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Georgetown College athletics is excited to announce the 2014 Hall of Fame Class. Joining the illustrious list of athletes, coaches, teams and distinguished alumni are Neeley Thomas, women's basketball '05; Richard Fuller, baseball '89; Van Phillips, men's basketball '74; Susan Clements, volleyball '02; Shane Pearson, football '01; and the 1986-87 men's basketball team.
The banquet is set for 6 pm May 17 at Georgetown College Conference Center located on East Campus. For ticket information, please contact Associate Athletic Director Austin Sparks at 863-8222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas helped guide the Tigers and continues to maintain top positions in most statistical categories. She is still tops in six of those. She was three-time All Mid-South Conference and two-time MSC Player of the Year. She was three times an All-American, twice honorable mention and once second team. She holds one single-season record and one single-game record.
Fuller holds 10th or better in five categories. Hit better than .400 for three years and was All-American Honorable Mention twice.
Phillips, despite graduating there decades ago, still high on the career points list (1,424). He was All Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference twice, member of the Kentucky-Tennessee District 24 All-Star Team and L.R. Cooke award winner for senior athletic and academic achievement.
Clements played and coached at Georgetown. She was three-time all MSC, two time MSC Player of the Year, two-time Mid-South Region Player of the Year, two-time NAIA All-American first team and once NAIA All-American third team.
Pearson was NAIA/AFCA All-American twice during his days on the gridiron at Georgetown. He is still first in five statistical categories and listed in the Top 10 of seven others. He was part of the second national title team at Georgetown and in his final two seasons the Tigers advanced to the finals, winning it all in 2000.
The 1986-87 men's team was the first to return to the national tournament after almost two decades of not going. This team advanced all the way to the Fab Four before losing and helped to revitalize Georgetown basketball. Three seasons later, the Tigers would return to the national tournament and haven't missed a trip to Kansas City since.