Point’s inaugural Hall of Fame class embodies what the university is all about

Published 3:47 pm Friday, April 26, 2024

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Point’s long-awaited Hall of Fame banquet took place on Friday, and the Skyhawks inducted six members into the inaugural Hall of Fame class. 

Scott Gregory was the first inductee to take the stage as a member of Atlanta Christian College’s mens basketball team. During his time on the court, Gregory earned the Murchison Trophy in 1980, led the team in scoring from 1977-1980 and later became a coach at ACC. Gregory pursued ministry after attending Atlanta Christian College. 

Carlton Griffin was the second inductee, he played baseball and basketball at ACC and led the team to a NCCAA National Championship in 2000 before graduating in 2002. 

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Courtney Lowery was the third and youngest inductee to take the stage. Lowery graduated in 2018 and was one of the most dominant golfers in Point’s history. 

Angela Mulkey Alfaro was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of the womens soccer team. Alfaro led ACC through the early stages of the soccer program and scored 80 goals during her career. 

David Strickland was inducted as a member of the football team. Strickland graduated from Beulah and later became a punter for the Skyhawks. Strickland held a career average of nearly 43 yards per punt. Strickland now coaches baseball and football at Valley High School. 

Tory Wooley was the final inductee as a member of the mens basketball team. Wooley led the Skyhawks to the national tournament twice and finished with 1,765 career points. Wooley now coaches Point’s womens basketball team and won Appalachian Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2023 after leading the team to a conference championship. 

More than just the accolades and accomplishments, these inductees have embodied Point and Atlanta Christian College’s spirit during and after their tenure with the university. 

“They embody it from head to toe,” Point University vice president of athletics Jaunelle White said. “The fact that all of them mentioned their relationship with God and Christ and that being first and foremost in their lives, It’s exactly what we’re about at the university and what we try to exude each and every day… They are the epitome and we are excited that we got the first one done, and I think we got it right.” 

Point’s Hall of Fame has been a long time coming, and it was White who eventually helped the idea become a reality. White orchestrated and led the proceedings leading up to the induction and was helped by several members of the university and her staff along the way. 

“I can definitely take a deep breath now,” White said. “It has been an absolute labor of love. I don’t do it to get any kind of thanks or anything back, it was literally about them and all these student-athletes that have come through ACC and Point University.” 

“Hope to continue to have it grow, honor more athletes and all their accomplishments as students and people,” White added. “It doesn’t without a great team of people, and I am incredibly grateful to my staff for having several meetings, seeing and understanding my vision and helping make it a reality.” 

The inaugural Hall of Fame class includes six inductees who have made an impact on ACC and Point University. The Skyhawks hope to see this process continue to grow and improve over time. 

“We’ll get together, we’ll talk about what went right and wrong. We’ll continue to develop it,” White said. “We want to make sure that we get the word out. We had a phenomenal amount of nominations this year, but we want even more.”