Four To Enter CSU Athletic Hall of Fame on October 27September 20, 2006
Women's track, men's and women's basketball alumni enshrined
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Four former student-athletes who competed in the 1990s will be inducted into the Charleston Southern University Athletic Hall of Fame on October 27. Tosha Ansley '99, Eric Burks '96, Crystal Carpenter '99, and Darnell Sneed '94 will boost the number of honorees to 77 on a busy weekend on the CSU campus.
Ansley was an All-Big South Conference performer in women's track, setting numerous school records, including times in the 55m hurdles, 60m hurdles, and 100m hurdles. Incidentally, those who broke her records are the same athletes which she has coached, as Ansley enters her fourth season as the head women's cross country and track coach.
Burks was the 1994-95 Big South Conference men's basketball Player of the Year and was selected to the all-conference team both of his seasons at CSU. Following his transfer from Clemson, Burks averaged 20.3 points as a Buccaneer, the third-highest average in school history, and is in the top ten in scoring at CSU.
Carpenter earned a spot on the All-Big South Conference women's basketball first team both of her seasons at Charleston Southern and is possibly the most prolific scorer in CSU women's hoops history. Her career average of 17.2 points per game is CSU's best, along with the record for points in a game (38) and career three-pointers (142). Carpenter is the only Lady Buc to score 30 or more points in a game four times.
Sneed played two seasons on the Charleston Southern men's basketball team, earning All-Big South accolades both times. His career scoring average of 21.8 points per game is second among Buccaneers, and he is ranked in the school top ten in field goals, free throws, free throw percentage, scoring average, and career points.
The Friday night reception and Hall of Fame induction banquet will be a part of CSU's homecoming weekend, where four teams will compete at home and other alumni games are scheduled. Football hosts Georgetown University, women's soccer hosts UNC Asheville, and the cross country programs serve as hosts to the Big South Championships at Miler Country Club in Summerville. The men's basketball alumni game is set for Saturday night. A full schedule will be released later on www.csusports.com.