COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Association of Lettermen welcomed seven new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday evening, when the inductees received their official Hall of Fame plaques at a reception at The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium. The group will also be honored at halftime of South Carolina's football contest versus East Carolina on Saturday evening. Below is a brief capsule on each inductee.
Landon Powell, Baseball (2001-2004) - Earned All America honors as a catcher in 2004, and was twice voted All SEC... Hit 44 home runs (5th all-time), 61 doubles (2nd all-time), and drove in 193 runs (4th all-time)... Landon had 265 base hits to also rank 4th all-time, and scored 176 runs in his Gamecock career... Defensively he holds the school single game, season, and career record for putouts... He also logged a record 65 assists in 2004 and collected 190 in his career.
Mike Dunleavy, Basketball (1972-76) - As a guard playing for legendary coach Frank McGuire, Dunleavy scored 1,586 points in his career, which ranks sixth all time... Was a deadly long-range shooter before the three-point shot was instituted, and hit 80 percent of his career free throws... Mike enjoyed a successful career in the NBA as both a player and coach.
Jennie Ondo Lloyd, Soccer (1996-99) - Remains the top scorer in Carolina women's soccer history with 115 points... She earned first team All-SEC honors in 1999, and scored 16 game-winning goals in her career... Jennie's 50 career goals ranks first in Carolina history and seventh all-time in the SEC record book, while her 115 points rank No. 8 on the SEC charts.
Seth Rose, Tennis (1999-2003) - Earned All America honors in 2003 in singles... In his career, Rose participated in the NCAA singles championship twice, and he earned All SEC honors in 2002 and 2003... In 2000 he was named Region II Rookie of the Year and was a finalist for national Freshman of the Year honors... Seth helped lead the Gamecocks to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, and never lost against Clemson.
Zola Davis, Football (1995-98) - A wide receiver, Davis caught 164 passes in his Carolina career for 2,354 yards... He scored 17 touchdowns, and in one game vs. Vanderbilt had 206 yards in receptions on 14 catches, which ties for the school record... Zola is fourth in the Gamecock record book for career receptions and yards gained... Eight times he had over 100 yards receiving in a game.
Charles Arndt, Soccer (1985-88) - Earned first-team All-America honors in 1988 while also being named the National Goalkeeper of the Year... He compiled 13 shutouts in 1988 in helping lead the Gamecocks to their first-ever semifinal appearance in the NCAA tournament... Arndt holds the school record for lowest career goals-against average (0.70) and combined shutouts (29).
Darlene Lowery, Softball (1983-87) - As a pitcher Darlene was named first-team All-America in 1983 and second team in 1985... She tossed nine career no-hitters and a perfect game against East Carolina in 1987... She still holds the record for the lowest earned run average in Gamecock history at 0.38. Darlene Lowery is deceased.
Since the University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 1967, 153 members have been selected by the University of South Carolina Association of Lettermen.