Athletics Department Inducts New Hall of Fame Members
Fri, 02/26/2010 - 8:30am
The UNC Asheville Athletics Department inducted three former student-athletes and a renowned coach into its Hall of Fame on Thursday night at the Reuter Center.
Men's basketball player Josh Pittman, women's basketball coach Helen Carroll, volleyball player Lorelee Smith and baseball player Marc Rosenbalm were enshrined by the school.
Pittman was named 1997 and 1998 Big South Conference Player of the Year, one of only three athletes to be so honored. He led the Bulldogs to two conference regular-season championships and finished as the school's fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,547 points, the most in the program's Division I history. He was selected first-team All-Conference twice and All-Tournament once.
Carroll guided UNC Asheville to the 1984 NAIA women's national basketball championship in her third and final season as head coach. The 1983-84 team finished with a 32-5 record, the best in the school's athletic history. She compiled a career record of 64-32 for a winning percentage of .667 that is still unmatched by any UNC Asheville coach.
Smith concluded her career with 5,904 assists, the most in the history of UNC Asheville and the Big South Conference. She also set the school and conference record for most assists in a season with 1,852 in 1996. Smith was chosen the 1997 Big South Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year following her senior season and twice earned All-Region All-Academic honors.
Rosenbalm has remained UNC Asheville's all-time leader in complete games (13), shutouts (4) and earned run average (3.21) for nearly two decades. He set the school's season records for wins (11), shutouts (3), innings pitched (117.2) and complete games (11) as a senior in 1991 while being named first-team All-Big South and All-Tournament. He also led the Big South with a 1.50 ERA in 1990.