June 30, 2014. Five former Appalachian State University student-athletes have been selected for induction into the Appalachian State Athletics Hall of Fame, Appalachian State’s Former Athletes Association announced on Saturday.
Track and field’s Jennifer Claud-White (2001-05), football’s Matt Isenhour (2003-06) and Damon Scott (1993-96), men’s soccer’s Frank Kemo(1973-76) and women’s golf’s Angie Ridgeway (1983-87) will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 6 in conjunction with Appalachian State football’s home opener game against Campbell.
All five honorees will be recognized during Appalachian State athletics’ annual Hall of Fame Induction breakfast at 9 a.m. on Sept. 6 in the Blue Ridge Ballroom at the Plemmons Student Union. A limited number of tickets are available at $15 per person and reservations can be made by contacting Natalie Harkey at (828) 262-3108 or [email protected].
The group will also be honored at halftime of that day’s gridiron clash between the Mountaineers and Camels at Kidd Brewer Stadium, which kicks off at 6 p.m. Tickets are available now as part of Appalachian State’s full, half and flex season-ticket plans. Single-game tickets go on saleTuesday, Aug. 5.
JENNIFER CLAUD-WHITE (Track and Field — 2002-05)
Sprinter and jumper was a nine-time Southern Conference champion … won SoCon Outdoor titles in the 200-meter dash (2002, ‘04, ‘05) and 100-meter dash (2002, ‘04) … also earned SoCon Indoor championships in the 55-meter dash (2002), 200-meter dash (2004), long jump (2005) and triple jump (2005) … earned SoCon Freshman of the Year honors (2002) and was named as the SoCon Outdoor Most Outstanding Athlete in 2004 … holds the Appalachian State indoor record in the 60-meter dash (7.44).
MATT ISENHOUR (Football — 2003-06)
Two-time All-American helped Appalachian State to its first two of three-straight NCAA FCS national titles in 2005 and 2006 … anchored an offensive line that paved the way for Appalachian State’s all-time leading rusher, Kevin Richardson (HOF ‘13) … three-time all-SoCon selection earned the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the league’s top offensive lineman in 2005.
FRANK KEMO (Men’s Soccer — 1973-76)
Four-time all-SoCon selection finished his career with 48 career goals, good for fourth in school history … helped the Mountaineers to three-straight league titles (1973, ‘74, ‘75) and their first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament in 1975 … was a member of the winningest team in school history, leading the Apps to a 12-1-0 record in 1975 … named as Appalachian State’s Male Athlete of the Year by the Rhododendron yearbook in 1976-77 … served as team co-captain his final two years.
ANGIE RIDGEWAY (Women’s Golf —1983-87)
Four-year letterwinner was Appalachian State’s all-time winningest golfer until 2012 … ranks ninth in school history for career stroke average (81.26) … is eighth all-time in lowest 18-hole round (71) … tied for second in App State history in individual tournament wins … played professionally on the LPGA tour for 12 years following her graduation in 1987 … played in over 190 events including six U.S. Opens .. posted six career top-10 finishes, 10 top-15 showings and was in the top-25 on 21 occasions … has served as the head women’s golf coach at Wofford for the last 10 years, where she has led the Terriers to eight tournament wins.
DAMON SCOTT (Football —1993-96)
Former All-American and all-SoCon honoree ranks fourth in Appalachian State history in career rushing yards (3,800) and attempts (745) … ranks second in rush yards per game (95.0) and fifth in career rushing touchdowns (38) … is one of just of three Mountaineer running backs to post multiple 1,000-yard seasons … eclipsed the 100-yard mark 20 times in his career, good for second in school history … scored 41 career touchdowns and is tied for sixth in the Appalachian record books in scoring with 250 points (41td/2xp).