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2014 Hall of Fame Inductions

20 February 2014

On Feb. 22, Pratt Community College inducted eight former PCC athletes into the Hall of Fame.

-Svjetlana Papcevic 2001-2002 Women’s Basketball-
Papcevic was voted team MVP and she was the top rebounder in the KJCCC 2002. She was third in the conference in scoring 2002 and was selected to the Region VI D-I Second Team 2001-2002. She was also named to the Jayhawk Third team All-Conference team in 2001-2002. After graduating from Pratt, she received a full ride scholarship to play basketball at the University of Arizona, where she had a stellar career.

-Steve Breathett-1986-1987-Track-
Breathett is one of the mostly highly decorated track athletes to ever run at PCC. At the 1987 National Junior College indoor track meet, Breathett placed fourth in the nation in the 600-yard run and earned All-American honors. He was 1987 Track All-American and during this illustrates career held the school record in the 300-yard run. He holds the school record in the 600-yard run, 200 m, 400m, Long Jump, and the 4 X 100.

-Greg Miller-Baseball-1991 – 1998-
Miller coached at Pratt Community College for seven seasons under the leadership of athletic director Don Schwartz. Through Miller's hard work he completed a capital campaign and with the generosity of Jud and Bobbi Stanion he was able to complete a project that included improvements to the field's playing surface, surrounding grounds, large irrigation system, bleachers, dugouts and practice facilities. Those improvements were the beginning to a new era in Beaver Baseball as reflected in the recruiting efforts by both Miller and his assistant coaches. Miller has worked in professional baseball as an area scout for the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox for 11 seasons and is currently the Midwest Regional Supervisor for the Kansas City Royals. Miller and his wife Susan reside in Meeker, Okla. with their three daughters Macy, Shelby and Bayli. Miller was an admissions counselor, assistant athletic director, sports information director and instructor while he was the head baseball coach.

-Alvoid Mayes-Football -1987-
Mayeswas named to the 1986 KJCCC All-Conference First team defense and was Honorable Mention All-American while attending Pratt Junior College before transferring to West Virginia. As a senior in 1988, he was a major contributor to WVU's best team ever; the Mountaineers went 11-0 in the regular season and lost to Notre Dame in the national championship. He made 18 solo tackles and 10 assists, and led the club with five interceptions. He was named All-ECAC, honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press and second team All-East. Mayes made two interceptions in West Virginia's win over Pittsburgh his senior year. He was signed as a free agent by the Washington Redskins on May 17, 1990 as a special teamer, and saw action in the team's nickel defense package. Mayes returned to the 'Skins in 1991 and contributed off the bench for a squad that went 14-2 in the regular season and went on to win the Super Bowl. He had a memorable moment in the Redskins' Super Bowl XXVI win over Buffalo (1/26/92), sacking Bills QB Jim Kelly and forcing a fumble. He ended the year with 28 tackles, including 18 solo stops, and an interception...The pick was the first of his career and came in Washington's 56-17 rout of Atlanta (11/10). In 1992, he started in three games and notched career highs in total tackles (52), solo tackles (34) and interceptions (two). He made a career-best nine tackles in the 'Skins' 20-3 win at New Orleans (11/23) and was the Redskins' nickel back in 1993; He started two games, including a homecoming game at Tampa Bay (12/5). Mayes made four tackles in the Redskins' 23-17 win at then-Tampa Stadium and played in two games for the Redskins in 1994. He joined the Steelers in the 1995 off-season and contributed to their AFC championship squad that year. Mayes made two interceptions for 35 yards, including a 32-yard interception return in the first quarter against San Diego (10/1). Mayes started a career-high six games and played in 13 for the season.

-Ron Fair-Football-1986-1987-
Ronald Fair played football, basketball, baseball and track, lettering in all four sports. Fair held school records for most receptions in a game and season as well as most touchdowns in a season. He was all-conference in football and basketball as well as earning his team's MVP award in both football and basketball. He was selected as the WNC football Player of the Year in 1984. Fair was chosen to represent North Carolina in the Shrine Bowl game and was chosen to play in the East-West All Star game. He earned All-State honors in football and basketball and was nominated for the McDonald's All-American basketball team. In baseball, Fair was the starting left fielder on the 1983 state championship team. After graduating from Roberson, Fair attended Pratt Community College on a full football scholarship. Fair still holds the NJCAA Pass receiving record per game that he set in 1986. In eight games, he caught 79 passes for 1,032 and eight touchdowns. Fair was chosen to the first team offense as a wide receiver. After graduating from Pratt, Fair earned a football scholarship to Arizona State University where he played for three years. While at ASU, Fair held the PAC 10 record for catches in a single game. Following his years at ASU, Fair was signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he played for three years until a knee injury forced his retirement from professional football. Fair currently is the Residential Coordinator for the youth division of ResCare in Mayfield, Kentucky.

-Marion Cash – Basketball-1987-88-
Cash arrived on the PCC Campus from Bronx, NY in the fall of 1987. He is one of the few players to have his jersey retired and hanging in the rafters of the Dennis Lesh Sports Arena. Cash was a 1988 NJCAA All-American who later went on to star at Clemson University. He still ranks as having one of the top assist games against the Duke Blue Devils in February 1990 as the # 20 Clemson beat the #5 Blue Devils. The 1990 Clemson team lost in the Sweet 16 to UConn and legendary Clemson coach Cliff Ellis relied on Cash to bring the ball up against the smothering full court pressure. Cash was the team’s third leading scorer and one of the leading rebounders. His senior year he took 30 charges and led the team in that category. He had multiple games where he led his team in assist. He had nine 20-point games and he scored the last points of the game or overtime 34 times.

-Angie Lawson-Softball - 2000-2002-
A graduate from Buhler High School, Angie Lawson (Riner) attended PCC from 2000-2002. As a starter, Lawson played centerfield for the Beavers her freshman and sophomore year, setting records in RBIs, runs scored and doubles. As a freshman, Lawson was a Second Team All-Conference player. Her sophomore year she was named First Team All-Conference, First Team All-Region, Jayhawk Conference Player of the Year, and All-American. After a stellar career, she went on to play at Ft. Hays State University. Now married to Pratt Greenback Alumnus Cullen Riner, Angie is a stay at home mom to four children.

-Dick Cramer-1972-1973-Wrestling
Cramer signed a wrestling scholarship at Pratt Community College in 1970. The 1971-1972 wrestling team had a solid year under first year head coach Salavantis. Five members worked their way to nationals and the team placed fifth in the nation that year. On the 1972-1973 team, Cramer again qualified for nationals. The team took second at regionals and qualified four members for the national championship that year. Cramer later returned to PCC where he taught English until retirement in 2013.

The ceremony was held in the Pratt Community College cafeteria in the Riney Student Conference Center at 1 p.m. Following the ceremony and reception, a Beaver Backers chili supper was held at 5 p.m. for a donation of $5.

Hall of Fame members are decided by a team of community members, staff, coaches and PCC alumni, who select individuals who have made outstanding contributions as a superior competitor, a team with a significant accomplishment, a coach with a distinguished record, an administrator who has made an exemplary contribution through strong leadership or an individual who brought distinction to the athletic program in other ways.

This is the third year for the PCC Hall of Fame, and these eight additions bring the total number of inductees to 46.

For more information on this year’s Hall of Fame, contact PCC Athletic Director Kurt McAfee at kurtm@prattcc.edu or 620-450-2154.