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ASU inducts six new members to Hall of Fame

August 30, 2003

Albany, Ga.-- Albany State University inducted six new members into their Sports Hall of Fame Saturday morning. Among the inductees were four basketball players, one swimmer and one baseball player.

This year's honorees became the fifth class to be inducted into the Albany Sports Hall of Fame, which is located in the HYPER gymnasium corridor.

Three of the inductees this year are brothers. Charles, Melvin and Major Jones all starred at Albany State University on the basketball court in the 60's and 70's. Their brother Caldwell Jones, who played 17 years in the NBA, is already a member of the ASU Hall of Fame.

The other members of this year's class are Dr. Phelan Thomas, the only swimmer from Albany State ever to participate in the Division II NCAA swimming and diving championships, Gregroy Wells, who became the first foreigner to win the triple crown in Japanese Baseball history and Tiwauna Dixon-Williams, a basketball standout and only athlete in the history of ASU to be named All-American all four years.

"It's a blessing, it really is. I'm the type of person I always when I played ball I wanted to be the best and I wanted to show people that I knew how to play basketball. So when I hit the court it was all about getting the ball over into the rim so that was my main focus," Dixon-Williams said.

"It's special, it's very special. It's something that as a family we can be proud of and then be to able to say that we went to Albany State and the accomplishments that we made just reflects also on the school," Major Jones said.

Posted by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com

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