|Seven to join AAMU's Athletic Hall of Fame|
|September, 2011 News|
Huntsville, Ala. ---- Seven men and women will join the more than 100-member Alabama A&M University Athletic Hall of Fame when the organization holds its 20th Annual AAMU Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony on Friday, September 30. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center on the AAMU campus.
The 2011 “Super 7” includes three men and four women representing the sports of baseball, football, swimming and volleyball. The group of seven includes Alvin Grayson, baseball and football, Sylacauga, Ala.; Sharonne Jones Jamar, swimming, Huntsville, Ala.; Gail Boyd Jones, swimming, Newport News, Va.; Vindetta Krishawn Medlock, volleyball, Madison, Ala.; Shannon R. Perkins, volleyball, Muscle Shoals, Ala.; Dr. Anthony Toney, football, Huntsville, Ala.; and Freddie Wyckoff, swim coach, Huntsville, Ala.
Alvin M. Grayson Alvin M. Grayson served as a pitcher for the Bulldog baseball team from 1958-61. He was Most Valuable Player in 1959, the same year that he pitched the only no-hitter in AAMU history in a game against Allen University. A graduate of Marengo County (Ala.) High School, he entered the U.S. military and served with distinction before being honorably discharged in 1958 and joining the Reserve unit former station at AAMU.
Sharonne Jones Jamar Sharonne Jones Jamar is a native Philadelphian who earned a full four-year swimming scholarship to AAMU, completing her degree in accounting in 1983. A member of the “A” Club, Jamar served as team captain throughout her AAMU span, and she was the first swimmer to sign from out of state for an AAMU swimming scholarship. She set eight pool records and won numerous prestigious distinctions, among them MVP, Most Outstanding Swimmer, as well as leadership and comeback awards.
Gail Boyd Jones Gail Boyd Jones was selected as Swimmer of the Year in 1981 and placed third in the National Black College Swimming and Diving Competition. She was also a part of the AAMU swim team that placed first in the National Black College Swimming and Diving Championship in 1984. The physical therapy assistant is an active member of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church in Hampton, Va.
Vindetta Krishawn “Shawn” Medlock Vindetta Krishawn Medlock was born in Jasper, Ala., and received an athletic volleyball scholarship to Alabama A&M University at age 17. She was Co-Captain of the volleyball team for two years (1997-99), made All Conference in 1999, MVP in 1998, and ranked 17th in the nation for hitting percentages in 1999. She currently serves as a buyer in the Purchasing Department at AAMU.
Shannon R. Perkins While Shannon R. Perkins delighted audiences with her performances as a member of the AAMU volleyball team, she took extra care to make certain that she achieved academically. She achieved MVP honors in 1998, made the 1st Team in 1999, and rounded out the year with MVP and All-SWAC designations in 1998 and 1999. Perkins is a special education paraprofessional for the Muscle Shoals (Ala.) City School System.
Anthony Toney Anthony Toney played the positions of cornerback and safety for the Bulldogs from 1975-79. He achieved honors as Outstanding Defensive Player (1976-77), along with distinctions in the Magic City Classic games of 1977-78 and 1978-79. After graduating from AAMU, he earned the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He operates a private practice in Huntsville, Ala.
Freddie Wyckoff Freddie Wyckoff has been widely recognized for his accomplishments as a swim coach at AAMU. During his 12-year tenure, he acquired six Black National Swimming and Diving Championships between 1982-87. Born in Alexander City, Ala., the retired coach is a two-time graduate of Alabama State University.
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