Aug. 31, 2010
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State University Sports Hall of Fame will open its doors to eight former student-athletes in 2010, Vice President for Athletics Lisa Love announced Tuesday.
The 2010 class includes student-athletes Kellee Booth (Women's Golf), Amanda Burbridge (Volleyball), Paul Casey (Golf), Shawn Charles (Wrestling), Aaron Cox (Football), Attila Czene (Swimming), Eddie House (Basketball), and Dwight Phillips (Track & Field). All inductees will be honored at the Hall of Fame football game on September 25 vs. Oregon at Sun Devil Stadium/Frank Kush Field.
Women's Golf / 1995-1999
Booth established herself as one of the top amateur golfers in the country while at Arizona State University. A first-team All-American from 1995-1996 and again in 1998, Booth was also the 1997 Dinah Shore Award winner and 1998 Honda Award Winner for Golf, and led her teams to NCAA team titles in 1995, 1997, and 1998. The Coto de Caza, Calif., native was also an Academic All-American at Arizona State University from 1996-1998. In her final year at ASU, Booth won the 1999 South Atlantic Amateur, Doherty Cup, Women's Western Amateur and Trans National Amateur. Kellee was a member of the 1996 and 1998 U.S. Curtis Cup and World Amateur teams. In 1997 she received the Dinah Shore Award, the 1998 Marilyn Smith award and in 2000 she received the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship Nancy Lopez Award, which is given to the top amateur from the previous year, for her accomplishments in 1999.
Volleyball / 1997-2000
Burbridge finished her career as a Sun Devil ranked third all-time with 1,597 career kills, including a school record 599 during her senior season in 2000. She led ASU in kills in three of her four years as a Sun Devil, ranks 11th with 1,060 career digs, and is still the ASU Volleyball record holder for kills in a match (39,38) and single season kills (599). Amanda is one of only ten players with 1,000 digs and kills in a career in ASU history. The Chaparral High graduate was a 2001 Pac-10 medal award winner, two-time Academic All-American. and a ASU Scholar athlete and first team all Pac-10 all four years she was a Sun Devil. Amanda graduated in 2000 Cum Laude with a degree in Sociology and returned to ASU to get her Masters in Secondary Education. Amanda is currently the Women's Volleyball coach for Phoenix College and the Co-Founder of Arizona United Volleyball.
Golf / 1997-2000
Casey was a three-time Pac-10 men's golf champion and three-time All-American during his time at Arizona State. Casey shot a 67 in the final round in the 2000 Pac-10 Men's Golf Championship to break Tiger Woods conference par-72 mark and win his third straight Pac-10 title. Casey also led ASU to its sixth-straight league title in 2000, as the Sun Devils shot 56-under 1,384 (339-351-342-352) to also set Pac-10 records for low score and best score under par. He finished at 23-under 265 (66-65-67-67) and broke Woods' 18-under 270 set in the 1996 Championships at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, Calif. (61-65-73-71). Paul shot a 15-under 265 at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle on the par-70 course in 1999, including a NCAA record 60 in the final round. Casey ended his career with six championships, tied for third on the ASU wins list as he passed 1993 NCAA Champion Todd Demsey, who had five. The Gloucestershire England native currently has 11 wins since joining the PGA tour in 2000.
Wrestling / 1989-1992
Charles was Arizona State's first four-time wrestling All-American and was a two-time Pac-10 individual champion (1992 and 1993) at 126 pounds. A two-time NCAA finalist, Charles helped the Sun Devils to a second-place finish at the 1990 NCAA Championships as well as three Pac-10 titles (1990, 1991, 1993). He collected 103 victories in his collegiate career, ranking him tied for 19th on the program's all-time wins list at Arizona State. He also ranks 19th in career dual-match victories after he posted a 44-15-5 record in those matches. Charles also was a two-time competitor in the East-West All-Star Dual and captured the Las Vegas Invitational twice while also finishing second at the prestigious Midlands Championships once during his Sun Devil career. After several coaching stops in wrestling powerhouses like Iowa State and Oklahoma, Charles was named head coach of the Sun Devils in 2009.
Football / 1984-1987
Cox was a part of three bowl teams while at ASU, including the 1986 team that defeated Michigan 22-15 in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 1987, a game that saw him catch six passes (all for first downs) for 104 yards. He was a two-time AP Honorable Mention All American during his time at ASU, and still holds the record for longest completed pass from scrimmage (95 yards), and receiving yards by a freshman (159 vs. Florida State) and ranks fourth on the career all time receiving list with 2,692 yards. Cox was the 20th overall pick in the 1988 NFL Draft by his hometown Los Angeles Rams and played with them from 1988-1992. He finished his career as a Indianapolis Colt in 1993.
Swimming / 1999-2000
In 2000, ASU welcomed two-time 200 IM Olympic medalist Attila Czene to its roster and the team flourished, placing among the nation's top-10 for only the third time in nine years. In his only season as a Sun Devil, Czene was member to three school record-setting relay teams and added two individual ASU records. Tying the world record in the short-course 200m IM (1:42.72 converted), Czene became only the sixth NCAA champion in ASU men's swimming and diving history.
Basketball / 1996-2000
House earned the Pac-10 Player of the Year honors in 2000, becoming the first Sun Devil to earn the honor. He was one of the best-known players in the nation his senior year, led by his Pac-10 record matching 61-point outburst at California on Jan. 8 in a 111-108 double-overtime win. It marked just the sixth time since 1978 that a player had more than 60 points in a game involving two Division I teams. The 61 points matched Lew Alcindor's mark set in 1967.The first Pac-10 player to notch four 40-point games in one season as he had 46 vs. San Diego State, 42 vs. Penn State and 40 vs. UCLA, House ended his career season as the nation's fourth-leading scorer at 23.0 ppg. He joined Gary Payton as the only players in Pac-10 history to record more than 2,000 points and 250 steals during their collegiate careers. He earned All-Pac-10 honors twice in his career and was selected in the second round (37 overall pick) of the 2000 Draft by the Miami Heat and won a World Title with the 2008 Boston Celtics.
Track and Field/ 1999-2000
Phillips was a both a star on the track and in field competitions during his two years as a Sun Devil after transferring from the University of Kentucky. In 1999 he captured conference crowns in both the long and triple jump and was the first person to win both those titles in the same year since Oregon's Latin Berry in 1988. He broke Kenny Frazier's 15-year-old school record in the long jump with a leap of 26-10, eighth best in Pac-10 history and a Pac-10 Championships record and it was the best jump in the Pac-10 since 1991. Phillips tied for the longest collegiate jump in 1999. Phillips earned two more All-America honors as he finished as the national runner-up in the long jump and eighth in the triple jump in the indoor 2000 season, and set a school record in the long jump at the national meet with his leap of 8.11m in that same season. He finished out his career as the national runner-up in the long jump for the second time in the 2000 outdoor season with a leap of 26-7.75 at the national meet and also earned All-America honors with the 4x100m relay team after a fourth-place finish at the national meet. Following his collegiate career, Phillips placed eighth in the long jump at the 2000 Sydney Olympics before taking gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Phillips also has won three other world titles in the long jump since 2000.
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