CU adds 5 to Sports HoF


LEBANON -- Cumberland Universitys athletic department inducted five new members into its Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies held Friday, Oct. 14 in Baird Chapel. The event was the 25th of its kind since the Hall of Fame was established back in 1977. Honorees included:

Dave Beck - lefty pitched for CU baseball 1998-2001 and was a first team All-American. He went 10-1 with an ERA of 2.11 as a senior with 136 strikeouts. Career W-L record of 30-8.

Joe Fushey pitched 1993-1994 and was a second team All-American, going 25-6 in two seasons and is fourth in career wins and strikeouts. First team all TCAC and All-District 24.

Kathy Palk-Slaughter was a volleyball 1989-1992 and helped lead the team to the TCAC title in 1991. All-TCAC performer and NAIA National Scholar-Athlete; currently standout prep coach.

Mitch Walters coached four different sports, including womens basketball, softball and soccer and mens soccer. Former faculty athletic representive and currently assistant AD.

Herschel Moore - head football coach 1993-2003; led the team to the NAIA playoffs; his teams led nation in rushing three times.