Eight Named to 2008 USC Hall of Fame
July 22, 2008
Eight individuals have been elected to the 2008 University of South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame, it was announced today by the South Carolina Lettermen's Association.
The class includes Henry Martin (basketball), Brian Winters (basketball), Clarence Williams (football), Collin Mackie (football), Carl Paulson (golf), Josh Wolff (soccer) Brad Snyder (track & field) and Emily White (administration).
This year's inductees will be honored at a dinner on Thursday, September 18 at Seawell's in Columbia.
Henry Martin played basketball at Carolina in 1942 and again from 1947-49. He was the first Carolina basketball player to score 1,000 career points and capped off his career with a 32-point effort as the Gamecocks beat Clemson in 1949.
Brian Winters lettered in basketball from 1972-74. He starred for Coach Frank McGuire, scoring 1,079 points despite being hampered by injuries and mononucleosis. Known as a smooth-as-silk clutch performer who was deadly from long range, Winters also became very adept at heaving the ball from his own baseline to a teammate breaking under the opponent's basket. Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, Winters was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He became a scoring machine in Milwaukee and eventually had his jersey retired by the NBA franchise.
The late Clarence Williams lettered in football from 1975-76, rushing for 2,311 career yards, including eight 100-yard games. He was a member of the Gamecocks' "Hall of Fame" backfield of 1975, joining running back Kevin Long and quarterback Jeff Grantz. He played professionally for the San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins from 1977-83.
Collin Mackie, a local product from Irmo High School, lettered in football at Carolina from 1987-90. He remains the leading scorer in Carolina football history, accumulating 330 points, which is 128 ahead of second place George Rogers. He had the two most productive seasons ever for field goals, booting 25 in 1987, and 19 in another season. Mackie kicked a school record five field goals in a 29-10 win over West Virginia in 1990.
Carl Paulson earned All-America honors in 1993 on the links for the Gamecocks. He won the Metro League Conference individual championship in 1991 and topped that by being named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in 1993. He also captured the 1995 PGA Tour Qualifying School.
Josh Wolff played soccer at Carolina from 1995-97, scoring 21 goals with eight assists in 43 career games. He was named to the Soccer American All-America Freshman Team in 1995 despite missing half the season with a broken collarbone. He has played professionally since 1998.
Brad Snyder competed in track & field for the Gamecocks from 1996-99. As a shot putter and discus thrower, Snyder was a seven-time SEC champion and a three-time NCAA champion. He earned eight All-America honors and was a three-time Olympian for Canada, appearing in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics.
Emily White has assisted head football coaches, baseball coaches and athletics directors at South Carolina since 1967. Considered the matriarch and "first lady" of USC Athletics, she has been a dedicated professional, always seen with a smile on her face.