CMU Hall of Fame Welcomes Six in 2010

MOUNT PLEASANT – Central Michigan University’s Athletic Hall of Fame is set to induct six new members this fall as the Class of 2010.

The 27th class in the hall’s history includes Chippewa standout student-athletes Ryan Cunningham (wrestling, 1997-2000), Dave Daugherty (men’s soccer, 1980-83), Jeffrey Goolsby (men’s cross country/track and field, 1986-89), Steve Pung (men’s swimming, 1969-72), Carey Ross (baseball, 1980-83) and Tina (Kinney) Salley (Softball, 1997-2000).

“The Hall of Fame truly represents the beginning of our Championship Culture – the foundation for our present success,” said Director of Athletics Dave Heeke. “We are proud to honor this year’s class as we remember how their own accomplishments have helped build what we can enjoy today.”

The formal enshrinement takes place at the Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, Oct. 29, at the Soaring Eagle Resort.  A social hour begins at 6 p.m., with dinner and the program to follow at 7 p.m.  The inductees also will be honored at halftime of the CMU football game on Saturday, Oct. 30, as the Chippewas host Bowling Green.  Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.

The CMU Athletic Hall of Fame began in 1984 and the current roster now includes 160 individuals and two teams.

To be eligible, the following must hold true for athletes: one becomes eligible 10 years after their final season; one must earn two letters in one sport or one or more in two sports; or brought recognition to the school by his or her athletic endeavors; and an outstanding career as an athlete must be continued in the individual’s profession or occupation.

For induction as faculty/staff: a person becomes eligible five years after leaving his or her coaching position or athletic-related administrative position.

Ryan Cunningham — Wrestling (1997-2000)

First three-time Division I All-American in CMU wrestling history … placed third at the NCAA championships in 2000 (174 pounds), fourth in 1998 (158 pounds) and seventh in 1999 (174 pounds) … won three MAC individual titles in two different weight classes — 150 pounds in 1997 and 174 pounds in 1999 and 2000 … named both MAC Wrestler of the Year and MAC Championships Most Outstanding Wrestler in 2000 … MAC Freshman of the Year in 1997 … member of two MAC championship teams and three teams that won MAC Tournament titles … led CMU to three top 20 finishes at the NCAA Championships, including a fifth-place team finish in 1998 … compiled a career record of 104 wins and 30 losses for a .776 winning percentage … tallied 23 career pins … currently ranks 10th in CMU history for both career winning percentage (.776) and pins (23) … notched a pin in just 16 seconds in 2000 which ranks ninth fastest in school history … finished MAC runner-up the only year he did not win a MAC title, placing behind eventual national champion Dwight Gardner of Ohio; Cunningham went on to finish fourth at nationals that year after moving up a weight class from his freshman year … went 25-11 as a freshman, 25-5 as a sophomore, 28-8 as a junior and 26-6 as a senior … named MAC Wrestler of the Week three times during career … four-time NCAA qualifier … named to the Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie team in 1997 … served in the United States Marine Corp from 2002 to 2007 … older brother, Casey, was inducted into the CMU Hall of Fame in 2009 … Middleton, Mich., native who prepped at Fulton High School … family includes daughter Reanna and son Colton … currently living in Farwell, Mich., where he is the Athletic Director, Dean of Students and wrestling coach at Farwell High School.

Dave Daugherty — Men’s Soccer (1980-83)

CMU’s all-time goals scored leader with 42 … striker who led or tied for the team lead in goals scored all four seasons of his career… holds the single season scoring record with 20 goals in 1982 that led to a single-season points record of 46 … as a senior, led CMU to a 14-3-1 record, the best in school history … tied the school record for goals in a half with a hat trick against Wooster in 1982 … four-year letterwinner … team co-captain …  team MVP in 1982 and was named Intercollegiate Soccer Association of America All-Mideast and honorable mention All-Michigan … scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Eastern Michigan to set CMU’s single season scoring record in 1982 … notched 13 career assists … scored four goals and notched one assist as a freshman, eight goals and an assist as a sophomore, 20 goals and six assists as a junior and 10 goals and five assists as a senior … Birmingham, Mich., native who prepped at Seaholm High School … family includes wife, Karen, and children Julie, Nic, Natalie, Alyssa, Merrick and Miranda … currently lives in Rochester Hills, Mich., where he is the president/owner of Facility Matrix Group, one of Michigan’s most successful office furniture and interior design companies … still competes in the Over 40 Michigan Soccer League.
Jeffrey Goolsby — Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field (1986-89)

First CMU athlete to earn All-America honors in both cross country and track and currently ranks as one of only two (recent Hall of Famer Richie Brinker) to accomplish the feat … earned All-America honors at the 1989 NCAA Cross Country Championships by placing 32nd overall … placed 43rd individually at the 1988 NCAA Cross Country Championships as CMU posted a 19th-place team finish, best in school history … notched All-America honors in the 10,000m at the 1989 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a sixth-place finish in a time of 30:02 … member of two MAC champion cross country teams (1988 and ’89) and the 1989 district championship team … two-time first team All-MAC selection in cross country finishing third in 1988 (teammate and CMU Hall of Famer Bill Taylor won the individual title) and was overall runner-up in 1989 … still holds the school record in the indoor 5000m (14:06.74; 1989) … placed 14th in the 10,000m at the 1990 NCAA Championships with a time of 30:30 … MAC runner-up in the 10,000m in 1989 … placed third in both the 5000m and 10,000m at the 1988 MAC Championships … competed nationally following collegiate career … Royal Oak, Mich., native who prepped at Kimball High School … family includes wife, Christina, and children Isabella and Gabriel … currently living in Macomb, Mich., where he is a design engineer at BAE Systems.
Steve Pung — Men’s Swimming (1969-72)

Five-time All-America breaststroke standout in the Chippewa pool … earned NCAA college division All-America honors in three events as a freshman — 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke and as a member of the medley relay …  also earned All-America honors in the 200-yard breaststroke as a sophomore with a sixth-place finish and again as a junior with a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke …  held school records in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststrokes, and as a member of the 400-yard medley relay team … named to CMU’s All-Finch Fieldhouse Team as CMU celebrated the venue’s history in 2008 … Lansing, Mich., native who prepped at Waverly High School … family includes wife, Sue, and children Meredith and Lindsey … currently living in Mount Pleasant, Mich., where he is the Chief Operations Officer at Isabella Bank.
Carey Ross — Baseball (1980-83)

First Team All-America third baseman by the American Baseball Coaches Association in 1983 … also earned all-region and All-MAC honors that year … at the completion of his career, ranked second in CMU history with 77 career stolen bases, a mark that currently ranks sixth … member of two MAC championship teams (1980 and ’81) … named team MVP in 1983 … led the MAC in both doubles and stolen bases in 1983 … his 39 stolen bases in 1983 ranked in the top 10 in MAC history … as a senior, batted .413 with 38 RBI and set CMU single season records for doubles (18) and stolen bases (39) … was one of two unanimous first team All-MAC selections in 1983 … batted .357 for his career with 152 hits, 33 doubles, nine homers and 89 RBI … stole 77 career bases in 86 attempts … drafted in the eighth round (205th overall) of the 1983 MLB Draft by Kansas City … played three years in the minor leagues  with the Royals and the Brewers organizations …  St. Joseph, Mich., native who prepped at St. Joseph High School … family includes wife, Karon, and children Carey, Connor and Casey … currently living in St. Joseph, Mich., where he is vice president of City Plumbing & Heating Inc., and serves as an assistant baseball coach at Lake Michigan College.

Tina (Kinney) Salley — Softball (1997-2000)

Four-time first team All-MAC selection (fourth in MAC history) … arguably the top dual threat pitcher/hitter in CMU history … two-time MAC Player of the Year (1998 and 2000) and 1999 MAC Tournament MVP … tabbed MAC Freshman of the Year in 1997 … two-time first team all-region selection … three-time MAC Championships all-tournament team honoree and twice named to the all-tournament team at NCAA regionals … posted a career record of 77 wins and 35 losses with a 1.64 ERA … at the completion of her career, she held school career records for appearances (126), wins (77), complete games (82), innings pitched (744.1) and strikeouts (509) … still holds the record for complete games and innings pitched and currently ranks second in wins and strikeouts … the 77 career wins tied a MAC record … held the school single-season record with 24 wins in 2000 (currently ranks second) and also notched 21 in 1997 (currently ties for fifth) … recorded 155 strikeouts in 1997 which ranked second in CMU annals and currently sits sixth … fired a no-hitter in the 1999 MAC Tournament opener against Akron and didn’t allow a run in 28 innings en route to MVP honors … hurled a string of 41 consecutive scoreless innings in 1997 … led the MAC in ERA in 1999 (1.14) and ranked third in 1997 and fourth in 2000 … led the team in hitting and ranked second in the MAC in 1998 with a .374 mark … closed career in the circle with a 24-8 record as a senior with 10 shutouts … struck out a season-high 155 batters as a freshman, which then ranked second in CMU single-season history … sported a career batting average of .308 (181-for-587) with 90 RBI and 11 homers … still ranks eighth in CMU history for career RBI (90), 10th in doubles (33) and eighth in home runs (11) … member of one MAC championship team and three teams that won MAC Tournament titles and played in the NCAA Tournament … defeated six top 15-ranked teams in her career, including four in the NCAA Tournament … tossed 15 shutout innings in an extra-innings win over No. 10-ranked Michigan State as a freshman … later that year defeated both No. 13-ranked Michigan State (twice) and No. 8-ranked Michigan in the NCAA Tournament as CMU fell one game short of a Women’s College World Series bid … defeated No. 6-ranked Michigan in 1999, ending the Wolverines 33-game unbeaten streak … went all 13 innings in an NCAA Tournament upset of the region’s top-seeded team, No. 9-ranked Stanford, in 2000 … was named MAC Player of the Week and MAC Pitcher of the Year twice each during career … fifth overall draft pick by the Ohio Pride in the 2000 Women’s Pro Softball League Senior Draft … Glendale, Calif., native who prepped at Hoover High School … family includes husband, Tom, and children Grace, Brooke and Andrew … currently living in Farmington Hills, Mich., where she is a legal assistant.

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