All-time winningest Mississippi State QB Wayne Madkin and women’s basketball legend Tan White lead five individuals set to be inducted into the Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame, the university announced on Tuesday.
Madkin and White are joined by men’s basketball All-American Greg Carter, softball All-American Chelsea Bramlett-Malone and equipment manager Phil Silva. All five will be inducted at halftime of the Bulldogs’ game against South Carolina on Sept. 10.
Over his four-year career, Madkin won 25 games as a starter at Mississippi State, making him still the winningest quarterback in program history. Between 1998 and 2001, the Bulldogs qualified for three bowl games and a pair of postseason national rankings. He had many MSU passing records before Dak Prescott arrived on campus.
White is one of the greatest women’s basketball players in Mississippi State history. She averaged 20.0 points per game over a standout 121-game career with the Lady Bulldogs. White became the second Mississippi State alum drafted into the WNBA, where she played 10 seasons.
Carter was named to the Mississippi State All-Century basketball team. During his career, Carter started 59 games and earned All-SEC and All-SEC Defensive team honors. For his efforts, Carter was named an Honorable Mention All-American. Carter coaches at Starville High School.
Bramlett-Malone was a four-time softball All-American and finalist for USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year. Her standout season was in 2010, when she posted a ridiculous .536 batting average.
Silva is entering his 33rd season as Mississippi State’s equipment manager and has served under five coaches. The equipment room was renamed in his honor.