2009 Clemson Hall of Fame Inductees

April 27, 2009

CLEMSON, SC – Seven former student-athletes and one former head coach make up the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2009, announced Executive Director of the Clemson Letterwinners Association Charlie Bussey on Monday afternoon. The eight members of the class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, September 4 and will be honored at halftime of the Clemson vs. Middle Tennessee football game on Saturday, September 5.

The 2009 class is made up of the following former Tigers: Rob Bodine (Football, 1989-91), Sheri Bueter (Women’s Soccer, 1994-98), Brian Dawkins (Football, 1992-95), Jean Desdunes (Men’s Tennis, 1980-83), John Engler (Golf, 1997-2001), Chuck Kriese (Men’s Tennis Head Coach, 1975-2008), Grayson Marshall (Men’s Basketball, 1984-88) and Jodi Steffes (Volleyball, 1998-2001).

Detailed biographical information for each inductee is listed below.

Rob Bodine, Football, 1989-91 • Named first-team All-American by Football Writers Association in 1991, he was a second-team choice by Associated Press and The Sporting News• Second original walk-on to earn All-America honors in school history• First-team All-ACC in 1991• Tied a Clemson record with 27 tackles for loss in 1991, he led the nation in that category• Started 35 consecutive games between 1989-91, and all three of those teams finished in the top 20• Starter on ACC Championship team of 1991 that led the nation in rushing defense• Finished his career with 48 tackles for loss, still in top five in Clemson history
Sheri Bueter, Women’s Soccer, 1994-98 • First-team All-ACC Tournament, 1996, 1997 and 1998, first Clemson player to be a three-time selection• First-team All-ACC in 1998, second-team selection in 1994 and 1997• Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Region, 1997 and 1998• Clemson career record holder in assists with 40• Holds Clemson record for assists in a season with 13 in 1994• Starter on four NCAA Tournament teams, including Elite Eight team of 1997• Starter on four Clemson teams that finished in top 13 nationally• A member of the U.S. Women’s National Team in 1998
Brian Dawkins, Football, 1992-95 • Second-team All-American by Associated Press and The Sporting News in 1995• First-team All-ACC in 1995, second-team in 1993 and 1994• Eighth in the nation in interceptions in 1995• ACC Interception Champion, 1995• Set Clemson record with three interceptions in one quarter vs. Duke in 1995• National Defensive Player of the Week by Sports Illustrated vs. Duke, 1995• Named to Clemson Centennial Football team in 1996• Second round draft choice of Philadelphia Eagles in 1996 draft• Selected to seven NFL Pro Bowls, more than any other former Clemson player
Jean Desdunes, Men’s Tennis, 1980-83 • ITA National Senior Player of the Year in 1983• Named to the ACC 50-year Anniversary team in 2002• First-team All-American singles player in 1982 and 1983• Only player in Clemson history with over 150 doubles wins and 150 singles wins• ACC #5 Singles Champion in 1980, #3 Singles Champion in 1981 and 1983• ACC #3 Doubles Champion in 1980, #1 Doubles Champion in 1982• Ranked as 18th best player in nation in 1982• Had 27-match winning streak in 1980, second longest in Clemson history• Starter on four top 10 teams and three ACC Championship teams
John Engler, Golf, 1997-2001 • First-team All-American in 1999 and 2001, and second team selection in 2000• First-team All-ACC in 1999, 2000 and 2001• Named to United States Palmer Cup team three times in 1999, 2000 and 2001• Ranked as nation’s fourth best player in 2001• The 1999 Puerto Rico Classic Champion and 2001 ACC Champion• Established Clemson record with 13-under-par 203 score at 2001 ACC Tournament• First player in Clemson history with two rounds at 64 or better• Second player in Clemson history to record a hole-in-one while competing for Clemson• Named to ACC’s 50-year Anniversary golf team in 2002
Chuck Kriese, Men’s Tennis Head Coach, 1975-2008 • The all-time winningest coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference for total wins (685) and league victories (166)• Took Clemson to 24 NCAA Tournament appearances, including 12 appearances in Sweet 16, and seven trips to the Final Eight• Clemson had 16 top 25 finishes, including a school record seven straight top 10 finishes from 1980-86• Won 10 ACC Championships• First Clemson coach to be named National Coach of the Year in any sport, he won the honor in 1981 and 1986• ACC Coach of the Year six times• Fifteen of his former players were named to the ACC 50-Year Anniversary team in 2002, more than any other coach in Clemson history
Grayson Marshall, Men’s Basketball, 1984-88 • Clemson’s career assist leader with 857, a total that ranks fourth in ACC history and in top 20 in NCAA history• Ranked 20th in nation as a freshman, 13th as a sophomore and 15th as a junior, only player in Clemson history to rank in top 20 in same NCAA category three times• Clemson career leader in assist/turnover ratio with 2.47 figure• Established Clemson and ACC record for assists in a game with 20 against Maryland Eastern Shore in November of 1985• First player in Clemson history to lead Tigers in assists four consecutive years• Starting point guard on Clemson’s first 25-win team in 1986-87
Jodi Steffes, Volleyball, 1998-2001 • Four-time AVCA All-District Selection (1998-01)• Three-time All-ACC, (1999-01)• ACC Rookie of the Year (1999)• Named to ACC 50-year Anniversary team in 2002• Ranked in top 10 in Clemson history in career attempts, kills, blocks, aces and digs• One of just four players in school history with 500 kills, 1,000 digs and 200 blocks• Assistant coach on one NCAA Tournament Clemson team

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