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Johnson tops GSU Hall of Fame class for 2010
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STATESBORO—Six former Eagle student-athletes and one former coach will be inducted into the Georgia Southern University Athletics Department Hall of Fame Class of 2010 tonight. In addition to the induction ceremony Friday, the individuals will be honored during halftime of the Georgia Southern-Samford game on Saturday.

The 2010 Hall of Fame class includes: Tara Chaisson (women’s soccer), Pat Douglas (football), Greg Hill (football), Paul Johnson (football coach), Stacey Scheible (women’s swimming), Jeff Shireman (baseball) and Britta Wilms (women’s tennis). The seven individuals will officially be inducted on tonight at 7 p.m. at the Hall of Fame dinner in the Gene Bishop Field House. The new inductees will be introduced during a halftime ceremony at the Georgia Southern-Samford football game at Paulson Stadium on Saturday.

The class of 2010 was chosen by the selection committee from a list of 79 names on the 2010 ballot. The list includes student-athletes, coaches, administrators and supporters who have been nominated in previous years as well as those first-time individuals proposed for the honor. The Hall of Fame selection criteria includes a 10-year eligibility moratorium for all student-athletes and a five-year period for coaches and administrators. A Hall of Fame class is chosen once every two years and only one non-student-athlete per class may be selected for induction.

“The Hall of Fame provides us with the opportunity to honor individuals who have had a major impact on our program,” said Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Sam Baker. “These seven individuals will join the 107 members of the Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame during our induction weekend in the fall. Each one exemplified success and we will celebrate their accomplishments as Eagles and for their contributions to their teams, the department and the university.”