EB50: Collegiate Athletes

Published | Jul 18, 2023

Appalachian State Mountaineers

Joey Carswell (men’s swimming, 1979-83)

Jodi Knox (softball, 1983-86)

Beth Ruggles (women’s cross country/track & field, 1984-88, Southern Conference cross country champion 85/87, Southern Conference 1st Team Cross Country 85-87, Southern Conference 3000 & 5000 run champion 88, 2003 ASU HOF, named to Southern Conference 100th Anniversary women’s cross country team)

Andrew Pitts (men’s golf, 1987-90, 4x All-Southern Conference, 2008 ASU HOF)

Jonathan Winkler (men’s track & field, 2001-04)

Joe Lowman (football, 2004)

Dusty McGuire (men’s track & field, 2003-07)

Mark Bridges (men’s soccer, 2008-11, Southern Conference All-Freshmen Team 08, Southern Conference academic honors 10)

Dustin Hudson (men’s golf, 2008-12, 2x ASU Academic Honor Roll)

Austin Annas (wrestling, 2008-12, 4th in 09 Southern Conference Tournament)

Kyle Benson (wrestling, 2008-12)

Lydia Hodges (cheerleading, 2009-11)

Kodi Ethridge (cheerleading, 2012-13)

Ian Ruark (football walk-on, 2012-14)

Noah Rooks (men’s track & field, 2022)

Rob Bliss (men’s basketball)

Steve Maynard (baseball)

Averett University Cougars

Stephen Ritchie (football, 2002, offensive line)

Nikki Huffman (women’s basketball, 2005-09, 2x USA South Conference All-Sportsmanship Team)

Ben Mast (football, 2023-)

Brenau University Tigers

Sydney Haas (women’s basketball/track & field, 2015-18)

Brevard College Tornadoes

Jared Ramsey (men’s basketball, 2003-06)

Justin Powell (football, 2010-11, kicker)

Bridget Abee (women’s golf, 2012-13)

Robbie McGee (football, 2013)

Jonas Bradshaw (men’s basketball, 2017-18)

Luke Coble (football, 2021)

Matthew Vue (football, 2021-)

Corbin McNeil (football, 2023-)

Caldwell Cobras

Chris Whitson (men’s basketball, 2003-05)

BJ Boughman (men’s basketball, 2009-10)

Alicia Byrd (women’s basketball, 2011-13)

Dakota Crapps (women’s basketball, 2011-13)

Brittany Pennell (women’s basketball, 2011-13)

Drew Kelly (men’s basketball, 2017-18)

Savannah Coble (women’s basketball, 2018-20, NJCAA all-region team 20)

Taylor Moody (softball, 2020-22)

Ben Elkins (baseball, 2022-23)

Colin Eckard (baseball, 2023-)

Catawba College Indians

Bill Viggers (football, offensive line, All-SAC 1st Team 1985)

Erin Buckland (women’s basketball, 1997-01)

Amber Cartwright (women’s basketball, 2000-01)

Jakob Prestwood (football, 2016)

Chowan University Hawks

Bryant Baker (football)

The Citadel Bulldogs

Adam Hastings (football, 2001-05, offensive line)

Ben Canipe (cross country, 2010-11)

Clemson Tigers

Ed Bleynat (men’s basketball, 1983-84)

Cessy Hudson (women’s cross country/track & field, 1988-93)

Tyler Shatley (football, 2009-13, defensive line/offensive guard, Academic All-ACC Selection 12, All-ACC 3rd Team 13, currently playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars)

Concord (WV) Mountain Lions

Chris Shatley (football, 2007-11)

Savannah Coble (women’s basketball, 2017-18)

CVCC Bucs/Redhawks

Jeremy Yancey (men’s basketball, 2005-06, All-American 2nd Team)

Alannya Meroney (volleyball, 2009-11)

Erin Collins (volleyball, 2010-11)

Donnie Hughes (baseball, 2010)

Justin Lail (men’s basketball, 2010-12)

Paige Moore (women’s basketball, 2010-12)

Kristen Moore (volleyball, 2014-15)

Elijah Reese (baseball, 2015-16)

Larry Clark (men’s basketball, 2015)

Jacob Zimmerman (baseball, 2016)

Drew Kelly (men’s basketball, 2016-17)

Lauren McCall (volleyball, 2018)

Clay Torrence (men’s golf)

Davidson Wildcats

Martin Ides (men’s basketball, 1998-02)

Matt Dellinger (baseball, 2001-04)

Michael Stillwell (football, 2016, offensive line)

Duke Blue Devils

Tanner Anderson (men’s track & field, 2010-14, 3x All-ACC Outdoor, 3x NCAA East Regional Qualifier, 3x ACC Academic Honor Roll, 3x All-ACC Indoor Academic, 2x All-ACC Outdoor Academic, All-ACC Indoor 14, Duke indoor & outdoor high jump record holder, US Olympic Team Trials 12)

East Carolina Pirates

Pam Berry (women’s swimming, 1981)

Paula Berry (women’s swimming, 1981)

Fore Rembert (baseball, 1990-92)

Bryan Lail (baseball, 1991-92)

Joe Hastings (baseball, 1997/1999-01, All American 01, Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference 01, 2001 NCAA regional championship, played in the San Diego Padres minor league organization (2001-04), NCAA assistant baseball coach at five different schools, current Tampa Bay Rays scout)

Brandon Hawkins (men’s basketball, 1998-02)

Stephen Parsons (men’s swimming, 1999-02)

East Tennessee State Bucs

Jenny Knox (women’s track & field, 2004-07)

Dakota Cagle (men’s track & field, 2006-07)

Elon Phoenix

Roger Norris (men’s basketball, 1981-82)

Jamie McNeely (women’s basketball, 1982-85, 1000 pt scorer, all-district 84-85, all-conference 84-85)

Emory & Henry Wasps

Blake Powell (football, 1993-96)

Dustin Beck (football, 2008-11, quarterback)

Ben Johnson (football, 2008-11, offensive line)

Tyler Blackwood (football, 2010)

Matt Whisnant (football/baseball, 2013-15)

Hunter Jeffries (baseball, 2014-17)

Spencer Goins (football, 2022-)

Luke Wilson (football, 2023-)

Ferrum Panthers

Jeremy Yancey (men’s basketball, 2004-05)

Jacob Young (men’s basketball, 2013-14)

Five Towns College Sound

Jennifer Xiong (women’s soccer, 2019-20)

Flagler College Saints

Cody Shuffler (men’s basketball, 2009-10)

Florida International Panthers

Steven Stewart (baseball, 2007-08)

Francis Marion Patriots

Reece Davis (softball, 2018)

Gardner-Webb Bulldogs

Roger Norris (men’s basketball, 1983-86)

Ken Houston (wrestling, 1989-92)

Katie Gravel (women’s basketball, 2001-05)

Breanna Seagle (cheerleading, 2010-11)

Kailey Robinson (cheerleading/women’s track & field, 2012-16)

Allie Cooke (cheerleading, 2021-)

Greensboro College Pride

Shaun Abernathy (men’s soccer, 2000-04)

Josh Bridges (men’s soccer, 2005-06)

Guilford College Quakers

Patti West (women’s basketball, 1991-92)

Trever Hyatt (men’s basketball, 2013-18)

Lees-McRae Bobcats

Billy Boughman (men’s basketball, 1976-77)

Tanya Ward (women’s basketball, 1998-02)

Tonya Ward (women’s basketball, 1998-02)

Leslie Ritchie (women’s basketball, 1999-00)

Valerie Giese (women’s tennis, 1999-00)

Jonathan Dameron (men’s cross country, men’s track & field 1999-01)

Rachel Handley (women’s basketball, women’s cross country, softball, 1999-01)

Bobbie Miller Sigmon (women’s tennis, 2000-02)

Jordan Davis (men’s track & field, 2004-08)

Whitney Kiser Justice (volleyball, 2007-10, All American 09, Conference Carolinas player of year 09/10, Conference Carolinas All-Conference 1st Team 09/10, Conference Carolinas tournament MVP 09/10, 2023 Lees-McRae HOF)

Bradley King (men’s track & field, 2009-13, 400 meter hurdles outdoor record holder)

Hannah Bolick (cheerleading, 2015-19)

Colton Boyette (cheerleading, 2023-)

Lenoir-Rhyne Bears

Tony Grady (baseball/football, 1978-80, baseball records: T-5th complete season games (7, 1982), led in innings pitched in 1982 (57.1)

Joey Smith (baseball, 1997-01)

Cory Smith (football, 1998-99)

Ashlei Helton (women’s basketball, 2005-07)

Liz Hawes (women’s soccer, 2009-11, 2x All American, 2X SAC All-Conference, 2x All-Region, SAC Player of Year 09, SAC Freshman of Year 09, 2023 L-R HOF)

Tim Page (football, 2011)

Justin Powell (football, 2012-14, kicker, SAC special teams player of week award)

Sydney Haas (women’s basketball, 2013-15)

Jordan White (men’s golf, 2013-17)

Bailey Gragg (women’s basketball, 2014-15)

Ben James (men’s golf, 2014-15)

Alex Kelly (men’s basketball, 2015-18)

Ryan Newell (football, 2016-17)

Bristol Cope (football, 2017-18)

Grant Fulbright (baseball, 2019)

Brett Childers (football, 2020-)

Chase Childers (football, 2020-)

Graleigh Hildebran (softball, 2021-)

Sam Mace (men’s golf, 2022-)

Liberty Flames

Cory Smith (cheerleading, 1999-02)

Michaela Lockee (cheerleading, 2016-18)

Limestone Saints

Chris Cozort (baseball, 1989-93)

Mars Hill Lions

Jerome Ramsey (men’s basketball, 2000-04, 3x SAC Scholar Athlete, 2018 Mars Hill HOF)

Taylor Burkhalter (softball, 2012-14)

Morgan Hall (women’s swimming, 2019-22)

Jeff Adams (football)

Maryville Scots

Jarrod Shell (football, 2022-, offensive line)

Meredith Avenging Angels

Haley Ervin (softball, 2014-18, 2x USA South All-Academic, USA South All-Conference Honorable Mention 16)

Methodist University Monarchs

Jordyn Propst (softball, 2018-20)

Montevallo University Falcons

Jeff Hefner (men’s basketball, 2011-13, 2012 NCAA D-II runner-up)

Montreat College Cavaliers

Harv Lingerfelt (baseball, 1995-97)

Crystal Lingerfelt (women’s basketball/softball, 1997-01)

Carla Keaton (women’s basketball/softball, 1998-02)

Brett Huffman (baseball, 2001-05)

Libby Shook (volleyball/softball, 2002-03)

Danielle Smith (volleyball/women’s basketball, 2003-04)

Laura Gortney (volleyball/women’s basketball, 2003-06)

Hannah Glenn (women’s golf, 2009-10)

Christian Mclendon (men’s basketball, 2011-12)

Dakota Icard (softball, 2011-13)

Mackenzie Card (women’s track & field, 2020-)

Caleb Johnson-White (wrestling, 2022-)

Clay Wheeler (baseball)

Shane Brannock (baseball)

Lance Huss (baseball)

Matt Poteat (men’s soccer)

NC A&T Aggies

Eric Chiz (baseball, 2009-12)

NC Central Eagles

Darian Pearson (football, 2009-12, defensive line)

NC State Wolfpack

Warren Brendle (cheerleading, 1981-82)

Christa Hull (women’s basketball, 1987-89)

Gretchen Weiss (cheerleading)

Robin Epley (cheerleading)

Newberry College Wolves

Ariana Hawkins (women’s basketball/rugby, 2019-22)

Pfeiffer University Falcons

Alec Blackwood (men’s swimming, 2013)

Ayden Lail (baseball, 2019-20)

Reece Davis (softball, 2019-21, 2x USA South All-Academic)

Pine Manor Collge Gators

BJ Wade (men’s soccer, 2015-17)

Queens University of Charlotte Royals

Jeff Hefner (men’s basketball, 2007-08)

Noah “Gator” Gilbert (wrestling, 2017-21)

Randolph College Wildcats

Justin Lail (men’s basketball, 2014)

Salem College Spirits

Hannah Buff (volleyball, 2011)

Serenity Powell (women’s soccer, 2022-)

Marabeth Huffman (women’s soccer/swimming, 2023-)

Spartanburg Methodist College Pioneers

Corey Rhoney (baseball, 2010-11)

St Andrews Knights

Kelsey Houser (women’s basketball/women’s lacrosse/volleyball, 2015-19)

Faith Hildebran (women’s lacrosse, 2020-22)

St Augustine Falcons

Josh Debro (football, 2010)

Surry Community College Knights

Preston Church (baseball, 1997-99)

Lexi Seagle (softball, 2019-21)

Tennessee Wesleyan College Bulldogs

Stephen Hang (men’s soccer, 2007-10)

Josh McDaniels (baseball, 2010-11)

Corey Rhoney (baseball, 2012, NAIA National Champion, played in the Kansas City Royals minor league system)

UNC-Asheville Bulldogs

Charlotte Mull (women’s track & field, 2009-11)

UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels

Joni Berry (women’s basketball, 1979-81)

Bill Viggers (football, 1982-84, offensive line)

Aaron Berry (football, 1996-98, linebacker)

John Lafferty (football, 2000-03, punter)

Justin Annas (wrestling, 2001-05)

UNC-Charlotte 49ers

David Harmon (men’s swimming, 1983-85)

Cathy Rhoney (girls soccer/tennis, 1997-01)

Brannon Hamby (baseball, 1998-01)

Dia Hefner (cheerleading, 2003-04)

Lydia Hodges (cheerleading, 2006-08)

UNC-Greensboro Spartans

Clay Byrd (men’s basketball, 2013-16)

Pembroke State/UNC-Pembroke Braves

Marc Sharpe (men’s soccer)

Richie Whisenant (men’s soccer)

Robbie Putnam (baseball, 2004)

Tennessee Vols

Kyle Fouche’ (men’s swimming)

VCU Rams

Kyle Fouche’ (men’s swimming)

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Paul Kiser (football, 1983-86, offensive guard, All-American, All-ACC 86, Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner for best blocker in the ACC, drafted by Atlanta Falcons in 1987 and played for the Detroit Lions, 2006 EBHS HOF, 2012 WF HOF)

Robbie Lingerfelt (football, 1988-90, offensive line, preseason ACC all-conference, 2x team lineman of year)

Jeff Hyde (men’s swimming)

Amber Butts (cheerleading, 2004-08)

Western Carolina Catamounts

Troy Suddreth (baseball, 1982-84)

Jackie Slaughter (baseball, 1984/86-87)

Donna Huffman (women’s basketball, 1985-89)

Andy Cline (football, 1986-89)

Brent Fulbright (baseball, 1988-89)

Bradley Berry (men’s track & field, 1997-00, Southern Conference decathlon champion 99, part of winning indoor & outdoor conference championship teams)

Johnnie Morrison (men’s track & field, 1997-00, 2x Southern Conference indoor 55-meter dash champion, national ranking, part of winning indoor & outdoor conference championship teams)

Aaron Hildebran (men’s rugby, 2004-05)

Dia Hefner (cheerleading, 2005-06)

Matt Hastings (football, 2009-12, offensive line)

Samantha Terry (women’s rugby, 2011-13)

Alexis Lankford (cheerleading/softball, 2019-20)

Neil Shatley (football walk-on)

Rick Hyde (football)

West Virginia Tech Golden Bears

Lauren McCall (volleyball, 2017)

Wilkes Community College Cougars

Ethan Icard (baseball, 2009-10, played in Chicago White Sox minor league system)

Wingate Bulldogs

Tim Rhoney (baseball, 1977-81)

Jennifer Howell (women’s basketball, 1990-94)

Brittany West (women’s basketball, 2005-08)

Matt Childers (football, 2012)

Austin Hoffman (women’s cross country/track & field, 2012-15)

Makenzie Crump (women’s basketball, 2018-21)

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