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INAUGURAL HALL OF FAME CLASS Reviewed by Yavapai College on . The Yavapai College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the inaugural class to the Roughrider Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2012 inductees are: Volleyball The Yavapai College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the inaugural class to the Roughrider Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2012 inductees are: Volleyball Rating:
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INAUGURAL HALL OF FAME CLASS

The Yavapai College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the inaugural class to the Roughrider Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2012 inductees are: Volleyball and Basketball Player, Celeste Taylor (1994-96); Baseball Player, Don Hanna (1973-75); Contributor, Craig Pitcher (20+ years as scorebook keeper for baseball). The Hall of Fame induction will be on April 28th at the Annual Roughrider Athletics Banquet at the Prescott Resort. All inductees will be present for the event. The public is invited to attend. Reservations are made through the YC Foundation Office. The phone number is (928) 776-2025. The cost for the event is $55 per reservation or $500 per table.

Celeste Taylor (volleyball and basketball) – 1994-96
Cactus High School

Volleyball
Played for Dalton Overstreet
1994 –

  • 1st Team All-ACCAC
  • 1st Team All-Region I

1995 –

  • 1st Team All-ACCAC
  • 1st Team All-Region I
  • ACCAC Player of the Year
  • 1st Team NJCAA All-American
  • NJCAA Female Athlete of the Year

Won ACCAC championships in 1994 (35-5) and 1995 (35-13)

Basketball
Played for Kevin Becker
1994-95 –

  • 1st Team All-ACCAC
  • ACCAC Freshman of the Year
  • ACCAC Player of the Year
  • 1st Team NJCAA All-Region I
  • 1st Team NJCAA All-American
  • Team won ACCAC Championship (29-3)

1995-96 –

  • 1st Team All-ACCAC
  • 1st Team NJCAA All-Region I
  • 3rd Team NJCAA All-American
  • Team won the NJCAA Region I Title (29-4)

Don Hanna (baseball) – 1973 -75
Rincon High School

Played for Gary Ward

1974 season –

  • 7-2 pitching record
  • Team finished 33-9-1

1975 season –

  • 17-1
  • 1st Team All-ACCAC
  • 1st Team All-Southwest Region Team
  • 1st Team NJCAA All-American
  • NJCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Pitcher
  • NJCAA All-Tournament Team
  • Team Won the ACCAC Title
  • Team Won the NJCAA Region Title
  • Team Won the NJCAA Title Were 40-9

Records
Most Innings pitched , season 1975 128 2/3
ERA, season 1975 2.10
Most Wins in Season 1975 17
Most Wins in Career 24-3
No hitter 4/30/75 vs. AWC – 10-0

Moved on to ASU

1976 –

  • 15-1 (6th best winning % in ASU history). He struck out 108 batters in 133 innings pitched.
  • Played for the legendary Jim Brock
  • Played with the likes of Ricky Peters, Bob Horner, Floyd Bannister, Ken Landreaux, Gary Rajsich, Ken Phelps, Bob Pate
  • ASU finished 3rd in NCAA World Series that year. His team was ranked #1 for the majority of the year. Finished the season 65-10 overall and 17-1 in the WAC.
  • He was drafted 16th by the Montreal Expos following that season in the June secondary phase of the draft

Craig Pitcher (contributor)
Long time baseball scorekeeper

Kept the book for 4 YC coaches – Rod Soesbe, Dave Dangler, Nino Giarratano and Sky Smeltzer

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