DUE WEST – Erskine inducted six new members into the Erskine Flying Fleet Hall of Fame at this week’s homecoming activities. The six inductees are Chip Sherer ’89, Jeff Wiersma ’03, Blake Moore ’95, Casey Smith ’08, Chrissy Taylor Fleming ’06, and Randy Moore.
Bonclarken President Chip Sherer was a standout on the Erskine basketball team in the late 80’s while also playing on the Erskine golf team. Sherer is only one of two Erskine basketball players (Brandon Wright ’10) in the past 30 years to average 20 points a contest for a season. Following graduation from UNC-Chapel Hill graduate school, Sherer served as the school’s first and only full-time athletic director before leaving Erskine in 2004.
Jeff Wiersma ’03 graduated from Erskine as one of only two men’s basketball players to score over 1000 points and grab over a 1000 rebounds. Wiersma’s remarkable senior campaign was highlighted by Erskine’s 2003 quarterfinal upset win over No. 2 nationally ranked Queens University in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Tournament. Queens went on to play in the national semi-finals in 2003. Wiersma was the 2003 Jake Todd Award winner.
Blake Moore ’95 earned his spot in the Flying Fleet Hall of Fame with a stellar golf career. Moore becomes only the 2nd golfer to enter the Hall of Fame, following Bob Thompson in 2007. Moore was the 1995 Jake Todd Award winner.
Chrissy Taylor Fleming ’06 becomes only the second women’s tennis player inducted into the Hall of Fame and the first in over 25 years. Mary Ann Devlin Sunbury was inducted in 1988. Fleming was at the starting point of Erskine’s conference dynasty in tennis. She led the Fleet to conference titles in 2005 and 2006 beginning a streak of nine conference championships. She was the 2006 Jake Todd Award winner.
Casey Smith ’08 set a new standard for Erskine baseball. In 2005, the Marietta GA, native was named Conference Carolinas “Athlete of the Year,” Southeast Region “Player of the Year,” NCAA Division II All-American, and NCAA Division II “Player of the Year.” Smith was drafted in the 9th round in 2005 by the San Diego Padres.
Aramark General Manager Randy Moore was inducted in the “special” category, due to his support and impact on Erskine Athletics for the past 15 years. Aramark provides the annual Erskine Athletics Banquet free of charge to the department and has devoted countless extra meals and support to Erskine teams.