CSU Hall of Fame Members (click here)
How To Nominate for CSU Hall of Fame
To nominate a former athlete, coach, or to nominate a person as a contributor, come by the Athletic Department at the Lumpkin Center and pick up a form. You may also use the link below to print and fill out a nomination form and then either mail it to the CSU Athletic Department, drop it by in person, or fax it in. There is also an online form which users can fill out directly and submit online, making it easier than ever to nominate potential HoF members. Guidelines and rules for nomination can be found on the nomination form.
Nominate one of two ways:
- Come by the CSU Athletic Department to pick up a nomination form.
- Download the form by clicking here, print and mail, fax or drop form by CSU Athletic Dept.
Here is the CSU mailing address:
CSU Hall of Fame Nominations
c/o Jimbo Davis
CSU Athletic Department
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, Georgia 31907-5645
Here is the fax number for nomination submissions: 706-569-2594
Columbus State Inducts Five Into Hall of Fame
Columbus — Columbus State Hall of Fame president Scott
Miller welcomed five new members into the CSU Athletic Hall of Fame
in a ceremony Thursday night in the Lumpkin Center. Chris Barrett,
Diana Gherghi, Lynda Rolling, Bob Windom and Dr. Champ Baker made
up the latest class to be honored by the university.
“This was a very special night,” said Hall of Fame Committee President Scott Miller. “To induct four tremendous former student-athletes and also Dr. Champ Baker, one of the biggest CSU supporters, made it a great event.”
Barrett completed his two-year CSU baseball career in 1984 helping the Cougars to the school’s first World Series appearance. As a senior he hit .382 with nine home runs, 27 doubles and 48 runs batted in. The outfielder garnered second team All-American honors, first team All-South Atlantic Region honors and was named to the All-World Series Tournament team. Barrett was also a member of the All-South Atlantic Region second team in 1983.
Gherghi was a member of the Lady Cougar tennis team from 2003-2006. Her stellar career included three All-Peach Belt Conference selections, three All-American selections, a No. 2 national ranking in both singles and doubles and being named ITA National Player of the Year as a senior. During her time at CSU, Gherghi posted a 70-6 singles record.
Rolling was a member of the first official intercollegiate tennis team at Columbus College playing from 1974-1977. She and CSU Hall of Fame member Diane McClintock Callahan were the first two women to be awarded tennis scholarships by Columbus College. The two teamed together to win the Georgia Association of Intercollegiate Athletic Association women’s doubles championship in 1976 and 1977. In her final year, Columbus College posted a perfect 11-0 conference record for the first time and eventually won the GAIAA small college championship. Additionally, Rolling became the first Columbus College player to reach the regional final in 1977.
A four-year member of the golf team from 1977-1981, Windom was a two-time All American and played on both the 1978 and 1980 national championship teams. During his junior season, he was the team’s scoring leader placing fourth individually in the national tournament while the Cougars captured the team crown. Windom helped lead the Cougars to four South Atlantic Conference championships and won the individual title once.
Dr. Baker has been Columbus State’s team physician since 1985. He has been generous with his time, the Hughston Clinic’s services, the Hughston Clinic’s physicians and with his overall support of CSU athletics. Dr. Baker is also a member of the CSU Foundation's Board of Trustees. He is responsible for all of the CSU athletic physicals, the weekly “in-house” visits from physicians and fellows and the care and treatment, including physical therapy of our athletes. He also is in charge of the advising and leadership of the CSU sports medicine employees.