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Eight inducted into EKU Athletics Hall of Fame

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University Athletics Hall of Fame enshrined its seventh induction class, featuring eight individuals, during a Friday evening ceremony in EKU’s Keen Johnson Building.

The 2012 induction class includes: Charmaine Byer (women’s track & field, 1984-88), Alex Dominguez (football, 1979-82), Clay Elswick (baseball, 1983-86), Kevin Greve (football, 1978-81), Chris Isaac (football, 1978-81), Teresa McNair (women’s basketball, 1999-2003), Dave Quick (baseball, 1961-64) and Garfield Smith (men’s basketball, 1964-68).

The group will also be recognized just prior to the Colonels’ football game against Eastern Illinois Saturday at noon.

For more information on the EKU Athletics Hall of Fame, please contact Karl Park, Executive Director of the EKU Athletics Hall of Fame, 859-200-6686 or karl.park@eku.edu.

Below are the bios for the 2012 induction class.

Charmaine Byer Sizemore (women's track & field, 1984-88)
Charmaine Byer Sizemore competed on the EKU track team for coach Rick Erdmann for four seasons (1984-88). A 1987 NCAA qualifier in the indoor 4X800 meter relay, she won the Ohio Valley Conference indoor 400 meters and the OVC outdoor meters for three years each. The current school record-holder in the outdoor 400 meters (53.46), Sizemore is also set a school record in the indoor 400 meters (56.17). She is also the current school record holder in the indoor 500 meters with a time of 1:13.90. She was also a member of six other school record relay teams, including the indoor 4X200 meters (1:41.90); the 4X800 meters (8:50.2); indoor sprint medley relay (4:00.1); the 4X55 meter shuttle hurdle (30.24); the outdoor 4X200 meters (1:37.73); and outdoor distance medley (11:22.48). The 4X55 meter indoor shuttle hurdle relay time was a world best time when it was set. She was also a member of the No. 3 ranked indoor 4X400 meter relay (3:51.06); the No. 4 ranked outdoor 4X400 meter relay (3:43.62); the No. 5 ranked outdoor 4X100 meter relay (46.19); the No. 4 ranked long jump (18-8 ¾); and the No. 5 ranked outdoor 200 meters (24.42). She was a driving force as Eastern won both the 1985 and 1986 OVC indoor and outdoor championships. She also set a conference record in 1985 for the indoor 440-yard dash, an event that has since been retired, at 56.70.

Alex Dominguez (football, 1979-82)
Alex Dominguez, a member of EKU’s All-Century Football Team, played four seasons for coach Roy Kidd at linebacker, playing for all four of the Eastern teams that made it to the national championship game from 1979-82. His career took off for Eastern his sophomore season in 1980 when he led the team in tackles and assists with 90 stops and 60 assists, the fifth best tackle totals for a single season in school history, and was named second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference when EKU finished as the national runner-up. Good things continued his junior season as he was selected to the first-team All-OVC unit in leading Eastern to the regular season OVC championship and a second consecutive national runner-up finish. In 1982, while serving as co-captain, Dominguez was a huge part of the magical undefeated season for the Colonels that culminated with a final 13-0 record and the school’s second national championship, a 17-14 victory over Delaware. He totaled 69 solo tackles, 64 assists, three caused fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and eight tackles for loss that year and received first-team all-conference honors for a second straight season. He finished his EKU career as the seventh all-time leading tackler with 378 stops.

Clay Elswick (baseball, 1983-86)
Clay Elswick was a four-year letterwinner for coach Jim Ward’s EKU baseball team and started at first base his last three seasons from 1984-86 when the Colonels won the OVC championship each year and participated in three consecutive NCAA Regional Tournaments. A member of Eastern’s All-Century Baseball Team, Elswick capped off a fantastic collegiate career in 1986 when he was chosen as the OVC Player of the Year, a first-team All-South Region pick, a first-team Academic All-American selection, a third-team NCAA Division I All-American choice and collected first-team All-OVC honors, all while batting .426 with a single season school-record 20 home runs and 82 RBI’s. He still holds the EKU career record for most home runs with 52 and the career slugging percentage of .680. With a career .355 batting average, he batted .450 as a freshman, .305 as a sophomore and .312 as a junior. During his four years as a Colonel, Eastern won 128 games, including the school-record 42-win season of 1985. After playing his last game as a Colonel in 1986, he was the holder of 13 EKU single game, single season and career records after serving that season the 1986 year as co-captain. He graduated in 1986 with a bachelors degree in Biology, while minoring in Chemistry. Later that summer, he started in the doctoral program at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He graduated from Palmer with a Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1989, moved back to Lexington and has been in private practice for the past 23 years. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Shelley Smith, also an EKU grad.

Kevin Greve (football, 1979-82)
Kevin Greve was a four-year letterwinner at offensive guard for coach Roy Kidd from 1978 to 1981 and was also a member of EKU’s All-Century Football Team which was honored in 2009. As a sophomore, he was a big contributor to the Eastern offense that ran the ball all over a vaunted Lehigh defense in the 1979 national championship game, which resulted in a 30-7 victory for the Colonels and the school’s first national football crown. In that 1979 national title game vs. the LU Engineers, Eastern was able to rush the ball for 288 yards and four TD’s. The first time EKU had the ball against Lehigh, the Colonels, assisted heavily by the blocking of Greve, ran 20 times for 72 yards and a touchdown and didn’t even attempt a pass. For that season, Eastern rushed the ball for 2,827 yards and 33 touchdowns. Greve, as a junior in 1980, helped Eastern rush for 2,662 yards and 31 TD’s, followed by his senior season when EKU led the OVC in total offense with 5,006 yards, an average of 357.6 yards per game, rushed for 40 touchdowns and averaged 26.8 points per contest on its way to a second consecutive national runner-up finish. Greve was a first-team All-OVC choice for three seasons. He was also a Kodak first-team All-American in 1981 while serving as offensive co-captain and a second team Associated Press All-American as a junior in 1980.

Chris Isaac (football, 1978-81)
Chris Isaac played four seasons (1978-81) at quarterback for coach Roy Kidd’s EKU Colonels, leading Eastern to back-to-back national runners-up finishes his junior and senior seasons. As a junior, he was the team’s offensive most valuable player as he threw for 1,318 yards and seven touchdowns and ran the ball of 274 yards and five more TD’s. He was EKU’s MVP in the national championship game vs. Boise State when he 16-25 passes for 250 yards and a TD, a go-ahead 55-yard bomb to David Booze with less than a minute to go. Isaac, a second-team All-OVC choice, also ran for 40 yards and a TD in the 1980 national title game. He was the only quarterback to hit 50 or more percent (.520) of his passes that season. One of his most stellar efforts came in a 28-16 win at East Carolina when he hit 11-12 passes for 177 yards and two TD’s. While serving as offensive co-captain as a junior and senior, he set an EKU single game record for most yards passing in 1981 when he hit 15-30 passes vs. Murray State for 318 yards, including a 61-yard scoring fling to fellow EKU Hall of Famer and All-American wideout Steve Bird. Isaac also came up big in ’81 semifinal playoff game vs. Delaware when he hit flanker Ranard McPhaul along the far sideline for the game-winning 32-yard TD pass with less than a minute to go in Eastern’s thrilling 35-28 win over Delaware. He finished his career as the seventh leading all-time EKU passer in yards passing with 3,611 yards. During his four years at Eastern, the Colonels posted a 41-9 overall record, won all 25 home games at Roy Kidd Stadium, captured the national title in 1979, two national runners-up trophies and won the 1981 OVC championship. Following his collegiate career, he played three seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Ottawa Roughriders where he won the CFL’s Rookie of the Year award in 1982 and was chosen for the All-Star Game that same season. He served the next 18 years as an assistant football coach and instructor at New Smyrna Beach High School and Mainland High School in Daytona Beach before serving as head football coach at Deltona (FL) High School for one season. He has been serving as a math teacher at Pine Ridge High School in Deltona since 2004. He also had two stints as an assistant football coach at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach from 1996-2002 and 2004-07.

Teresa McNair (women's basketball, 1999-03)
Teresa McNair played four seasons at EKU from 1999-2003 and started in all but five of the 116 games she played for coach Larry Joe Inman’s women’s basketball team. She was an integral part of 76 victories during her career at Eastern, which included a fantastic junior year in 2001-02 that saw EKU finish with a 23-8 record, the regular season Ohio Valley Conference title and an advancement to the Women’s Invitational Tournament Sweet Sixteen. She closed her Eastern career with 1,183 points which ranks her 15th on the Lady Colonels’ all-time scoring list. McNair led the OVC in steals each of her four seasons at Eastern and holds the conference career steals mark with 406. As a Class 5A first-team All-State choice out of Forest High School in Ocala, FL, she made an immediate impact at Eastern, averaging 10.0 points and being named to the All-OVC Freshman Team. As a sophomore, she started all 28 games and won the second of four EKU Team Defensive Awards she collected in her career. Her junior season saw her score 11.1 points per game and finish 24th in the nation in steals per game as Eastern won the regular season OVC title, total 23 wins, second most in program history, defeat Southwest Missouri in the opening round of the WNIT and host Alabama in the Sweet 16 of the WNIT. As a senior, she set EKU and OVC single season records for steals with 131 and led the nation in steals, while averaging 10.8 points per game and being named first-team All-OVC. She also holds the school single game record for steals when she had 11 in a win over Jacksonville State as a senior. She is also listed among Eastern’s top 10 career leaders in field goal percentage (fifth, .488); rebounds (eighth, 631); free throw percentage (ninth, .736); and blocks (tied for 10th, 37). She earned her degree in Business Administration and Information Technology from EKU in 2003. She then graduated from Saint Leo University with a master’s degree in Business Administration with concentration in Information Security Management in 2010. Now she is working toward her master’s degree in Education Leadership from Grand Canyon University to be completed in January, 2013. In 2006, she was offered a job in secondary education teaching introduction to Information Technology. She became the first African American women’s head basketball coach at Forest High School in Ocala, FL, in 2006.

Dave Quick (baseball, 1961-64)
Dave Quick, a left-handed pitcher from Amityville, NY, pitched four seasons (1961-64) for coach Turkey Hughes’ EKU baseball team and was selected recently to be on Eastern’s All-Century Team. He was a two-time, first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection, was the Co-OVC Player of the Year in 1963 and was chosen on the OVC’s 40th Anniversary All-Time Baseball Team in 1988. In 1962 as a sophomore, he compiled a 4-2 record in leading the Colonels to the OVC championship, including a 3-1 victory over Middle Tennessee in the OVC championship series. Quick also defeated East Tennessee 14-4 in the one-game playoff that clinched the OVC’s Eastern Division. Other outstanding efforts that season were a one-hit, 1-0 win over East Tennessee and a five-inning, two-hit, no-run outing vs. Kentucky. His best season came as a junior when he recorded a 6-2 record with a miniscule 1.38 E.R.A. That season, he struck out 66 batters in 60 innings and pitched one of the all-time impressive games in Colonel baseball history. He hurled a 12-inning, 2-0 shutout victory over Morehead State in a contest that saw him strike out 19 Eagle batters, allow only six hits and strike out the side in the third, sixth and 11th innings. Playing fewer games (17-24 games during his four-year span at EKU), Quick picked up 12 victories in his Eastern career. Upon graduating from EKU in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in education, he moved with his wife, Brenda to Dayton, OH, to teach high school. He then completed his master’s degree from Xavier University and his Ph.D. from Miami University.

Garfield Smith (men's basketball, 1964-68)
Garfield Smith, a member of Eastern’s All-Century team, played four seasons of basketball at Eastern, three of those on the varsity, and finished his career as the third all-time leading rebounder with 884 rebounds and just shy of 1,000 points with 983 points. Smith came to Eastern from Campbellsville High School where was an All-District, All-Fifth Region and All-State player. The first African-American basketball player in the history of the program, Smith was named OVC Freshman Center of the Year in 1964-65 after averaging 24.0 points and 15.8 rebounds per game, including one game where he scored 44 points. As a sophomore in 1965-66, Smith averaged 8.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, hit 60 percent from the field and registered a top rebounding performance of 21 boards in a win over Central Missouri. He averaged 17.8 points and 13.4 rebounds as a junior, while hitting 54.7 percent from the field which led the conference. He was also second in the league in rebounding and fourth in the conference in scoring. An honorable mention all-conference selection, his best scoring performance was 39 points vs. Transylvania and his best rebounding effort was 22 rebounds against Florida State. As a senior, Smith was a first-team All-OVC pick, while averaging 17.1 points and 19.7 rebounds per contest. His rebounding average led the team and was the second best in the nation that season. His best rebounding game was 33 vs. Marshall, which still stands as an EKU single game record. He was a first-round pick of the Oakland Oaks of the American Basketball Association and a second round choice of the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. After serving a two-year stint in the Army, Smith played two seasons (1970-72) for the Celtics. He also holds the Eastern career rebound average at 13.2.
--Brooklyn Fox notched his seventh career interception while Cejay Ceniza tallied his third career pick.


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