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Athletic Hall of Fame to Welcome Seven New Members on Friday

The Durham Academy Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its fifth class of honorees on Friday at halftime of the varsity boys basketball game, which begins at 6 p.m. in Kirby Gym. At the conclusion of the game, the honorees will be recognized in a more formal program in Smith Hall.

Established in 2013, the DA Athletic Hall of Fame comprises alumni athletes, coaches, administrators and supporters who were particularly outstanding in a specific sport and helped to advance athletics at DA in their time. This marks the fifth class inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. With the induction of the 2021 class (its ceremony delayed until 2022 by COVID-19), the hall will stand at 37 members, representing alumni classes ranging from 1977 to 2015, as well as coaches and supporters spanning the decades.

For those who cannot be in attendance, both the halftime induction and post-game ceremony will be live-streamed via NFHS Network.


Tom Beischer ’87

Presented by David Beischer ’85

Beischer, an All-Conference and All-State basketball player, still ranks in DA’s top five in rebounding and field goal percentage. Wearing a Cavs track and field uniform, he set school records in shot put and discus and was an individual state champion in discus. He remains among DA’s all-time top five in shot put and discus. Beischer is now a professor of architectural history and theory at Stanford University.

Erika Streck Cerwin ’98

Presented by Angie North Marshall ’98

Cerwin excelled in field hockey, basketball and track at DA. She earned All-Conference and All-State honors in field hockey. She was a three-time individual event state champion in track and set the DA record in the 800-meter run. Cerwin went on to play field hockey at UNC-Chapel Hill, and she now works in digital transformation at Biogen.

Cha’Mia Rothwell ’16

Presented by former cross-country and track and field coach Dennis Cullen

Rothwell scored more than 1,000 points in basketball. On the track, she won five individual state championships in three different events and currently holds the DA record in the 100-meter, 200-meter, 100-meter hurdles, high jump and long jump events. She set records in hurdles at both Dartmouth College and at Duke University, where she earned a master’s degree in management studies. Rothwell now serves as a broker with Inhabit Real Estate in Durham.

Adrianne Soo

Adrianne Soo ’09

Presented by former cross-country and track and field coach Dennis Cullen

Soo — twice named N.C. Gatorade Cross-Country Runner of the Year — won track state championships in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races. She graduated as DA’s record-holder in the 1,600-meter, the 3,200-meter and cross-country; she still holds the cross-country record. Soo ran track and cross-country at Duke University and is now an emergency medicine attending physician in Seattle.

Justin Warren ’15

Presented by Sean Bilsborrow ’94, varsity boys tennis coach

Warren, described as “possibly the best male tennis player in DA history,” won multiple All-Conference and All-State honors in a Cavalier uniform. He is the DA record-holder for most career wins in tennis, with 127 victories. Warren went on to play at the University of Connecticut and now works at Red Hat and serves as an assistant coach for DA varsity boys tennis.

Ann Carole and Joe Moylan (posthumous)


Presented by Sean Moylan ’82

As parents, grandparents and DA athletic program supporters, the late Dr. and Mrs. Moylan — namesake of Moylan Field — were consistent in their support of DA athletics. Their contributions of volunteer time, counsel with young coaches and administrators, financial assistance, medical advice and dedication to DA teams and athletes left an enduring mark on DA’s athletic program.