Athletic Hall of Fame
Class of 2016
Eric Renfroe '03
Eric was a freshman on Tattnall’s first State Championship baseball team in 2000 (31-0) and a sophomore on the 2001 title squad (28-3), where he started right field. He ended his standout baseball career with 41 stolen bases and 71 RBI's. Eric was also a huge contributor in football as a starter on the 2001 State Championship football team. He also enjoyed an outstanding collegiate baseball career at Mercer University.
Tripp Smith '04
Tripp Smith is one of the top quarterbacks in Tattnall Square Academy football history. A four-year letterman (2000-2003), Tripp accounted for 4,580 yards of total offense (2,438 rushing, 2,142 passing), 70 TDs (37 rushing, 33 passing), 222 career points and 432 combined points. The 2003 GISA All-State choice posted a 36-3 record as TSA’s starting quarterback. He was also a member of the 2001 Trojan state baseball championship team. Tripp was a three-year football starter at Wofford College and part of the 2007 Southern Conference champions.
1990 Girls Basketball
Tattnall’s first girls basketball team to win a state championship was a dominant group. Led by legendary coach Richard Reid, the Lady Trojans lost two of their first eight games, including the Tattnall Christmas Tournament championship. Following that defeat, they reeled off 22 straight victories including the region and GISA state crowns.
For over three decades, “Mr P” was synonymous with Tattnall Square Academy. Ralph Pinnell was called on hundreds of times each day. Whether it was behind the wheel of a bus, fixing something that was broken or finding the buried cable on an athletic field, “Mr. P” was TSA’s go-to. Generations of Tattnall students, faculty and parents, past, present and future, can be thankful for the contributions, seen and unseen, by our beloved “Mr. P.”
Daniel Renfroe '06
As a junior, Daniel started centerfield on the 2005 State Championship baseball team. At Tattnall, he posted 100 hits, 17 doubles, 20 HR, 113 RBI, 46 stolen bases and 107 runs scored. A two-sport star, Daniel excelled on the football field as well. At the time of his graduation, Daniel set several career Tattnall records before signing with prestigious Chipola Junior College. There, he started on a National Championship team. Daniel was also the 26th pick of the MLC June Amateur Draft by the Detroit Tigers.
Marnie Gray '98
Gray was arguably the greatest female athlete in the history of Tattnall Square Academy. On the track, she won six individual state titles and was a member of the 1997 400-meter relay championship squad. As a junior, Gray accomplished a unique trifecta with state crowns in the shot put, discus and 100-meter dash. She also anchored the pivot for the 1997 state basketball champions. A decorated four-sport star, Gray earned over 10 combined All-State honors in track, basketball, softball and soccer.
- Kali Bogdan
- 2005 Baseball Team
- Brandan Spillers
- Walter Watson
- 1997 Football Team
- Butch Bryan
- Alisha Witherell Gordon
- Todd Mickler
Tattnall Square Academy has a rich heritage and tradition of successful athletic programs over its 48 year history. In order to maintain and preserve these great accomplishments, an Athletic Hall of Fame was formally established last year. The Hall of Fame serves as a means of recognizing and honoring the athletes, coaches, teams, and supporters who have made significant contributions to the athletic programs. Many individuals have been influential in the rich tradition of excellence and have had exemplary accomplishments on the athletic fields.
We need your help in selecting the class of 2017! In order to maintain the integrity of the Hall of Fame, the following criteria are established for nominations. Nominees must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and moral character. All candidates will be judged on their significant and/or long term contributions to athletic endeavors. In addition, the nominees must meet the following benchmarks:
- The nominee, if an alumnus/alumna, must have graduated at least 10 years prior to
- Teams must have graduated their Senior class at least 10 years prior to nomination.
- Each nominee must have made a significant achievement in athletics or a major contribution to athletics at Tattnall Square Academy. (Significant achievements at the college, professional, or amateur levels may also be taken into consideration; however, such achievements shall be given less weight than achievements at Tattnall Square Academy.)
Nominations to the Athletic Hall of Fame may be made by the selection committee, current members of the Golden Trojan Board, TSA alumni, current faculty, administration, and staff. The nomination form should be completed and received by the Athletic Director, along with appropriate support materials, by April 6th, 2017 for a candidate to be considered for induction in the next school year. In addition to the official nomination form for an individual’s consideration, a letter of recommendation from the person making the nomination, and up to 3 letters of support from appropriate individuals who can validate or substantiate pertinent information related to the high school career of the nominee must be submitted. Failure to supply support material could result in invalidating the application, consequently the nomination will not be considered.
The inductees will be honored each year in conjunction with the Homecoming activities. Recognition of the inductees will take place fifteen minutes prior to kickoff at the Homecoming football game. In addition, an induction ceremony will be held the Saturday evening following the Homecoming game.
Attention: Todd Whetsel
Tattnall Square Academy
111 Trojan Trail
Macon, Ga 31210
Be sure to include all support materials by mail or email to [email protected] by April 6th. Make plans to join us as we recognize the class of 2017 into the TSA Athletic Hall of Fame at the Homecoming game on Friday, September, 2017!
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