Daily Press columnist David Teel was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame as a media member in a ceremony Saturday at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center.
Teel has spent three decades with the Daily Press as a sports reporter and columnist after time at papers in Fayetteville, N.C., Lynchburg and Ocean City, Md. He has covered 25 NCAA Final Fours, 31 consecutive ACC basketball tournaments, dozens of college bowl games and two U.S. Open golf championships. He also chronicled the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, 2002 Ryder Cup in England and Super Bowl XLIII in 2009.
He has been named the Virginia Sportswriter of the Year seven times by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, and has won more than 60 writing awards by The Associated Press Sports Editors, U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the Virginia Press Association.
Teel’s induction class included Ticha Penicheiro (women's basketball), Ronde Barber (football), LaTasha Colander (track and field), Marty Miller (coaching and administration), Lou Wacker (football coach) and Sean Casey (baseball)