UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame
1973 Women’s Golf Team
(Inducted 2004) Won the first national championship of any kind for UNCG, competing in the AIAW National Tournament in Massachusetts ... defeated Rollins College on the final hole for the championship.
1981-1982 Women’s Basketball Team
(Inducted 2007) National runners-up in the first-ever NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament ... amassed a record of 25-3, losing in overtime at Elizabethtown College (Pa.) ... began a run of seven consecutive 20-win seasons for the women’s basketball program.
1982 Men’s Soccer Team
(Inducted 2004) Won the NCAA Division III national championship without a home field ... facilities at UNCG were under renovation at the time, forcing the team to play its games at nearby Grimsley High School ... the team finished 19-3-0, including a 3-0 win over Wake Forest during the regular season and a 2-1 win over Plymouth State in double overtime in the NCAA quarterfinals.
1983 Men’s Soccer Team
(Inducted 2009) Brought home the school’s second consecutive national title with a dominant season. Went 23-1-1 on the year, including outscoring its seven conference foes by a combined 44-1. Twelve of its first 13 matches were won by shutout. Won a then-NCAA record 23 matches, including rallying from a 2-0 deficit in the national title match to defeat Claremont.
1983 Women’s Tennis Team
(Inducted 2008) With four freshmen and two sophomores, team compiled a 20-4 record, including 14-2 in the spring, and finished the NCAA Division III national runners-up... Amy Brown and Lisa Zimmerman earned All-American honors that season.
1996 Men's Basketball Team
Lynne Agee - Women’s
(Inducted 2004) The first active head coach to be enshrined ... first coach in NCAA history to lead her team to the NCAA tournament in all three divisions ... more than 500 career wins to her credit.
Jim Allen - Administrator
(Inducted 2003) Former vice chancellor for student affairs ... had oversight on UNCG's move from Division III to I in the late 1980's.
Maxine Allen - Amateur Athlete
(Inducted 2001) Garnered national attention as a duckpin bowler ... attended UNCG from 1931-35 (then Woman's College of North Carolina)... set more than 50 world records and earned a top national ranking as a duckpin bowler. Won several national titles in ninepin bowling, as well.
Mike Berticelli - Men’s Soccer Coach
(Inducted 2000) Led UNCG to Division III national championships in 1982 and 1983 ... guided UNCG to a 70-9-5 record (86.3 percent) in four seasons.
Nelson Bobb - Administrator
(Inducted February 2008) UNCG’s director of athletics for more than 25 years ... Led the program through its transition from Division III to Division II to Division I and from the Big South Conference into the Southern Conference.
Mike Burke - Supporter
(Inducted 2001) Led UNCG’s charge in scholarship fundraising ... created first athletic endowment in 1987 ... raised funds toward a total endowment valued at more than $4 million.
Marge Burns - Amateur Athlete
(Inducted 2000) Holds record of 10 North Carolina State Amateur Golf titles ... named Carolinas Outstanding Amateur five times ... qualified and played in 14 USGA Amateur Championships, as well as six U.S. Open Tournaments.
Joseph Caldeira - Men’s
(Inducted 2009) A second-team All-American selection in 1979 ... was the first male student-athlete to earn All-American honors in any sport ... finished 10th in the 1979 NCAA Division III Championship.
Renee Coltrane - Women’s Basketball
(Inducted 2001) All-American as a junior (1983-84) ... first women’s basketball player to exceed 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career.
Wendy Engelmann-Gettings - Women’s
(Inducted 2002) Scored 1,378 points and dished out a school-record 574 assists.
Siggi Eyjolffson - Men’s Soccer
(Inducted September 2008) Three-time All-American and two-time Academic All-American ... UNCG’s all-time leading scorer with 185 points, recording 75 goals and 35 assists in his four seasons.
Mike Fleming - Supporter
(Inducted 2000) UNCG supporter for more than two decades ... UNCG named its basketball gymnasium the Michael Fleming Gymnasium on Dec. 1, 1994.
Dr. June Galloway - Administrator
(Inducted February 2008) Served as the Coordinator of Women’s Athletics until her passing in 1974, helping to develop the first formal athletics program at UNCG.
Liz Gremillion - Volleyball
(Inducted 2006) On of the best setters to ever play for the Spartans, recording over 4,000 assists in her career ... named 1995 Big South Conference Player of the Year.
Belmar Gunderson - Amateur
(Inducted 2000) Participated from 1952-56 at Women’s College ... competed in four Wimbledons and 11 United States Lawn Tennis National Championships (now U.S. Open).
Larry Hargett - Men’s Basketball
(Inducted 2007) Coached UNCG to its first NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament berth, coming at the Division III level ... led the Spartans to a 16-12 record in 1979-80 as UNCG earned its first NCAA bid.
Scott Hartzell - Men’s Basketball
(Inducted 2006) Led UNCG to its first Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bid, in which UNCG nearly upset Cincinnati ... graduated as UNCG’s all-time leading scorer and set every UNCG 3-point shooting standard in his career ... led the team in scoring in three of his four seasons.
Jason Haupt - Men’s Soccer
(Inducted 2001) Two-time first-team All-American ... led UNCG to a Division III national championship in 1987 ... UNCG’s all-time leader in goals scored with 77.
Winn Hazlegrove - Softball
(Inducted 2005) Three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American honoree ... one of UNCG’s greatest softball players, still ranked in the top 10 in 20 statistical categories at the time of her induction (10 years after her graduation).
Pat Hielscher - Volleyball Coach
(Inducted 2001) Coached UNCG’s first volleyball team in 1970 ... guided the Spartans to a 106-30 record and a NCAIAW state title in 1974.
Christine Hornak - Softball
(Inducted 2009) Won 52 games over two seasons pitching for UNCG. Led the Spartans to their first-ever NCAA Tournament bid in 1997 while earning Big South Pitcher of the Year honors.
Elizabeth House - Media / Supporter
(Inducted 2003) Former sports writer for The Carolinian and The News & Record covering UNCG athletics.
Lewis Johnstone - Men’s Soccer
(Inducted 2000) Led UNCG to three straight national playoff appearances ... third all-time leading scorer in team history with 66 goals and 24 assists.
Ellie Jones - Women’s Tennis, Field Hockey,
(Inducted 2003) One of UNCG’s most versatile student-athletes ever as she excelled in tennis, basketball and field hockey from 1969-73.
Dock Kelly - Wrestling
(Inducted 2006) One of UNCG’s first-ever qualifiers for the NCAA Championships (1996) ... compiled a 50-34 mark despite competing with birth defects that left him without part of an arm and a leg ... honored by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame with its Medal of Courage.
Dr. David B. Knight - Administrator
(Inducted 2004) Not only a leader in the transition from Division III to Division I, but a leader on the national scene as UNCG’s Faculty Athletics Representative ... became the only FAR to serve on the Div. I, II and III levels ... served as chair of the NCAA’s first Division I Academics / Eligibility / Compliance Cabinet and served as a consultant to the NCAA on numerous academic reform issues.
Ethel Martus Lawther - Administrator
(Inducted 2003) Served 26 years as head of Department of Physical Education (1948-71) ... developed both men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs after Women’s College became UNCG in 1963.
Ali Lord - Women’s Soccer
(Inducted 2007) UNCG’s record-holder for single-season and career goals ... tallied 20 or more goals in three seasons ... had a single-season record 26 goals in 1996, earning All-American honors ... Big South Player of the Year in 1996 and SoCon Player of the Year in 1998.
Carol Mann - Women’s Golf
(Inducted 2002) LPGA Hall of Fame member ... earned 38 LPGA victories in 22 years on the tour.
Tom Martin - Men’s Basketball,
(Inducted 2002) UNCG’s first male president of Alumni Board of Directors ... served as tri-captain of the first two UNCG men’s basketball teams.
Jill Masterman - Field Hockey
(Inducted 2000) In the days of AIAW, a four-year standout on field hockey team and was a co-captain as a senior in 1977.
Tonka Maynor - Baseball
(Inducted 2007) Ten years after graduation, still ranked on the top 10 list at UNCG in every offensive statistical category ... hit .363 in his four seasons at UNCG, logging 239 hits ... holds UNCG record for career RBI with 171.
Andrew Mehalko - Men’s Soccer
(Inducted 2002) Led UNCG to three (1983, 1985 and 1986) NCAA Division III national championships in his four seasons with the Spartans.
Jo Ann Messick - Women’s Basketball, Women’s
Tennis, Field Hockey
(Inducted 2006) Three-sport competitor at UNCG in the 1970s ... four-year standout in field hockey, earning Deep South All-Star accolades three times ... six-time participant in National Field Hockey Festivals, including three while at UNCG.
Brian Moehler - Baseball
(Inducted 2005) UNCG’s first player to be drafted in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft ... earned UNCG’s first-ever win over a Division I opponent and went onto pitch for Detroit, Cincinnati, Houston and Florida in the major leagues.
Chancellor Emeritus William E. Moran -
(Inducted 2000) Served as chancellor from 1979-94... guided UNCG from Division III to Division I in 1991 ... created the Spartan Club.
Becky Morgan - Women’s Golf
(Inducted 2007) One of the most notable athletic alumni as a member of the LPGA Tour ... won the Big South individual championship three times and earned Big South Player of the Year three times (1995, 1996, 1997) ... a three-time All-American, won medalist honors 10 times ... qualified for the NCAA Regional all four years, earning a spot in the national event three times ... an Academic All-American in 1997 ... holds the UNCG records for lowest 18-, 36- and 54-hole scores.
Laura Mussulman - Women’s Soccer
(Inducted 2002) Member of the first women’s soccer team ... UNCG’s first great goalkeeper in women’s soccer with 18 career shutouts.
Missi Olson Kovachev - Volleyball
(Inducted 2009) Led UNCG to 108 wins in her four seasons as a Spartan, despite the program being in transition during its climb to Division I ... helped the Spartans to 32 wins and an NCAA Division II Tournament appearance in 1990 ... compiled 1,600 career kills.
Michael Parker - Men’s Soccer Coach
(Inducted 2005) Second active coach to be inducted (first male) ... winner of more than 400 collegiate matches, including more than 300 at UNCG ... led the Spartans to NCAA Division III national championships in 1985, 1986 and 1987.
Dr. Frank Pleasants- Administrator
(Inducted 2007) Served as the Coordinator of Men’s Athletics, helping to develop the first formal athletics program at UNCG beginning in 1967.
Angie Polk-Jones - Women’s Basketball
(Inducted 2000) Led UNCG to a 93-22 mark in her four years (1985-89) ... Division III All-American as a junior ... UNCG’s all-time leading scorer with 1,585 points.
Nancy Porter - Women’s Golf
(Inducted 2005) One of the pioneers of women’s athletics at UNCG ... coached the UNCG women’s golf team to the 1973 national championship ... also considered one of UNCG’s first student-athletes, participating in women’s golf in the 1940s.
Eddie Radwanski - Men’s Soccer
(Inducted 2000) Led UNCG to back-to-back Division III national championships in 1982 and 1983 ... two-time Division III All-American (1983 and 1984) ... No. 1 draft pick in the 1985 Major Indoor Soccer League draft by the Dallas Sidekicks.
Cathy Roberts - Administrator
(Inducted February 2008) Has spent virtually her entire career - beginning as a student - working in athletics at UNC Greensboro, overseeing athletic facilities and operations and serving as the Senior Women’s Administrator.
Bruce Shaw - Men’s Basketball
(Inducted 2000) Led UNCG’s first-ever men’s basketball teams ... scored 1,401 points, becoming UNCG’s first 1,000 point scorer ... two-time All-Dixie Conference honoree.
Joe Stanton - Wrestling
(Inducted 2008) Compiled a 98-25 mark in his four seasons at UNCG, qualifying for three NCAA Championships to make him the first male to qualify for an NCAA Championship as an individidual ... was UNCG’s winningest wrestler for 11 years.
Mike Sweeney - Men’s Soccer
(Inducted 2003) Amassed 55 goals and 27 assists in his three seasons at UNCG (1980-83) ... member of 1982 and 1983 NCAA III national championship teams ... led the team in scoring in 1981 and 1982 and was a first-team All-American in 1983.
Jim Swiggett - Coach, Administrator
(Inducted 2006) Pioneer in men’s athletics at UNCG ... served as men’s basketball coach from 1968-75 and started the men’s golf program, serving as coach from 1967-79 ... also served as the university’s second Men’s Intercollegiate Division Coordinator.
Karyn Thompson Voelz - Softball
(Inducted 2008) The most prolific hitter in UNCG softball history ... inducted 12 years after graduation and still ranked in the top six in 12 offensive categories ... led UNCG to a 149-86-2 mark and three NCAA play-in series during her time at UNCG.
Rita Wiggs - Women’s Basketball
(Inducted 2000) Led UNCG to a state NCAIAW title and AIAW Regional appearance in 1972 ... led UNCG in scoring for four straight seasons and finished with 1,347 career points.
Donna Friesen Wigton - Volleyball
(Inducted 2003) Volleyball standout at UNCG (1970-73) ... active contributor to the sport through coaching ... part of officiating crew at 1996 Olympics and 1993 World University Games.
“The Big Five” - Chuck Hayes, Mike Weaver,
Jim Melvin, Stanley Frank, Charlie Reid
Helped establish NCAA Division I athletic programs at UNCG through scholarship funding and support.