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Louisiana College Hall of Fame
2010 Louisiana College Hall of Fame Inductees
Class of '66
Hymie Bradford graduated from Louisiana College in 1966 with a B.S. Degree in Physical Education and a minor in Journalism. While a student at LC, Bradford was the No. 1 player and captain of the Wildcat golf team. Highlights of his playing career, 1963-65, included upset victories over Northwestern State and Centenery his senior season. His 3-under par 69 against NSU at the Alexandria Gold and Country Club that year was the best individual score for an LC golfer during that time. Though not a varsity sport accomplishment, the fact that Bradford was voted Outstanding Intramural Athlete by his fellow male competitors at LC has always meant a lot to him. Bradford has been the public address announcer for LC sporting events since the mid-1980's, starting with basketball at that time, adding football in 2000 when that sport returned, and softball late in the first decade of the 2000's, earning the title of "Voice of the Wildcats." He is also well known locally for his broadcast work on local high school football games for stations owned by Cenla Broadcasting Co., a task he initially undertook in 1986. A former board member and president of both the Louisiana College Alumni Association and LC Wildcat Athletic Association, Bradford currently serves as WAA administrator. He has made personal calls, organized basketball and golf tournaments and has been depended on for many years to help raise money for LC athletics. Bradford;s commitment to serve Louisiana College when called upon has been consistent since the 1970's and his "talking LC" continues today throughout the community and state. He and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Pineville.
Class of '05
Emillie Collins, a native of Bentley, LA, and graduate of Grant High, was a pitcher and one of the cornerstones of LC's nationally-prominent softball team and a star on the Lady Wildcats squad that won the 2003 NCCAA National Championship. A two-time NCCAA All-American (2002 and 2003), Collins was the 2002 American Southwest Conference East Division Freshman of the Year and was a multiple-time member of the ASC All-Conference team. She was also a star in the classroom, earning three ASC All-Academic honors and a spot on the prestigious CoSIDA All-Adistrict Academic team. Collins had a remarkable 1.09 career earned-run average, striking out 383 batters while walking just 95 in 494 career innings. She allowed just 77 earned runs en route to a career win-loss record of 58-13. LC softball coach and athletic director Tim Whitman said of Collins, "In my opinion, her decision to attend LC put us on the map as a program. That decision put into motion a series of events that led us to national prominence."
Class of '05
Wayne Davis, a native of Garrison, Texas, was a four-year starter and had one of the most successful football careers in Louisiana College history. He finished his playing career with the Wildcats in 2003, and was, at that time, the leading rusher in the history of the American Southwest Conference with 3,468 career yards. He also set a Louisiana collegiate and American Southwest Conference single-game record with 322 rushing yards against McMurry in 2003. He then spent three years as LC's running backs coach and played professionally for the Fayetteville Guard and Reading Express of the National Indoor Football League. Davis received his Bachelor's degree from LC in 2005. He resides in Pineville with his wife, Darlinda, and two sons, Kedin and Jayse.