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Seven to be inducted into LWC Athletics Hall of Fame
Seven individuals are set to be inducted into the Lindsey Wilson College Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining Center.
Lindsey Wilson will honor two classes this year, the 20th and 21st classes, after last year's ceremony was postponed due to COVID-19.
Krista Burton, Terran Duncan, and Tyler Sharpe are set to be enshrined as the 20th class of the LWC Athletics Hall of Fame. Debbie McGuinness, Gavin Oldham, Hishamar Falconer and Beth Boisvert will all represent this year's class.
Burton competed for the Blue Raider women's golf team from 2006-10, while Duncan donned the blue and white for the women's basketball team from 2004-08. Sharpe competed on the men's golf team from 2002-06.
McGuinness and Falconer competed on the women's soccer team from 2001-04 and 2003-06, respectively. Oldham played on the men's soccer team from 2000-03 while Boisvert served as LWC athletics administrative assistant for 12 years.
"I want to thank the selection committee for choosing another outstanding class for induction to our hall of fame," said Lindsey Wilson Athletics Director Willis Pooler. "These individuals are legends in the history of Lindsey Wilson athletics. Beth played an integral role in our department for 17 years. She was a selfless human being who always put others before herself. She was always there for me and our staff, not only at work, but in our personal lives. She helped raise children and take care of our pets. I miss her every day.
"Debbie, Gavin and Messam (Hishamar) were outstanding student-athletes, but even better people. I have recruited, coached, and worked with all 3 of these individuals and they are people of great character, and integrity and have exceptional leadership qualities." Pooler added. "Krista, Terran, and Tyler set a standard in their respective programs and made lasting contributions to the golf and women's basketball programs as well as to Lindsey Wilson College.
"Their accomplishments at Lindsey Wilson speak loudly. I'm excited to see them back on campus on September 10."
The 2021 and 2022 class will be inducted at 11amCT on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Lindsey Wilson College Athletics Hall of Fame Celebration at the Cranmer Dining & Conference Center.
Krista Burton concluded her four-year career as the program leader in wins, scoring average, and rounds of par or better. She won a program-best 16 tournaments in her career, including the 2007 NAIA National Championship. She is the only Blue Raider golfer to win an individual national title.
Burton finished her career with a 77.6 scoring average in 80 career rounds while posting 34 top-10 finishes in 38 career events. She was a four-time NAIA All-American and a three-time All Mid-South Conference performer.
Burton helped the Blue Raiders win four Mid-South Conference regular-season and tournament championships. During her four years, Lindsey Wilson posted four top-10 finishes at the NAIA National Championships, including a national runner-up finish in 2007.
Terran Duncan ranks in the program's top-10 in seven different statistical categories, including points (1,694), rebounds (640), and field goal percentage (56.0). She earned NAIA All-America Team honors twice and was a three-time All Mid-South Conference selection.
Duncan is one of six women's basketball players in the program's history to score at least 1,500 points and grab 500 rebounds in their career.
Duncan was voted as the 2006-07 MSC Women's Basketball to a pair of MSC regular-season titles while guiding the Blue Raiders to the program's first-ever NAIA National Tournament win.
Tyler Sharpe earned Mid-South Conference men's golfer of the year honors in each of his four seasons as a Blue Raider. He ranks in the program's top-10 in six different statistical categories, including rounds played (102), tournaments played (50), scoring average (74.9), wins (6), top-10 finishes (38), and rounds of par or better (24).
Sharpe was named All MSC four times, all-region twice, and to the NAIA All-America Team once. He helped the Blue Raiders to three MSC regular-season titles and two MSC Tournament crowns.
Debbie McGuinness competed in 81 contests for LWC women's soccer as a goalkeeper where she led the Blue Raiders to the 2004 NAIA National Championship. During the tournament, she was named the most valuable player and was a two-time All-MSC selection.
She produced 29 shutouts, the third-most in program history, and a 0.57 goals-against average which ranks second on the all-time list.
Gavin Oldham competed in 87 contests for the Lindsey Wilson men's soccer where he was a lock-down defender for two Blue Raider NAIA National Championship runs. He scored 45 points with 14 goals and 17 assists across four seasons.
Oldham helped guide LWC to the 2000 and 2001 NAIA National Championship and was named the 2001 NAIA Tournament MVP. He took home NAIA All-American honors in 2002 and 2003. Oldham was selected for the NAIA All-Tournament Team three times and is a four-time All-MSC selection.
Hishamar Falconer played in 99 contests as a midfielder for Lindsey Wilson women's soccer over her four-year career which is the most in program history. The midfielder ranks inside the program's top six in six different statistical categories in the record books. Her 129 points are fourth-most, 49 goals are fifth, as her 31 assists and 11 game-winning goals are sixth. She registered 269 shots during her career which ranks third.
She played on two NAIA National Championship teams, winning the title during the 2004 and 2006 seasons. In 2006 she was named the NAIA Player of the Year, NAIA Tournament MVP, NAIA First Team All-American, NAIA All-Tournament Team, and the MSC Player of the Year. Falconer is a three-time NAIA All-American as well as a three-time all-conference and all-region selection.
Beth Boisvert began working in the athletics department as a student work-study and transitioned into her administrative role upon graduating from Lindsey Wilson in 2009.
In addition to her work with the athletics department, Boisvert assisted other departments on the campus during major events, including homecoming, graduation, Malvina Farkle Day, Founders' Day, the endowed scholarship luncheon, and move-in weekend.
Off-campus, Boisvert was an integral part of the Columbia-Adair County community. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she served as director of children's ministries.
With their inductions, Burton becomes the first women's golfer, Duncan is the sixth women's basketball player, Sharpe is the second men's golfer, Oldham becomes the seventh men's soccer player, Falconer and McGuinness become the third and fourth women's soccer players and Boisvert becomes the second athletic administrator to be inducted into the LWC Athletics Hall of Fame.
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