MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The Pfeiffer University Athletic Department today announced that Damien Argrett (baskeball), Tony Causby (baseball), Dacia Ijames (softball), Jim Keever (golf) and the 1979 women's basketball team have been elected as the 2016 Sports Hall of Fame class. The new inductees will be honored at the Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, December 2 in the Stokes Student Center.
"We are delighted to welcome this group of athletes to the Pfeiffer Sports Hall of Fame," commented VP for Athletics Bob Reasso. "These are some of the finest athletes to ever play for Pfeiffer and their places in the Hall of Fame are well deserved. It should be a great evening."
2016 Hall of Fame Inductee Biographies
Damien Argrett - Basketball
Argrett's brilliant career on the hardwood placed him 11th all-time on the Pfeiffer scoring list with 1,545 points in his four years. Argrett holds the fourth highest career field goal percentage in program history with a mark of .617 and his 388 made free throws rank ninth all time. In the 2004-05 season, Argrett knocked down 206 free throws, which is the second highest total in a single season. On top of his scoring prowess, Argrett ranks 11th in career rebounds with 680.
As a senior, Argrett averaged 20.1 points per game and pulled down 5.6 rebounds per contest while shooting nearly 60 percent from the field. That campaign earned him an All-American selection and he was named the Conference Carolinas Tournament MVP as he led the Falcons to a Tournament title and a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Argrett was a First Team All-Conference performer in 2004-05 and a Second Team selection in 2003-04.
Tony Causby - Baseball
Causby's four year career was highlighted by a standout junior season in 1982 which saw him post a .401 batting average, .482 on base percentage and a .648 slugging percentage. All three of those numbers rank in the top-15 for a single season in Pfeiffer history. Causby was named the team MVP and earned himself a spot on the All-Conference team.
For his career, Causby had a .310 batting average, hit 13 home runs and drove in 94 runs. Causby drew 58 walks with only 42 strikeouts and hit 27 doubles. On the mound, he pitched in 15 career games and struck out 75 batters, while going the distance in 11 of his 12 starts.
Dacia Ijames - Softball
Ijames holds nine different career records as both a hitter and pitcher for the Falcons from 2005-08 and becomes the most recent graduate to be inducted to the Sports Hall of Fame. In the circle, Ijames is the all-time leader in appearances, games started, innings pitched, complete games, wins and strikeouts and also set the mark for most wins in a season with 19 in 2008. As a batter, Dacia is the career leader in hits, runs batted in and total bases and ranks second in doubles and home runs. Her 48 runs batted in, 102 total bases and 63 hits in 2007 are the highest totals in a single season.
On top of her standout playing career, Ijames was a two-time Academic All-American. Her additional accolades include two First Team All-Conference selections, two All-Region selections, 2007 Pfeiffer Athlete of the Year and a Conference Tournament MVP award as she led the Falcons to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
Jim Keever - Golf
The number one golfer for three years, Keever becomes just the seventh men's golfer elected to the Hall of Fame. Keever was the team captain during his time in Misenheimer. On the links, Keever was a junior champion for the Falcons and was ranked as high as number three in Conference Carolinas. During his career, Keever won over 100 local events.
1979 Women's Basketball Team
One of the best teams in program history, the 1979 women's basketball team's record of 21 wins in a season stood until 2003. Despite playing in an era that had no three point line or shot clock, this version of the Falcons scored 80 points per game, the second highest mark all-time. The total of 1,057 field goals made is 125 more than any other team in the program's history and their 1601 rebounds is 161 more than any other Pfeiffer team. Four of the top 12 all-time scorers played on the 1979 team, including Nancy Scoggins and Kim Dudney who are the top two scorers all time.
Scoggins and Dudney nearly averaged double-doubles for the '79 Falcons. Scoggins averaged 19.5 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, while shooting .576 from the floor and Dudney scored 17.2 points per game and grabbed 9.8 boards per contest. Point guard Robin Simpson recorded 255 assists and 167 steals, both figures are the second highest totals in history and shy of the record she set in both categories earlier in her career.