April 3, 2013
Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Announces Five New Members
Five new members will be inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 27, during the festivities of the Hall of Fame's 36th anniversary. The inductees are (with graduation year): Heath Bost '95; Charla Doss Hill '91; Stephanie McCormick '94; Red Richardson '49 (deceased); and Nick Sabol '98.
The induction ceremony, sponsored by the Catawba College Chiefs Club, will be held at 12 noon during a luncheon scheduled in Kirkland Lobby of the Abernethy Physical Education Center. On Friday, April 26, the Hall of Fame Golf Tournament will be held at The Country Club of Salisbury at 1 p.m.
The Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1977 and this year's inductees will bring the total number of members to 170.
Following are the achievements of this year's inductees:
Bost was a standout pitcher at Catawba from 1993-1995, earning All-South Atlantic Conference honors each season.
Bost was named the SAC Freshman of the Year in 1993 and was the league's Scholar Athlete in 1995. That year, he also earned All-Region honors.
A member of the 1993 SAC Championship squad, Bost holds the second lowest ERA in school history at 1.84. He posted a 21-8 record during his three years, pitching four shutouts and collecting a pair of saves. He struck out 258 batters over 239.1 innings while walking just 38. He ranks fifth all-time in strikeouts.
Bost was drafted by the Colorado Rockies after his junior season and spent 10 seasons in professional baseball. In 2012, he was elected into the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame.
Bost currently works for Biomet Orthopedics and lives in Hickory, N.C., with his wife, Stephanie. He has two stepdaughters, Alexandria and Meredith Hall.
Charla Doss Hill
Hill excelled in both slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball at Catawba from 1988-91, earning All-South Atlantic Conference honors in each of her two years of fast-pitch play in 1990 and 1991.
Despite playing just two years in the new era of fast-pitch, Hill holds the school record with 14 career triples and has the top season batting average of .412. She had a .457 batting average in her two years of slow-pitch softball.
After graduation, Hill began teaching and coaching in high school. She has taught at Salisbury High School, Central Davidson High School and is now at West Forsyth High School, where she has spent the past 14 years. Hill is a math teacher, and has coached volleyball, basketball and softball on the high school level.
Most recently, she is a volunteer with area youth programs and serves as Vice President of the Triad Elite Soccer Club.
Hill resides in Advance, N.C., with her husband, Johnny, a 1995 Catawba graduate and former football and baseball player. They have a daughter, Caitlin, and two sons, Darius and Jake.
McCormick was an outstanding basketball player for Catawba from 1990-94, earning first team All-South Atlantic Conference honors in 1992-93 as she helped Catawba to its first SAC Tournament and NAIA District 26 titles.
By the end of her career, McCormick was the first women's player in school history to record 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. She still holds the school record with 1,244 rebounds and stands 10th in scoring with 1,250 points.
McCormick also holds the record for rebounds in a season (374) and ranks second all-time in steals (246), fourth in field goal shooting (49.3%) and sixth in career blocks (88).
After graduation, McCormick began a coaching career that has seen her on the bench at five NCAA Division I schools. Starting at Western Carolina, she has also been at UNC Wilmington, Charlotte, Georgia Tech and now N.C. State for the past four seasons.
An excellent recruiter, McCormick has helped bring in several of the nation's top recruiting classes, including three that went on to be conference Players of the Year.
McCormick resides in Raleigh, N.C., and is the legal guardian of her nephew, Rodney McCormick, a 2012 N.C. State graduate. Her parents, Peggy and Alfred McCormick, brothers, Rodney Melton and Ernest Melton, along with her sister, Nicole McCormick, live in High Point, N.C.
Charles Red Richardson
Richardson excelled in baseball at Catawba from 1946-1949, earning All-Conference honors three times.
During his career, Catawba claimed three straight North State Conference championships from 1947-49 and had a record of 63-17.
Richardson was a .332 career hitter and batted .403 during the 1947 season. Over his career, he hit 11 home runs and collected 58 RBI. He enjoyed an 18-game hitting streak over the 1948-49 seasons and hit for the cycle against Appalachian State in 1948.
Richardson is survived by a sister, Agness Yeoman in Karville, Texas. Mayor Susan Eggleston of his hometown of Star, N.C., will receive his induction plaque.
Sabol was an outstanding golfer at Catawba from 1994-1998, earning All-South Atlantic Conference honors each season and twice claiming SAC Player of the Year honors (1995 & 1998).
As a freshman, Sabol was both the SAC and NCAA Division II National Freshman of the Year and an honorable mention All-American. He was a two-time All-District selection and helped Catawba to a pair of SAC Championships and a spot in the NCAA Division II Nationals in 1995.
Sabol still holds the lowest career scoring average in school history at 75.33 strokes over his 113 rounds. He also holds the school record with a round of six-under-par. His season averages of 74.32 and 74.77 rank as the second and fourth best seasons, respectively.
In 1998, Sabol was the Kirkland Award winner.
Sabol, who lives in Rochester, Pa., is a two-time winner of the Pennsylvania Amateur Public Links Championship. He is a business owner and also gives golf instructions. Sabol has a son, Luke.
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