CSU to induct five into athletic Hall of Fame on October 1September 13, 2005
By CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern University will induct five new members into its athletic Hall of Fame on October 1, completing an athletic alumni weekend that former Buccaneers will not want to miss.
Slated to be inducted this year are men's basketball player Heder Ambroise, women's basketball player Kate Sanford, volleyball player Kim Duncan, men's tennis player Trevor Bethune, and men's soccer player Nigel James.
"Certainly these five athletes are among the best to ever perform here at Charleston Southern and we are excited about making them a permanent part of our athletic history by inducting them in to our hall of fame," said CSU athletic director Hank Small.
The induction ceremonies wrap up an athletic alumni weekend that begins on Friday, September 30 with a golf tournament at 1 p.m. That is followed by a men's basketball alumni basketball game in the CSU Field house at 7 p.m.
On Saturday morning, the alumni of the women's softball program will hold a game at the CSU softball field, to be followed by a women's soccer match between CSU and Liberty University at 11 a.m.
Members of the 2005 induction class will be introduced at halftime of the football game between CSU and Howard University and will be officially inducted at a banquet on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.
For more information on the athletic alumni gatherings, contact Bob Trenor at 843-863-7523.
Following are brief career highlights of the 2005 Hall of Fame induction class.
Ambroise played at CSU from 1986-90 and was a four-year starter for the Buccaneers. He was twice named Big South All-Conference and his 66.4 shooting percentage is still a Big South record. He ranks sixth in career scoring at CSU with 1,248 point and ranks third all-time in rebounding with 785 boards. He is one of only three players in school history to score at least 1,200 points and haul in more than 700 rebounds. His career field goal percentage of 64.8 percent is still a CSU record as well.
Sanford is a 2000 graduate of CSU and was a four-year letterwinner in women's basketball. Sanford is the only player in the program's history to score at least 1,000 points and pull down at least 1,000 rebounds. Sanford finished her career with 1,286 points and 1,127 rebounds. She is the school's career leader in rebounds and is third all-time in scoring. Sanford was a three-time all-conference performer in the Big South and led the Big South in rebounding during the 1998-99 season. She was also third in the Big South in field goal percentage during that season.
Duncan was a four-year starter and letterwinner in volleyball and still holds the CSU career record for assists and service aces. She is the single season record holder for assists and ranks second in career games player and career digs. She is currently the only player in school history with two seasons of more than 1,000 assists and was a two-time Big South all-conference selection.
Bethune is a 1998 graduate of CSU and played four consecutive seasons as the number one singles player at CSU. He was named Big South Rookie of the Year as a freshman and went on to be named Big South All-Conference four consecutive years. Bethune won 58 singles matches during his four-year career and was an all-conference doubles performer three times.
James, a 1992 graduate of CSU, is considered one of the most complete soccer players in school history. He was a four-year starter for the Bucs and the school record holder for career shots with 245. He also holds the single game goal scoring record with six and holds the single-season (20) and career record (42) for goals. James once posted 12 points in a single game, a school record, and holds the points record for a season (44) and career (97). His six career game-winning goals also ranks tops in school history.