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Champion softball team among Hall of Fame inductees

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UNG's 2015 NCAA Division II national champion softball team is one of the six 2021 UNG Athletics Hall of Fame inductees.

The 2015 national championship softball team is one of six 2021 inductees for the University of North Georgia (UNG) Athletics Hall of Fame, joining five individuals as part of the 11th induction class.

The UNG Athletics Hall of Fame honors individuals who have earned outstanding athletic achievement or made substantial contributions to the university. A nine-member Board of Directors is responsible for operations of the Athletics Hall of Fame and serves as selectors for all honorees, based upon nominations.

The individual inductees are Jason Gibson, '96 (men's basketball), Ricky Glasper, '82 (men's basketball), James Robertson, '78 (men's tennis), Cicely Taliaferro Gordon, '15 (women's soccer), and Jeanine Dorminey Webster, '06 (women's basketball). 


2015 national champion softball team
The 2015 softball team stormed through the regular season and advanced to its first-ever Division II Championship thanks to a dramatic Super Regional victory over conference rival Georgia College. The Nighthawks defeated Dixie State 5-0 in the championship game, using a four-run second inning and a two-hit shutout from National Player of the Year Courtney Poole to secure the school's first-ever national title. The Nighthawks finished the season 54-8. 

Jason Gibson
Named co-Newcomer of the Year for the Georgia Alabama Carolinas Conference (GACC) in the 1995-96 season, Gibson helped lead UNG to regular-season and tournament championships that year. UNG then made its only trip to a national tournament in the past 25 years. Gibson holds UNG's all-time single-season record for 3-pointers with 104 and is tied for the single-game record with nine. After his playing career, Gibson served as an assistant coach.


Ricky Glasper
A teacher and coach for UNG for 35 years, Glasper was named to the All-Georgia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GIAC) Team three times in his career. He was named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-District 25 Team in the 1979-80 and 1980-81 seasons. During his playing career, he scored more than 1,100 points, pulled down more than 400 rebounds and made more than 51 percent of his shots.


James Robertson
One of the first men's tennis players at UNG, Robertson helped the school to a conference championship in 1978. On that team, he was an individual conference champion in singles after going undefeated. He also captured the conference crown in doubles play. After winning the conference championship, he made a deep run in the division tournament, falling in the semifinals.  

Cicely Taliaferro Gordon
Gordon was one of the most prolific scorers in UNG women's soccer history, finishing her senior year tied for UNG's single-season record for goals scored with 18. Her mark of seven game-winners in 2014 remains a single-season record and she's third all-time in career game-winners. She is fifth in career points, goals and assists. She was named a first-team D2CCA All-American and a third-team United Soccer Coaches All-American in 2014.

Jeanine Dorminey Webster
A two-time NAIA Academic All-American and a College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American, Webster holds the school and NAIA-era records for blocks. She helped UNG to three regular season conference championships in a row and two deep runs in the NAIA Tournament, including an Elite Eight appearance. Webster was named to the all-conference team twice in her career, both in the NAIA era.

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