published Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Lee University hall of fame adding Shaver, Langner, Golden, Tuck

Former Central High School baseball standout Andrew Shaver is among the four recent-edition Lee University athletes being inducted Friday into the Cleveland school's sports hall of fame.

Shaver played for the baseball Flames from 2004 to '07.

The other inductees are Bruna Langner for volleyball (2003-06), Rachel Tuck for soccer (2003-06) and Kelly Golden for softball (2005-06). Additionally, Andrew Thomas "Radar" Smith is receiving a Meritorious Award for his work as a basketball trainer and in other capacities from 1975 to '81.

Smith, who was in California with the Lee basketball team when then-coach Earl Rowan was the big winner on "The Price Is Right" television game show, earned three degrees from Lee and served as a missionary in Indonesia. He is an ordained bishop in the Church of God and the church's regional superintendent of the Southern Pacific.

Shaver had a .352 batting average for 243 games at Lee, was the conference and NAIA region player of the year in 2006, was a two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete and a first-team NAIA All-American and was the school's Paul Conn male athlete of the year in 2007.

Golden was a second-team NAIA All-American after driving in 50 runs and scoring 52 in 55 games in 2005, when she set the Lee season softball record of 13 homers, and she finished with 27 for her career while driving in 61 runs and scoring 52 in 69 games with a .425 average in 2006.

Langer earned NAIA All-America honorable mention and is No. 1 in all-time blocks (847) and No. 2 in kills (1,893) for the Lee volleyball program, and she was the conference and region player of the year in 2006. The Lady Flames reached the NAIA national tournament all four years she played.

Helping in 54 career shutouts, Tuck was a three-time all-region soccer player and Lee's first NAIA first-team All-American in 2004, and she made the NAIA all-tournament team in '05 and was second-team All-American in '06. A two-time NSCAA Scholar All-American, she was the first Lee women's soccer player to have her jersey retired.

Friday's ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. in Lee's Centenary Room. Tickets are available through Tena Walker at 614-8440.

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