Former Tennis Star Hans Olsen Named To Big South Hall Of FameMarch 10, 2006
By CSU Sports Information
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Ė Former Radford leaders Chuck Taylor (administration) and Charlene Curtis (womenís basketball), former Winthrop baseball player Bryan Link, former Charleston Southern menís tennis player and coach Hans Olsen and former Campbell womenís basketball player Tammy Brown Tew have been elected for enshrinement in the Big South Conference Hall of Fame, it was announced today by the League. The five individuals will be officially inducted in May during a special ceremony as part of the Conferenceís annual spring meetings in Hilton Head, S.C. The Hall of Fame was created in 2003 as part of the Leagueís 20th Anniversary celebration, and now totals 25 former Big South Conference student-athletes, coaches, administrators and contributors.
Hans Olsen, Charleston Southern, Menís Tennis (player 1989-92; coach 1997-01)
A four-year performer on the CSU menís tennis team, Olsen was a two-time Big South All-Conference selection and was twice named the CSU menís tennis MVP as the No. 1 singles player. After graduating in 1992, Olsen returned as head menís and womenís tennis coach in 1997. Olsen guided the menís teams to four consecutive Big South Conference Championships, earning Big South Coach of the Year four times. He posted a menís coaching record of 89-31 overall. Combined with his womenís record, Olsen totaled a 133-92 overall record at CSU. He is currently the womenís tennis coach at North Carolina State and was inducted into the Charleston Southern Athletic Hall of Fame in October 2004.