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Funderburk heads up inductees

January 24, 2004

Valdosta-- Valdosta State University welcomed in four new members into it's sports Hall of Fame this afternoon in their annual induction ceremony.

|Headlining this year's class was former football standout Lance Funderburk. The four year letterman still holds five passing records at Valdosta State and is best known for leading the Blazers to their first conference championship in 1996.

Joining Funderburk in Saturday's ceremony were Bryan Shover, a baseball standout under Tommy Thomas in the mid 90's, tennis star Daryl Greenan, who twice earned All-American honors, and women's hoops star Bridgett Moore. Moore is the 10th all time leading scorer in VSU history. Saturday's induction marks the perfect ending to four sensational collegiate careers.

"I've played professionally for a few years and I had a lot of fun but I've since hung up the cleats and been retired I guess you could say for a year now. And to be able to come back here to where it started and be inducted into the Hall of Fame I guess would be a great exclamation point to my career," Funderburk said.

"It's just amazing, you know some of the people that have come through here, all of the athletes. And the people that show up, to see the people, the crowd here to honor you it's really, really nice," Bryan Shover said.

This year's group becomes the 8th class to be inducted into the Valdosta State University Sports Hall of Fame.

Posted at 12:00am by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com