Southwest Tennessee Community College

January 13, 2003

Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4023 or Kimberly Stark (901) 333-4023

THIRTEEN SELECTED FOR SECOND ANNUAL SOUTHWEST SALUQIS HALL OF FAME

Southwest Tennessee Community College will honor eleven former Saluqi athletes on January 22, along with a former athletic director and a former coach, inducting them into the College's Athletic Hall of Fame. The Second Annual Saluqis Hall of Fame Banquet will begin at 7 p.m. in the Verties Sails Gymnasium on the College's Union Avenue Campus, 737 Union Avenue.

"We have some outstanding inductees this year, and we're looking forward to our second annual Hall of Fame Banquet," said Southwest Athletic Director Verties Sails, Jr. "We hope to have a good crowd there to join us in the festivities."

The new Hall of Fame members include current Morehead (Ky.) State University head baseball coach John Jarnagin, current East High School (Memphis) girls basketball coach Wanda Simpson-Jones, current Houston High School (Memphis) girls basketball coach Tim Smith, and John Townsend, the College's first Athletic Director.

Other members of the Hall of Fame class of 2004 are:
James 'Skeeter' Banks (baseball, 1992)
Kenny Hale (basketball, 1979-81)
Cleveland 'Pee Wee' Jackson (basketball, 1976-78)
Jerome McNeal (basketball, 1977-79)
Leon Morris (basketball, 1976-78)
Terry Pressgrove (baseball, 1975-76)
Tim Roop (golf, 1988-89)
Phillis Vaughn (basketball, 1983-85)
Cathy Williams (basketball, 1981-83)

Each inductee will receive a plaque. In addition, plaques for each sport are in the Hall of Fame trophy case with the inductees listed by year and sport. Pictures of each athlete and coach, along with a list of their accomplishments also will be displayed.

The 2004 Hall of Fame inductees and their accomplishments are:

ATHLETES

JAMES 'Skeeter' BANKS (Baseball, 1992)
Single season save record-holder with seven his sophomore year
Also ranks second in career saves
Holds single season record for appearances with 21
Member of West Division championship team as a sophomore
Played professional baseball in the Oakland (Calif.) A's organization

KENNY HALE (Men's Basketball, 1979-81)
Two-time All-West Division and All-TJCCAA
Ranks eighth in career scoring with 1,123 points
Led Saluqis to a 48-13 record in his career, including West Division and TJCCAA championships as a freshman, and West Division champions and TJCCAA runner-up as a sophomore
Ranks second in single season free throw percentage at .855
Ranks third in career field goals made with 492

CLEVELAND 'Pee Wee' JACKSON (Men's Basketball, 1976-78)
All-West Division as a sophomore
Averaged 19.9 points and 8.6 assists as a sophomore
Holds single season record with 291 assists his sophomore year
Ranks second in career assists with 498
As a freshman, he led Saluqis to a 27-7 record, the West Division and Region VII championships, and a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament

JEROME McNEAL (Men's Basketball, 1977-79)
All-West Division and All-TJCCAA as a sophomore
West Division Player of the Year as a sophomore
Averaged 16.9 points per game as a sophomore
As a freshman, he led the Saluqis to the West Division and TJCCAA runner-up
As a sophomore, he led the Saluqis to the West Division runner-up

LEON MORRIS (Men's Basketball, 1976-78)
Two-time All-West Division, All-TJCCAA as a sophomore, All-Region as a sophomore
West Division and TJCCAA Player of the Year as a sophomore
Averaged 17.7 points and 9.3 rebounds as a sophomore
Ranks third in all-time career rebounds with 582
As a freshman, he led the Saluqis to a 27-7 record, the West Division and Region VII championships, and a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament

TERRY PRESSGROVE (Baseball, 1975-76)
Two-time All-West Division, All-TJCCAA as a sophomore
Member of West Division championship team as a sophomore
Holds single season home run record with 11
Second in single season slugging average at .806
Led Saluqis to a 60-23 record in his career

TIM ROOP (Golf, 1987-89)
Two-time captain of the Saluqis golf team
Second Team All-American as a sophomore
Won region championship as a sophomore
Won San Jacinto Invitational as a freshman
Won Shelby State Invitational as a sophomore

WANDA SIMPSON-JONES, (Women's Basketball, 1980-82)
All-West Division as a sophomore
Fourth All-Time leading rebounder at 645
Sixth All-Time in rebounding average at 11.9 per game
Led Lady Saluqis to a 43-11 record in her career, including the West Division and TJCCAA championship her sophomore year

TIM SMITH, Baseball (1975-76)
Two-time All-West Division, All-TJCCAA as a sophomore
Member of West Division championship team as a sophomore
Holds single season record for runs scored with 67
Second in single season stolen bases with 34
Led Saluqis to a 60-23 record in his career

PHILLIS VAUGHN, (Women's Basketball, 1983-85)
Two-time All-West Division, All-TJCCAA as a sophomore
Holds school record for career rebounding average at 13.6 per game
Second all-time leading rebounder with 718 in her career
Also ranks second in single season rebounds with 429, and single season rebounding average at 14.3 per game
Led Lady Saluqis to a 41-11 record in her career, including a 27-3 record and a third-place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament her sophomore year

CATHY WILLIAMS, (Women's Basketball, 1981-83)
Second all-time leading scorer with 1,185 points in her career
Two-time All-West Division, All-TJCCAA as a sophomore
Led Lady Saluqis to a 36-15 record in her career, including West Division and TJCCAA champions her freshman year
Ranks second in career field goals and field goals attempted

COACH

JOHN JARNAGIN, (Baseball, 1986-95)
Saluqis' All-Time Winn ingest Coach with 253 wins in his 10-year career
Two-time TJCCAA Coach of the Year (1988 and 1992)
Guided Saluqis to two West Division championships (1988 and 1992)
Coached 19 All-West Division players and 15 All-Conference players
Eight of his Saluqi baseball players went on to play professionally.
Currently the head baseball coach at Morehead State University

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

JOHN TOWNSEND, (Athletic Director, 1972-77)
Under his tenure as the College's first athletic director, the Saluqi program became a member of the Tennessee Junior College Athletic Association, enabling its teams to compete in regional and national tournaments. In his five years as athletic director he guided the Saluqi Athletic Program to two West Division championships, three West Division runners-up, one Region championship, and two TJCAA runners-up titles. Many Saluqi athletes received post-season honors, including 21 All-West Division, 11 All-TJCAA, and two All-Americans.