Southeastern picks four for Athletics Hall of Fame


DURANT — Southeastern has selected Cary Ammons, Natalie (Brown) Cooksey, Charles Gulley and Kent Samuel as the four newest members to be inducted into the Southeastern Athletics Hall of Fame.

The foursome will bring the total number of hall of famers to 72 when they are inducted at a banquet to be held at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Ammons was a baseball standout for Southeastern from 1996-98 where he compiled a 39-2 career winning percentage on the hill en route to earning a spot in the NAIA Hall of Fame. Cooksey was a women’s basketball star from 1978-80 under hall of fame women’s coach Vicki Hudson. She turned in one of the best seasons in program history by averaging 21.1 points per game with a season total of 633 points in the 1979-80 season.

Gulley was a two-sport athlete from 1969-1975 as he ran track and played football. Samuel was a four-year standout for the Southeastern golf team under coaches Duke Christian and Dr. Phil Cunningham.