Five former Mountaineers named to Hall of Fame
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
Appalachian State's Former Athletes Association made the announcement Saturday.
Former offensive tackle Matt Isenhour (2003-06), running back Damon Scott (1993-96), men's soccer Frank Kemo (1973-76), women's track and field's Jennifer Claud-White (2001-05), and women's golf's Angie Ridgeway (1983-87) were all selected to be inducted into the Hall.
They will be inducted Sept. 6 in conjunction with Appalachian State's home football game against Campbell. They will be recognized during halftime of the game.
Isenhour played a key role in the first two of Appalachian State's Division I-AA/FCS national championships. He was a two-time all-American offensive tackle, and a three-time all-Southern Conference selection.
Isenhour was also the 2006 winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, which is given to the top offensive lineman in the Southern Conference. Appalachian State beat Northern Iowa 21-16 to win the 2005 national championship, and Massachusetts 28-17 in the 2006 title game.
Scott is a former all-American and all-Southern Conference selection after rushing for 3,800 career yards at App State. He ranks second in App State history in average yards per game with 95.0, and is fifth all-time in school history with 38 touchdowns.
Scott also is just one of three App State running backs to rush for more than 1,000 yards in more than one season, and he rushed for more than 100 yards in 20 times, which is second in school history.
Claud-White was a nine-time sprinting and jumping league champion. She was a three-time SoCon champion in the 200-meter dash in 2002, 2004 and 2005. She also won the 100-meter dash in 2002 and 2004.
Claud-White added a indoor championships in the 55-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump and the triple jump. She was named Freshman of the Year in 2002 and the Most Outstanding Athlete in the women's outdoor championships in 2004.
Kemo was a four-time all-Southern Conference selection. He finished his App State career with 48 goals, which is the fourth highest in school history.
Kemo helped the Mountaineers to three straight conference championships in 1973-75. He was named Appalachian State's Male Athlete of the Year by the Rhododendron yearbook in 1976-77.
Ridgeway tied for second place in Appalachian State history for career victories and ninth in career stroke average with 81.26. She played professionally in 190 events for 12 years on the LPGA.