2016 - The Inaugural Class

Induction Ceremony Photo Gallery

Founding Fathers

Dr. Robert Alexander, USC Aiken - Chancellor of USC Aiken for 17 years,  he served as the first president of the Peach Belt Conference and Chairman of the PBC Board of Directors. MORE
Finis Horne, Lander University - The father of Lander athletics, Horne (1936-2013) brought immediate respect and relevancy to the fledgling Peach Belt Athletic Conference.  A strong advocate of creating a Division II league, he is credited with creating the name 'Peach Belt.' MORE

Marvin Vanover, Peach Belt Conference - The first commissioner of the Peach Belt Conference who served in that capacity for 16 years following a 25-year career as a basketball coach and athletic director. MORE

  Student-Athletes

Jennifer Brabson (Cleek), Francis Marion - Jennifer Brabson (now Jennifer Cleek) is the PBC's all-time career scoring leader, a mark that still stands 16 years following one of the most successful four-year careers any women's basketball player has ever had. MORE
Dane Burkhart, USC Aiken - Dane Burkhart was at the center of the USC Aiken golf dynasty that won three straight national championships at USC Aiken from 2004 to 2006.  From Aiken, S.C., he was the 2003 PBC Freshman of the Year and named the co-Player of the Year in 2005. MORE
 Krissy Burt (O'Kelley), Francis Marion - A three-time All-Conference volleyball player with a .399 career hitting percentage (2nd all-time in the PBC), she led the Patriots to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. MORE
Jami Cornwell, USC Aiken - A two-sport star at USC Aiken, Jami Cornwell was a three-time All-Conference softball player and four-time All-Conference selection in basketball.  She is the only PBC student-athlete to ever be named the Freshman of the Year in two sports. MORE
Mandy Gerolstein (Wilkinson), USC Aiken - Mandy Gerolstein (Wilkinson) was a dominant force in PBC volleyball from 2004-08.  A three-time All-Conference selection, she was the 2007 Player of the Year and an Academic All-American. MORE
Zsofi Golopencza (Ellwood), Armstrong State - A women's tennis standout, Zsofi Golopencza (Ellwood) holds a unique distinction among every student-athlete that has ever played any sport in Peach Belt Conference history.  Of them all, she is the only one to be named the PBC Player of the Year all four years of her career. MORE
Jason Jones, Kennesaw State - Jason Jones had one of the most prolific baseball careers in PBC history and stands to this day as one of the best to ever play in the conference.  MORE
Ben Madgen, Augusta University - Ben Madgen finished his four-year career in 2010 as one of the most accomplished men’s basketball players in Peach Belt history. MORE
Claes Persson, Lander - Claes Persson was at the heart of the Lander men’s tennis dynasty.  From 1993-97 he won four straight national championships as part of Lander’s historic run of eight straight. MORE

David Robinson, Georgia College - David Robinson is the only men’s golfer in PBC history to be named the conference’s Player of the Year three straight times.  Also a three-time All-American, he won seven tournaments from 2000-03 at Georgia College. MORE
Henrik Ronnevig, USC Upstate - Henrik Ronnevig was a key part of the USC Upstate men’s soccer dynasty of the early and mid-90s that reached the NCAA National Championship game. MORE
Julia Roudkovskaya (Dimitrov), Georgia College - Julia Roudkovskaya (Dimitrov) is one of twelve PBC women’s tennis players in the history of the league to be named an All-Conference performer all four years that she played. MORE
Stilian Shishkov, Lander - Nearly 20 years after his final game in a Lander uniform, Stilian Shishkov remains the standard by which all other PBC men’s soccer players are measured. MORE

 Coaches and Administrators

Dr. Stan Aldridge, Georgia College - For 17 years, Aldridge served as the athletic director at Georgia College, setting the framework for the move to the NCAA Division II and joining the Peach Belt Conference. MORE
Joe Cabri, Lander - Joe Cabri was the architect of the greatest Division II dynasty that has ever existed with eight straight men’s tennis national championships at Lander, which still stands as a Division II record for consecutive titles in any sport. MORE
Dennis Cox, Clayton State - Dennis Cox served as the women’s basketball coach at Clayton State from 2004 to 2014, winning 267 games against 67 losses in that time period, 80% of the team's games and a national championship. MORE
Herbert Greene, Columbus State - Herbert Greene (1944-2015) left behind a lasting legacy at Columbus State University and in PBC men’s basketball.  The head coach at CSU for 25 years, he also served for 28 years as the athletic director. MORE
Mary Lisko, Augusta University - Mary Lisko ended her 29-year tenure at Augusta University in 2006, retiring as the Assistant Dean of the College of Business Administration & Director of Student Support and Advising.  She also served the Jaguar athletic department as the Faculty Athletic Representative for 17 years beginning in 1989. MORE
Dan Kenney, UNC Pembroke - Dan Kenney had an illustrious 36-year career in collegiate athletics that included both coaching and administrative stops including 15 years as the athletic director at UNC Pembroke. MORE
Dusty Rhodes, North Florida - Rhodes was the head baseball coach at the University of North Florida from 1988-2010 and oversaw the program’s elevation from the NAIA ranks, through DII and the Peach Belt. MORE
Joe Roberts, Armstrong State - Roberts coached baseball at Armstrong State from 1980-2013, accumulating an overall 1,322-640 head coaching record at Armstrong in 34 seasons, a .674 winning percentage. He is the all-time winningest baseball coach in NCAA Division II history. MORE
Scott Whitlock, Kennesaw State - Scott Whitlock won back-to-back national championships in his first two years in the Peach Belt and Division II and was 174-24 in 11 seasons. MORE