Gardner recognized for contributions to Potomac State Athletics

Tonney Gardner is one of three alumni who will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in recognition of his contributions to athletics at the College.  The induction will take place during the annual banquet being held on Saturday, April 20 at the Davis Conference Center. 

Tonney Gardner
Tonney Gardner

Gardner attended Potomac State from 1983 to 1985 and while here played on the Catamounts basketball team where he averaged 16 points per game during his freshman year, with 21 points and 10 rebounds per game during his sophomore year. 

Gardner was named to the All-Region Team after leading the Catamounts to a 22-4 record in 1985.  Then-Coach Lindy Shank had this to say, “Tonney is one of the best players that has been at the College in the past 30 years.” 

After completing his studies at Potomac State, Gardner was offered and accepted a full scholarship to St. Peters College in N.J. where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.  Gardner then earned his master’s in business administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa.  He currently works as a sourcing logistics consultant for DuPont Corporation in Wilmington, Del.

Social hour for the banquet begins at 6 p.m. while dinner is at 6:30 p.m.  Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Patty Lee at 304-788-6873 or at 800-262-7332, ext. 6873 or at  Patty.Lee@mail.wvu.edu  by April 15. The cost for the dinner is $20 per person.