Georgia Southern Inducts 2008 Hall of Fame Class
The 2008 Hall of Fame class includes: Richie Bryant (golf), Anita Buggins (women’s tennis), Alexis Dankulic-Manhertz (volleyball), Tommy Peterman (baseball), Rob Stockton (football) and Charlton Young (men’s basketball)
The six individuals were chosen by the selection committee from a list of 73 names on the 2008 ballot. The Hall of Fame selection criteria includes a 10-year eligibility moratorium for all student-athletes and five years for coaches and administrators.
“It is certainly a privilege to be able to honor these individuals,” said Georgia Southern Athletics Director Sam Baker. “Needless to say, their credentials speak for themselves and we are extremely proud of their inclusion to the Hall of Fame. Each of this year’s honorees made significant contributions to the success of Georgia Southern Athletics.”
RICHIE BRYANT Golf, 1985-89
Ranks ninth all-time with a career 74.24 stroke average (95 rounds)... tied for the Georgia Southern career-low round of 63 (1989 Schenkel E-Z-Go)... also shot a 67 in the 1986 John Ryan Memorial... named Third Team All-American in 1989... won the 1989 Schenkel Invitational shooting a three-round 208.
ANITA BUGGINS Women’s Tennis, 1994-98
Four-year letterwinner for the women’s tennis team... recently named to the Southern Conference Women’s 25th Year Anniversary team... three-time All-Southern Conference performer in singles action... earned All-SoCon honors in doubles play for 1995, 1997 and 1998... helped the Eagles win three regular season SoCon championships and two tournament titles... SoCon Freshman of the Year’ in 1995... SoCon Tournament Most Valuable Player in 1997... earned the SoCon’s M.Wood Foundation Graduate Scholarship... SoCon Female Athlete of the Year’ in 1998... 1998 GTE Academic All-District selection... two-time SoCon Player of the Year’... compiled a 56-11 career singles record and was 56-9 in doubles play... undefeated in Southern Conference play throughout her career, going 30-0 in singles and 30-0 in doubles play.
ALEXIS DANKULIC-MANHERTZ Volleyball, 1991-94
Two-time All-Southern Conference (first two years Georgia Southern was in the SoCon)... 1993 SoCon Player of the Year’... paced the Eagles to a school-record 28 wins in 1993... team turned in 20-win seasons in back-to-back years, only time in history from 1985 until 2000... still ranks first all-time in games played (495), attack attempts (4,935) and kills (2,045)... second among career leaders in hitting percentage (.252), digs (1,559) and service aces (199)... currently owns single-match record for most digs in a 4-game match (30).
TOMMY PETERMAN Baseball, 1994-96
Named Freshman All-America in 1994... Louisville Slugger All-America in 1996 and also named to the Smith Super Team... Baseball Coaches Association All-Region... two-time All-Southern Conference and named to the 1995 SoCon All-Tournament Team... SoCon Freshman of the Year’ and then in 1996 was voted SoCon Player of the Year’... led the ’96 Eagles to the NCAA Regionals... still ranks 10th all-time with his .358 batting average (250 hits in 698 at-bats)... third all-time hitting 51 home runs, fourth with 454 total bases and sixth with 195 RBI... drafted in 1996 by the Minnesota Twins... led the nation during the ’96 season hitting 26 home runs, matching the second-highest season total by an Eagle... also still ranks among the season Top 10’ leaders in total bases (tied sixth) and RBI (tied fifth).
First Team Academic All-America in 1995... Second Team All-Southern Conference at defensive back selected by the Coaches... second-most tackles on the team his senior year with 92... forced three fumbles that year and made three interceptions... started final 48 games of his career... three-time Academic All-District III... recorded 322 tackles in his career (regular season and playoff games) with seven interceptions and 20 pass break-ups.
CHARLTON (C.Y.) YOUNG Men’s Basketball, 1989-93
A three-time All-Conference selection at point guard in two different leagues (Trans America Athletic: 1990-91, 1991-92; Southern: 1992-93)... also earned All-Tournament Team honors in both circuits and was named MVP in 1992 (TAAC)... guided Georgia Southern to the NCAA Tournament in 1992 (vs. Oklahoma State) after winning TAAC regular season and tournament in resounding fashion (25-6 record)... stands seventh all-time in scoring with 1,517 points... currently holds the career mark in 3-point FG percentage (40.9%)... also ranks second in free throw percentage (78.1%) and assists (530), and third in career 3-point FG made (241)... ranks high in other career categories - field goals made (8th, 533), field goals attempted (8th, 1,166), 3-point field goals attempted (4th, 589) and steals (4th, 162)... continues to excel in his coaching career since graduation, working on the Auburn, Northeastern, Jacksonville, Chattanooga and Georgia Tech staffs.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Friday, 26 September 2008 00:16