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Nancy Hellman, class of '92, was an extraordinary volleyball player and considered by many to be one of the best athletes, male or female, to ever represent Georgetown College. For four years, she received honors as KWIC All-State, NAIA All-District 32, and the team award for Outstanding Offensive Player. During her junior and senior years, Nancy served as team co-captain, and was named NAIA District 32 Player of the Year. During her senior year she was selected as NAIA National Player of the Week twice, was named to the NAIA National Tournament team and was named NAIA 1st Team All-American.
Coach Donna Hawkins credits Hellman with taking the volleyball program to a higher level, and helped to make Georgetown College the place where top recruits wanted to play. Hellman helped build a strong winning tradition that the program maintains today. She was a key member of a team that finished 12th in their first-ever appearance in the National Tournament. According to Hawkins, Hellman was a "great role model, outstanding student and an elite athlete."
Nancy and her husband, Jerry, have one child, Christopher.
Chris Reed, class of '90, was an outstanding member of the Tigers' offensive line during his time at Georgetown College. He was honored as All-Conference, as well as NAIA All-American all four years. In addition, he was recognized as a Kodak All-American for three years.
Bill Cronin, Reed's offensive line coach, stated that, "Chris was respected by his teammates for his great work ethic. He was extremely coachable and had a great understanding of the meaning of commitment." Reed recalls his most memorable experience with the football team when they made the play-offs his junior year, starting a tradition of football excellence that continues to this day. Reed played professional football in Germany following graduation with the World Football League, and spent some time coaching.
Reed, now retired from football, serves as the principal at Central Hardin High School and lives in Elizabethtown, KY. He and his wife, Linda, have two children.
Scott Sizemore, class of '87, was co-captain of the Tiger baseball team his senior year. He was a four-year letterman and received honors as All-KIAC, All-District 32, All-Area 7, and Honorable Mention All-American in both the '86 and '87 seasons. Sizemore, a pitcher, still holds a school record 8 wins, 0 losses, and 5 saves in one season.
Sizemore recalls his days at Georgetown with fondness because of his experience playing baseball. According to him, the team's success was due to teamwork and a positive attitude. As teammate Dale Lenox states, "Scott was well liked and well respected by his peers. He was continuously working to make himself a better player." Sizemore's former coach Dr. M.E. Stringfellow, credited Scott's success to his work ethic and strong support from his family.
Sizemore, a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, currently works as a contracting officer at Wright-Patterson Airforce Base in Ohio. Scott's parents are Robert and Darlene Sizemore, and he has two children, Haley and Nolan.
Andy Williams played for Coach Jim Reid in 1974 and 1975, leading the Tigers in scoring during both seasons. He set a standing record by scoring 51 points in a single game during his senior season. He was named All-KIAC and NAIA All-American both seasons, and received honors as the KIAC Player of the Year in his final season at Georgetown. He also holds the school record for the most field goals made in a single game with 23.
After leaving Georgetown College, Williams played on the Marathon Oil basketball team for eight years. His coach, former U.S. Representative Scotty Baesler, describes Williams' talents as "understated" and Baesler noted that Williams "lead by consistency and had excellent dedication to the game as well as his team." In the opinion of his fellow Tiger teammate, Leon Murray, class of '70, "Andy was an excellent player because of his tremendous work ethic.
Tammy Williams, class of '94, was the all-time leading scorer in Lady Tiger basketball history until the record was broken in 2005 by Neeley Thomas. Williams scored 1,902 points during her career and still holds 11 offensive records including Most Points in a Season (757), Most Free Throws Made (207), and Most Points in a Game (48). Williams was named KIAC District 32 Player of the Week on five different occasions, as well as KIAC Player of the Year. Her success was not limited to the court as she also received KIAC Scholar-Athlete honors for three years.
According to Coach Susan Johnson, Tammy always gave her best for the team each time she stepped on the court. As a junior, Williams and her Lady Tiger teammates made it to the "Elite Eight" of the NAIA National Tournament. The following year, Williams carried the team back to the National Tournament despite the loss of five seniors the previous season. Coach Johnson sums up Williams as "an outstanding student-athlete who was involved in campus life and had a great sense of humor."
Tammy is married to Ron Williams, a former Lady Tiger assistant coach. The couple has two children and live in Owensboro, KY.
The 1991 Tiger Football team led the school to its first-ever NAIA football championship and finished with a record of 13-1. The team led the nation in team offense and scoring offense for the season and were Mid-South Conference champions as well. Coach Kevin Donley, his staff and the 1991 team single-handedly set a renewed precedent for the caliber of Georgetown College football - a nationally competitive and winning program.
The 1999 Tiger Volleyball team garnered many accolades and achieved beyond expectations. In the words of a Georgetonian staff writer, "I have never experienced the heart and dedication that goes into playing sports in college until now. I live with a volleyball player, who, along with her teammates, has shown me what hard work really is. I have had my moments of breakdown, but none compare to the pain of injury, the suffering of practice, and the emotional stress of making the grades all wrapped up in one. This team...shares the common bond of a winning attitude and struggle for success."
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