Wesleyan to toast first Circle of Honor class

Wesleyan will honor the inaugural class into its Circle of Honor, the Norcross private school's new hall of fame, during its basketball games tonight against Westminster.

The inductees - Dana Birnie, Lauren Blankenship, Cristan Duvall and Clark Walker - will be honored with a pre-game dinner ceremony and then will be recognized between the varsity boys and girls basketball games at approximately 6:45 p.m.

Birnie, a 2001 grad, played volleyball, basketball, golf and soccer, earning all-state honors in volleyball and basketball. She scored 1,366 career points - the program's first 1,000-point scorer - in basketball, a sport she played at Presbyterian College.

Blankenship, a 2003 grad, was on the Wolves' cross country and soccer teams. She was a two-time all-county soccer player and a two-time county runner of the year in cross country. She went on to run at Samford, where she holds 11 school records, was a cross country All-American and won 14 conference championships.

Duvall, also a 2003 grad, competed in cross country, track, soccer and swimming. A three-time cross country state champion, he still holds the school record time of 15 minutes, 17 seconds and also was an all-county selection in soccer. He earned a scholarship to run at Georgia Tech.

Walker, a 2001 grad, was on the football, basketball and track teams. He scored 1,582 points in basketball - the school's first 1,000-point scorer - and averaged 22.4 points his senior season despite playing with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. He went to college at Virginia.