Harding Athletic Hall of Fame

The Harding University Bions Booster Club inducted 13 new members into the Harding Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 30 in the Charles White Dining Hall. New members are added every five years. There are now 113 members of the hall of fame.

By Scott Goode, assistant athletic director for sports information

Mollie Arnold Reynolds, volleyball, 2010-13

  • Two-time Honorable Mention AVCA All-American
  • Two-time Great American Conference Player of the Year (2012 & 2013)
  • Three-time First Team All-GAC
  • Ranks second at Harding in career kills (1,884)

Kristen Celsor Johnson, women’s basketball/track and field, 2010-14

  • 2014 women’s basketball consensus All-American
  • 2014 Central Region, Great American Conference Player of the Year
  • Two-time Academic All-American
  • Harding record holder in the outdoor high jump at 5 feet, 8 inches

Adam Darby, baseball, 2006-09

  • 2009 First Team Daktronics All-American
  • Two-time All-Region and two-time All-GSC
  • Second at Harding with 27 career home runs, third with 153 RBI and fourth with a .377 batting average
  • Harding’s single season home run leader with 16 in 2009

Guillermo Hernandez, men’s tennis, 1994-98

  • 1995 NAIA All-American
  • 64 career doubles wins, including 43 wins at No. 1 doubles
  • Harding-record 12 career tournament wins with Arturo Rodriguez
  • Ranks fourth at Harding with 64 career doubles wins

Adrian Hickmon, football, 1973-76

  • 1976 First Team All-AIC
  • 1976 NAIA Honorable Mention All-American
  • Captain and starting defensive lineman on Harding’s 1976 AIC championship team
  • Signed as a free-agent in 1977 with the NFL’s Washington franchise

Dave Hudson, bowling, 1969-73

  • 1972 NAIA Bowling All-Events Champion
  • 1973 NAIA Singles Champion 
  • 1973 NAIA Bowling All-Events Runner Up 
  • 1971 doubles national champion 

Ronnie Huckeba, outstanding coach

  • Became Harding’s fifth head football coach in the modern era in 2007
    and went 69-40 in 10 seasons
  • Spent 30 seasons on Harding’s coaching staff 
  • Led Harding to an undefeated conference championship in 2016 and a trip to the Super Region 3 finals
  • Starting offensive lineman on our 1976 AIC championship team

Artur Kern, track and field/cross-country, 2004-08

  • 2006 South Region Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
  • Four-time Indoor Track All-American and 2007
  • Outdoor Track All-American 2006 GSC Cross-Country individual champion
  • Three-time Cross-Country All-American

Gerald Payne, football, 1999-2000

  • 2000 Harlon Hill Award Regional Finalist
  • 2000 Cactus Bowl (Division II All-Star Game) Offensive MVP
  • Signed as a free agent in 2001 with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals
  • Second at Harding in career receiving TDs — 25 in 19 games played

Robert Towns, football, 2003-06

  • 2006 Second Team AP All-American
  • 2006 Harlon Hill Award Regional Finalist
  • 2006 First Team All-Region
  • Harding career leader with 50 passes defended and second with 18 interceptions

Calister Uba-Okoli, track and field, 1996-98

  • 1998 NCAA Indoor 55-meter dash national champion
  • 1997 NAIA Outdoor 100-meter dash national champion
  • Three-time All-American in both indoor and outdoor track
  • Harding’s record holder in the indoor 55 meters, indoor 60 meters, indoor 200 meters, outdoor 100 meters and outdoor 200 meters

Chad Ware, men’s basketball, 2000-04

  • 2004 Division II Bulletin Third Team All-American
  • 2004 GSC Player of the Year
  • 2004 First Team All-GSC
  • 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District

Ewa Zaborowska, track and field, 2012-15

  • Four-time indoor All-American and two-time outdoor All-American
  • 13-time All-Central Region (seven indoors and six outdoors)
  • Three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American
  • 2015 NCAA Elite 89 Award for highest GPA at indoor national meet
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