SAVANNAH, Ga. - Armstrong State University mourns the passing of two-sport standout and inaugural Armstrong Athletic Hall of Fame class member Danny Sims, who was tragically killed in an auto accident on Thursday in Savannah.
Sims, 68, played at Armstrong from 1964-68, starring in both basketball and baseball. He scored 1,434 points in his four-year career for the basketball team and earned All-Conference and honorable mention All-America honors as a senior. On the baseball field he had similar success, earning All-Conference honors as a junior and senior. He also won the President's Cup as a senior in 1968 and was a two-time Ashley Dearing Cup honoree.
The diminutive Sims made headlines for the Armstrong basketball teams by playing at the center position - despite standing just 5'6" - and scoring 27 points to lead Armstrong to a memorable 85-73 win over Savannah State as the shortest center in collegiate basketball. In 1995, Sims was a member of the inaugural Armstrong Athletic Hall of Fame class.
The Armstrong community mourns the loss of such an important figure to the university as an alumni and former student-athlete.
(From Armstrong State University Reports)