Five players, coach voted to Hall of Fame

Tech elected five former athletes and a coach to their Hall of Fame for the 2008 class. Among them are former basketball standout and current Utah Jazz forward Matt Harpring.

Harpring is the latest Tech player to have his jersey number retired. Harpring (1995-98) finished just seven points shy of the career points record (2,225). The forward was a first team All-Conference pick in 1996, 1997 and 1998. He was also an All-American in 1998. Harpring is currently playing for the Utah Jazz.

Kisha Ford (1993-97), like Harpring, was a three time All-ACC selection. As a senior in 1997 Ford made the AP All-America team. Ford tops the Tech ranks in points (1,955), steals (278) and minutes played (3,823). Ford played for a time in the WNBA before returning to school to finish her MBA at Baker College.

Mark Fischer (1995-97), a local product from Marietta, was a consensus All-America pick in 1997. Fischer was also a first team All-ACC pick in both 1996 and 1997. Fisher won the ACC batting title as a sophomore, hitting .400 over for the season. Fischer finished fifth on the all-time home run list with 24.

Puggy Blackmon (1982-95) is a former golf coach and brought Tech back into the sport spotlight. Blackmon coached the Jackets to their first ACC championship and would win an additional four under the coach.

David Krummenacker (1994, 96-98) was the 1997 and 1998 indoor and outdoor ACC MVP. He won two NCAA championships in the 800 meter indoors and won a combined 17 all-conference honors in the 800 meters, the 1500 meters and the 4 by 400 meters relay.

Andrea Nachtrieb (1993-96) was an All-ACC performer all four years and won a tournament title with the team in 1994 and two regular season titles in 1994 and 1995. Nachtrieb finished her career at Tech as the all-time assists leader and was selected to the ACC’s 50th anniversary volleyball team.