|Title:||Class of 1995|
Gregg Fiddes, you were half of one of the greatest duos to ever burn up the backcourt in Harrington Auditorium. With fellow Hall of Fame member Orville Bailey '85, you helped lead the Institute to one of its greatest basketball seasons ever. During 1984-85, with you as team tri-captain, the Engineers won the Northeast Regional Championship and advanced to the final eight in the Division III national tournament.
On the court you were a talented and consistent player. You scored 1,392 points over your four letter-winning WPI season as point guard, making you the fourth highest scorer in WPI history. Your record for assists (359) ranks you second in that category. And you hold the record for the most free throws attempted and the most completed in a WPI career, with 432 and 580, respectively. One of those successful free throws won a game against Albany State in the 1984-84 regional semifinal competition.
Your performances on the court earned you a number of honors. During the 1983-84 season, you were named to the All-Tournament Team for the Worcester City Tip-Off Tournament. The following year you were named to the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship All-Tournament Team.
You were a highly celebrated schoolboy student-athlete for both Bartlett High School and Holy Name High in Massachusetts. At Bartlett, you steered your team to the 1978-’79 Massachusetts Division III State Championship with a remarkable run to the championship. Your winning full-court drive to the basket against powerhouse Charlestown High advanced your team to the finals where Bartlett dismantled a deep and talented Cathedral Catholic squad. At Holy Name, you teamed with later Villanova University star and NBA player, Dwayne McClain to lead Holy Name to runner up in the 1980-’81 Massachusetts Division I State Championship at the Boston Garden - losing only that season to Patrick Ewing’s powerhouse Cambridge Rindge and Latin team. Despite multiple college offers, you choose WPI for its superior academic reputation and athletic offerings which has served you very well.
Gregg Fiddes, it is with a sense of pride and satisfaction that we welcome you to membership in the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.