Lenoir-Rhyne Announces Sports Hall Of Fame Class Of 2011
September 21, 2011
Class of 2011 consists of Scott Crawford, Traci Hyman Davis, Perry Fewell and Mac MacDonald
|Lenoir-Rhyne University's Sports Hall Of Fame Class of 2011 consists of Scott Crawford, Traci Hyman Davis, Perry Fewell and Mac MacDonald.|
Hickory, N.C. - Lenoir-Rhyne will add four members to its Sports Hall Of Fame as Scott Crawford, Traci Hyman Davis, Perry Fewell and Mac MacDonald make up the Class of 2011. The Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be part of Lenoir-Rhyne's Homecoming Weekend and will take place in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium on L-R's campus at 11:15 a.m., on Saturday, October 8, 2011.
The four will also be honored at halftime of Lenoir-Rhyne's Football Game with Brevard, which begins at 2:00 p.m., at Moretz Stadium.
Scott Crawford was one of L-R’s greatest running backs in school history. Crawford played three years for the Bears (1973-75) and rushed for over 1,000 yards each season. Currently, Crawford ranks third in rushing yards (3,438) and tenth in total offense (3,742) on Lenoir-Rhyne’s career lists. Crawford earned all-conference honors all three seasons and was named to the NAIA All-American Second Team twice (1974 and 1975). In 1975, Crawford rushed for a career-high 1,240 yards and led the Bears to the South Atlantic Conference’s first-ever championship. Crawford was drafted by the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders. Crawford is the owner of Scott Crawford Masonry. Crawford and his wife, Donna, have four children: Benjamin, James, Michael and Kenyata.
Traci Hyman Davis (Lenoir-Rhyne, 2000) is one of Lenoir-Rhyne’s best ever all-around female student-athletes. Davis lettered four years in both women’s basketball (1996-99) and softball (1997-00). On the court, Davis earned all-conference honors as a junior and ranks eighth on L-R’s all-time list for assists (309) and steals (185). On the diamond, Davis was a four-year all-league selection and was the 2000 South Atlantic Conference Player and Scholar-Athlete Of The Year. In 2000, Davis earned NCAA Division II All-South Region accolades and led L-R to its first-ever league regular season and tournament championships. Davis is still L-R’s all-time career leader in stolen bases (131) and batting average (.418). An outstanding student as well, Davis was a four-time Academic All-District honoree and a two-time GTE Academic All-American (1999-00). In 2006, Davis was inducted into the SAC Hall Of Fame. Currently, Davis is a registered nurse at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Davis and her husband, Will, have two children: Britt and Charlie.
Perry Fewell (Lenoir-Rhyne, 1985) played and lettered four seasons with the Bears from 1980 to 1983 and was named the team’s Most Improved Player. Fewell rose to prominence in the coaching ranks immediately after graduating from Lenoir-Rhyne. Currently, Fewell is the Defensive Coordinator for the National Football League’s New York Giants. Prior to the Giants, Fewell served as the Buffalo Bills’ Defensive Coordinator for four years (2006-09) and took over as interim head coach for the Bills in the second half of the 2009 season. Other NFL coaching stops for Fewell include Jacksonville (1998-02), St. Louis (2003-04) and Chicago (2005), all as defensive backs coach. Fewell has also been an assistant coach on the college level at North Carolina (1985-88), Army (1987, 1992-94), Kent State (1988-91) and Vanderbilt (1995-97). All told, Fewell has been a coach for 27 years including 14 seasons in the NFL. Fewell is also a 2001 inductee into the Belmont Sports Hall Of Fame. Fewell and his, wife, Kathleen, have two sons.
Mac MacDonald (Lenoir-Rhyne, 1969) was a four-year starter at right tackle for the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team. MacDonald was part of four Carolinas Conference Championship Teams and earned all-league and all-state honors in 1968. MacDonald, who was also named an NAIA honorable mention All-American as a senior, helped anchor an offensive unit in 1967 and 1968 that averaged over 39 points per game and combined to finish with a 15-3 record. MacDonald coached at Statesville (N.C.) (1969-71) and Brookland Cayce (S.C.) (1971-73) High Schools and has worked at several real estate firms and development companies after graduation. MacDonald is currently self-employed. MacDonald and his wife, Liz, have two sons, Trae and Whit, both firefighters on the West Coast. The couple also has five grandchildren.
Lenoir-Rhyne Sports Hall Of Fame - Class of 2011
Traci Hyman Davis