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The “Fairmont State Athletic Hall of Fame” is established to pay tribute and give recognition to former athletes, coaches and others making exceptional contributions and/or meritorious service to the advancement of Fairmont State Athletics.

Membership consists of athletes, coaches and others making exceptional contributions and/or providing meritorious service to Fairmont State Athletics.

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Class Of 2013

Kara (Morris) Adkins (Basketball, 1996-2000)
  • Three-time first team All-WVIAC – 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Fourth all-time in career scoring with 1,775 points
  • Third in school history with 942 rebounds
  • Fifth highest career scoring average in FSU history (16.2)
  • Tied for seventh all-time in career free throw percentage (73.6)
  • Tenth highest single-season scoring average in school history (19.0)

Todd Anderson (Football, 1998-2001)
  • Two-time first team All-WVIAC – 2000, 2001
  • Holds the school record with a 98-yard touchdown reception in 1998
  • Became the most prolific receiver in school history with 3,085 career receiving yards
  • Owns the school record for career receiving touchdowns (33)
  • Only player in school history to go over 1,000 yards receiving in a season with 1,140 in 2000
  • Sixth in WVIAC history in career receiving yardage
  • Helped lead FSU to the 2000 WVIAC Championship

Martin “Sonny” Bartic (Football, 1965-67)
  • Helped FSU to an 11-0 record and the 1967 NAIA National Championship
  • Led Fairmont State to a 26-2 record during his three seasons
  • First team All-WVIAC selection in 1967
  • Tallied 872 career rushing yards and scored eight touchdowns
  • Led the Falcons with 602 rushing yards in 1966
  • Four career interceptions as a linebacker for FSU

Terry Deremer (Baseball, 1967-70)
  • Two-time first team All-WVIAC selection
  • Fairmont State went 55-24 during his tenure and won three league titles – 1967, 1968, 1970
  • Led FSU to two appearances in the NAIA National Tournament
  • Led Fairmont State to a 19-5 record in 1970 and advanced to the National Tournament
  • Selected in the 29th round of the 1970 MLB draft by the New York Mets and played three seasons with the organization

Ted Echols (Basketball/Baseball, 1970-72)
  • Two-time first team All-WVIAC in baseball
  • Three-year letterwinner and led the FSU basketball team to an 81-13 record during his three seasons
  • Led FSU to a pair of WVIAC Championship (1970, 1971) and an appearance in the NAIA National Tournament - 1971
  • Standout first baseman for the FSU baseball team
  • Drafted in the 25th round of the 1972 MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs

Kristy Renfro-Menker (Swimming, 1996-2000)
  • Earned All-American honors 10 times at FSU
  • Received first team All-American honors five times
  • Seven individual All-American honors
  • Earned All-American honors six times at the 1999 NCAA Division II Championships
  • Received three first team All-American honors in the 2000 NCAA Championships
  • Set six individual and three relay team record while at FSU
  • Also set four Fairmont State pool records

Brian Tristani (Basketball, 1985-88)
  • FSU’s all-time leader in assists with 525
  • Ranks 14th in school history with 1,785 career points
  • First team All-WVIAC -1988
  • Named to the WVIAC All-Tournament team twice – 1985, 1988
  • Holds school record for career three-point percentage (47.7)
  • Holds single-season record for free throw percentage in 1985 (94.7)
  • Sixth in school history in career three-point field goals with (134)

Class Of 2012

Martha Ganoe (Volleyball, 1986, 88-90)
  • Two-time first team All-WVIAC – 1989, 1990
  • Led team to three WVIAC Tournament championships – 1988, 1989, 1990
  • WVIAC Tournament MVP – 1990
  • Set school record for career digs (1,806)
  • Set school record for digs in a season (512) – 1989
  • Helped team to school-record 42 wins and undefeated WVIAC record – 1990

Kristen Gattuso (Women's Basketball, 2001-05)
  • Daktronics Second Team All-American – 2005
  • WBCA All-America Honorable Mention – 2005
  • WVIAC Player of the Year – 2005
  • Two-time first team All-WVIAC – 2004, 2005
  • Set school record for scoring (2,041) and first women’s basketball player to score 2,000 points
  • Set school records for single season points (727) and scoring average (22.7), and career records for made field goals (738) and made three-pointers (258)
  • Named one of the league’s “Top 25 at 25” in 2007 honoring 25 of the league’s all-time great players and coaches in celebration of the 25th anniversary of women’s athletics in the conference

Jarrod Furgason (Football1993-97)
  • Two-time first team All-WVIAC – 1995, 1996
  • Set record for career passing yards (9,856), touchdowns (101), completions (798) and tied for total offense (9,638)
  • 101 touchdown passes were the most in WVIAC history and second in NCAA Division II upon graduation
  • Set single season records for touchdowns (35) and completion percentage (64%)
  • Set school record for touchdown passes in a game (7) vs. Concord – 1995
  • Led team to 1996 WVIAC championship

Haywood Highsmith (Basketball, 1985-89)
  • Second team All-WVIAC – 1989
  • Two-time All-WVIAC honorable mention – 1987, 1988
  • Scored 1,639 points and grabbed 1,045 rebounds
  • One of just nine players at Fairmont State to score 1,000 points and have over 1,000 rebounds
  • Set school record with 439 career blocked shots
  • Owned each of the top four seasons for blocked shots upon graduation
  • Graduated with the fourth-highest field goal percentage in school history (55%)

Haywood Highsmith (Basketball, 1985-89)
  • Four-year letterwinner
  • Two-time team captain
  • All-WVIAC team captain – 1958
  • Member of three WVIAC championship teams – 1953, 1957, 1958
  • Team’s leading hitter in three of his four seasons
  • Tenth in the country in batting average (.479) and tied for the national lead in doubles (7) – 1958
  • Led team to NAIA Playoffs – 1958

Bill Stewart (Football, 1972-74)
  • Three-year letterwinner
  • Team captain for team that won WVIAC title – 1974
  • Started coaching at Fairmont State and was an assistant at eight other schools and in the Canadian Football League
  • Head coach at VMI (1994-97) and West Virginia (2008-10)
  • Led Mountaineers to historic Fiesta Bowl victory – 2008
  • Won BIG EAST Conference title – 2010

Class Of 2011

Maryellen (Earley) DeLuca (Swimming, 1985-88)
  • Earned All-America honors in each of her four seasons
  • Runner-up in the 1,650 free and 500 free – 1985
  • Established school records in five individual events and two relays
  • Member of team that finished 3rd in the country – the best in school history – 1985
  • Team captain – 1988
  • Academic All-American

Bryan Harman (Football, 1998-01)
  • Three-time first team All-WVIAC – 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Two-time WVIAC Offensive Player of the Year – 2000, 2001
  • Matched school record for total offense in a career (9,638)
  • Set school record with 3,293 yards in a single season
  • Set single game record with 506 passing yards in a single game
  • Led Fairmont State to WVIAC Championship – 2000
  • Finished career with 8,580 passing yards and 64 touchdowns

Dave Moore (Basketball, 1973-77)
  • Three-time first team All-WVIAC – 1975, 1976, 1977
  • Two-time WVIAC Player of the Year – 1976, 1977/li>
  • Two-time All-American – 1967, 1977
  • Won Four WVIAC Tournament championships – 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
  • WVIAC Tournament MVP – 1976
  • Scored 2,255 career points

Rich Newbrough (Football, 1955-59)
  • Team leader in passing and total offense for three years – 1956, 1957, 1958
  • Led Falcons to WVIAC title – 1957
  • Posted a 22-3-1 record as team’s starting quarterback
  • Member of WVIAC Championship swimming team – 1957
  • Also lettered in tennis
  • Coached Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) and led the Golden Hawks to a national championship – 1991

Mark Waslo (Football, 1978-81)
  • First team All-WVIAC receiver – 1981
  • NAIA All-America receiver – 1981
  • First team All-WVIAC punter – 1980
  • Second team All-WVIAC punter – 1981
  • Member of WVIAC Championship team – 1981
  • Member of NAIA Playoff team – 1981
  • Set school record for longest punt (73 yards), career punt yards (8,163) and career punt attempts (219)
  • Set single season record for receptions (50) – 1981

Class Of 2010

Teresa (Haggerty) Boggs (Volleyball, Basketball, 1989-94)
  • All-WVIAC Tournament in volleyball—1989, 1992, 1993
  • First team All-WVIAC in volleyball—1989, 1992, 1993
  • All-East Region in volleyball—1993
  • Set school records for career kills, aces, solo blocks and total blocks
  • First team All-WVIAC in basketball—1994
  • Academic All-America in basketball—1994
  • Scored 611 career points
  • Grabbed 307 rebounds in 1993-94, the fifth-highest single season total in school history
  • WVIAC Scholar Athlete and Colebank Award winner—1994

Jason Gallaher (Swimming, 1993-95)
  • NAIA national champion in 200 butterfly—1995
  • Earned All-America honors in 12 events in two seasons
  • Set school records in four individual events and two relays
  • Four-time Penn-Ohio Conference champion
  • Set WVIAC records and won individual titles in the 200 free (1994) and 200 butterfly (1995)
  • Member of two WVIAC championship relay teams in 400 medley relay and 400 freestyle—1995
  • 1995-96 HPERS Most Outstanding Student Award

Chris Humphries (Football, 1978-81)
  • Two-time All-American on the offensive line—1979, 1981
  • Two-time first team All-WVIAC—1979 & 1981
  • Member of two WVIAC championship teams—1979 & 1981
  • Falcons won Coal Bowl—1979
  • Team advanced to NAIA playoffs—1981

Dave Ritchie (Football Coach, 1978-82)
  • Record of 35-13-3 overall (31-10-2 WVIAC)
  • Won two WVIAC titles—1979 & 1981
  • Won Coal Bowl—1979
  • Team advanced to NAIA playoffs—1981
  • Coached players to All-America honors 11 times and first team All-WVIAC recognition 18 times
  • Coached in Canadian Football League and won three Grey Cup championships, head coach of British Columbia, Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers … part of three Grey Cup championship teams

Ed Lemon (Basketball, 1970-73)
  • Scored 1,324 career points
  • Second all-time in school history with 1,491 career rebounds
  • Grabbed 530 rebounds in 1970-71 season, the second most in a single season at Fairmont State
  • Member of three WVIAC regular season titles and one WVIAC Tournament championship
  • Led team to NAIA tournament in 1971 and 1973 seasons
  • Top rebounder at the 1971 NAIA national tournament
  • Team captain as a senior

Tom Schweitzer (Baseball, 1965-68)
  • Three-time first team All-WVIAC
  • WVIAC Pitcher of the Year—1967
  • Member of two WVIAC championship teams—1967, 1968
  • Led team to NAIA Playoffs—1967, 1968
  • Posted a career record of 29-6
  • Drafted five times by Major League Baseball
  • Named to WVIAC’s 25th Anniversary Team

Class Of 2009

Mary (Hervatin) Boswell (Tennis, 1949-53)
  • First female to letter in a varsity sport at Fairmont State—1952, 1953
  • Played two seasons on the men’s tennis teams under coach Charlie Lindley
  • Successful age group tennis career winning ITF Super-Seniors World Championship (2007) and multiple USTA national titles

Vance Carr (Men's Basketball, 1975-78)
  • NAIA All-America—1978
  • WVIAC Player of the Year—1978
  • Three-time first team All-WVIAC selection
  • Led Fairmont State to four regular season WVIAC championships and two WVIAC Tournament titles
  • Falcons advanced to NAIA National Tournament in each of his four seasons
  • Finished career with 1,700 points and 1,114 rebounds

Ed Coleman (Football, 1982-85)
  • Two-time NAIA All-American – 1984, 1985
  • First player in school history to be named Kodak All-American – 1984
  • Three-time first team All-WVIAC selection
  • Two-time co-captain
  • Squibb Wilson Award winner – 1984
  • Recorded 169 catches for 2,581 yards and 16 touchdowns for his career

Earl Keener (Baseball, Basketball, Football, 1946-50
  • Three-time first team All-WVIAC in baseball
  • Two-time first team All-WVIAC in football
  • Named to WVIAC 25th Anniversary All-Conference football team
  • Won two state high school football titles at Monongah
  • West Virginia High School Coach of the Year – 1968

John Veasey (Meritorious Service)
  • Long-time Fairmont State sports writer at Times West Virginian
  • Covered the Falcons during their “Golden Era” in sports, which included countless All-Americans and the legendary coaching careers of Joe Retton and Deacon Duvall
  • Accompanied Fairmont State football and basketball teams across the country as they competed at NAIA playoffs and tournaments

Class Of 2008

Wayne Denham (Men’s Basketball, 1966-70)
  • Four-year letterman
  • Scored 1,643 points and notched 2,035 points
  • Set conference record with 644 rebounds in a single season—1967-68
  • Won two regular season WVIAC titles and one tournament championship
  • Led team to two NAIA tournaments, including a run to the finals in 1967-68

Matt Fortier (Football, Wrestling, 1966-70)
  • Three-time WVIAC champion in wrestling—1968-70
  • Four-year letterwinner in football
  • Two-time first team All-WVIAC
  • WVIAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year—1969
  • Helped FSU to two conference titles in football, and was starting tackle on the 1967 national championship team
  • Jasper Colebank Award winner—1970
  • Lettered in track and led team to first and only conference title in 1968
  • Drafted by NY Giants in 10th round

Jack McIntyre (Basketball, 1953-57)

 

  • Scored 1,798 points in his career and left the school as the second all-time leading scorer
  • All-WVIAC Tournament team as a freshman
  • Also an all-conference pitcher at Fairmont State

Roy Michael (Football, 1966-69)
  • First Fairmont State player to pass for 2,000 career yards (2,572)
  • Quarterback of 1967 national championship team
  • Helped Fairmont State to two WVIAC titles
  • Successful high school football and wrestling coach at North Marion

Tim Murphy (Men's Basketball, 1982-85)
  • Two-time first team All-WVIAC selection
  • Scored 1,908 career points
  • WVIAC Player of the Year as a senior
  • Led the Falcons to the conference tournament title as a senior

Luc Tousignant (Football, 1978-81)
  • Shattered school record with 4,737 passing yards
  • Two-time All-WVIAC second team selection and one-time first team All-WVIAC
  • WVIAC Player of the Year and second team All-America as a senior

 

Class Of 2007

Lisa (Monteleone) Barone (Women’s Basketball, 1987-91)
  • Two-time first team All-WVIAC—1990, 1991
  • Two-time NAIA Academic All-American—1990, 1991
  • Scored 1,490 career points and grabbed 826 rebounds
  • Set school record for career free throws made (562), free throw percentage (80.4%) and single-season free throws made (190 in 1990)
  • Posted a career field goal percentage of 48.1%

Bruce Hinkle (Wrestling 1975-79)
  • NAIA national champion at 177 pounds—1979
  • Fairmont State’s first and only national champion in wrestling
  • Two-time NAIAA All-American—1978, 1979
  • Posted a 25-5 record as a senior, including 19 falls
  • Helped Fairmont State to its highest finish at the national tournament (sixth) —1979

Jeff Nau (Swimming, 1974-77)
  • NAIA All-American in the 200 backstroke—1976
  • Won six individual conference titles
  • Set five school records
  • Set conference record in the 200 backstroke—1974, 1975
  • Led team to three WVIAC titles
  • Team MVP as a sophomore—1976

Don Overton (Football, 1986-89)
  • Two-time first team All-WVIAC—1986, 1988
  • Second team All-WVIAC—1987
  • NAIA All-America honorable mention—1988
  • NAIA National Player of the Week—1988
  • Set school record for career rushing yards (3,524)
  • Set school record for career points (282)
  • Led Falcons to WVIAC title and NAIA playoffs—1988
  • Played three seasons in the NFL

Mike Roscoe (Football, 1983-87)
  • NAIA first team All-American—1987
  • Two-time first team All-WVIAC—1986, 1987
  • Set school record for catches in a season (75) —1987
  • Set school record for receiving yards in a season (992) —1986
  • Amassed 1,991 career receiving yards

CLASS OF 2006

Lisa Bailey Appel (Swimming 1986-87)
  • Won three individual NAIA national titles and two relay titles—1987
  • Named NAIA Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet—1987
  • Won the 50 free, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke—1987
  • Part of 200 freestyle & 400 medley relay NAIA National Championship teams—1987
  • Set NAIA national records in the 100 & 200 backstroke
  • Set school records in the 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 400 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay and 800 freestyle relay

Lerman Battle (Basketball 1970-74)
  • First two-time NAIA All-America in Fairmont State history
  • Helped Fairmont State to four WVIAC regular season titles
  • Three-time All-WVIAC selection—1972, 1973 & 1974
  • Won two WVIAC Tournament championships—1973 & 1974
  • WVIAC Tournament MVP—1973
  • WVIAC Individual Sportsmanship Award—1971
  • Three-time All-WVIAC Tournament Team
  • Scored 2,232 career points and grabbed 1,339 rebounds
  • Set school record for points as a freshman (636)

Rodney Baird (Wrestling 1974-77)
  • Two-time NAIA All-America—1976 & 1977
  • NAIA National Runner-up in 1977, fourth place in 1976
  • Three-time WVIAC Champion—1975, 1976 & 1977
  • Three-time NAIA National Qualifier—1975, 1976 & 1977

Teddy Darcus (Basketball 1962-65)
  • First Team All-Conference–1965
  • Led the Falcons to the WVIAC Tournament title—1965
  • Scored 1,587 career points
  • Made 439 career free throws
  • Named Fairmont State Letterwinner of Distinction—2001
  • Four-year letterwinner in basketball
  • Also lettered in football and baseball

John Jamerson (Basketball 1967-69)
  • NAIA All-America—1969
  • First Team All-WVIAC—1969
  • Helped Fairmont State to two WVIAC Tournament titles—1968 & 1969
  • All-WVIAC Tournament selection—1968 & 1969
  • NAIA National Tournament MVP—1968
  • Led Falcons to NAIA National Runner-Up Finish—1968
  • Selected by the ABA’s Indiana Pacers—1969

Randy Jones (Football 1978-81)
  • NAIA All-America—1981
  • WVIAC Player of the Year—1981
  • First Team All-WVIAC—1981
  • WVIAC Defensive Player of the Week four times—1981
  • Helped Fairmont State win two WVIAC titles—1979 & 1981
  • Four-year letterwinner

CLASS OF 2005

Paul Brownlee (Baseball, Basketball 1975-78)
  • Four-year letterman in both basketball and baseball
  • First Team All-WVIAC in basketball—1976 & 1978
  • WVIAC All-Tournament Team—1976 & 1978
  • 27th all-time career scorer in basketball with 1,453 points
  • Member of four WVIAC basketball championship teams—1975, 1976, 1977 & 1978
  • First team All-WVIAC in baseball—1976&1977
  • WVIAC 'Hitter of the Year', .466 batting average—1977
  • Region 7 Rawlings 'Big Stick' Award winner—1977

Dave Cooper (Basketball 1968-71)
  • First team NAIA All-American—1971
  • First team All-WVIAC—1970 & 1071
  • Scored 1,478 career points, 26th on all-time scoring list
  • 1,137 career rebounds, sixth on all-time rebounding list
  • Member of three WVIAC championship teams—1969, 1970 & 1971
  • WVIAC All-Tournament team—1971
  • Scored 705 points in 1971, the sixth highest single season point total in Fairmont State history (20.1 ppg)
  • UPI '5-10 & Under' All-America team—1971
  • AP All-American team which included all small colleges in NAIA and NCAA
  • Hustle Award—1971 NAIA National Tournament
  • West Virginia 'Amateur Athlete of the Year'—1971
  • Played in two 'Final Fours'—1968 & 1971 NAIA National Tournament, Kansas City
  • Led squad to first unbeaten regular season in school history (25-0, 1971)
  • Pan-Am Olympic Training Camps in Colorado—1971
  • Fairmont State athletic director—1997-2004

Courtney Fochtman (Volleyball, 1994-97)
  • Four-time first team All-WVIAC honoree
  • WVIAC 'Player of the Year' —1994
  • Second all-time in career kills (1,827)
  • Second all-time in career digs (1,737)
  • WVIAC All-Tournament team—1995, 1996 & 1997
  • All-Atlantic Region selection—1995

Jeff Kevan (Swimming, 1973-76)
  • All-WVIAC in the 1650 freestyle & 800 freestlyle relay—1974, 1975 & 1976
  • Led Fairmont State to first WVIAC championship in history—1974
  • NAIA National Qualifier—1975
  • Earned All-America honors in the 800 freestyle relay—1976
  • Helped Fairmont State to a 7th place finish at the NAIA National Championships—1976
  • WVIAC championship—1976
  • NAIA Academic All-American

Denver Smith (Football, Track, Baseball & Basketball, 1948-1952)
  • Captain of football and track teams—1952
  • Led Falcons in rushing and receiving—1950
  • Led team in total offense—1951
  • Scoring leader—1950 & 1951
  • 9th longest kickoff return in football history (81 yards)—1951
  • Competed in high and low hurdles, high jump, pole vault and shot put in track
  • WVIAC All-Time Team in track
  • 9-time national decathalon champion, USA Masters
  • 8-time national pentathalon champion, USA Masters
  • 16-time even national champion, USA Masters
  • Over 65 World Record Holder (60m hurdles)
  • Over 65 U.S. Record Holder (100m hurdles)
  • Blair County Sports Hall of Fame Inductee—1996

Bernard Stadler (Supporter)
  • Letterman's Association Board of Director's
  • Letterman's Achievement Award—2005

Tim Underwood (Football, 1976-1979)
  • Second Team NAIA All-America linebacker—1979
  • First Team All-WVIAC—1978 & 1979
  • NAIA 'National Defensive Player of the Week'—1979
  • Led team in tackles—1978 & 1979
  • Guided team to WVIAC Championship and Coal Bowl title—1979
  • Four-year letterwinner
  • Played for Bill Kerr and Dave Ritchie

CLASS OF 2004

Jim Lipinski (Football, Basketball 1946-49)
  • Four-year letterwinner in football and basketball
  • First Team All-WVIAC selection–1947 & 1948
  • First Falcon football player to be drafted into the NFL
  • Selected as one of the WVIAC’s Top 100 Athletes--1974
  • Also lettered in baseball at Fairmont State

Mike Argabrite (Football, Track 1968-71)
  • First-Team All-WVIAC in football–1970 & 1971
  • Set school records for interceptions in a game (4), single-season interception return yards (128), career interception return yards (311) and career interceptions (15)
  • Set school record with four interceptions vs. Concord–1971
  • First Team All-WVIAC in track–1968, 1969 & 1970
  • WVIAC “Trackman of the Year–1970
  • Two-time NAIA National Track Qualifier–1969 & 1970
  • Set WVIAC record in 440-yard dash (47.6)

Bill Lindsey (Basketball 1971-75)
  • Scored a school record 2,578 points
  • NAIA All-America–1975
  • Led Fairmont State to four WVIAC Tournament titles—1972-75
  • WVIAC Tournament MVP–1974 & 1975
  • Set school record for points in a single season (927)—1975

Eileen Luigard Zatraz (Swimming 1982-86)
  • First female NAIA National Champion in Fairmont State history by winning the 200 butterfly—1986
  • All-America in the 100 and 200 butterfly – 1985 & 1986

CLASS OF 2003

Blaine Morton (Football, Basketball, Baseball 1951-55)
  • Four-year letterwinner in three sports
  • Member of 1952 WVIAC Championship football team
  • Led the team in receiving–1953
  • Led the team in passing–1954

Dave Miller (Basketball 1963-67)
  • NAIA All-America--1967
  • First Team All-WVIAC–1966 & 1967
  • Led Fairmont State to the WVIAC Tournament title--1965
  • WVIAC All-Tournament selection – 1964, 1966 & 1967
  • WVIAC Tournament MVP – 1967
  • Led the Falcons to a fourth place finish in the NAIA National Tournament -- 1965
  • Set school record for points in a game (47) and field goals made (1,037)
  • Scored 2,257 career points and grabbed 1,111 rebounds

George Edwards (Football 1966-69)
  • NAIA All-America--1969
  • First Team All-WVIAC–1969
  • Led Fairmont State in rushing–1968 & 1969
  • Led the Falcons in scoring (54 points)–1969
  • Member of Fairmont State’s national championship team--1967
  • Rushed for 1,757 career yards and scored 138 career points

Steve Parlett (Swimming 1974-77)
  • NAIA All-America–1976 & 1977
  • Earned NAIA All-America honors in the 1650 free (twice) and the 800 freestyle relay
  • First multiple NAIA All-America in Falcon history
  • Led Fairmont State to first-ever WVIAC swimming title–1974
  • All-WVIAC in the 1650 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay–1976 & 1977

John Haller (Swimming 1975-78)
  • NAIA All-America–1977 & 1978
  • WVIAC champion in the 400 freestyle relay, 200 individual medley & the 200 medley relay–1975, 1976 & 1977
  • State champion in the 200 individual medley--1976

Vonda Shaw (Women’s Basketball 1985-88)
  • NAIA All-America–1988
  • NAIA Academic All-America--1988
  • WVIAC Player of the Year--1988
  • First Team All-WVIAC–1987 & 1988
  • WVIAC All-Tournament Team–1986 & 1987
  • Set school record for single-season scoring average (22.7)–1988
  • Set school record for assists in a game (16) and in a single season (207)
  • Set school record for field goals in a game (16), season (257) and career (672)
  • Scored 1,624 career points and recorded 645 assists

CLASS OF 2002

Harry Hall (Basketball 1954-58)
  • First Team All-WVIAC–1957 & 1958
  • All-WVIAC Tournament team-- 1958
  • Set school record for season scoring average (28.2)--1958
  • Set school record for rebounds (38) and free throws made (23) in one game
  • Set school record for free throws made (250) and attempted (337) in a season
  • Scored 2,113 career points

Dwight Conoway (Basketball 1961-65)
  • NAIA All-America–1965
  • Fairmont State’s first NAIA basketball All-America
  • First Team All-WVIAC–1962, 1964 & 1965
  • All-WVIAC Tournament team–1962, 1964 & 1965
  • Scored 2,340 career points

George Clayton (Football 1964-65)
  • NAIA All-American (defensive back)--1965
  • First Team All-WVIAC (quarterback)–1964 & 1965
  • Helped Fairmont State to two WVIAC titles–1964 & 1965
  • Led the Falcons to an undefeated regular season and the NAIA Playoffs–1965
  • Passed for 1,709 yards with 2,085 yards of total offense

Sally Lambert Simpson (Swimming 1984-87)
  • Six-time NAIA All-America
  • Finished third in the 200 fly (1985), third in the 100 butterfly (1986), sixth in the 100 freestyle (1986) and seventh in the 50 freestyle (1986)
  • Part of two relay teams that set NAIA national records (400 medley & 800 freestyle)
  • Three-year All-WVIAC– 1985-87
  • Set school records for 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly, 400 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay
  • Won both the Feaster and Colebank awards–1987
  • Team’s Outstanding Swimmer–1987

Maura Cahill-Luigard (Swimming 1980-83)
  • NAIA All-America–1981, 1982 & 1983
  • Fairmont State’s first female NAIA All-American
  • Three-year All-WVIAC–1981, 1982 & 1983
  • NAIA Academic All-America–1982
  • Won the Feaster Award—1984

Dave Williams (Football 1964-67)
  • AP All-America--1967
  • NAIA All-America–1966 & 1967
  • Member of Fairmont State’s NAIA Championship team – 1967
  • WVIAC Lineman of the Year–1966
  • First Team All-WVIAC–1966 & 1967
  • Member of three WVIAC championship teams

L.O. Bickel (Fairmont State contributor)
  • Instrument in development of the Fairmont State Lettermen’s Association, later to be named the Fairmont State Athletic Association

CLASS OF 2001

Jasper Colebank (Coach and Administrator 1917-51)
  • Athletic Director--1924-51
  • Head football coach--1924-32 and 1934-39
  • Head men’s basketball coach--1917 and 1926-41
  • Inducted into the West Virginia Sportswriters Hall of Fame
  • Head baseball coach
  • Jasper H. Colebank Award: Awarded annually to the senior who, in the course of his/her college career, has done the most to promote the best interest of athletics at Fairmont State.

Larry Blackstone (Football 1964-67)
  • First Team All-WVIAC (running back)--1966 & 1967
  • Rushed for 1,845 career yards
  • Set school record for yards in a season (1,288)--1967
  • NAIA All-America (defensive end) – 1967
  • Helped lead Fairmont State to three WVIAC titles – 1964, 1965 & 1967--and the 1967 NAIA National Championship

Leroy Loggins (Men’s Basketball 1978-80)
  • NAIA All-America – 1980
  • WVIAC Player of the Year – 1980
  • WVIAC Tournament MVP – 1980
  • First Team All-WVIAC – 1979 & 1980
  • Led Fairmont State to a WVIAC title and an NAIA National Tournament berth – 1980
  • Among the school’s all-time leaders in single-season points (685), career free-throw percentage (83.8%), career field goal percentage (57.7) and season scoring average (22.1)
  • Scored 1,279 points in just two seasons

Moses Guin (Football, Wrestling, Track 1956-59)
  • Second Team All-WVIAC – 1958 & 1959
  • Four-year letterwinner in football
  • Led the team in rushing – 1958 &1959
  • Led the team in total offense – 1959
  • Played on two undefeated teams – 1957 & 1959
  • Also lettered in track and wrestling

Vicki Huffman (Women’s Basketball 1980-84)
  • NAIA All-America – 1984
  • First Team All-WVIAC – 1982, 1983 & 1984
  • WVIAC All-Tournament Team – 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984
  • Scored 1,806 career points and grabbed 1,204 rebounds
  • Set school record for rebounds in a game (23) and in a single season (353)

Dr. Sam Church (Wrestling Coach 1972-1980)
  • Won four WVIAC championships – 1972, 1973, 1974 & 1976
  • Member of the NAIA Hall of Fame
  • Led Fairmont State to four top 25 finishes at the NAIA National Tournament
  • Coached six NAIA All-Americans at Fairmont State
  • Helped guide the Falcons to a sixth place NAIA National finish--1980

Steve Mahaney (Swimming Coach 1971-88)
  • NAIA Coach of the Year--1977
  • Coached 150 NAIA All-Americans
  • Coached 13, four-year All-Americans
  • Men’s teams won seven WVIAC championships – 1975, 1976, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1985 & 1986
  • Women’s teams won three WVIAC championships – 1977, 1986 & 1987
  • Men’s team finished in fifth in the NAIA championships--1986
  • Women’s teams finished in the NAIA top five--1986 (5th) & 1987 (4th)
  • Coached women to seven national championships and six national record-setting performances at 1987 NAIA championships

CLASS OF 1997

Colin Cameron (Athletic Director 1977-97)
  • Fairmont State’s fifth athletic director
  • NAIA Hall of Fame – Class of 1991
  • National Association of Collegiate Directors Of Athletics – Class of 1996
  • Three-time NAIA District 28 Athletic Administrator of the Year (1987, 1990 & 1994)
  • Guided Fairmont State from NAIA to NCAA Division II
  • Mike McLaughlin Administrative Memorial Award for contributions to the WVIAC – 1990

CLASS OF 1993

Joe Retton (Men’s Head Basketball Coach 1964-81)
  • Two-time NAIA Coach of the Year – 1969 & 1976
  • Six-time WVIAC and NAIA District 28 Coach of the Year
  • Won 12 WVIAC regular season titles
  • Won eight WVIAC Tournament championships
  • Falcons advanced to the NAIA National Tournament 12 times, advancing to the semifinals four times and to the finals once
  • Associated Press Small College Coach of the Year – 1976
  • Coached nine NAIA All-Americans
  • NAIA Hall of Fame – Class of 1987
  • West Virginia Sports Writers Hall of Fame – Class of 1988
  • Career record of 478-95
  • Finished career with winning percentage of 83.6, the highest of any men’s basketball coach at any level

Harold S. “Deacon” Duvall (Football Coach 1952-71)
  • Led the Falcons to the 1967 NAIA national championship
  • Won eight WVIAC titles
  • Three-time WVIAC Coach of the Year
  • Guided Fairmont State to two NAIA national playoff appearances – 1965 & 1967
  • Coached four NAIA All-Americans
  • NAIA Hall of Fame – Class of 1987
  • West Virginia Sports Writers Hall of Fame – Class of 1978
  • Career record of 125-42-3 (74.4%)

Frank Lee (Broadcaster 1944-93)
  • Served as the radio “Voice of the Falcons” for a career that spanned six decades
  • Three-time West Virginia “Sportscaster of the Year” – 1968, 1973 & 1984
  • Won the Gene Moorehouse Award for excellence in sports broadcasting in West Virginia – 1984
  • West Virginia Broadcasters Hall of Fame – Class of 1981

W.R. “Squibb” Wilson (Baseball and Basketball Coach, Athletic Director 1939-76)
  • Coached the Falcons to 10 WVIAC baseball titles
  • Named “Baseball Coach of the Year” in the Eastern United States – 1967
  • Guided Fairmont State to two WVIAC basketball titles
  • Served as Athletic Director from 1968-77
  • West Virginia Sportswriters Hall of Fame – Class of 1987
  • Posted a career record of 351-294-6 (53.7%) in baseball and 103-62 (62.4%) in basketball