Area Sports Briefs: Catawba’s Godfrey will enter SAC Hall of Fame
From staff reports
Catawba’s Andre Godfrey, a North Rowan graduate, will be part of the 2016 South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame class.
Godfrey was a basketball standout for Catawba from 1988-92. He was SAC Player of the Year in 1992 and MVP of the SAC tournament in 1991.
A three-time All-SAC honoree, Godfrey earned first-team honors during the 1991 and 1992 seasons.
He was a prolific scorer and rebounder for Catawba and led the Indians to the finals of the 1991 tournament as a No. 5 seed.
Godfrey ranks fourth all-time in the Catawba record books with 1,673 points and is eighth with 829 rebounds.
His 9.5 rebounds per game is No. 2 all-time in the SAC and he ranks eighth with 19.0 points per game for his career.
Godfrey is one of just five players in Catawba history to score 600 points in a season. He had 607 during the 1991-92 season.
Since graduation, Godfrey has worked in the health care field, first with disadvantaged youth at Tri-County Mental Health, then as a production assistant at Kimberly Clark Health Services for the past 18 years.
The other inductees will be Carson-Newman softball pitcher Marci (Mitchell) Whiteside, Lenoir-Rhyne basketball standout Roman Davis and Newberry football star Eric Wells.
The banquet is in Asheville on June 9.
Catawba’s softball team plays a doubleheader at Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.
Catawba announced a schedule change for this weekend’s road series.
Friday’s game with Brevard has been moved back to Sunday.
The teams will still play a doubleheader on Saturday.
The Catawba Indians were swept Wednesday afternoon by Coker in a South Atlantic Conference tennis double header.
The Catawba women fell 5-4, while the men lost 7-2.
Livingstone throwers Garland Archie (North Rowan) and Ebony Moore were honored as CIAA athletes of the week.
Archie ranks first in the CIAA in the shot and the discus.
The Greater Cabarrus Stallions defeated North Moore, 15-1, in the Copperhead Classic at McCrary Park on Thursday.
Noah Jarrett tossed a two-hitter.
AJ Knight, Caleb Threadgill and Tyler Hartsell had three hits each.
Seth Cauble, Dalton Lankford, McConner Wallace and Camron Wallace had two hits each for the Stallions.
Knight hit a three-run homer and Hunter Shepherd had a solo shot.
The Stallions(15-3) will continue play in the Copperhead Classic on Friday in a 3:30 game against West Lincoln.
East Rowan third baseman Jackson Justus has committed to Lenoir-Rhyne.
The Kannapolis Intimidators open on April 7.
Promotions this season will include 11 fireworks nights.
South Rowan’s Legion call-out is set for Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. at Gary’s Barbecue.
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