ASU Hall of Fame to induct five new members

Nathan Ham

July 2, 2014

Five Appalachian State Mountaineers athletes from four different sports have been chosen for induction into the 2014 class of the Appalachian State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Football standouts Damon Scott and Matt Isenhour will be joined by track and field athlete Jennifer Claud-White, men’s soccer player Frank Kemo and women’s golf standout Angie Ridgeway.

The induction ceremony will take place on Sept. 6, the same date as the football team’s home opener against Campbell. The group will be honored at halftime of the game which kicks off at 6 p.m.

Scott played from 1993-96 and was a Division 1AA All-American and all-conference performer in the Southern Conference as a running back. Scott ranks fourth in school history in rushing yards with 3,800 and fifth in career rushing touchdowns with 38.

Isenhour (2003-06) helped anchor the Mountaineer offensive line during two of ASU’s three straight FCS National Championships. Isenhour was a two-time FCS All-American and was a three-time All-SoCon election. Isenhour’s biggest individual achievement was taking home the Jacobs Blocking Trophy given to the top offensive lineman in 2005.

Claud-White was a nine-time SoCon Champion during her career at ASU (2002-05). She was tabbed as SoCon Freshman of the Year in 2002 and was the SoCon Outdoor Most Outstanding Athlete in 2004. Claud-White still holds the Mountaineer indoor track record in the 60-meter dash at 7.44 seconds.

When it came to Mountaineer soccer in the 70’s, Kemo was always mentioned as one of the elite players of the decade in the entire conference. Kemo was a four-time all-SoCon performer and has the fourth most goals in ASU history with 48. During his time at ASU, the Mountaineers captured three straight conference titles from 1973-75 and their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament in 1975. That year was also the winningest team in ASU history with a 12-1 record.

The final inductee was the all-time winningest golfer at ASU until 2012. Ridgeway is tied for second in most individual tournament wins. She played professionally on the LPGA Tour for 12 years. Her career included six top-10 finishes, 10 top-15 finishes and six appearances in the LPGA U.S. Open. Ridgeway has coached the Wofford Lady Terriers Golf Team for the last 10 years.

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