2006 Hall of Fame Class
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Al Blevins, class of 1980, was a four year letterman and standout on the Georgetown hardwood. In his career Blevins totaled 1,550 points and 823 rebounds, ranking him 6th and 7th respectively in those categories at the time of graduation. Three times Blevins was selected to All-KIAC and All-District-32.
His senior season he was nominated from District 32 to tryout for the U.S. Olympic team.
It was said of Blevins that he led by example, with solid character and a huge heart. A graduate of Mt. Sterling High School, Blevins is a member of the 10th Region Boys Basketball Hall of Fame.
Today, Blevins and his wife Granetta remain active supporters of Georgetown College athletics.
Kenneth Cox, class of 1955, was a two-sport star in basketball and baseball. Prior to attending Georgetown, in 1946 and 1947, Cox played two years on the Army Cadet basketball team. After his release from the army, Cox played two years in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Cox came to Georgetown in 1950 where he had an illustrious career on the court and on the diamond.
While at Georgetown, from 1950 to 1955, Cox was under contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing sporadically on teams in Hazard, KY, Cornell, NY, Asheville, NC, Miami, FL, and Ft. Worth, TX. Says Cox of his hectic college sports career, "In those days you just played everything."
In 1981, Cox was elected into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame as a coach at Ben Davis High School, where he won 410 games and the 1981 State Championship.
Rob McCrary, class of 1985, was multi-threat star for four years on the Georgetown College football team. In 41 career games playing wideout, tailback, and kick returner, he averaged 122.8 all purpose yards per game.
Upon graduation, his 5,035 total yards ranked first all-time, and to this today remains one of only two Tigers with over 5,000 career yards. His 971 career punt return yards, and 1,351 kick return yards, rank 1st and 2nd respectively. Then assistant coach Bill Cronin said, "Rob was one of the finest football players I've ever had the opportunity to coach. He was a special player who could make a lot of magical plays happen."
Following his Tiger career, Rob played two years with the NFL's Houston Oilers.
Kyle Ramey, class of 1966, was co-captain of the 1965 team playing defensive tackle and guard. Ramey's coach, Lester Craft, recalls that before the season Ramey and two fellow seniors came into his office and said, "Coach, we know your philosophy is 'one game at a time', but we want you to know that our goal this year is to win them all."
That fall Ramey and the Tigers went on to do just that. Following the Tigers undefeated season, Ramey was selected to his third NAIA and Williamson Ratings All-American Teams.
Since graduating Ramey has distinguished himself in coaching, teaching, and childcare. Recently the community of Whiteville, North Carolina recognized Ramey for his continued leadership naming him Principal of the Year.
Sally Zimmerman, class of 1985, graduated from the Lady Tiger basketball program as the all-time leading scorer with 1,588 points. Currently she is the 5th all-time leading scorer, having played fewer games than those in front of her, and without the aid of the 3-point basket. Not only a scorer, Sally's 650 rebounds place her 9th on the all-time list.
In 1985, she was selected All-KWIC, All-KIAC, All-District 32, and Team MVP, while leading the Lady Tigers to their first Conference Championship. "Georgetown was the best four years of my life," said Zimmerman, "and basketball is what made them the best four years."
Zimmerman is currently the head coach at Shelby Co. High School, where she led her team to the KHSAA Final Four in 2003.
1993 Lady Tigers Basketball Team
The 1993 Lady Tiger women's basketball team was the first team in program history to go all the way to the Elite Eight at the NAIA Women's Division II National Tournament.
The team posted a 27-5 record for the 1992-93 season while taking the NAIA District 22 Championship and checking in as runners-up in the KIAC (Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) with a 7-2 record.
Head coach Susan Johnson, in her 13th season at the helm of the women's basketball program, was named KIAC Coach of the Year.
Junior Tammy Kindrick was named NAIA Division II All-American, All-KIAC and All-District 22, while co-captain Dee Dee Dean earned NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete and District 22 Scholar Athlete honors. Senior Veronica Morris served as the team's other captain.
The team set a program record at the time with 27 wins and a record winning percentage of 84.3 percent.
Ben Oldham Special Induction
Ben Oldham, class of 1965, earned three letters as a track and field athlete.
After Georgetown, Oldham began teaching and coaching at Tates Creek High School. His 1973 track team won the KHSAA State Championship, his cross country teams were never defeated in dual or triangular meets, and his weightlifting teams won seven KHSAA state titles.
In 1972, he began a 28 year career as a college football official, the last 24 with the Southeastern Conference. Oldham was an official in ten major bowl games, two SEC championship games, and finished his career with the 2000 BCS National Championship Game. For three seasons, Oldham served as the SEC's Chief Side Judge, followed by two seasons as chair of the SEC Executive Committee.
Oldham served as Athletics Director at Georgetown from 2000-2002, and currently serves as Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
Ora Lunceford - Milton "Shorty" Price Service Award
Ora Lunceford came to Georgetown College in 1981 with her husband Dr. Joe Lunceford. Ora worked in the library until 1985 when she took over the college post office. Always a very enthusiastic fan of Georgetown athletics, the Luncefords' attended almost every Tiger home game and were ardent followers on the road.
For nearly 20 years Ora filled the stands with spirit, wearing school colors and tiger print outfits. She initiated the traditional orange and black balloons that precede every football game, and remains an adored supporter by the coaches of her time. It was said of Ora that she never met a stranger and made it her business to meet and befriend anyone who came to campus.
Dr. Lunceford says the football team's 1991 National Championship still stands out as a very memorable moment that he and Ora shared. She passed in March of 2001, at the age of 59.
Billie and Sherri Wade - Rick Crawford Philanthropy Award
Billie and Sherri Wade's son, Matt Wade '05, was a four-year letterman on the Georgetown College men's soccer team. Billie and Sherri both expressed their desire to help the soccer program by giving to a renovation project to improve the soccer facilities on East Campus. Those improvements included the construction of a 1,500 square foot field house with locker rooms for both teams, a concession stand and public restrooms.
Improvements also included the installation of field lights, which has allowed both teams to play the majority of their games in the evenings. This has resulted in increased attendance at games, fewer missed classes by our student-athletes and one of the finest small college soccer facilities in the NAIA.
The Wade's generosity has made a huge impact on the Georgetown College soccer program, now and for many years to come.