NGU announces 2008 Athletic Hall of Fame class
October 27, 2008
Tigerville, SC - A highly talented star from the North Greenville Junior College days, Lola Jones Baker and one of the most decorated golfers in North Greenville’s young athletic history, Brian Corn, have been selected to be inducted in the North Greenville University Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held Friday, October 24 during Homecoming weekend.
Jones was a junior college All-Region selection her sophomore year of 1992 and also made All-Western Carolinas Junior College All-Conference. Lola averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds per game her sophomore year and had 12 points and 8 rebounds as a freshman.
North Greenville prepared her for the next level of basketball as she transferred to Bluefield State in West Virginia and became a two-time NAIA All-American (First Team in 1993 and Second Team in 1994). She was the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year both years and led the conference in scoring both seasons, averaging 25.5 points and 15.7 rebounds as a junior and 23.8 points and 14.3 rebounds as a senior. She also was named to the WVIAC’s “25 at 25” All-Time Women’s Basketball Team last year.
Corn earned NAIA All-American honors in 2000 and was a NCCAA All-American in 2001. He also was a Mid South Conference Player of the Year in 2000. He was the individual champion at the 2001 NAIA Regionals and won two individual championships, both at the Cumberland College Invitational. He was named all-tournament at 15 events during his career, and his scoring average over four years at NGU was 75.2.
A native of Hendersonville, NC, Corn played in the number one or number two positions every season. He helped usher the Crusaders from the NAIA to NCAA Division II as he competed in the NAIA for three years and the NCAA for one.
Following graduation, he continued his competitive golf career and was the 2003 Carolinas PGA Mountain Chapter Player of the Year following his victory in the organization’s championship. He also captured the 2003 Mountain Chapter’s Assistants Championship.
Corn is currently the Assistant Golf Professional at Peachtree Golf Club in Atlanta.
Induction into the North Greenville University Athletic Hall of Fame is extended to former athletes/coaches whose connections with the university have been dissolved for greater than a one year period and must have participated/coached for NGU in good standing for at least two seasons, demonstrated high athletic achievement while at NGU, coaches who have demonstrated high professional achievement and demonstrated the “selfless” attitude in influencing NGU athletes, and to individuals who have made significant contributions to the college’s athletic program that have resulted in its success, growth and development. All individuals being considered for membership in the NGU Athletic Hall of Fame must have demonstrated the highest standards of personal character and morals during their time at NGU and at the time of selection and induction.