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January 7, 2014

Northeastern State announces 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame class

TAHLEQUAH – Northeastern State University Director of Athletics Tony Duckworth announced Monday the 2014 NSU Athletics Hall of Fame inductees.

The newest class includes four All-Americans and one of the most influential director of athletics in school history. The additions to the NSU Athletics Hall of Fame are Gil Cloud, Shelbie Allison Glover, Micah Lomas, Alli Toomer Moore, and Wes Pitcock.

“The Northeastern State University Department of Athletics welcomes its newest members into our prestigious Hall of Fame,” Duckworth said. “The caliber of the 2014 class ranks among the best ever given the number of All-American’s inducted.”

The five will be enshrined at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet at 11 a.m. Feb. 15 in the UC Ballroom on the NSU campus. The banquet will precede the Northeastern State basketball team’s contests against Washburn University in the NSU Event Center.

Cloud served as director of athletics at Northeastern State from 1994-2000. Under Cloud’s recommendation and guidance, NSU made the transition from the NAIA to the NCAA and established NSU as a member of the Lone Star Conference.

Since his departure from NSU, Cloud served as the director of athletics at Arkansas Tech University and Upper Iowa University. He was also the president of Premier Collegiate Consulting, and he currently serves as the Director of Athletics at Tulsa Public Schools.

Glover was the first All-American in NSU women’s golf history, earning the distinction from the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) in both 2001 and 2002. She was also an NGCA All-American Scholar in 2001.

She helped lead NSU to two Lone Star Conference Championships (2001-02) and competed on two teams that finished sixth (2002) and seventh (2001), respectively, at the NCAA Championship finals. She finished 11th at the national championship in 2001 and tied for 17th in 2002. She also is one of only four women’s golfers in school history to have won the LSC Individual Championship (2001).

Lomas was a four-year football letterwinner at Northeastern State and was a two-year captain. He was named a Daktronics All-American and was honored as the Lone Star Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year in both 2001 and 2002. He was a three-time All-LSC First Team honoree (2000-02) and was named the LSC North Division Freshman of the Year in 1999.

Lomas played on the 1999 and 2000 Lone Star Conference Championship teams. He also competed in the 2002 Cactus Bowl, a now-defunct postseason college football exhibition game comprised of NCAA Division-II NFL draft prospects.

Moore was a four-year letterwinner at Northeastern State in golf. She was named an NGCA All-American in 2004 and 2006, and she was also a three-time NGCA All-American Scholar (2004-06). She was twice named to the All-LSC First Team and the LSC All-Tournament Team (2005-06). She was also twice honored as the LSC Academic Player of the Year (2005-06) and was a three-time member of the LSC All-Academic Team (2004-06).

Moore is one of only three women’s golfers in school history to compete in at least three NCAA Championship tournaments (2003-04, 2006), and her eighth-place finish at the 2004 National Championship in 2004 is the best in school history. She led the 2004 team to a fourth-place finish at the national finals, which was second-best in school history.

She was the co-medalist at the 2006 NCAA South Central Regional Championship and also won the 2006 LSC Individual Championship. She is one of only two in NSU women’s golf history to win an individual regional championship, and she is one of only four in school history to win an individual conference championship.

She also competed on the 2004 squad that won the NCAA regional championship, which is still the only team in school history to bring home a regional title.

Pitcock competed at NSU in basketball from 1997-01 and left as the all-time leading scorer in school history (now third on the list). He was named to the 2001 NABC All-America Third Team, and he was also honored as the 2001 Lone Star Conference North Division Player of the Year.

He was a three-time All-LSC North Division honoree (2001 First Team, 2000 Second Team, 1999 Honorable Mention), and he was named to the LSC All-Academic team three times (1999-01).

Pitcock competed on two teams that reached the NCAA regional semifinals (2000-01), and he also helped NSU win three LSC North Division Regular Season Championships.

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