TEMPE – The Arizona State University Sports Hall of Fame will open its doors to eight former student-athletes in 2010, Vice President for Athletics Lisa Love announced Tuesday.
The 2010 class includes student-athletes Kellee Booth (Women’s Golf), Amanda Burbridge (Volleyball), Paul Casey (Golf), Shawn Charles (Wrestling), Aaron Cox (Football), Attila Czene (Swimming), Eddie House (Basketball), and Dwight Phillips (Track & Field). All inductees will be honored at the Hall of Fame football game on September 25 vs. Oregon at Sun Devil Stadium/Frank Kush Field.
Kellee Booth, Women’s Golf/ 1995-1999
Booth established herself as one of the top amateur golfers in the country while at Arizona State University. A first-team All-American from 1995-1996 and again in 1998, Booth was also the 1997 Dinah Shore Award winner and 1998 Honda Award Winner for Golf, and led her teams to NCAA team titles in 1995, 1997, and 1998. The Coto de Caza, Calif., native was also an Academic All-American at ASU from 1996-1998.
Amanda Burbridge, Volleyball / 1997-2000
Burbridge finished her career as a Sun Devil ranked third all-time with 1,597 career kills, including a school record 599 during her senior season in 2000. She led ASU in kills in three of her four years as a Sun Devil, ranks 11th with 1,060 career digs and is still the ASU volleyball record holder for kills in a match (39) and season (599). She is one of only ten players with 1,000 digs and kills in a career in ASU history. The Chaparral High graduate was a 2001 Pac-10 medal award winner, two-time Academic All-American, ASU Scholar athlete and first team all Pac-10 all four years she was a Sun Devil. Burbridge graduated in 2000 Cum Laude with a degree in Sociology and returned to ASU to get her Masters in Secondary Education. Burbridge is currently the women’s volleyball coach for Phoenix College and the Co-Founder of Arizona United Volleyball.
Paul Casey, Golf / 1997-2000
Casey was a three-time Pac-10 men’s golf champion and three-time All-American during his time at Arizona State. Casey shot a 67 in the final round in the 2000 Pac-10 Men’s Golf Championship to break Tiger Woods conference par-72 mark and win his third straight Pac-10 title. Casey led ASU to its sixth straight league title in 2000, as the Sun Devils shot 56-under 1,384, setting Pac-10 records for low score and best score under par. He finished at 23-under 265 and broke Woods’ 18-under 270 set in the 1996 Championships at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, Calif. Casey shot a 15-under 265 at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle on the par-70 course in 1999, including a NCAA record 60 in the final round. He ended his career with six championships, tied for third on the ASU wins list. The Gloucestershire England native currently has 11 wins since joining the PGA tour in 2000.
Shawn Charles, Wrestling/ 1989-1992
Charles was Arizona State’s first four-time wrestling All-American and was a two-time Pac-10 individual champion (1992 and 1993) at 126 pounds. A two-time NCAA finalist, Charles helped the Sun Devils to a second-place finish at the 1990 NCAA Championships and three Pac-10 titles (1990, 1991, 1993). He collected 103 victories in his collegiate career, ranking him tied for 19th on the program’s all-time wins list at Arizona State. After several coaching stops in wrestling powerhouses including Iowa State and Oklahoma, Charles was named head coach of the Sun Devils in 2009.
Aaron Cox, Football / 1984-1987
Cox was a part of three bowl teams while at ASU, including the 1986 team that defeated Michigan 22-15 in the Rose Bowl. Cox caught six passes (all for first downs) for 104 yards in the win. He was a two-time AP Honorable Mention All American during his time at ASU and still holds the record for longest completed pass from scrimmage (95 yards), receiving yards by a freshman (159 vs. Florida State) and ranks fourth on the career all time receiving list with 2,692 yards. Cox was the 20th overall pick in the 1988 NFL Draft by his hometown Los Angeles Rams and played with them from 1988-1992. He finished his career as a Indianapolis Colt in 1993.
Attila Czene, Swimming / 1999-2000 In 2000, ASU welcomed two-time 200 IM Olympic medalist Attila Czene to its roster and the team flourished, placing among the nation’s top-10 for only the third time in nine years. In his only season as a Sun Devil, Czene was member to three school record-setting relay teams and set two individual ASU records. Tying the world record in the short-course 200m IM (1:42.72 converted), Czene became only the sixth NCAA champion in ASU men’s swimming and diving history.
Eddie House, Basketball/ 1996-2000
House earned the Pac-10 Player of the Year honors in 2000, becoming the first Sun Devil to earn the honor. He matched Lew Alcindor’s Pac-10 record with a 61-point outburst in a 111-108 double-overtime win at California. House was the first Pac-10 player to notch four 40-point games in one season. He ended his career season as the nation’s fourth-leading scorer at 23.0 ppg. He joined Gary Payton as the only players in Pac-10 history to record more than 2,000 points and 250 steals during their collegiate careers. He earned All-Pac-10 honors twice in his career and was selected in the second round (37th overall pick) of the 2000 Draft by the Miami Heat and won a World Title with the 2008 Boston Celtics.
Dwight Phillips, Track and Field/ 1999-2000
Phillips starred for ASU for two seasons after transferring from the University of Kentucky. In 1999 he captured conference crowns in the long and triple jump. He broke Kenny Frazier’s 15-year-old school record in the long jump with a leap of 26-10, eighth best in Pac-10 history and a Pac-10 Championships record. Phillips earned two more All-American honors as he finished as the national runner-up in the long jump and eighth in the triple jump in the 2000 indoor season. Phillips finished out his career as the national runner-up in the long jump for the second time in the 2000 outdoor season with a leap of 26-7.75 at the national meet and also earned All-America honors with the 4x100m relay team after a fourth-place finish at the national meet. Following his collegiate career, Phillips placed eighth in the long jump at the 2000 Sydney Olympics before taking gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Phillips also has won three other world titles in the long jump since 2000.
For a complete list of ASU Athletics Hall of Fame inductees please visit: