FOUR INDUCTEES TO JOIN UT MARTIN ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME ON SATURDAY
October 2, 2016
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MARTIN, Tenn. – The Class of 2016 for the University of Tennessee at Martin Athletics Hall of Fame has been announced, as former athletic trainer Linda Barker (1982-2000), former soccer player Katie Behrens (2004-07), former football player Donald Chapman (2004-07) and former tennis player Amy Goff Waldron (1992-96) will officially be enshrined during the 33rd annual Letter Winner’s Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 8. This year’s Hall of Fame ceremony will be once again take place in the Student Life Center and will start at 8 a.m.
A native of Binghamton, NY, Barker was an athletic training innovator over nearly two decades of service at UT Martin. She supported and promoted athletics by assessing, treating and working to prevent injuries while also providing counseling, instruction and guidance to student-athletes. Under her direction both in the classroom and in a clinical setting, a countless number of students are now working as healthcare providers.
Behrens is the only Skyhawk in program history to earn All-OVC accolades in all four seasons and is one of only five players in school history to earn All-OVC first team accolades twice in a career. The Sioux Falls, SD native led the team in scoring in each of her final two seasons and helped pace UT Martin to its first 10-win season in program history while also garnering All-OVC Tournament honors in 2007. She ranks in the top-five in school history in games started (73), points (55), goals (22) and shots (244).
A Marietta, Ga. native, Chapman rushed for over 1,000 yards in all four seasons in a Skyhawk uniform, becoming just the 14th Division-I player (and only Ohio Valley Conference player) to ever accomplish that feat. A four-time all-conference honoree, he was named an All-American in 2006, the same year he helped lead the Skyhawks to their first-ever OVC championship. He ranks No. 1 in UT Martin history in career rushing yards (5,017), single-season rushing yards (1,412 in 2006) and most rushing yards in a game (272 at Southeast Missouri in 2004).
Goff Waldron was the first player in school history to chalk up All-OVC accolades in each of her four years. She helped UT Martin to a 46-25 overall record and a 27-6 OVC mark in her career, helping the program win its first two OVC championships in 1994 and 1995. The Albuquerque, NM native ranks in the top-five in program history in combined victories (155), singles wins (83) and doubles wins (72).