SFA Athletics Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Class
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The 2012 Stephen F. Austin Athletics Hall of Fame class consists of two of the school's all-time great women's basketball players and a former NCAA pole vault runner-up. The three inductees represent three decades of success at SFA. Terry Black Bonno was a four-year letterwinner for the Ladyjacks basketball team from 1977-80, while Stacye Jackson McCall guided the Ladyjacks to dominance from 1988-92. Adam Keul is one of the school's most highly decorated athletes who lettered in 2000-02.
"It's great that we can honor athletes from three decades who brought national attention to SFA," said Director of Athletics Robert Hill. "Terry and Stacye were members of legendary Ladyjack basketball teams while Adam finished among the best in the nation in his sport. All are most deserving of this honor."
Over the course of their careers Black and Jackson helped SFA record seven of the best seasons in school history. Black guided the Ladyjacks to an 82-25 (.766) overall record during her time on campus, which included one 30-win season. SFA finished ranked in the nation's top 25 three times, including a No. 5 national ranking in 1979 and 1980. She also guided SFA to the 1980 AIAW National Tournament.
SFA recorded a 112-15 (.882) overall record, which included a 58-2 (.967) mark in Southland Conference games during Jackson's four-year career. Jackson guided SFA to a 30-win season in 1988-89, and four SLC titles. The Ladyjacks recorded four top-25 national rankings and two top-10 finishes, including a program-best fourth-place finish in 1992. The Ladyjacks also posted two undefeated conference records, going a perfect 28-0, during the 1989-90 and 1990-91 seasons.
Black left SFA setting a program record for free throw percentage in a single season. Her .848 percentage remains one of the all-time top marks in program history, placing her fourth all-time.
A member of the Ladyjack Hall of Honor, Jackson made a name for herself as one of the program's best defenders. She led the team with 73 steals as a junior, and left SFA with the second-best mark in school history. Jackson's 213 steals remains the seventh-highest total at SFA. Jackson further added to her legacy as one of the program's all-time top thieves as a junior when she set the school's single-game record with 10 steals, a mark that has only been surpassed by one other player.
Keul was one of the nation's best pole vaulters during his career. A three-time All-America selection, Keul won the SLC pole vault title three times during his time at SFA, including twice during the indoor season. He still owns two of the top five conference marks during the indoor season, as well as the third-best outdoor vault. The school's indoor and outdoor record-holder in the event, Keul recorded his best season during the 2001 indoor campaign when he finished second in the nation.
The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11:30 a.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.