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CU inducts 5 into sports Hall of Fame

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The 25th Hall of Fame class will be honored Friday, October 14 during a dinner in Baird Chapel on the Cumberland class and will be recognized the next day during CUs Homecoming football game against Faulkner University.


Moore led the Bulldogs to the programs most successful season in school history, a 9-1 regular season and District II championship in 1993. Cumberland made its only appearance in the NAIA playoffs in school history that season and Moore earned Dis- trict 24 Coach of the Year honors and Co-Coach of the Year accolades from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association.


He was also voted the Mid-South Conference Co-Coach of the Year in 1996 when the Bulldogs posted an 8-2 record. Cumberland led the nation in rushing in 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2001, ranking No. 1 nationally across all divisions of football in 1996 with 3,890 yards.


Walters begins his 24th year at Cumberland in 2011-12, serving continuously since 1987 minus one year at Southern Miss.


He has served in a number of capacities during his tenure at CU, including coaching four different sports as well as serving as the athletic departments eligibility coordinator. His current focus as Assistant Athletic Director includes student eligibility and retention as well as scheduling and monitoring class attendance for the departments more than 400 student-athletes.


Many around the CU family best know Walters as the voice of Cumberland baseball, a role in which he has served for the past 14 seasons.


Palk was a member of the 1991 TCAC regular season championship team. The Sparta native earned First Team All-TCAC and TCAC All-Tournament honors as well as GTE NAIA National Scholar-Athlete accolades as a senior in 1992. She was also named a TCAC Scholar-Athlete her final three years at CU and was active in the Student Government Association.


Since graduating from CU, Palk married former Cumberland baseball playeer Chris Slaughter and became one of the top prep volleyball coaches in Middle Tennessee. She was a longtime coach at Murfreesboros Siegel High and is presently heading the volleyball program at Franklins Independence High.


Fushey was a member of the 1993 and 1994 Cumberland baseball teams, posting a 12-4 mark in 1993 when the Bulldogs finished third in the NAIA World Series and a 13-2 record in 1994. He ranks in the Top 10 in single-season victories for both seasons, tossed 20 com-plete games in the two campaigns with three shutouts in 94 and threw 124.1 innings in 93, fifth-most in a single year. The Las Vegas, Nev., natives 25 career wins and 191 career strikeouts both rank fourth on the all-time charts at CU, while his 231.0 innings pitched ranks sixth.


Beck was a member of four regular season and three conference tournament championship teams from 1998-01, all in the Mid-South Conference. The 1998 club advanced to the NAIA World Series in Tulsa, Okla., placing fifth. The righthander was a First Team All-American as a senior for the Bulldogs, compiling a 10-1 mark with a 2.11 earned-run-average in 17 appearances, tossing 8 complete games and three shutouts in 102.0 innings of work.


He struck out a single-season record 136 and held opponents to a .167 batting average that season, still tied for the single-season mark at CU.

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