Rollin’ Bobcats Honored
The end of the season has seen a number of honors given to members of the Charlotte Rollin' Bobcats organization. D2 team coach Dick Bryant was inducted to the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Lexington, Kentucky during the national championship tournament being held for Divisions I and II.
Currently serving as NWBA Commissioner in addition to his coaching duties with the Rollin' Bobcats, Dick Bryant proved to be among the quickest and strongest players in the NWBA during the 1970's while competing for the Carolina Tarwheels and Nashville's Music City Lightning. Bryant earned 17 all-conference and all-tournament awards from 1972 through 1985. He competed in eight NWBT Final Fours, winning one title in 1978 with Music City. As the player-coach of the Charlotte Wheelchair Hornets, Bryant led his team to five Division II Final Fours, capturing national championships in 1996 and 1998.
Lindsey Metz and Jacob Tyree of the Rollin' Bobcats Junior Varsity team were named to the NWBA's Academic All-American team in an announcement by the executive committee of the Junior Division. Metz, from Taylors, SC, is a junior in high school while Tyree, who travels to Rollin' Bobcats games and practice all the way from Salem, Virginia, is a sophomore.