Sewanee 2014 Hall of Fame class includes Brooks

Sewanee 2014 Hall of Fame class includes Brooks

May 23rd, 2014 by Staff Report in Sportlocal

Sewanee has announced its 2014 Hall of Fame class that will be honored the weekend of Sept. 12-13: basketball and tennis player Blane Brooks (class of 1983); football players Frank Faulkinberry (1910), John Turner (1963) and Ben Tuck (2003); wrestler Frank Pinney (1963); softball pitcher Amy Owensby (2004); and the 1999 women's tennis team that finished 22-4 and ranked seventh nationally with two

All-Americans and another nationally ranked player.

Faulkinberry was a four-time All-Southern player on Tigers teams that went 26-4-3 and outscored their opponents 715-114. He taught and coached multiple sports at Middle Tennessee State, where he directed the women's basketball team to the 1929 national championship and has a campus street named in his honor.

Tuck holds school kicking records of 51 points in 2002 and the longest field goal (48 yards) and was a 2002 All-American, a two-time Academic All-American and an NCAA Postgraduate Scholar.

Turner was a three-year two-way tackle starter and a first-team all-conference player in 1962. Contemporary Pinney was captain of the 1963 wrestling team and an All-American and NCAA runner-up at 177 points, making him the highest-finishing individual finisher at an NCAA event in school history.

Brooks, who was from Hixson, graduated with the most points in Sewanee basketball history and still ranks fourth with 1,470, and he won back-to-back conference singles titles while helping the tennis Tigers win three consecutive league championships.

Owensby was the conference softball pitcher of the year twice and ended her career as the league's all-time leader in innings pitched (726 2/3) and wins (52) and No. 2 in strikeouts (371); she had a career 2.70 ERA and was SCAC all-tournament three times. The 1999 tennis team for coach Conchie Shackelford included Mary Missbach, Sara Cameron, Jenny Coleman, Kathy North, Jackie North, Katherine Clark, Kathryn Pender, Natalie Wallace, Emily Allen and Nicki Garsombke.

All-America trio

Sewanee tennis players Bronte Goodhue, Lindsey Liles and Avery Schober earned All-America status with round-of-32 victories Thursday in the NCAA Division III individual nationals at Claremont, Calif.

Goodhue, who's from Chattanooga, won 6-3, 6-2 over Hope's Nancy Benda in the women's tournament, and Liles won 6-1, 6-2 over Cal Tech's Rebekah Kitto. Goodhue and Liles will play doubles together also in the round of 16. Schober, a Sewanee freshman, rallied to win 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 over Coe's Noah Sprinkel in the men's tournament.