Ed Scott Named SC Male Amateur Athlete of the year
The SCAHOF is pleased to announce the 2003 Male Amateur Athlete of the year, Ed Scott. Scott is a native of Eastover and played for Lower Richland High school, leading them to the 1999 state championship. At Clemson, he was named first team All-ACC, the first Clemson point guard in 43 years to be a first selection and just the 10th player in Clemson history to be first team All-ACC. In February 2003 he was named ACC player of the week for 2 consecutive weeks and was the first Clemson player to be named ACC player of the week for two weeks in a row. He was Clemson's leading scorer with 18 points per game and the leader in assists with 5.5 per game. Scott is also a 38% three point shooter and had a career high 36 points against Florida State this year.
Former professional athletes Kevin Long, J.R. Wilburn and Perry Tuttle of the NFL, and Xavier McDaniel of the NBA headline the 2003 inductee class of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. They will be joined by Clemson basketball and ABA all-star Randy Mahaffey, NASCAR great Buck Baker, Lady Tigers track star Tina Krebs and Marion duPont Scott, benefactor of the Springdale Race Course in Camden.
All eight will be inducted at the annual SCAHOF banquet at Embassy Suites on May 29 at 6 p.m. Individual tickets cost $80, and a table of eight, $500. To order tickets and for more information on sponsorships, call 779-0905.
Long, a running back for USC and the NY Jets became the first USC player to rush for 1000 yards in a season (1333 in 1975) and was inducted into the USC Hall of Fame in 2002.
After a standout career at USC in the 1960's, Wilburn played wide receiver and tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers for five years.
Tuttle spent two seasons with the Buffalo Bills after his five receptions for 56 yards and 13 yard TD catch helped Clemson beat Nebraska in the 1981 Orange Bowl and put him on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Known as the X-man, McDaniel led A.C. Flora High School to the 1981 state championship, and then played his college ball at Wichita State. Drafted by the Seattle Supersonics of the NBA, he made a reputation as a tough, aggressive defender, averaging 15.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
Mahaffey was All-ACC and All-Academic ACC in basketball at Clemson, and then went on to play four seasons in the ABA and participate in the inaugural ABA All-Star game while playing for the Kentucky Colonels.
Baker, a Ridgeburg, SC native was the first NASCAR driver to win back-to-back championships. In 1999 he was selected as one of NASCAR's 50 top drivers as part of the circuit's 50th anniversary.
Tina Krebs was a track and cross-country competitor at Clemson in the 1980's. She was a three time NCAA champion, and an eight time All American and holds Clemson records in both categories. She was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1993.
Marion duPont Scott was the first woman to ride astride in horse show competition. She saved the Carolina cup from extinction and started the Camden Training Center. In 1971 she started the Colonial Cup as America's first $100,000 steeplechase. Prior to her death in 1983, Scott gave the 500-Acre Springdale Race Course in Camden, along with a $1M a year operating fund, to the state of South Carolina.