HPU Alumnus Inducted Into Guilford County Sports Hall Of Fame

Posted on September 22, 2010.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 22, 2010 ? High Point University alumnus Benny Phillips was recently inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame.

Phillips worked at The High Point Enterprise for 48 years ? 32 of those years were spent as sports editor. He also served as a monthly columnist for Stock Car Racing Magazine for 27 years, and an on-camera commentator for 12 years for MotorWeek Illustrated, one of the first national television motorsports shows.

During his career, Phillips won more than 35 national and state journalist awards, including National Motorsports Press Association Writer of the Year, which he won seven times. He also became the first journalist to win the Buddy Shuman Memorial Award. Other awards include the Henry T. McLemore Motorsports Press Award, the Joe Littlejohn Award and the Sears Craftsman of the Year Award.

Phillips is also author of four books on motorsports, including Dale Earnhardt’s biography at the request of Earnhardt, titled ?Determined.?

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

Chris Dudley,

Vice President for Administration


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