The Lee University Athletic Department is proud to announce the 2021 Hall of Fame Induction Class. This year's class features softball player, Dominique Hannah, baseball slugger, Ben Holland, women's basketball player, Traci Montgomery Branham, and men's golfer Hunter Vest.
The Induction Ceremony will take place as part of the Lee University Homecoming Festivities on Saturday, Nov.
6 at 5:30 p.m. in the John D. Nichols Room of the Lee University Chapel.
"I am so excited about this year's class. Each inductee had a tremendous career at Lee and left their mark on their respective team," said Lee Athletic Director, Larry Carpenter. "I had the privilege of watching them perform and was as equally impressed with their character as I was with their talent. They are certainly deserving of this honor."
Dominique Hannah was named the 2013 NAIA National Player of the Year for the Lady Flames. During her historic 2013 season she finished No. 2 in program history in batting average (.482), No. 2 in runs scored (63) and No. 4 in hits (93). Hannah completed her four years third in career runs scored (179), third in career hits (268), third in career walks (82), fifth in career batting average (.411) and fifth in RBI (157). She led the Lady Flames to NAIA National Championship appearances in 2012 and 2013 and NCCAA Championship appearances in 2014 and 2015.
Ben Holland was named the GSC Player of the Year in 2016. He led the Flames to the program's first GSC Tournament appearance and was named a Third Team All-American with a .424 average, 23 doubles, 18 home runs and 54 RBI. In his first year with the club in 2015 Holland was named an NCCAA All-American and led Lee to a NCCAA National Championship Runner-up finish. He graduated Cum Laude in Business Finance.
Traci Montgomery Branham
Traci Montgomery Branham is No. 10 in program history on the all-time scoring list as she posted 1,654 career points for the Lady Flames. Montgomery Branham was also a great facilitator for her teammates, ranking No. 9 all-time in career assists with 342. Showing her versatility she also ranks No. 22 in career rebounds with 521.
Hunter Vest was named the 2011 SSAC Freshman of the Year. He was a three-time SSAC All-Conference Selection (2011, 2012, 2013). Vest earned NAIA Second Team All-American honors in 2013 and also shined in the classroom as an Academic All-American. In 2014 Vest was honored as an NCCAA All-American and All-Region team selection as he led the Flames to the NCCAA National Championship. Vest holds the 54-hole school scoring record at 204 (-12). He ranks fifth best in career scoring average and third best in career rounds par or better. He won the 2014 Skyhawk Classic and led his team to nine tournament victories, including two SSAC Championships in 2012 and 2013.