CSU to induct 10 into athletic Hall of Fame on October 1September 13, 2004
By CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston Southern University will induct 10 former athletes into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, October 1 as part of the CSU athletic alumni/Hall of Fame weekend.
The class of 10 will be the second largest induction class in school history and represents nine sports. The 2004 class includes the first-ever football player inductees, as well as the first inductees in tennis and women’s soccer.
“We are inducting first-time athletes in three sports and we now have representation of all sports in our Hall of Fame,” says CSU athletic director Hank Small. “In addition, some of these inductees are clearly among the best to ever play their respective sport at CSU. It’s as impressive a class as we have ever had here.”
Hall of Fame weekend begins with an athletic alumni golf tournament on the morning of October 1. Induction ceremonies will take place that evening at a banquet on campus. On Saturday, October 2, athletic alumni games will take place at several venues on campus in the morning and evening, as well as the CSU football game against VMI at 1:30 pm.
Following is a list of 2004 Hall of Fame inductees with biographical information on each.
Coy Browning – Football (1991-93) – Three-year starter and letterman at linebacker for CSU’s first three football teams. Still listed as the program’s all-time leading tackler with 292 career tackles. In 1992 season, tallied 118 total tackles, which is still a school record for tackles in one season. Outstanding student as well, graduating with degree in criminal justice. Now an attorney in Florida, Browning is considered to be one of the best football players ever produced by the young CSU program.
Greg McKenzie – Club Football (1986-1990) – A member of CSU’s first club football team and played five years as a wide receiver. Although no official statistics were compiled during the club era, McKenzie was the team’s leading receiver in every season.
Wendy Ennis – Women’s Soccer (1993-96) – Four-year starter at CSU and a four-time Big South All-Conference selection. Ennis currently holds career school records for games played (76), games started (76), goals (49), points (122), and shots (279). Is second all-time in career assists (24). Also holds single season records for goals (21), points (52), and shots (89).
Carrie O’Connell – Volleyball (1991-94) – Four-year starter and four-time letterwinner at CSU. Still holds CSU career records for attacks (3,697), kills (1,469), digs (1,833), block assists (350), and games played (474). Holds single season school records for digs (522), attacks (1,107), block assists (120). Is third all-time in service aces with 109. Two-time all-Big South conference first-team selection.
Brett Larrick – Men’s Basketball (1993-1997) – Four-year starter and four-year letterman at CSU, Larrick was a three-time Big South All-Conference selection. Captain of the 1996-97 team that won the Big South championship and made the first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament. Finished career as the school’s second leading all-time scorer with 1,738 points and is the third all-time leading scorer in Big South Conference history. Holds the CSU career record for three-pointers (234) and three-pointers in a game (7).
Chrissy Kelly – Women’s Basketball (1992-96) – Four-year starter and four-year letterwinner at CSU, Kelly is CSU’s all-time leading scorer with 1,750 points. Holds school records for field goals attempted in a season (451), field goals attempted in career (1,423), free throws made in a game (14), free throws made in a season (185) and free throws made in a career (593). Also holds school records for assists in a season (160) and assists in a career (504). Is the fifth all-time leading scorer in Big South Conference history and is second all-time in conference history in made free throws. Was named the 1992-93 Big South Conference Rookie of the Year. Selected to the Big South All-Conference team three times and was the 1995-96 Big South Player of the Year after leading the conference in scoring.
Hans Olsen – Men’s Tennis – (Player from 89-92; Coach from 1997-2001) – A four-year performer on the men’s tennis team, Olsen was a two-time Big South All-conference selection and was twice named the CSU men’s tennis Most Valuable Player as the number one singles player. After graduating in 1992, Olsen returned as head men’s and women’s tennis coach in 1997. Olsen guided the men’s teams to four consecutive Big South Conference Championships, earning Big South Coach of the Year honors four times. He posted a men’s coaching record of 89-31 overall. Combined with his women’s record, Olsen posted a 133-92 overall record at CSU. Olsen is currently the women’s tennis coach at North Carolina State University.
Tracy Bloomberg-McKenzie – Softball (1989-92) – A four-year letterwinner in softball at CSU, Bloomberg was a four-time Big South All-Conference selection at a pitcher. Currently holds school records for career saves (3), career shutouts (18), career ERA (1.95), career appearances (118), career starts (103), career innings pitched (275), career complete games (91) and career wins (59). She is second all-time in career strikeouts and holds the single season records for wins (24) and complete games (38).
Mark Cisar – Baseball (1995-98) – Four-year starter at CSU and one of the few players to ever be a full-time pitcher and position player. Cisar was a three-time Big South All-Conference selection and was the 1997 Big South Conference Player of the Year. As a pitcher, Cisar ranks third on the CSU career list in appearances (75). He is second all-time in complete games (18), third all-time in wins (18), third all-time in innings pitched (274.1), first all-time in saves (12), second all-time in strikeouts (249). As a hitter, Cisar is second in career runs scored (139), third in career hits (205), third in career triples (8), third in career RBI (112) and fifth in career stolen bases (55). He holds the single season record for stolen bases with 28. Cisar played five seasons in the Boston Red Sox organization, reaching the AAA level in 2003.
Buddy Britt – Track/Cross Country (1967-70) – Excelled as a distance runner in the early years of the Baptist College track program. Former school record holder in the two-mile and three-mile run, as well as a member of the school record distance medley relay unit. In 1969, Britt finished second in the South Carolina State Cross Country Meet and is a former record holder in the State Collegiate Cross Country meet on the five-mile course.