Fox, Pancake To Be Honored By Local Hall of Fame

Chattanooga Sports HOF Dinner - Feb. 25

Sunday, January 20, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

A world and NCAA champion in the sport of golf, a leader in the field of student fitness and wellness and a high school senior who battles through cancer while living an active teenage life will be honored at the 2013 Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame dinner Feb. 25 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

UTC golfer and U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox is the Male Athlete of the Year, while former  U.

of Alabama golfer Brooke Pancake, who led the Tide the national team championship last spring and is now on the LPGA Tour, is the Female Athlete of the Year.

Betty Probasco Lifetime Achievement Award winner is Peggy Michaels who has taught physical education for nearly a quarter of a century at GPS and is a leader in the field of fitness and wellness.

Sale Creek High School senior Rachel Price, who will receive the Allan Morris/Jim Morgan Award for Courage, was diagnosed with lymphoma in Aug. 2011 ... But even with weekly chemotherapy treatments she continues to live an active life playing volleyball and basketball.

HOF Tickets: Banquet tickets are $35 and can be obtained by calling HOF president John Farr at 423/802-3787 … Deadline for ticket purchases is Feb.15. … Hall of fame inductees will be announced at a later date.

Male Athlete of the Year – Steven Fox … 2012 U.S. Amateur champion … member of the U.S. world team champion this past October … member of the UTC golf team … … Tennessee and Southern Amateur Golfer of the Year for 2012… high school All-American at Hendersonville (Tenn.) HS

Female Athlete of the Year – Brooke Pancake … led Alabama to the NCAA women’s golf championship last spring … top collcgiate female golfer in the nation … Capital One Academic All-America Player of the Year for all D-I athletes … 4.0 average … three-time All-American … SEC Women’s Athlete of the Year …U. of Alabama’s Female Athlete of the Year .. three-time NGCA Scholar Athlete …member of the 2012 U.S. Curtis Cup team …finalist for the NCAA Women’s Athlete of the Year.

Betty Probasco Lifetime Achievement – Peggy Michaels …. 24th year at GPS as head of the physical education department … 1993 Tennessee physical education teacher of the year … member of the Tennessee Multiple Sclerosis hall of fame … Lettered in volleyball (3) and basketball (3) at Tyner High School in early 1960s … past recipient of the Flavious Smith Distinguished Alumnus of the Year at Tennessee Tech … recognized across the state and South for establishing a model fitness/wellness program at GPS titled SHAPE (Starting Habits to Attain Physical Excellence).

Allan Morris/Jim Morgan Award – Rachel Price … Senior at Sale Creek … diagnosed with lymphoma in Aug. 2011 … her last chemotherapy treatment will be Feb. 11 … continues to play varsity volleyball and basketball and is also a cheerleader … 6-A All-District in basketball as a junior … … active in FCA … member of the student council … treasurer of the national honor society.

 

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net



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