CCU baseball in spotlight of Hall of Fame Class of 2016

lastellaThe Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics announced Friday that it will induct six former student athletes, including three baseball players, to the George F. “Buddy” Sasser Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 in the fall.

On the heels of the Chanticleers’ College World Series and NCAA Championship, a trio of players who made a big impact on the program will be enshrined – Rob Deubel, David Sappelt, and current Chicago Cub Tommy La Stella.

Also joining the Class of 2016 will be former women’s golfer Aruca Felgueroso, men’s track & field athlete Tyler McCart, and women’s soccer standout Blair Monroe.

The six will be officially inducted as the Hall’s 26th class on the morning of Nov. 12, prior to the Coastal Carolina football game against Bryant, and then recognized during a halftime ceremony.

The following is a profile of each player during their time at CCU:

Rob Deubel, Baseball (1998-99)
• Honorable mention NCBWA All-American, First Team All-Big South, All-Tournament selection in 1999.
• Voted to the Big South’s All-Decade Team for the 1990s.
• Despite playing just two seasons at Coastal, ranks on the all-time lists with 268 strikeouts (second when he finished his career, currently ninth), 21 career wins (was just the sixth Chant to amass 20-plus career wins, currently 17th on career list) and 248.1 innings pitched (eighth-best when his career ended, currently 20th on career list).
• Set CCU single-season mark (now second on school’s seasonal list) with 136 strikeouts (1998), which led the Big South.
• Was just the second Chanticleer to win 13 games in a season (1999). Also ranks third on CCU single-season list with 18 games started (1999) and sixth with six complete games (1998).

Aruca Felgueroso, Women’s Golf (2006-10)
• First women’s golfer inducted into the Coastal Carolina Sasser Athletics Hall of Fame.
• Golfweek Honorable Mention All-America in 2007 and All-Region in 2008.
• Set CCU career mark with a 74.50 scoring average, which now ranks third on the all-time list.
• Three-time Big South Women’s Golfer of the Year (2007, 2009, 2010).
• Voted to the Big South’s All-Decade Team for the 2000s.
• Big South Women’s Golf Freshman of the Year and the conference’s overall Female Athlete of the Year in 2007.
• Four-time All-Big South selection (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010).
• Three-time Academic All-Big South selection (2008, 2009, 2010).
• Four top-five Big South Championship individual finishes, including individual medalist in 2009.
• Qualified for NCAA Regionals as an individual in 2007 and 2008 while leading the team to Regional berths in 2009 and 2010.
• Was just the second Big South women’s golfer to earn an at-large individual berth to a regional (2007) and finished 13th at the NCAA East Regional.
• Coastal’s all-time leader in individual tournament wins with six.

Tommy La Stella, Baseball (2009-11)
• Drafted in the eighth round (266th overall) in 2011 by the Atlanta Braves, making his Major League Baseball debut in 2014 with the organization. Member of the Chicago Cubs in 2015 and ‘16.
• Semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy (National Player of the Year) in 2011.
• Consensus All-American in 2011 and was named first team All-Atlantic Region by the ABCA.
• 2011 Big South Player of the Year as he led the team in batting (.398), runs scored (59), hits (92), triples (4), home runs (14) and RBI (70). Also led the 2010 team in both batting (.378) and hits (93).
• Helped Coastal to NCAA regionals in 2010 and 2011, including the Myrtle Beach Super Regional in 2010.
• 2011 NCAA Clemson Regional All-Tournament Team.
• Two-time first team All-Big South selection (2010 and 2011).
• 2010 Big South All-Tournament Team.
• .388 career batting average ranks fifth on the Coastal career list and his .977 fielding percentage in 2010 is a CCU record among second basemen.

Tyler McCart, Men’s Track & Field (1997-2000)
• Set and still owns the Coastal record in the hammer throw with a distance of 62.92m (206’5”) in 2000.
• Voted to the Big South’s All-Decade Team for the 1990s.
• Won a combined five Big South Outdoor Track Championships in the hammer throw (1998, 1999, 2000) and shot put (1998, 1999).
• Six-time All-Big South selection, earning honors in both the shot put and hammer throw in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

Blair Monroe, Women’s Soccer (2005-08)
• Three-time first team All-Big South (2005, 2006, 2007).
• 2005 Big South Freshman of the Year.
• Voted to the Big South’s All-Decade Team for the 2000s.
• Coastal’s all-time leading goal scorer with 42 and ranks second on the all-time shots attempted list with 228.
• 94 career points ranks second in program history, while 82 career matches played rank third.
• CCU’s single season goals leader with 17 and ranks second on the single season points list with 36 (17 goals/2 assists).
• Scored three career hat tricks.

David Sappelt, Baseball (2006-08)
• Drafted in the ninth round (269th overall) in 2008 by the Cincinnati Reds and made his Major League Baseball debut with the organization in 2011. A member of the Chicago Cubs in 2012 and ’13.
• Semifinalist for the Golden Spikes National Player of the Year award in 2008.
• Two-time All-American (2007, 2008).
• 2007 Big South Player of the Year.
• Voted to the Big South’s All-Decade Team for the 2000s.
• 2008 ABCA All-Atlantic Region.
• 2008 NCAA Conway Regional All-Tournament Team.
• A two-time first team All-Big South selection (2007, 2008).
• Led the Big South in hits in 2007 and 2008.
• Ranks fourth on the Coastal all-time list in both triples (11) and total bases (417), sixth in hits (251 and home runs (33) and eighth in runs batted in (157).
• Set CCU single season hits record with 99 in 2007 (tied in 2016) and his 96 hits in 2008 was third-best at the time.
• Single season leader with 25 double (2008), ranks second with seven triples (2007) and seventh with 70 runs batted in (2008).

Photo courtesy of Chicago Cubs

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