Clayton State to Induct Four to Athletic Hall of Fame, Jan. 30
Clayton State University has announced the second class to be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame, a group that includes Charlie Frazier of men’s basketball, Allison Kreutzer of women's cross country and track, women’s basketball’s Lisa Williams and special inductee Dr. Joseph S. Wilkes, who has served as the program’s team physician since its inception in 1990.
This group, whose accomplishments span the first 25 years of Clayton State Athletics, embraces both the University’s NAIA and NCAA athletics history while featuring champions and groundbreakers. They will be inducted as the 2015 class and will be honored at the Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 30.
For the first time, individuals will be able to purchase their Clayton State Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony tickets online. Tickets for the event at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30 are $25 each and can be purchased online at the following link:
This year's Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held on campus in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center.
Tickets are also available through the Office of Media Relations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frazier was a four-year starter for the Lakers men’s basketball program from 1998-2002. During that time he helped lead the program to its first-ever Peach Belt Conference regular season championship, doing so in 2001-02 with a 19-9 overall record and 15-4 mark in league play.
Kreutzer was a three-sport star and is quite simply one of the most decorated student-athletes in the 25-year history of Clayton State Athletics, earning four All-American honors, multiple Southeast Region Runner of the Year awards, a pair of Peach Belt Conference Championships and a Region Championship among a bevy of program records. She truly made her mark as a cross country runner, earning back-to-back All-American recognition in 2004 and 2005 and was the 2004 NCAA Division II national runner-up. The latter followed being named both the PBC Freshman of the Year and Runner of the Year that same season after winning the first of two PBC individual championships (2004, 2008).
Wilkes is a specialist in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, hand surgery, arthroscopy and joint replacement and has served as Clayton State Athletics’ team physician since the program’s inception in 1990. He is one of only two current individuals (the other being head cross country and track coach Mike Mead) to be associated with the department since its beginning.
Williams is arguably the best player in the history of the women’s basketball program and helped to lay the foundation for what has become one of the best programs in the country. Playing from 1994-98, she still ranks as the all-time career leader in points (1,415), rebounds (796), defensive rebounds (578) and free throws (306).
Established in 2013, the Clayton State Athletics Hall of Fame was created to honor former Laker student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty/staff and community members who have, by their outstanding achievements, contributed to the ideals of the Clayton State Department of Athletics. Including this year's honorees, the Clayton State Athletics Hall of Fame has named two classes and enshrined eight former student-athletes, coaches, administrators and special inductees.