September 28, 2010

Hall of Fame Class of 2010 announced

The Georgia Southwestern State University Athletics Department will induct two of its former student-athletes in the 2010 Class of the GSW Hurricane Hall of Fame.

David W. Justice (football, 1984-87) and Richard W. Ross (baseball, 1965-69) will be officially inducted at a special ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. in the Storm Dome on the GSW campus this Friday, October 1.

The Georgia Southwestern State University Hurricane Hall of Fame was created as a way to honor those individuals who were exceptional student-athletes during their tenure as Hurricanes at GSW, or have been loyal and dedicated friends or administrators in the GSW Athletic Department.

Tickets to the banquet and induction ceremony are available by calling the GSW Athletics offices at (229) 931-2222.

Below is a look at both of this year's inductees: 

David W. Justice
Football
1984-1987

1985 Highest percentage of PAT’s made during a season 100% (22 for 22)
1986 Named to the Football News NAIA Division II All-American Team
1986 Named to the NAIA Academic All-American Team
  Named to the NAIA 2nd Team All-American Squad as a Kicker
  Most consecutive PAT’s made in a single game (7), GSW vs. Tennessee-Wesleyan
  Had a streak of 11 consecutive field goals
1987 Named to the NAIA 2nd Team All-American Squad as a Kicker
  Maintained a 3.67 GPA while at GSW
  Graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree at GSW
  Holds the GSW football record for a 48 yard field goal
  Had a string of 64 consecutive PAT’s during his 3 years at GSW, for a percentage  rate of 98.5%
1989 Tryout with the Miami Dolphins Kicking Program.  Shortly after tryouts was contacted by the Houston Oilers, but the antique business was profitable and the football career was dropped.
1994 Designed the video: "David Justice's Successful Snook Tactics," and has marketed it world wide
1994-97 Owned a Bait & Tackle Store and guided for stripped bass in Eastern Tennessee before moving back to Florida
1997-2001 Worked for major fishing line company Sufix as National Sales Manager
2001-04 Has been featured on several TV shows with Bill Dance and Shaw Grigsby
  Served as Product, Research and Development Manager for Stren Lines.   While there, he developed two new knots: The Stren Knot and the J-Knot.  He also helped design and develop several top brand lines including Stren Super Braid.
2004-08 Worked for Pure Fishing (Berkley Fishing Products) as their Salt Water Field     Services  Manager for the Eastern United States.
  Instructor and Speaker on "Monster Snook Fishing" at National Fishing and Boat Shows.
  Is known in the State of Florida and Nationwide for his Snook Fishing Talents.
  He has caught more than 400 snook over 30 pounds, with his biggest being 42 pounds.
  Operates Dave Justice Consulting, specializing in issues involving saltwater tackle...particularly fishing line.


Richard W. Ross
Baseball
1965-1969

1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 Baseball Team Co-Captain
1966, 1967, 1968 Baseball Team GIAC All Star Player
1966-68 Dorm Supervisor
1966 Collegiate Civitan
  Batting average of .388 as a freshman
1967 Batting average of .391 as a sophomore
  President of Sophomore class
1968  Batting average of .321 as a junior
  Treasurer of the Student Council
1968-69  Campus Host
1969  Batting average of .320 as a senior
  Vice President of the Student Council
  Senior Class Superlative
  Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from GSW
  Led the Team in Stolen Bases all four years of play
  Was one of the first four year letterman in Baseball at GSW
  Following his senior year, he signed a contract with the Minnesota Twins. Played a short time with Rookie team prior to being drafted into the U.S. Army in February, 1970
  Charter Member of Sigma Delta Epsilon Fraternity
  Charter Member of Eta Theta Chapter of Sigma Chi
  Regional Sales Manager of Major Insurance Company
  Corporate Officer of Major Insurance Company
  President and COO of Multistate Independent Insurance Agency
  A Certified Insurance Counselor since 1996
  Treasurer and Director of the Rotary Club of the Triad-4 years