VALDOSTA — Booster Shirley McCully: McCully first became a fan of Valdosta State during the 1960's when her husband, VSU Athletics Hall of Fame member Ray McCully, played basketball for the Valdosta State College Rebels. The couple returned to Valdosta in 1984, at which time they became adamant supporters of all Blazer Athletic teams. Their generosity has touched an untold number of VSU student-athletes. Shirley's ever-present smile can be seen at a number of events, both home and on the road. The induction of Shirly McCully gives Valdosta State its first pair of married honorees.
Men's Tennis' Jay Penny: Penny played for the men's tennis team from 1978 through 1980. He was the No. 1 player on a pair of Blazer teams that won South Atlantic Conference championships and earned All-American honors in 1980. Penny reached the quarterfinals of the 1980 national tournament and the round of 16 of the 1979 national tournament.
Football's Sherard Reynolds: Reynolds is the only VSU football player to three times be named an All-America as he starred for Valdosta State from 2005 through 2008. He played wide receiver as a freshman and was named to the All-Gulf South Conference team, before moving to safety the following year. Reynolds was named an All-American during each of his last three seasons, during which he tallied 243 career tackles. He is second all-time in VSU history with 14 interceptions and broke up 18 passes on his career. Reynolds was also a threat in punt returns as he is second all-time in punt return yardage at 13.8 yards per return. In four years, he returned 68 punts for 937 yards and holds the VSU single season record for punt return yardage with 16.5 yards per return in 2006. Reynolds is also sixth on that list with 13.3 yards per return in 2007 and owns both the first and second highest single game punt return games in school history, having tallied 168 yards against Arkansas Tech and 154 versus Southern Arkansas, both during the 2006 season. He also owns two of the school's top 10 longest punt returns of all time as well as the eighth-best single season kickoff return average. He ranks 10th all-time in VSU history in career kickoff return yardage and also ranks among the top 10 in single season passes broken-up, standing fifth with 12 in 2007, and in interceptions in a season, as he is third with seven in 2007.