Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hall of Fame News - Florida State & Baylor

More Hall of Fame news to share to start off this week. We’ve got a couple of news items to share from a couple of different schools and parts of the country.

Firstly, Florida State legend Jessica van der Linden Boulware led the seven-member class of 2014 inducted in  Tallahassee last week.

Joined by athletes from at least three other sports, and others, van der Linden was finally enshrined among other Seminole athletic greats. A dual-threat player, pitching as well as swinging the bat, van der Linden’s final two seasons were much-heralded and accolade-filled.

A back-to-back ACC Player of the Year in those years, van der Linden also took home first-team All-American honors in 2003 and 2004.

Van der Linden also swept the National awards in her senior season, adding the National Player of the Year trophy and the Honda Award to her trophy case.

Across the country from Tallahassee, two current and former Baylor Bears got their own HOF honors at Flowing Wells High School in Tucson, Arizona.

Bears’ current assistant coach Mark Lumley and alumni Ashley Monceaux (class of ’07) were both inducted into the high school’s HOF last week, as well. Lumley coached multiple sports for thirteen years in the Flowing Wells district and was twice named Coach of the Year by the Arizona Daily Star and Arizona Coaches Association, respectively.

Monceaux also participated in three sports, lettering in volleyball and basketball to go along with four years as a softball starter. At Baylor, Monceaux earned All-American honors in her senior season in 2007, and still holds the Bears’ single-season home run record.

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