SEWANEE, Tenn. (May 21, 2014) – The Sewanee Athletic Department and Athletic Director Mark Webb announced Wednesday that six individuals and one team have been selected for induction into the Sewanee Athletics Hall of Fame.
The Class of 2014 will be honored during Hall of Fame Weekend, September 12-13, 2014.
The class will also be introduced at halftime of the Tigers’ second football game of the season on September 13th, against Washington and Lee.
The 2014 Class inductees:
Blane Brooks, C’83 – Lettered for four seasons in men’s basketball and men’s tennis… led Sewanee to the 1980, 1981, and 1982 C.A.C Tennis Championships… won the C.A.C. individual No. 4 singles titles in 1980 and 1981… ranks fourth on the men’s basketball all-time scoring list with 1,470 points… was the program’s all-time scoring leader when he graduated… finished with 474 rebounds, an 84.8 free-throw percentage.
Frank Faulkinberry, C’1910 (deceased) – four-time All-Southern football player from 1907-1910… member of the school’s all-time football team… during his career, Sewanee finished with a 26-4-3 record and outscored its opponents 715-114… eventually coached and taught at Middle Tennessee State University… led the MTSU’s women’s basketball team to the 1929 National Championship… also coached football at MTSU… Faulkinberry Drive, a street on the MTSU campus near the Murphy Center, is named in his honor.
Amy Owensby, C’04 – was the SCAC Pitcher of the Year in 2003 and 2004… ended her career as the SCAC's all-time leader in wins (52) and innings pitched (726.2)… posted a career ERA of 2.70 (11th all-time in the SCAC) with 371 strikeouts (second all-time)…. also led the league in wins for three straight seasons (2002-2004)… was named to the SCAC All-Tournament team three times in her career, including 2004 when she led the Tigers' to their only SCAC title… During that tourney run, Owensby became the first and only pitcher in league history to win four games at the postseason event… also holds school records in wins, strikeouts, innings pitched, and ERA.
Frank Pinney, C’63 – Was the captain of the 1963 wrestling team… was the NCAA runner-up in the 1963 NCAA Wrestling Championships in 177 lbs. weight class… is the highest individual finisher for a Sewanee student-athlete at an NCAA event at the time… was named a 1963 NCAA All-American, which was Sewanee’s only All-American in wrestling… won the 1963 SEIWA title at 177 lbs.
Ben Tuck, C’03 – Played football for the Tigers from 1999-2002… was an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholar… named a two-time NCAA Academic All-American in 2001 and 2002… on the field, Tuck was named a 2002 All-American… scored a school record 51 points in 2002… holds the school record for the longest field goal at 48 yards (Centre, 2002)… ranks seventh in the SCAC record book in scoring (183 points)… is eighth all-time in the SCAC record book in total field goals (28)… two-time All-SCAC selection.
John Turner, C’63 – Played under Hall of Fame coach Shirley Majors from 1958-1962… co-captain in 1962… played offensive and defensive tackle… started for three seasons on both sides of the ball… was a 1962 First-Team All-CAC selection… played with current Hall of Famers Jody Gee and Bob Davis.
1999 Women’s Tennis Team – Finished with a 22-4 record… had a final NCAA ranking of No. 7… had ranked wins over No. 3 Williams, No. 9 W&L, No. 12 Mary Washington, No. 14 College of New Jersey, No. 20 Rhodes, No. 25 DePauw, and No. 14 NAIA ranked Lipscomb… only losses were against No. 1 Amherst (5-4), No. 2 Trinity (7-2), No. 4 Skidmore (5-4), and No. Emory… (6-3)… Mary Missbach and Sara Cameron were All-Americans and were nationally ranked… Jenny Coleman was also nationally ranked… had the 1999 Atlantic South Senior Player of the Year, Arthur Ashe Award winner and Player to Watch winners… Rolex singles, doubles, and team champion… finished with three All-SCAC players… posted five of the top-13 all-time singles season winning percentage records… Katherine Crook and Emily Allen finished 15-1 in doubles, which set the school record for doubles single-season winning percentage… team members were head coach Conchie Shackelford, Mary Missbach, Kathy North, Katherine Crook, Jackie North, Kathryn Pender, Natalie Wallace, Emily Allen, Sara Cameron, and Jenny Coleman.