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Barbara Harris

Barbara Harris qualified twice for the Olympic Games’ women’s swimming trials and earned honorable mention All-America at Northwestern University. She was

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Dennis Johnson

Regarded as one of the greatest defensive players in University of Delaware football history, Johnson enjoyed an All-America career at

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Leonard Leshem

Len participated in four World Championship Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon competitions and four other Ironman events. He was one of only

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James Wentworth

James ‘Jim’ Wentworth served as head basketball coach at Wesley College for 40 years winning 502 games. During this period he

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