Six Trojans were inducted and honored at Trevecca’s 2023 Hall of Fame Dinner on Thursday, November 2.
Among the induction class were five new members who were selected for the Hall of Fame this September:
- Ashley Birdwell Scism (golf)
- Joey Bradley (golf)
- Hunter Newman (baseball)
- Haley Fagan Bean (softball)
- Jordan Ponto McDaniel (soccer)
Chris Collins, who was elected with the 2020 class, was also officially inducted after COVID-19 and scheduling conflicts had prevented his induction over the last few years.
With the new inductees, the Trevecca Athletic Hall of Fame has welcomed 83 members since it was established in 1993.
Nominations for future members can be sent to Trevecca athletic director Mark Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org .
ASHLEY BIRDWELL SCISM | WOMEN'S GOLF
Ashley Birdwell Scism, who played golf for Trevecca from the fall of 2008 until the spring of 2012, finished her career with six individual wins, the most in school history at the time. Those six included three TranSouth Athletic Conference Medalist titles (2009, 2011, 2012) and three other regular season tournament Medalist titles. She earned four of those wins during a historic 2010-2011 season.
Scism also owned at least the six lowest 18-hole scores and the lowest four 36-hole scores in school history at the time of graduation. During her junior year, 2010-2011, Scism won four of the eight tournaments she played.
Career Wins: Six (6)
Career Scoring Average: 83.50 (62 Rounds / 11.66 vs Par)
Career Birdies: 46
18-hole Record: 75 (Three Times)
36-hole Record: 151
54-hole Record: 251
Season Wins: Four (4) - 2010-2011
Season Scoring Average: 81.33 (12 Rounds / 9.50 vs Par)
2011-2012 TranSouth Tournament - Medalist
2010-2011 TranSouth Tournament - Medalist
2010-2011 Trevecca Nationwide Invitational - Medalist
2010-2011 Cumberland University Spring Invitational - Medalist
2010-2011 Union University Invitational - Medalist
2008-2009 TranSouth Tournament - Medalist
2010-2011 TranSouth - Golfer of the Year
2010-2011 TranSouth - All-Conference Team
2008-2009 TranSouth - Freshman of the Year
2008-2009 TranSouth - All-Conference Team
2011-2012 NAIA Scholar Athlete
2011-2012 NCCAA Scholar Athlete
2011-2012 TranSouth Scholar Athletes
2010-2011 NAIA Scholar Athlete
2010-2011 TranSouth Scholar Athletes
2009-2010 TranSouth Scholar Athletes
NCCAA National Athlete of the Week - 2 - (4/3/12, 4/23/12)
TranSouth Golfer of the Week - 5 - (10/18/10, 11/1/10, 4/10/12, 4/25/11, 10/31/11)
JOEY BRADLEY | MEN'S GOLF
Joey Bradley won seven tournaments during his career, which started in the spring of 2008 and concluded with in the spring of 2012, including winning two tournaments three consecutive seasons. At the time of graduation, he owned at least 12 school records and 7 of the 10 lowest single rounds in school history. He won the first ever TranSouth Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week award in the fall of 2010.
Career Wins: Seven (7)
Career Eagles: Eight (8)
Career Birdies: 251
Career Rounds Played: 80
Career Par or Better Rounds: 28
Career Scoring Average: 74.21 (2.55 vs Par)
Season Wins: Two (2) - Three Times
Season Par or Better Rounds: Nine (9) - Twice
Season Eagles: Five (5) - 2010-2011
18-Hole Record: 66 (Twice)
36-Hole Record: 138 (Twice)
54-Hole Record: 213 (Twice)
2011-2012 TranSouth Tournament - Medalist
2010-2011 Union Invitational - Medalist
2010-2011 Indian Bayou Classic - Medalist
2009-2010 Lindsey Wilson Invitational - Medalist
2009-2010 Trevecca/Martin Methodist Challenge - Medalist
2008-2009 Bluegrass Invitational - Medalist
2009-2010: TranSouth - All-Tournament
2009-2010: TranSouth - All-Conference Team
2008-2009: TranSouth - All-Conference Team
2008-2009: TranSouth - Freshman of the Year
2008-2009: TranSouth - All-Tournament Team
2008-2009 Bluegrass Invitational
2009-2010 Lindsey Wilson Invitational
2009-2010 Trevecca/Martin Methodist Challenge
2010-2011 Lindsey Wilson Fall Classic
NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week - 3 - (4/3/12, 4/27/12, 5/2/12)
TranSouth Golfer of the Week - 4 - (9/20/10, 4/25/11, 4/3/12, 4/27/12)
PAR OR BETTER ROUNDS
2011-2012: Nine (9)
2010-2011: Nine (9)
2009-2010: Eight (8)
2008-2009: Two (2)
HALEY FAGAN BEAN | SOFTBALL
Haley Fagan finished her Trevecca career, which spanned from the 2014 season to the 2016 campaign, with an overall pitching record of 75-24 in the circle. She pitched 77 complete games with 22 shutouts and struck out 611 opponents. She added 648.2 innings pitched.
She led Trevecca into the NCAA era and paced the Purple and White to two appearances and victories at the NCAA Midwest Regional. The 2015 team advanced to the NCAA Region Finals.
Her career statistics include a 75-24 record with a 1.54 ERA over 648.2 innings pitched. She had 99 starts over 106 appearances with five saves. She produced 22 shutouts. She allowed 476 hits, 179 runs, 143 earned runs. She struck out 611 with 206 walks. Opponents hit .200 against her.
As of her induction to the Hall of Fame, she owns the Trevecca NCAA-era record for wins, complete games, earned run average, strikeouts and innings pitched. She currently owns the top two spots on the season wins list. Her three seasons are at the top of the innings pitched in a season list. Likewise, her three seasons are the top three on the strikeouts per season list. She produced a 1.29 earned run average in 2015, which remains the best in Trevecca’s NCAA era. In 2016, she had 51 appearances and 33 complete games,which still stand as the best at Trevecca in the NCAA Era.
AWARDS / HONORS
2016 D2CCA - Midwest Region First Team
2016 Great Midwest - Pitcher of the Year
2016 Great Midwest - All-Conference
2015 Daktronics - Midwest All-Region
2015 NFCA - Midwest All-Region
2015 Great Midwest - Pitcher of the Year
2015 Great Midwest - All-Conference
2014 NCCAA - All-American
2014 NCCAA - MidEast Region Pitcher of the Year
2014 NCCAA - MidEast All-Region
2014 Great Midwest - Pitcher of the Year
2014 Great Midwest - All-Conference
NFCA National Pitcher of the Week (4/6/16)
NCCAA National Pitcher of the Week (2/19/14)
Great Midwest Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week - 13 - (2/17/14, 3/24/14, 4/21/14, 2/16/15, 3/16/15, 4/6/15, 4/13/15, 4/20/15, 4/27/15, 2/15/16, 3/14/16, 4/4/16, 5/2/16)
Tennessee Sports Writer's Association Pitcher of the Week - 12 - (3/5/14, 4/16/14, 4/23/14, 3/18/15, 2/16/16, 3/15/16, 3/22/16, 3/29/16, 4/5/16, 4/27/16, 5/4/16, 5/10/16)
2014 NFCA All-Academic Team
2014 NCCAA Scholar-Athlete Team
Led the Great Midwest with 271 strikeouts and held opponents to a league low .201 batting average over a league high 276.0 innings pitched. She also led the league with 55 batters struck out looking and in wins with 33. Her 1.80 earned run average was second best in the conference.
Led the Great Midwest with a 1.29 earned run average while also topping the league holding opponents to a .197 batting average over 185 innings pitched. Led the league with 170 strikeouts, 41 batters struck out looking and 23 wins. She was also tops in strikeouts per game (6.43), hits allowed per game (5.03) and runs allowed per game (1.36). Had a game high 12 strikeouts vs. Davis & Elkins in the Great Midwest Championships. Finished 23-6 overall in the circle with one save.
Posted a 16-6 overall record with three saves, 20 complete games, and a 1.55 earned run average over 158.1 innings pitched. Collected 151 strikeouts over her 26 appearances and 22 starts while holding opponents to a .218 batting average. In the Great Midwest Championships, Fagan was 3-0 with a 0.35 ERA and allowed a single earned run in 20 innings pitched while striking out 21 limiting opposing batters to a .192 hitting percentage.
HUNTER NEWMAN | BASEBALL
Hunter Newman had a career batting average of .382 with 181 runs scored, 56 doubles, eight (8) triples, 32 home runs, 186 RBI, .665 slugging percentage, 75 walks, 42 HBP, a .473 on base percentage and 21 stolen bases. Newman suited up for the Trojans first in the spring of 2013 and completed his career in 2015.
His junior year paved the way for a record-setting string of awards. Newman hit .451 with a .588 on base percentage and a .877 slugging percentage. He scored 67 runs, with 88 hits, 21 doubles, four triples, 18 home runs, 77 RBI, 39 walks, 13 hit by pitch and eight stolen bases.
He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 22nd round with the 671st pick of the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) Amateur Draft.
AWARDS / HONORS
2015 Great Midwest - Male Athlete of the Year
2015 ABCA/Rawlings - All-American Second Team
2015 Daktronics - All-American Third Team
*First TNU or G-MAC Player selected
2015 ABCA/Rawlings - Midwest Region Player of the Year
2015 Daktronics - Midwest Region Player of the Year
2015 Daktronics - Region First Team
2015 NCBWA - Region First Team
2015 ABCA/Rawlings - Region First Team
2015 Great Midwest - Player of the Year
2015 Great Midwest - First Team
2014 ABCA - Midwest Region First Team
2014 Great Midwest - Second Team
2013 NCCAA - All-American
2013 NCCAA - Mid-East Region Player of the Year
2013 Great Midwest - Freshman of the Year
2013 Great Midwest - All-Conference
NCBWA Midwest Region Player of the Week (4/9/15)
Great Midwest Player of the Week - 5 - (2/17/14, 5/5/14, 2/9/15, 2/16/15, 4/6/15)
Tennessee Sports Writer's Association Player of the Week - 4 - (3/6/14, 5/7/14, 2/17/15, 4/8/15)
As a junior he led the G-MAC in batting average, home runs, RBI, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, total bases, walks, and tied for the lead in hit by pitch. The 18 home runs were 11th best in Division II. Led the Trojans to a 36-18 mark and the G-MAC regular and postseason championships for the third-consecutive season.
Hit .355 in his second season on the Hill with 62 runs scored, 77 hits, 19 doubles, four triples, eight home runs, and 57 RBI. He had a .590 slugging percentage with a .437 on base percentage. He drew 16 walks and 18 hit by pitch with five stolen bases.
Started all 56 games as a freshman with a .343 batting average, 58 runs scored, 69 hits, 19 doubles, six home runs, and 55 RBI. He had a .527 slugging percentage and a .418 on base percentage. He drew 24 walks and nine hit by pitch with eight stolen bases. Had 21 games with multiple hits. Ranked at or near the top of every G-MAC offensive category.
JORDAN PONTO MCDANIEL | WOMEN'S SOCCER
Jordan Ponto was part of a senior class that finished their careers with a program-best overall mark of 42-28-9, including 25-11-3 record in games played on the Hill. Her career began in the fall of 2011 and concluded in the fall of 2014.
Considered one of the best defenders to ever wear the Purple and White, Ponto and her teams went 16-9-4 in league play. She recorded a goal, an assist and three points during her career.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2014 Great Midwest - Defender of the Year
2014 Great Midwest - First Team
2012 NCCAA - All-American Honorable Mention
2012 NCCAA - MidEast All-Region
2012 Great Midwest - Second Team
2012 Great Midwest - Scholar-Athlete
2011 NCCAA - Mid-East All-Region
2014 Great Midwest Scholar Athlete
2013 NCCAA Scholar Athlete
2013 Great Midwest Scholar Athlete
2012 Great Midwest Scholar Athlete
Went 12-5-2 with a 7-1-2 mark in conference play. Ponto led the Trevecca defense that allowed just 21 goals in 19 matches, producing a 1.11 goals-against average.
Redshirted due to a season-ending injury.
Helped Trojans win first-ever Great Midwest Regular Season Championship with a 16-5-3 overall record and went 3-0 in conference. Then, the Trojans took home the 2012 Great Midwest Championship before advancing to the 2012 NCCAA MidEast Regional. The team took home the region title, earning a trip to the 2012 NCCAA National Championships.
Anchored the record-setting Trojan defense that allowed 14 goals over 24 matches with a 0.58 goals against average for the season. The defense produced 15 shutouts including a school-record six straight shutouts. Played in every match, missing just one start. Even tallied an assist.
Started all 18 games as a freshman on a team that went 8-8-2. It was the first season a TNU women's soccer team didn't end with a below .500 record. It equaled the most wins in school history and set the stage for the most successful run in program history.