Clemson's 6-foot-10 star captured the 1987 ACC Player of the Year Award when he led the league in scoring (21 ppg.) and rebounding (9.6 rpg.). ... The NBA power forward helped Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls win three championships and won another title with the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers. ... 1994 NBA All-Star team.
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A native of Irmo, Shealy Hart won two Olympic gold medals in swimming (400-meter relay and 400 freestyle relay) in 2000. ... Led Georgia to NCAA championships in 1999, 2000. ... In 2000, was named the NCAA Female Swimmer of Year. ... Now serves as swim coach at Georgia Tech.
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A California native who has resided in Hilton Head since the 1980s, Smith captured the 1971 U.S. Open singles and 1972 Wimbledon singles titles. ... Won 54 doubles championships, including five grand slams. ... Made 10 Davis Cup appearances. ... Three-time All-American at Southern Calif, he won the 1968 NCAA singles championship and the 1967 and '68 doubles titles.
Tolleson starred at Spartanburg High and Western Carolina University in baseball and football. ... Played 10 years of Major League Baseball, at second, shortstop and third base with the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. ... Enjoyed his best year in 1985 with the Yankees with a .313 batting average.
A 1958 graduate of USC, McNair owns the NFL's Houston Texans and a successful stable of thoroughbred racehorses based in Aiken. ... He and his wife, who is from the Orangeburg area and attended Columbia College, are philanthropists, having donated millions of dollars to their alma maters and other charities. ... McNair serves as chairman and CEO of The McNair Group, a financial and real estate firm that is headquartered in Houston.
An outstanding tennis player and coach, Scarpa is a member of the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame. ... In 46 years of coaching, he has recorded an 835-513 record to rank first among active Division I college coaches in career victories. ... Has coached Furman for 43 years, compiling a record of 266-36 and winning 14 Southern Conference titles.
Bostic played football for Clemson from 1975-78 and was part of the era that put the Tigers back on the college football map, helping them to three bowl appearances. ... Was the cornerstone of the offensive line and an All-American in 1977 and '78. ... Played 10 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals and was named to the NFL All-Rookie team.
As a senior at USC in 1976, Currier won the Steve Wadiak MVP Award, the Bill Guerard Award for highest GPA and the Rex Enright Captain's Cup - the only player to win all three awards in one season. ... Was a three-year starter at defensive back at USC. ... Had a nine-year NFL career with Houston, New England and the New York Giants. ... He is the Ben Lippen athletics director.