Judson University Announces 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class | Judson University Christian College
Judson University Announces 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class

HAF Mark 2019(August 26, 2019 - Elgin, Ill.) The 2019 Judson University Athletic Hall of Fame Class has been announced as five former Judson student-athletes will be inducted during homecoming weekend. The class includes five athletes from Judson's Athletic History spanning across four decades. The class includes Andrea Boylard Hagenmaier (Women's Basketball, 1996), Vusa Nkomazana (Men's Soccer, 1998), Rocky DeWayne Robinson (Men's Basketball, 2009), Samantha Vestal (Women's Soccer, 2008), and Brent Weber (Men's Basketball, 1970).

Hagenmaier was a four-year letterwinner at Judson University where she made an impact during all four of her seasons. She led the team in field goal percentage and rebounds per game as a freshman and sophomore and was the NAIA District Freshman of the Year in 1993. Hagenmaier was also a member of the 1995 NCCAA National Tournament team, finishing seventh overall, and a member of Judson's first-ever NAIA National Tournament team in 1996. That season, she was also a member of the Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference (NIIC) All-Conference Team. She earned five top-10 career records at Judson University. She ranks fourth all-time with a 52.4 field goal percentage, seventh with 668 rebounds, eighth with 6.0 rebounds-per-game, and 10th with 454 field goals made. Hagenmaier also is 13th all-time in career points with 1,082.

Nkomazana was a key defensive player for Judson during the 1995-1997 seasons, lettering in all three seasons. In his first year as an Eagle, Nkomazana led Judson to a NIIC Conference Championship and an NCCAA National Championship. His efforts helped him earn NCCAA 2nd Team All-American honors. In 1996, he was a member of the NCCAA All-Tournament Team as the Eagles finished in fourth place overall. 1997 was arguably his best season as he was named NCCAA National Tournament Most Valuable Player and named to the All-Tournament team. In addition, he was an NCCAA Honorable Mention All-American. Once again, the Eagles finished fourth in the NCCAA National Tournament through the efforts of Nkomazana.

Robinson is one of the all-time greats for Judson's Men's Basketball program. During his freshman year, Robinson helped the Eagles improve from an 8-22 record to a 20-12 season that included an NCCAA North Central Region Tournament appearance. That season, Robinson was an NCCAA 2nd Team All-American and 1st Team All-Region. He also was a CCAC First Team All-Conference member and the CCAC Freshman of the Year. Robinson led Judson with 20.1 points-per-game, 582 total points, 197 rebounds, 125 made free throws and 189 free throws attempted. In 2006-07, Robinson led the team with 20.8 points-per-game, .519 field goal percentage and a .450 three-point field goal percentage. He was once again CCAC First Team and finished as an honorable mention for the NCCAA All-Region Team. In 2007-2008, Robinson helped Judson once again improve significantly as the Eagles won the CCAC Regular Season and Conference Tournament Championship. He was the CCAC Player of the Year that season and was named to the NAIA All-American Third Team and NCCAA All-American First Teams. Robinson was the team leader with 21.1 points-per-game, 198 field goals made, 355 field goals attempted, and .558 field goal percentage. In a shortened senior season, he was second on the team in scoring with 19.9 points-per-game, second on the team in free throws made (111) and second on the team in free throw percentage (.760). His career records including finishing fourth in scoring (1801), seventh in points-per-game (21.1), ninth in field goals attempted (1190), sixth in Field Goal Percentage (.546), third in free throws made (.450), second in free throw percentage (.646), fourth in steals (176), fourth in field goals made (650), and second in free throws attempted (646).

Vestal was a four-year letterwinner for Judson and helped the Eagles reach new heights. She helped Judson appear in its first NCCAA National Tournament in program history in 2006. During her freshman season in 2004, Vestal led the team with 42 points and 19 goals. Her 19 goals mark the sixth-best single-season performance in program history. That season, she was named second Team CCAC All-Conference and NCCAA All-Region. In 2005, she was NCCAA All-Region once again as she led the team with 27 points and 7 assists. In 2006, Vestal was an NAIA All-Region and NCCAA All-Region player as she had 12 assists to lead the team and currently sits seventh all-time in single-season program history. In 2007, she led the team in assists once again with nine and was an NCCAA All-Region Player for the fourth consecutive season. In addition, she was an NCCAA Freshman All-American. Career-wise, Vestal ranks fifth with 128 career points and 48 career goals. She ranks third all-time with 32 career assists.

Weber played for Judson's Men's Basketball Program from 1967-1970. He achieved most of his career-best marks during his first season as an Eagle. Including shooting 129-302 from the field and finishing with a .427 field goal percentage. He also had career bests in free throws made, 66, and free throws attempted 105. His 105 rebounds and 324 points scored were also career bests at Judson. In 70 total games played, Weber finished with 718 points (10.3 points-per-game average), 305 rebounds (4.4 per game), 180-274 from the free throw line (.657%), and finished 269-642 from the field (.419%). Former Judson Men's Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Steve Kimery had this to say about Weber, "Brent was, in theory, a point guard by today's standards. He set up the offense and play began with him. He sacrificed everything for the sake of team success," said Kimery. "He was an excellent student, a model citizen, a good representative for the university, and a great basketball player." Weber also played with three other Hall of Famers: Joe Jackson, Mike Harland, and Jerry Guse. Another one of his former coaches, Jerry Smith, is also enshrined.

The athletes will be recognized during homecoming weekend on Friday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Reed Room. Tickets can be purchased for $20 ($10 for ages 4-12) at judsoneagles.com/homecoming2019.

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