Sewanee Athletics Announce 2018 Hall of Fame Class

Sewanee Athletics Announce 2018 Hall of Fame Class

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Class of 2018 of the Sewanee Athletics Hall of Fame has been announced, and six former student-athletes and a team manager will be recognized on the weekend of October 26-27 during Sewanee's homecoming.

The committee will introduce Hallie Blunck, Laura Fanjoy, Harry Hoffman, Luke Lea, Jerre Maynor, Mike Mondelli and Sally Jackson Williams as its next Hall of Fame class.

Dr. Hallie Blunck (C'06) | Women's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field, Women's Swimming & Diving
Dr. Blunck lettered with the cross country, swimming and diving and track and field teams during her undergraduate career at Sewanee. With the cross country program, she collected two NCAA All-Region honors in 2004 and 2005.

With the track program, she earned second place in the pole vault at the 2004 Southern Collegiate Athletic Association (SCAC) Championships, clearing 2.74 meters (9' 6"). She still holds the school records in the indoor 4x400 relay, 4x800 relay and the pole vault.

Competing on the diving boards during the winter, Blunck finished in third in both in the three-meter dive (375.20 points) in 2004 and the one-meter dive in the next season (358.85 points).

During each season she lettered with a particular sport, she was selected to the SCAC Academic Honor Roll.

Laura Fanjoy (C'07) | Women's Tennis
Fanjoy was a two-time All-American in Singles and Doubles during the 2007 season, where the Tigers earned a third place finish at the NCAA Championships. Named the team captain during her senior campaign, she finished with an 18-6 record in singles and a 23-8 mark in doubles play. In her career, she has tallied 68 career wins, eighth-best in school history, and ninth in doubles wins with 63.

Appearing in back-to-back NCAA Singles Championships during the 2006 and 2007 seasons, Fanjoy was a finalist in the 2006 ITA National Doubles and champion of the Regional Doubles that same year. She completed an 18-2 record, a .900 win percentage, good for third-best in program history.

Dr. Harry Hoffman (C'76) | Men's Basketball
Dr. Hoffman was a four-year letterwinner for the men's basketball program in the mid-1970s. He is 10th all-time in points scored with 1,316, and he is fifth in total rebounds with 647. A two-time NCAA Tournament team member, he shot 49.8 percent from the field and netted 520 field goals during his career. The 1975-76 season saw Hoffman drain 180 shots from the field, as the Tigers captured their second straight NCAA Tourney appearance.

Off the court, his dedication to academics garnered him an induction into the Order of the Gown after his freshman year. While on campus, he served on the Sewanee Honor Council, and he wrapped up his undergraduate career by becoming the university's ninth recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

Luke Lea (C'1899) | Football
Lea was the team manager for the 1899 team, and he is known as the schedule coordinator for the six-day road trip that saw the program shut out Texas, Texas A&M, Tulane, LSU and Ole Miss from Nov. 9-14 en route to an undefeated 12-0 season, outscoring their opponents 322-10 during the season. 

After graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1899 and a master's degree in 1900 from The University of the South, Lea attended Columbia Law School, where he graduated in 1903, and began his practice in Nashville the same year. He founded the Nashville Tennessean, where he was the first editor and publisher, and served in congress at the age of 32. Lea also served with distinction in the military during World War I.

Jerre Maynor (C'06) | Men's Golf
Maynor still holds the SCAC record for the lowest score at the SCAC Championships with a 134 (69-65) during the 2006 season. He remains the only golfer to shoot two sub-70 rounds at the Championships. The 65 score he carded in the second round remains the lowest conference score. A three-time All-SCAC First Team selection, he shot a 144 (71-73) for second place honors in 2005 and fired a 145 (76-69) for third place in 2004.

Earning medalist and SCAC Player of the Year honors in 2006, the PING Third Team All-American finished 32nd at the NCAA Championships with a 307 (81-74-76-76) score in the four-round event.

Mike Mondelli (C'93) | Football
Mondelli was a member of the 1992 SCAC Championship team that finished 8-1 on the season. Playing primarily as a defensive back, he helped his team to allow just 15 points a game, with wins against Davidson (N.C.), Rhodes and Trinity (Texas). He also led his team to a co-Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship (CAC) in 1990 thanks to a 7-1-1 record.

Joining teammates Jason Forrester (C'93), Carl Carvens (C'94) and Frank Greer (C'92) in the Hall, Mondelli was a two-time All-SCAC First Team selection in 1991 and 1992, and he was listed as an Honorable Mention with the CAC in 1990.

Sally Jackson Williams (C'06) | Women's Basketball
Williams was a four-time All-SCAC member from 2003-06, finishing sixth all-time in points (1,284) and fifth in rebounds (743). Playing in all 102 games with 101 starts, Williams was a member of the 2004-05 team that finished with a 19-7 record. Tying the school record for wins in a season, the team finished third in the SCAC.

A two-time SCAC Academic Honor Roll selection, she blocked 108 shots, recorded 16 double-doubles and averaged 29.7 minutes per game throughout her career.

The Class of 2018 will be recognized during homecoming weekend on October 26-27. The Hall of Fame dinner and celebration will occur on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Sewanee Inn. The inductees will also be recognized at halftime during the football game on Oct. 27 vs. Rhodes. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. from Historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.

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