Campbell and Chigges were part of CofC's most successful baseball class, winning regular season SoCon championships in 2004, 2005 and 2007, while bringing home the SoCon Tournament championship in 2006. The Cougars went to NCAA Regionals in 2004 and 2005 and advanced to an NCAA Super Regional in 2006. In their four-year careers, Campbell and Chigges led the Cougars to an overall record of 180-67 (.729).
"We are very excited to welcome Chris Campbell and Nick Chigges back to Patriots Point to recognize their contributions to our program," head coach Monte Lee said. "These two ballplayers had exceptional careers with College of Charleston and helped give our program national recognition and success. We look forward to honoring them permanently with a place on our Wall of Fame."
A second baseman who played for CofC from 2004-07, Campbell ranks as the program's all-time leader in games played (240), hits (355), doubles (79) and RBIs (290). In 2007, Campbell led the nation in RBIs per game with 1.41 for a total of 82 runners batted in. Campbell's 87 RBIs in 2005 rank second all-time in Southern Conference history behind CofC's Matt Leeds' mark of 88 in 2010. Campbell's 290 career RBIs are tied for first in SoCon history, while his 355 career hits are tied for second in the league record books.
Campbell was the 2004 SoCon Freshman of the Year, while earning First Team All-SoCon honors in 2005, and Second Team All-Conference accolades in 2004, 2006 and 2007. In 2005, Campbell was named an ABCA First Team All-American, Baseball America Second Team All-American and Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American. He was selected for the Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America team in 2004.
Chigges was one of the most prolific pitchers in Cougar history, boasting a career win percentage of .861 after tallying a record of 31-5. His win total leads the CofC record books and ranks fifth all-time in Southern Conference history. Chigges is second in school history and fifth in the SoCon in career strikeouts with 332, while he made more appearances (87) than any other Cougar. His career ERA of 3.12 still ranks third in school history, while his season ERA of 1.40 in 2006 ranked third in the country. Chigges was named to the 2006 Kentucky Regional All-Tournament team after a dominating 13-strikeout shutout of Ball State to put the Cougars in the Regional title game.
A two-time SoCon Pitcher of the Year recipient, Chigges earned First Team All-Conference accolades in 2006 and 2007, and garnered Co-MVP honors for the 2006 SoCon Tournament. Chigges earned Second Team Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger and NCBWA All-America honors in 2006 and was a Second Team ABCA All-American in 2007. He joined Campbell on the 2004 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America team.
Chigges was drafted by the N.Y. Yankees in the 13th round of the 2007 MLB Draft and played for the Charleston Riverdogs in 2008.