McGuinness inducts 7 into Athletic Hall of Fame
McGuinness inducted seven former athletes into its Hall of Fame on Friday between the girls and boys games against Tulsa Kelley.
Lauren Connelly Creevey, Whitney Cloer, Michele Hain Pappas, J. Robert Merritt, Steven Perry, Ryan Randolph and Morgan Roy were inducted in the 17th Hall of Fame class. Cloer was honored during a football game last fall.
Creevey, a 2002 graduate, finished her tennis career with a 76-0 record. In 1999, 2000, and 2001 she was the No. 2 Singles state champ, and then in 2002 the No. 1 Singles State Champion. Creevey was a three-time All-City Girls Tennis Player of the Year, and the 2002 Jim Thorpe Player of the Year. She played tennis at Notre Dame.
Pappas, a 1977 graduate, was a three-time diving champion. In 1974, she was voted Oklahoma’s Amateur Athlete of the Year. Pappas was a member of the U.S. Diving National Team from 1978-82. She was also a member of the 1988 World Masters Champion on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards.
Merritt, a 2001 grad, was a member of four championship basketball teams, with a combined record of 103-14. During his junior and senior years, he was named to the All-City and All-State teams. Merritt played at Samford.
Perry, a 2007 graduate, is a four-time team state champion in football, soccer and track. In 2007, he set the state record with 40 goals and was the high jump champion, earning All-State honors in both sports. Perry was named the 2007 Jim Thorpe Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He played soccer at Notre Dame.
Randolph, a 2009 grad, played football, basketball and tennis. The Irish won two state championships while he was the starting quarterback, earning a 25-3 record. Randolph was a member of three state championship basketball teams, where he averaged 21 points and 7 rebounds per game. In 2009, he was the doubles state runner-up in tennis.
Roy, a 2009 graduate, played volleyball, basketball and soccer while running cross country and track. She earned 17 varsity letters with volleyball and soccer All-State honors in 2009. During her junior year, she was a member of the soccer and track state championship teams. Roy was voted to the state volleyball All-Tournament Team three times. She played volleyball at UCO.
Cloer played softball before a four-year stint as a catcher at Arkansas. As a sophomore, she led McGuinness to its first softball state tournament appearance. She was a Jim Thorpe Oklahoman Scholar-Athlete recipient and an All-City and All-State selection her senior year.