South Carolina Announces 2006 Hall of Fame Class
June 21, 2006
Columbia, S.C. - The University of South Carolina has announced that seven new members will be inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame as the class of 2006. The class was elected by the USC Athletic Hall of Fame committee led by chairman Tommy Moody.
CLASS OF 2006
Bob Crombie; track and field (1963-65)
Tim Lewis; baseball (1973-76)
B.J. McKie; basketball (1996-99)
Willie Scott; football (1977-80)
Steve Taneyhill; football (1992-95)
Tiffany Tootle; softball (1990-93)
Terrence Trammell; track and field (1998-2000)
The class of 2006 will be inducted at a dinner in their honor on Thursday, September 14. The event will be held at Seawell's on Rosewood Drive in Columbia beginning with a reception at 6 pm followed by dinner and festivities at 7 pm. Tickets are $40 each and can be ordered by calling Jane McManus at (803) 691-8447, Deborah Black (803) 738-9055 or Tommy Moody (803) 467-5098. Mail orders should be sent to:
USC Hall of Fame
The USC Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 1967.
CLASS OF 2006 BIOS
Three-year letterman for the Gamecock men's track and field team ... Undefeated in races at Weems Baskin Track and never beaten in the 880 and mile run in both the State and ACC competitions over a three-year career ... Four-time ACC champion in the 880 yards (1963, 1964, 1965) and mile run (1965) ... Three-time state champion in the 880 yards race and won state mile championship in 1965 ... NCAA 880 yards Semi Finalist in 1964 and NCAA mile Semi Finalist in 1965 ... Graduated with a degree in education from Carolina and currently works for the Box Hill Institute of Technical and Further Education in Australia
Four-year letterman for the Gamecock baseball team ... remains Carolina's winningest left-handed pitcher of all-time with a 36-6 career record, the second highest total of all-time among Gamecock pitchers ... His 22 career complete games on the mound is second highest all-time as well at Carolina ... holds USC career record for strikeouts by a left-handed hurler with 332 in four seasons, the fourth highest career mark by a USC pitcher ... compiled an 11-0 undefeated record as a junior on the 1975 Gamecock baseball team that finished national runner-up at the College World Series ... one of only six Carolina pitchers in school history to hurl a no-hitter (vs. Old Dominion 3/25/1975) ... finished the 1976 season with nine complete games, the fourth highest single-season total in school history ... a member of two of the greatest Gamecock pitching staffs of all-time, the 1974 squad that holds USC's lowest single-season ERA (1.60) and the 1975 squad that holds the second lowest ERA (2.00).
Carolina's all-time leading scorer in basketball with 2,119 points in four-year career, the only Gamecock ever to top 2000 points ... Averaged 17.2 points per game in his career and played in 123 games for the garnet and black ... 1996 SEC Freshman of the Year (AP) and a three-time All-SEC selection (1997-99) ... Earned All-American honors in 1998 (Basketball Weekly) as a member of the Gamecock basketball team ... helped lead USC to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 1997 and 1998, including winning the 1997 Southeastern Conference title with a 15-1 record ... Won the 1999 SEC Post-Graduate Community Serviced Award ... Became just the fifth men's basketball player in school history to have his jersey retired (No. 3) on Dec. 28, 2005.
Four-year letterwinner in football from 1977-80 and native of Newberry, S.C. ... member of the modern era all-time team at Carolina as a tight end (1992) ... Finished with 70 career receptions for 896 yards including seven touchdowns ... played four seasons under coach Jim Carlen and was one of the dominant blockers to help lead the USC rushing attack for 1980 Heisman Award winner George Rogers ... played in the 1979 Hall of Fame Bowl and 1980 Gator Bowl ... the 1979 and 1980 teams produced consecutive eight-win regular seasons, the first time in school history ... member of 1980 football team that defeated nationally ranked Michigan 17-14 in Ann Arbor ... finished his final career game at the Gator Bowl with a career-high 109 receiving yards against Pittsburgh ... recipient of 1980 George Terry Award for Best Attitude following the 1980 season ... was drafted 14th overall in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft ... played five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and three seasons with the New England Patriots of the NFL ... inducted in the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in the class of 2004
Quarterback from 1992-95 with the Carolina football team ... career school record holder in completions (753), touchdowns (62) and completion percentage (.671/261-of- 389) ... threw for 8,782 yards in his four-year career, the second highest total ever by a Gamecock football player ... still holds single-game record for passing yards in a game when he threw for 473 yards in a 65-39 win at Mississippi State on Oct. 14, 1995 ... completed a single-game record of 39 passes in 58 attempts and threw for 451 yards on October 8, 1994 vs. East Carolina ... also threw for 405 yards on Sept. 2, 1995 at Georgia his completion percentage of .671 (261 of 389) in 1995, his senior season, is still the highest single-season percentage all-time at Carolina ... passed for 227 yards to help lead Gamecocks to 24-21 win over West Virginia to win the 1995 Carquest Bowl, the first USC football team to win a bowl game in school history ... earned SEC Offensive Freshman Player of the Year honors in 1992 ... finished career with 200 or more yards passing in 22 career games ... school record 18 consecutive pass completions (over two games) in 1995 ... played in 1995 Blue-Gray game and Senior Bowl ... two-time winner of the Steve Wadiak Award as team's MVP in 1994 and 1995.
Three-time All-American at shortstop from 1991-93 ... her 351 career hits currently ranks ninth in NCAA Division I history and was an NCAA record when she finished her career with the Gamecocks ... USC all-time leader in batting average (.432), hits (351), runs scored (207) and stolen bases (114) ... still holds USC single-season records from 1992 for batting average (.454), runs scored (72), hits (123), singles (120) and stolen bases (51) ... one of only four USC players to earn All-American honors in three seasons ... led the nation in hits in 1992 with 123 and won the batting title three consecutive years at Carolina (1991-93) ... 1993 South Carolina Athlete of the Year ... On April 19, 1993 was recognized as Role Model Athlete of the Year, chosen by the Atlanta Area Council ... one of many players under head coach Joyce Compton to move into coaching profession ... currently head coach at Columbus State University.
Two-time Olympian, who won silver medals in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympics in the 110-meter hurdles ... won six NCAA titles (3 indoor, 3 outdoor) as a member of the Gamecock men's track and field team ... a two-time national champion in the 60-meter hurdles (1999, 2000) as well as the 110-meter hurdles (1999, 2000) ... won a national title as well in the 60-meter event in 2000 ... a member of the 4x100 relay that won a national title in 1999 ... earned 13 All-American honors in his three-year career at Carolina, the highest total among all men's track and field letterwinners at South Carolina ... won six SEC individual titles in the 60-meter and 110-meter hurdles ... still holds the NCAA Championship record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.52 he ran in 1999 to win a national title ... SEC Athlete of the Year in 1999 ... Indoor USA Athlete of the Year in 2001 ... returned to Carolina after turning pro to receive his degree on time in December of 2002 ... currently competing on the professional track and field circuit .. resides in Decatur, Ga.