Trevecca welcomes new Hall inductees

Friday, August 14, 2009 at 12:29am
Staff Reports
Trevecca Nazarene University will induct five new members into its athletic hall of fame, the university announced Wednesday.

The induction ceremony will take place at halftime of a women’s basketball game against Tennessee Temple on Sept. 7. The quintet will bring to 44 the number of members in the Trevecca Athletic Hall of Fame, which was founded in 1993.

This year’s inductees are:

Elliot Johnson, baseball coach (1980-90). The Trojans won more than two-thirds of their overall games and 71 percent of their conference contests under Johnson, whose 1989 team became the school’s first to win 40 games in a season.

Hillary Howard Montgomery, women’s basketball (1997-99). The first all-conference women’s basketball player in Trevecca history, she is tied for second all-time with 169 3-point field goals. She was the TranSouth newcomer of the year as a junior and an all-conference selection as a senior.

Molly Schoenberg Harned, women’s basketball (1999-01). She was a two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete and an honorable mention All-American as a senior. She set nine TNU single-season and four career records in two seasons of play. She also spent one season as a member of the volleyball team.

Kevin Brown, baseball (1994-95). Brown batted .366 with 71 RBI and 70 runs scored in two seasons with Trevecca. He also stole 50 bases (in 58 attempts), which is fifth all-time in program history.

Wendy Allen Apanco, softball (2000-03). A talented hitter and pitcher, she finished her career as TNU’s all-time leader in home runs, RBIs, doubles, extra-base hits, wins, innings pitched, strikeouts and pitching appearances. She helped the team to back-to-back 30-win seasons as a junior and senior.

Soccer starts

The 2009-10 athletic season unofficially gets underway this weekend when two women’s soccer teams play exhibitions.

Vanderbilt will face Western Kentucky, 6 p.m. Saturday at Bowling Green. The Commodores, who have nine returning starters, will open the season officially Aug. 22 at home against St. Louis.

Middle Tennessee State hosts Jacksonville 6 p.m. Sunday in its only exhibition. The Lady Raiders will have eight starters back from a team that went 7-3-1 (9-8-3 overall) but finished fourth in the Sun Belt Conference.

Golf a’plenty

Lipscomb will host the Barry Brewer Bison Scramble, Sept. 17 at Kenny Perry’s Country Creek Golf Course in Franklin, Ky. The event helps fund student-athlete scholarships. More information at lipscombsports.com.

Trevecca Nazarene’s softball team will host its sixth annual golf scramble Oct. 3 at Pine Creek Golf Course in Mt. Juliet. More information at tnutrojans.com.

MTSU will host the Chuck Taylor Golf Tournament Oct. 23 at Indian Hills in Murfreesboro. The event benefits the Blue Raider Athletic Association. More information at goblueraiders.com.

Schedule of events

SATURDAY

Women’s soccer - Vanderbilt at Western Kentucky, 6 p.m. (exhibition)

SUNDAY

Women’s soccer - Middle Tennessee State vs. Jacksonville State. 5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Men’s soccer - Belmont vs. Cumberland, 3:15 p.m. (exhibition)

AUGUST 21

Men’s soccer - Belmont vs. Tusculum, 6 p.m. (exhibition)

Women’s soccer - Middle Tennessee State at Tennessee Tech, 4 p.m.

Trevecca Nazarene at Bryan, 6:30 p.m. (exhibition)

Lipscomb vs. Austin Peay, 7 p.m.