Nimocks chosen for Sewanee Hall of Fame
SEWANEE, Tenn. — Sewanee College Athletic Director Mark Webb has announced that seven individuals – including Forrest City’s Mallory Nimocks – have been selected for induction into the Sewanee College Athletics Hall of Fame as the Class of 2012.
The inductees will be honored during Hall of Fame Weekend, Sept. 7 and 8.
The class will also be introduced at halftime of the Tigers’ second football game of the season on Sept. 8, against Washington and Lee.
Nimocks, one of the inaugural inductees into the first Forrest City Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000, lettered in both football and baseball at Sewanee.
On the baseball diamond, Nimocks was a 1980 CAC Baseball All-Conference player. He was named to the 1980 All-American and CAC All-Conference team in football.
Nimocks captained both the 1980 football and 1981 baseball teams.
At Forrest City, Nimocks was All-State in football and played in the 1977 High School All-Star football game. He was named to the Kodak Little All-American Team in 1980.
Nimocks resides in Forrest City and owns Nimocks Oil Company.
Besides Nimocks, the 2012 Sewanee Hall of Fame inductees include Carolyn (Carrie) Barske, (equestrian); W.D. Cleveland, posthumously (football and track); Brooks Corzine (track and decathlon); Antonio Crook (football and track); Dan Davis, Davis (football) and Lindsay Fields Eun, (women’s golf).
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Former Tennessee running back David Oku has transferred to Arkansas State, Red Wolves head coach Gus Malzahn announced Wednesday.
Oku, who did not play football in 2011, will have two years of eligibility remaining and will be able to play for the Red Wolves in the fall, according to a school official. He was the nation’s No. 1-rated all-purpose back in the 2009 recruiting class by Rivals.com.
A Midwest City, Okla., native, Oku played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Tennessee after completing a stellar high school career that saw him earn SuperPrep All-America honors as a running back at Carl Albert High School.
As a true freshman at Tennessee, Oku set school records for both kickoff returns (33) and kickoff return yards (863) for a single season.
He averaged 26.2 yards per return to rank second among SEC freshmen and fourth among major college freshmen.
Oku posted a career-high 149 return yards against Ole Miss and also topped the 100-yard mark with 122 against Memphis. He also scored two rushing touchdowns against Western Kentucky.