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Spring Hill Announces 2023 Hall of Fame Class

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Spring Hill announced that former student-athletes Jeff Burg (’94), Joe Imorde (’61), Lindsey Stuardi Weems (’00), Monica DeSilva Kelsey (’02), Tony Younger (’02), Jennifer Cunningham (’99) and former head coach Coby Mackin (softball, 1998-2005) will be inducted into the Spring Hill College Athletic Hall of Fame in the fall.

The induction, set for the evening of October 19 at Byrne Memorial Hall, will also feature the recognition of the inaugural 1998 softball team that finished 43-17 that season. The Spring Hill College Athletic Hall of Fame has enshrined the best in Badger athletics since 1972. There have been 150 student-athletes and coaches honored in the SHC Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame members include nationally renowned sports figures such as Nick Bollettieri, who founded IMG Academy, and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, Muhammed Ali’s fight doctor.

Jeff Burg (Baseball, 1991-94) was a key member of the 1992 District 30 Championship team. To this day, Burg holds multiple top-5 spots in the program record books.

Joe Imorde (Men’s Tennis, 1958-61) led the resurgence of the men’s tennis program on campus. Culminating in an undefeated (11-0) 1961 season, highlighted by wins over Alabama and Southern Miss.

Lindsey Stuardi Weems (Women’s Basketball, 1997-2000) was a two-time All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference player. The star point guard led the Badgers to the 1999 and 2000 GCAC Championships and an NAIA National Tournament appearance.

Monica DeSilva Kelsey (Softball, 1999-2002) was an All-American and key member of the 1999 Badgers team that finished third overall at the NAIA National Tournament.

Tony Younger (Men’s Basketball, 1999-2002) was an All-American that led the Badgers to four straight NAIA National Tournament appearances, including a sweet 16.

Jennifer Cunningham (Softball, 1996-99) was a two-time All-American, 1998 GCAC Player of the Year and a member of the 1999 team that placed third at the NAIA National Tournament.

Coby Mackin (Head Coach, Softball, 1998-2005) was the first head coach in program history. She helped lead the Badgers to several NAIA National Tournament appearances, including the third-place finish in 1999.

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