Six ACU alumni, including the top scorer in ACU men’s basketball history, will join the ACU Sports Hall of FameÂ at 6:30 p.m. onÂ Oct. 14 in the Hunter Welcome Center.
High-scorer Corey Stone is among a group that also includes former women’s tennis all-America player Julie Mavity, women’s basketball player Anita Vigil, baseball player Reid Huffman and track and field athlete Les Vanover.
Additionally, former football player and longtime ACU athletics benefactor Dub Stocker will be the 19th recipient of ACU’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
“This is always an exciting time to be a part of the ACU athletics family,” saidÂ Jared Mosley,Â director of athletics. “Having the opportunity to come together in celebration of these phenomenal athletes is something that I look forward to every year.”
The ACU Hall of Fame now boasts 148 men and women and signifies the pinnacle of greatness with regard to athletics at ACU.
Stone, whose playing career spanned from 1991-95, leads all ACU scorers with 1,848 points during that time. He averaged nearly 17 points per game and scored a minimum of 20 points in 40 career games. The guard still holds the school record for most points scored by a sophomore at 530, which he accomplished in 1992-93. Also, he was a four-time all-Lone Star Conference selection.
“I remember watching him play when I was coaching the women’s basketball team,” said Deonna Shake,Â former ACU women’s assistant basketball coach. “He could throw it up from anywhere on the court and was a fun person to watch.”
Maddalena is the only four-time NCAA Division II All-America player in women’s tennis history and was a two-time member of the Academic All-American team.
Vigil is the fourth-leading scorer in ACU women’s basketball history, scoring 1,795 points from 1987-92. She led the Wildcats in scoring four times and was a two-time first team all-conference selection.
Huffman played outfielder and pitcher for the Wildcats in the mid 1970’s. He is ACU’s all-time leader in six categories and was a first team NAIA all-district selection in 1977.
Vanover played an integral role in the track and field’s NAIA national championships in 1952 and 1954. He ranked sixth in the world in high jump in 1954.
Stocker was a starter on ACU’s 1973 NAIA Division I national championship football team and was a member of the all-decade team.
Stocker is also a loyal benefactor of ACU athletics.
Mosley said this Hall of Fame class are models for today’s ACU athletes.
“This is the most diverse class we’ve ever had inducted, and we are proud to honor the people who have set the foundation for our athletic program and set a standard for excellence that we are trying to uphold to this day.”