UTM Hall will induct 28th class
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 12:02 pm
The UT Martin athletics department will honor the school’s 28th Hall of Fame class this weekend.
Members of the 2011 Hall of Fame induction class include Valerie Adcock Boothe, women’s rifle (1992-96); Mickey Hamilton, football (1973-76); Mike Hayes, baseball (1984-87) and Nichole Lockridge, women’s basketball (1997-98).
Hamilton was one of the most clutch kickers in UT Martin football history for coaches Bob Carroll and George MacIntyre. He led the team in scoring all four seasons and was named to the All-Gulf South Conference team as a senior in 1976 after leading the league in scoring with 71 points. The Union City native made two 53-yard field goals in 1976 (against Tennessee State and Delta State), which both are still tied for longest field goals in UTM history.
Valerie Adcock Boothe
Boothe led her team to top 16 national finishes each season. She was a three-time team captain and just missed All-American status. She was hired by Ole Miss to start a women’s rifle program in 1996. In 2005-06, she was named the National Coach of Year at Ole Miss.
Hayes made 42 appearances and 38 starts in his four-year career. He compiled a 19-9 record. He is UT Martin’s all-time leader in victories with 19 and he holds the school record for most complete games (17). He ranks third in career strikeouts with 167 and fourth in career innings pitched with 218. Hayes is tied for first in single-season victories with nine in 1986 and is tied for second in single-season season complete games with seven in 1986.
Lockridge helped UT Martin reach the OVC championship game in 1998 and 1999. She helped the team win the OVC regular-season championship in 1999 and led the Skyhawks to their first-ever appearance Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT).
Published in The WCP 10.6.11