Tuesday, June 22, 2010
South Carolina State will induct ten (10) new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The university will also honor the 1988-89 men’s basketball championship team and the 1990-91 women’s volleyball championship squad. The inductees and teams will also be presented at halftime of the Mississippi Valley State - S.C. State football game the following day, Saturday, Sept. 11.
Making up the 2010 class of inductees are Dr. Thomas Lee “Jr. Boy” Adams (football/baseball 1957-61, posthumous), Roderick “Moo Moo” Blakney (basketball 1995-98), Donald Cooper (track & field/football 1992-97), Luther Dixon ((football 1974-77), Robert Hemby, Sr. (football 1968-72), Joseph “Joe” Montford (football 1989-93), Bobby Moore (football 1975-78), David Lee Norman (football 1982-85), Arthur Prescott (football 1975-78), and Arthur Snipe (basketball 1976-80).
Other finalists were Kenneth Brown (track & field 1974-77), Ricky Byrd (basketball 1988-90), the late Raymond Gaffney, Sr. (Contributor 1964-86), Dwayne Jackson (football 1978-82), Duane Melvin (basketball 1983-87), Michael Summers (football 1984-88), Bernard Bowman (basketball 1984-88), John “Chick” Haynesworth (football 1969-72), Leroy Mason (football 1973-75), Leroy Robinson (football 1976-80), and Kenny Washington (track & field 1991-95).
The 1988-89 basketball team, which was 25-8 under Cy Alexander, was the first Bulldog squad team to capture an MEAC tournament title and Div. I NCAA berth, while the 1990-91 women’s volleyball team gave the school its only title in the sport, under then-head coach Charlene Johnson, currently the athletics director at the school.
Ticket information and other details about the induction will be forthcoming. For additional information, please call Mary Hill at 803-533-3783.