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  • Kim Webb

    Inducted: 1997
    Sports: Basketball

    As a two-time All-State basketball selection and the leader of a team that took the Tennessee state championship in 1982, Kim Webb came to MT ready to play. During her years on the court, she claimed 2,148 points, a record yet to be challenged by any MT basketball player, male or female. Her single game high was 43 points against Eastern Kentucky in 1986-87. Her in-your-face style of play gave MT an 81-35 record plus three OVC titles.

    Web was a three-time All-OVC selection, and as a senior, she was the league's Co-Player of the Year. "Kim was a terrific all-around athlete," said Diane Turnham, an assistant Lady Raider coach during Webb's years. "An intense competitor, she had an attitude as great as any coach could ask for, both in games and in practice."

    Class of 2013

    Dewon Brazelton
    Baseball

    Roger Carroll
    Football

    Dwone Hicks
    Football

    Priscilla Robinson Murray
    Basketball, Volleyball

    James "Doug" Shrader
    Basketball, Baseball

    History of the Hall of Fame

    In the early spring of 1975, a pair of long-time supporters of Middle Tennessee State University's athletic program decided that the University should honor its greatest athletes. Homer Pittard, alumni director, and Gene Sloan, public relations director, came up with the idea and asked sports information director Jim Freeman to join them in setting up an athletic hall of fame.

    After getting approval for the Hall of Fame from President M. G. Scarlett, the trio began laying the groundwork to select the first inductees. Others, including Bob Womack and Joe Nunley, were also involved.

    "We decided not to have categories but to put all candidates in one group," said Freeman. "We also decided against inducting a large group to start with and felt that three per year was the ideal number. That way, everyone got a good share of the spotlight."

    The nominating and voting for the first several years was done by members of the old "T" Club, now reorganized and called the Varsity Club. Nominations were solicited, and the the list of candidates was mailed to the voters. They selected Horace Jones, Charles "Bubber" Murphy and Teddy Morris as the initial inductees in 1976.

    The Blue Raider Hall of Fame was originally housed in the old Blue Raider Room under the west side of the football stadium. It had to be torn down when then stadium was expanded in 1998. After several years without a home, the Hall of Fame moved into the new Rose and Emmett Kennon Sports Hall of Fame building in 2004.