Four Athletes to be Inducted in SCF Hall of Fame January 2018

(Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 21, 2017) — Athletes from four sports will be inducted into the 2018 State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Hall of Fame in January. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at IMG Academy Golf Club, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy. Tickets to the social and dinner are $50 per person. All proceeds benefit SCF Athletics.

The annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony has become the kickoff to SCF’s Homecoming weekend. The College, alumni and the community come together to honor the legends of Manatees and Lancers athletics.

This year’s inductees come from SCF’s baseball, softball, volleyball and basketball teams. They are:

  • Lance Carter, who played for Hall of Fame coach Tim Hill Sr. during the 1994 season and led the Manatees to the Suncoast Conference and state championships, was a Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star in 2003 while pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays. While at SCF, he earned a 12-2 record throwing seven complete games in 15 starts.  He tallied 108 strikeouts with a 2.55 earned run average and earned all-state, all-conference and all-tournament honors. He was drafted in the 21st round of the 1994 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals. The Manatee High School alumnus made his major league debut with the Royals in 1999. 
  • Aurora (Newgard) Davis played for the Manatees volleyball team in 2009 and 2010.  Davis led the Manatees to a 35-7 record in her sophomore season and a third-place finish at the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) State Championship. She led all National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) players with 550 kills and 64 aces and was named honorable mention as an NJCAA All-American. She also was named Suncoast Conference Player of the Year and to the FCSAA all-state and FCSAA all-tournament teams. Davis received a scholarship to play beach volleyball at Florida State University where she was team captain all three years. She also received the Golden Nole award for character.  Davis, who was selected as a member of the U26 national team in 2014, competes professionally in the Association of Volleyball Professionals circuit. 
  • James Life played basketball for SCF from 2003-05 under Coach Brac Brady, an alumnus of the program. He was third in the nation in scoring in his sophomore year, averaging 25 points per game and offered a memorable performance in 2005 when he scored 55 points in a game against Pasco-Hernando State College, scoring 10 three-point baskets.  His efforts in his sophomore season earned him NJCAA 2nd team All-American and FCSAA 1st team all-state honors.  Life received a basketball scholarship to the University of Massachusetts and after graduating played professionally in Europe and Puerto Rico for four years.
  • Tiffinee Harvey played softball under Jeff Roberts and Hall of Fame member Meredith Headings in the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons. The outfielder earned back-to-back Suncoast Conference Player of year Awards and was twice named NJCAA All-American. She played in all 55 games and hit .457, seven home runs, and 77 RBI’s in her first season.  She was third in the nation for total RBIs. Her sophomore season she hit .414, eight home runs, and 43 RBIs. Harvey continued her academic and athletic pursuits at St. Leo University. She returned to SCF as an assistant coach for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. 

SCF Athletics Hall of Fame was established to honor those whose achievements have distinguished the College and its teams. Student-athletes, coaches, staff members, teams and community members are eligible for nomination. A committee of Hall of Fame honorees, community members, athletic coaches, staff and faculty evaluates the nominees to select the inductees.

For information or tickets to the weekend’s events visit or call 941-752-5261.


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