MHC Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees AnnouncedNovember 3, 2011
MARS HILL, N.C. – On November 12, the Athletic Department at Mars Hill College will induct four new members into their Hall of Fame. Khalid Abdullah, Andrea German, Jeremy Jordan and Alison Shannonhouse are the 2011 inductees. There are currently 88 members in the MHC Athletics’ Hall of Fame.
Khalid Abdullah was a linebacker on the football team from 1999-2002. He was a four-time, first team All-SAC selection. He was the 1999 SAC Freshman of the Year and the 2002 SAC Defensive Player of the Year. In 2002, Abdullah was named an All-American by the American Football Coaches Association, Daktronics, D2football.com, Hansen Football Gazette and the Associated Press Little All-American Team. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round after his senior campaign. In 2002, Abdullah recorded 98 tackles; 73 solos; 17.0 tackles-for-loss (-71 yards); five sacks (-33 yards); one interception (30 yards); eight pass breakups; three hurries; three recovered fumbles; and three forced fumbles. Abdullah holds Mars Hill school records for most sacks in a single game (5), single season sacks (15), and longest interception return of 100 yards (twice). He was a Team Captain and Harlon Hill finalist his final season at MHC.
Andrea German was a member of the Lions' women's basketball and softball team from 1984-88. She was a NAIA All-American in 1987 and a AWSF second team All-American in basketball in the same year. She finished her career with 1,296 points that placed her 13th in all-time scoring for the Lions at the time of induction. Upon graduation, she was the second basketball player in Mars Hill history to have over 1,000 points and over 1,000 rebounds. She was a finalist in the Western North Carolina Collegiate Athlete of the Year in 1988. German made the All-District 26 team in 1987 and 1988 and led the district in rebounds both those years. She served the Lions as team Captain during the 1987 and 1988 seasons. On the softball field she was voted her team's most valuable player in 1987 and 1988 and was an honorable mention All-District pick in 1988. German graduated Summa Cum Laude, was a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society and was a Grayson Scholar.
Jeremy Jordan was a member of the men's soccer team from 1996-99. He was a four-time All-SAC selection (1st Team 1998 & 1999; 2nd team 1996 & 1997). He holds school record for assists in a season, 20 (1996). Jordan is second in SAC history in single season and career assists (51). At the time of induction he was 11th in SAC history in career points scored (105) and holds school record for career assists. He played in 84 matches and recorded 27 career goals and 105 career points. Jordan was a member of the 1997 SAC Tournament Championship Team, 1998 SAC Regular Season Championship Team and the 1998 SAC Tournament Championship Team. Jordan was a three-time SAC All-Tournament selection (1996, 1997 & 1998). He was named Team Captain in 1999.
Alison Shannonhouse was a member of the volleyball and basketball teams from 1994-97. In volleyball she was a two-time All-SAC selection (1st team in 1996 & 1997) and named the SAC Scholar Athlete and the GTE Academic All-District second team in 1997. She led the nation (in all divisions) in digs in 1996. She ended her career with 1,205 career kills, 1959 career digs, 121 career service aces. 172 career blocks and 145 career assists. Upon graduation she was 10th in NCAA DII in single season digs (740). A four-year letterman on both the volleyball and basketball teams she was named Captain of the volleyball squad her senior year. Shannonhouse was also a member of the 1996 SAC Women's Basketball regular season Champions.
The induction banquet will be held on the Mars Hill campus in Pittman Dining Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 12. The public is invited. For ticket information call 828-689-1219.