LaGrange College inducted three new members into its Sports Hall of Fame during the Homecoming weekend. Jessica DeMooney, Tyler Johnson, and Jon Napier are the Class of 2016.
Jessica DeMooney was a four-year letterman for the Panther softball team at shortstop from 2003-2006. She was the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) Player of the Year three times and earned United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) All-American honors all four years. Jessica was a GSAC All-Conference selection four times and was the conference Freshman of the Year in 2003. She holds numerous school season and career records. Jessica set season records in batting average (.514), slugging percentage (.777), on-base percentage (.541), runs scored (55), and tied for most steals (23). She is the career leader in batting average (.468), slugging percentage (.676), on-base percentage (.503), at-bats (576), runs scored (187), hits (259), doubles (41), triples (19), and stolen bases (73).
Tyler Johnson was a four-year letterman for the Panther baseball team at shortstop from 2002-2005. He was the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) Player of the Year as a senior and named to the All-Conference team four straight times. Tyler was a two-time United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) All-American and selected to the NCAA All-Region team three times. He was the GSAC Freshman of the year and received the team's Scott Markham Most Valuable Player Award. Tyler was a member of the Panthers' 2003 USCAA national championship team and played on four GSAC regular season champions. He is in the top 10 in eight single season record categories, including holding the record for 22 doubles in a season. For his career, Tyler is in the top 10 in eight categories, including the record holder with 51 career doubles.
Jon Napier was a member of the Panther golf team that competed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) from 2000-2003. He was the team captain and Most Valuable Player for three straight years beginning in 2000. He won two tournaments: the prestigious BMW Collegiate Invitational, and the Auburn Links Tournament. Jon was a member of the Panthers' 2003 USCAA national championship team and was a first team All-American. He finished his career with a 72.3 strokes per round average.