Athletics Hall of Fame induction set for Sept. 24


Fort Hays State Athletics will welcome seven new members into the Tiger Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 24, 2022. The inductees going into the Hall of Fame this year include Jon Nelson (Track & Field/Cross Country, 1970-74), Fred Campbell (Men’s Basketball, 1984-86), Steve Broxterman (Track & Field, 1986-88), Greg Yost (Football, 1987-90), Damian Evans (Men’s Basketball, 1990-92), Derek Pomeroy (Baseball, 1992-93), and Shelby White (Women’s Golf, 2004-07).

The induction ceremony will take place the morning of Saturday, September 24 inside the Memorial Union on the campus of Fort Hays State University. Registration for the invitation only event begins at 9 AM and the ceremony begins at 10 AM. The new Hall of Fame class will then be recognized publicly at halftime of the Fort Hays State vs. Missouri Southern football game, which begins at 7 PM.

Jon Nelson HOF 2022

Jon Nelson (Track & Field/Cross Country, 1970-74)
A native of Johnson, Kansas, Jon Nelson was the 1973 NAIA Indoor National Champion in the 1000-yard run with a time of 2:12.9. He was also a member of the indoor national runner-up 2-mile relay team in 1973. A year earlier in 1972, Nelson finished third in the 800 meters at the outdoor national championships. He was a three-time All-America performer in track and field and twice a conference individual champion in the outdoor 880-yard run. He was a national qualifier three consecutive years for the NAIA Outdoor Championships from 1972-74. Nelson was also a steady contributor in cross country, helping the team to a conference title in 1972, a year in which he earned all-conference honors.

Fred Campbell HOF 2022

Fred Campbell (Men’s Basketball, 1984-86)
A native of Macon, Georgia, Fred Campbell played basketball at Fort Hays State from 1984-86 after transferring from Crowder College. Campbell was an All-America Second Team selection as a senior in 1985-86 and a two-time All-CSIC selection. He helped the Tigers to a second-straight NAIA National Championship in 1984-85 as a junior. The Tigers had a record of 60-12 in Campbell’s two years with the program and he finished with 1,250 points, ranking sixth in career scoring at the completion of his career. Campbell averaged 20.5 points and 9.4 rebounds per game his senior year of 1985-86 to earn All-America status, finishing with a total of 698 points and 318 rebounds. The 698 points was second-most at FHSU for a single-season at the time, only behind 1984-85 teammate Edgar Eason’s 745. Campbell had 552 points during his junior year, averaging 14.5 per game. Campbell is one of 23 1,000-point scorers in the program’s history. He produced the third-most points of any two-year player in the program’s history, only behind Dennis Edwards (1993-95) and Mark Harris (1986-88). Campbell went on to play in the NBA summer league before beginning a professional career overseas in Portugal in 1989. Campbell played professional basketball for a staggering 34 years, retiring this year at the age of 60. In addition to Portugal, he also played professionally in Austria, Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Latvia, Belgium and 18 years in Israel, where he currently resides with his family.

Steve Broxterman HOF 2022

Steve Broxterman (Track & Field, 1986-88)
A native of Baileyville, Kansas, Steve Broxterman was the 1988 NAIA indoor national champion in the high jump as a senior, clearing a personal best 7 feet, 1 inch. That effort still owns a share of the indoor school record today, also cleared by Don Carter in 1985. He was the CSIC champion in the event that year as well. Overall, Broxterman was a two-time NAIA All-America performer, also earning the distinction in 1987. His best effort as a junior in 1987 was 6 feet, 10 inches. He was twice an all-conference performer and a four-time all-district performer. Broxterman’s national title in 1988 helped the team to a fourth-place finish at indoor nationals. He was also a national qualifier in the high jump while he was at Highland (Kan.) Community College before transferring to FHSU for his final two years.

Greg Yost HOF 2022

Greg Yost (Football, 1987-90)
A native of Gorham, Kansas, Greg Yost played football at Fort Hays State from 1987-90. He was an All-America First Team selection as a defensive lineman his senior year of 1990 and was an All-CSIC First Team selection in both 1989 and 1990. Overall, he was a three-time all-conference selection. Yost was a four-year starter for the Tigers, playing in a total of 35 games. He played only three games his sophomore year after suffering a season-ending injury. In 1990 as a senior, he produced a staggering 97 tackles, nine sacks, and 17 tackles for loss, and led the team in pass breakups with 12 from his defensive tackle position to earn the All-America First Team selection. He helped the Tigers to a record of 8-4 in 1990 and an appearance in the NAIA national playoffs, the final season before FHSU made its full transition to the NCAA. Yost set career records for both sacks and tackles for loss at FHSU. He finished with 20 sacks and 43 tackles for loss in his career. Though the sacks record has only been topped twice, he still owns the tackles for loss record. He had 225 tackles over his four seasons at FHSU.

Damian Evans HOF 2022

Damian Evans (Men’s Basketball, 1990-92)
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Damian Evans played two seasons at Fort Hays State from 1990-92 after transferring from Kings River Community College in California. He was an NAIA All-America selection as a junior, and an All-RMAC First Team selection each of his seasons as a Tiger. As a junior in 1990-91, Evans averaged 21.9 points per game, scoring in double figures all 30 games. He scored at least 30 points in a game six times that season, including a career-high 38 against Emporia State, and also averaged 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. His 161 free throws made in 1990-91 was third best at FHSU for a season at the time, but still ranks fourth today. He helped FHSU set a new school record for scoring average that season at 90.4 points per game, only to be topped by the 1994-95 and 1995-96 squads a few years later. As a senior in 1991-92, Evans averaged 15.9 points per game leading an FHSU team that won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title and had four players average double figures in scoring. He added 4.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game that season. Evans scored 1,085 points in his career, one of 23 1,000-point scorers in FHSU history, and his 19.0 points per game scoring average is tied for fifth-best in school history. He is one of only seven players in the program’s history to score at least 1,000 points in just a two-year career at FHSU, and he joins career scoring average leader Dennis Edwards as the only two of those seven that played less than 60 games in their careers at FHSU.

Derek Pomeroy HOF 2022

Derek Pomeroy (Baseball, 1992-93)
A native of Topeka, Kansas, Derek Pomeroy was a member of the Tiger Baseball team for two years from 1992 to 1993 after transferring from Barton County Community College. He was an All-RMAC and All-District selection in 1992 as a junior hitting .432 with 26 extra-base hits (16 doubles, 2 triples, 8 home runs) and 44 RBIs. His .432 batting average was just one point shy of the school record at that time and it led the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. He carried a 27-game hitting streak over into his senior year and went on to break the NCAA Division II hit streak record by hitting safely in 34 consecutive games, breaking the old mark by one game. The streak lasted from March 31, 1992 to March 17, 1993. His record stood for a year before it was broken in 1994 by a streak of 38. Pomeroy backed up his strong junior season by earning Mile High Intercollegiate Baseball League Co-Player of the Year honors as a senior with a .380 batting average, 13 doubles, 7 home runs, and 53 RBIs. He was also an All-Central Region selection that season. Pomeroy set the school record for career batting average at .405 in 1993 before that was eventually broken by two other Tiger Sports Hall of Fame members – Jerry Valdez in 1997 (.408) and Jeff Bieker in 2005 (.421). His .685 slugging percentage was second-best in school history at the completion of his career.

Shelby White HOF 2022

Shelby White (Women’s Golf, 2004-07)
A native of Dodge City, Kansas, Shelby White, was one of the top individual golfers in women’s program history. In three years at Fort Hays State, White won nine tournaments and collected 21 Top-10 finishes. In 2005-06 as a sophomore, she was the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year and was the individual medalist at the RMAC Championships. She qualified for the NCAA West Regional that year. She was a three-time All-RMAC selection in golf and a member of the RMAC All-Academic Team.

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