Five named to Sports Hall of Fame
Oct. 26, 2009
Five new members were inducted into the LaGrange College Sports Hall of Fame before Saturday’s homecoming football game.
The Hall of Fame was begun in 2001, and now
includes 41 former student-athletes. To be chosen, an individual is
nominated by the Hall of Fame committee, and then voted on by the panel.
This year’s honorees represent basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball and soccer.
Boatwright was a two-year letterman in basketball for the Panthers from
1976 to 1978. A two-time All-GIAC selection, he was the team's Most
Valuable Player for the 1976-77 season, averaging 13.1 points per game.
He also led the team in rebounding for two straight seasons, finishing
his LaGrange career with 519 rebounds.
Cheri Blasingame Garing was the NAIA Freshman of
the Year for softball and LaGrange College's Outstanding Freshman in
1995. She also was selected to the All-GIAC team in 1996. Blasingame
Garing served as a team captain in 1996 and as a student coach in 1997.
She received the GPA Student-Athlete Award in 1996 for having the
highest GPA in her class.
Craig Garner was a four-year letterman in
baseball for the Panthers as an infielder from 1991 to 1994, and was a
GIAC All-Conference selection as a senior. On the Panthers' career
lists, Garner is ninth with 571 at-bats, seventh with 133 runs scored,
eighth with 35 doubles, third with 74 stolen bases, second with 98 walks
and third with 28 hit by a pitch.
Daphne Mobley Johnston was a four-year letterman
in volleyball from 1995-98. She was named to the NAIA All-Southeast
Sectional team twice, the NAIA All-Region team four times and a GACC
all-conference selection twice. Mobley Johnston was the NAIA Southeast
Region Setter of the Year three times and the GACC Player of the Year as
a senior. She is the Panthers' career assists leader with 5,012 and set
the single-season record of 1,362 assists.
Terry Wadsworth was a four-year letterman
in soccer for LaGrange from 1985-88. He is the Panthers' career-points
leader with 90. Wadsworth also is first in career assists with 30 and
tied for first in goals with another 30. He also holds the single-game
records of five goals and 10 points, set in 1985.