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GSU to induct six into Hall of Fame
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    The Georgia Southern University Athletics Department will induct six former student-athletes into the Athletics Department Hall of Fame this September.
    The 2008 Hall of Fame class includes: Richie Bryant (golf), Anita Buggins (women's tennis), Alexis Dankulic-Manhertz (volleyball), Tommy Peterman (baseball), Rob Stockton (football) and Charlton Young (men's basketball)
    They will officially be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, September 26 at 7 p.m. in the Gene Bishop Field House. In addition the 2008 Class will be recognized during halftime activities of the Georgia Southern-Wofford football game at Paulson Stadium on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 27).
    The six individuals were chosen by the selection committee from a list of 73 names on the 2008 ballot. The Hall of Fame selection criteria includes a 10-year eligibility moratorium for all student-athletes and five years for coaches and administrators.
    "It is certainly a privilege to be able to honor these individuals," said Georgia Southern Athletics Director Sam Baker. "Needless to say, their credentials speak for themselves and we are extremely proud of their inclusion to the Hall of Fame. Each of this year's honorees made significant contributions to the success of Georgia Southern Athletics."
    Bryant,     (Golf, 1985-89) ranks ninth all-time with a career 74.24 stroke average (95 rounds) and is tied for the Georgia Southern career-low round of 63 (1989 Schenkel E-Z-Go). He also shot a 67 in the 1986 John Ryan Memorial and was named Third Team All-American in 1989. Bryant won the 1989 Schenkel Invitational shooting a three-round 208.
    Buggins (Women's Tennis, 1994-98) was a four-year letterwinner for the women's tennis team. She was recently named to the Southern Conference Women's 25th Year Anniversary team. A three-time All-Southern Conference performer in singles action, Buggins earned All-SoCon honors in doubles play for 1995, 1997 and 1998. She helped the Eagles win three regular season SoCon championships and two tournament titles. She was named SoCon 'Freshman of the Year' in 1995 and SoCon Tournament Most Valuable Player in 1997. She earned the SoCon's M.Wood Foundation Graduate Scholarship and was named  SoCon 'Female Athlete of the Year' in 1998 was also becoming a GTE Academic All-District selection. A two-time SoCon 'Player of the Year', Buggins compiled a 56-11 career singles record and was 56-9 in doubles play. Buggins was undefeated in Southern Conference play throughout her career, going 30-0 in singles and 30-0 in doubles play.
    Dankulic-Manhertz (Volleyball, 1991-94) was two-time All-Southern Conference (first two years Georgia Southern was in the SoCon). In 1993, she was named SoCon 'Player of the Year' pacing the Eagles to a school-record 28 wins. The team turned in 20-win seasons in back-to-back years, the only time in history from 1985 until 2000. She still ranks first all-time in games played (495), attack attempts (4,935) and kills (2,045), second among career leaders in hitting percentage (.252), digs (1,559) and service aces (199). Dankulic-Manhertz currently owns single-match record for most digs in a 4-game match (30).
    Peterman (Baseball, 1994-96) was named Freshman All-America in 1994 and Louisville Slugger All-America in 1996 and also named to the Smith Super Team. He was tabed Baseball Coaches Association All-Region and two-time All-Southern Conference and named to the 1995 SoCon All-Tournament Team. Peterman was SoCon 'Freshman of the Year' and then in 1996 was voted SoCon 'Player of the Year'. He led the '96 Eagles to the NCAA Regionals and still ranks 10th all-time with his .358 batting average (250 hits in 698 at-bats), third all-time hitting 51 home runs, fourth with 454 total bases and sixth with 195 RBI. Peterman was drafted in 1996 by the Minnesota Twins. He led the nation during the '96 season hitting 26 home runs, matching the second-highest season total by an Eagle. He also still ranks among the season 'Top 10' leaders in total bases (tied sixth) and RBI (tied fifth).
    Stockton (Football, 1992-95) was First Team Academic All-America in 1995 and Second Team All-Southern Conference at defensive back selected by the Coaches. He had the second-most tackles on the team his senior year with 92, also forcing three fumbles that year and made three interceptions. Stockton started the final 48 games of his career. He was three-time Academic All-District III and recorded 322 tackles in his career (regular season and playoff games) with seven interceptions and 20 pass break-ups.
    Young (Men's Basketball, 1989-93) was a three-time All-Conference selection at point guard in two different leagues (Trans America Athletic: 1990-91, 1991-92; Southern: 1992-93). He also earned All-Tournament Team honors in both circuits and was named MVP in 1992 (TAAC). Young guided Georgia Southern to the NCAA Tournament in 1992 (vs. Oklahoma State) after winning the TAAC regular season and tournament in resounding fashion (25-6 record). He stands seventh all-time in scoring with 1,517 points and currently holds the career mark in 3-point FG percentage (40.9 percent). Also ranks second in free throw percentage (78.1 percent) and assists (530), and third in career 3-point FG made (241). His ranks in other career categories include: field goals made (8th, 533), field goals attempted (8th, 1,166), 3-point field goals attempted (4th, 589) and steals (4th, 162). Young continues to excel in his coaching career since graduation, working on the Auburn, Northeastern, Jacksonville, Chattanooga and Georgia Tech staffs.

BA Wrestling Camp
    Bulloch Academy head wrestling coach Andy Tomlin and assistant coach Travers Xanthos invite local and area boys, aged seven to 14, to sign up for the 2008 Gator wrestling day camp.
    The first-ever wrestling camp, conducted by coach Tomlin, coach Travers and several present and past BA wrestlers, runs from this Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
    Tomlin and Travers are former Team Georgia wrestlers with NHSCA All-American honors.     
    This instructional opportunity will provide campers with basic wrestling fundamentals in a positive and fun atmosphere.
    Wrestling, according to Tomlin,helps improve strength, cardio fitness, quickness, motivation, self confidence and motivation.
    Campers will receive a camp t-shirt, a daily light snack and a certificate of completion of the camp.
    The cost of the camp is $65, if paid by May 22, and $70, if paid after June 1.
    Campers need to wear shorts, a t-shirt, tennis shoes and a positive attitude.
    To sign up or for more information, contact the school’s athletic department at 764-0715.

GSU to host Eagle Baseball Camps
    Georgia Southern Eagle baseball coach Rodney Hennon invites kids of all skill levels to participate in the Eagle Baseball camps in July. Both of the two camps will cover the essentials, from defense, to pitching and the basics to a successful swing.
    Session I takes place from this Monday to Friday, and is a day-only camp for children aged 5-12. The cost is $125 per camper ($135 if registered after the July 4 deadline). Session I will run from 9 a.m. to noon each of the four days.
    Session II will take place on July 20-23, and will be an overnight camp for players aged 11-18. Cost for the overnight camp is $325 ($375 if registered after July 11 deadline.
    For more information on the camps, please visit:

Jeff Price basketball camp
    Georgia Southern head coach Jeff Price will hold his annual basketball camp on July 14-18.
    The camp cost is $150 and the camp will run daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.
    Camp instruction will emphasize: fundamentals, team attitude, motivation and goal setting, ball-handling, dribbling, transition and up-tempo play and defensive concepts.
    Eagles Louis Graham, Dwayne Foreman, Matt Fields and Antoine Johnson are slated to be in attendance and lunch will be provided.
    For more information, call (912) 478-5328.

SprintSouth to host local track meet
    On July 26, SprintSouth invites boys and girls aged 9-14 to the First Annual SprintSouth Track Club Invitational to be held in Brooklet at Southeast Bulloch’s track.
    The event is free to all participants. The deadline to register is July 21.
    For information about the meet and for registration, please visit