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Hall of Honor 2020

2019-2020 Inductees

Exciting (and Historic) New Class Elected to Strake Jesuit Athletic Hall of Honor

Three outstanding individual athletes, and one historic team, will join the previous 47 inductees of the Strake Jesuit Athletic Hall of Honor as members of this years' induction class.  Entering the Hall of Strake Jesuit's most accomplished athletes throughout the years are Bill McShane '77, Andre Gray '81, Sam MacNaughton '87, and the 2008-2009 Basketball Team.

Bill McShane '77 was the star of Jesuit's first two ever State Championship teams, and a two-time All-State selection for the Crusader Basketball team.  The two-time co-captain, lettered 4 years as a power-forward and center, and earned numerous awards, including All-District and All-State honors. His junior year, the 6'8 McShane averaged a double-double with 13.6 points and 12.1 rebounds per game, then dominated his senior year by averaging 22.2 points and 13.8 rebounds a game while maintaining a 59% field goal percentage for the Crusaders en route to a second consecutive state championship. McShane went on to play 4 years at Oregon State University for Hall of Fame coach, Ralph Miller, where he and his 1980-81 OSU Beaver teammates went 26-2, spending 9 weeks ranked at the #1 team in the nation. McShane and the team are featured in the State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. 

Andre Gray '81 was a three-sport athlete at Jesuit in track, football, and basketball. He excelled as a sprinter on the track, where he was All-American and All-State both his junior and senior years, and All-District his sophomore year. Gray also played both Wide Receiver on offense and Free Safety on defense for the Crusader football team, leading the team in touchdown receptions his senior year, while earning All-State honors, after All-District recognition his junior year. During the winters, Gray also played for the Fighting Crusader basketball team, earning Honorable Mention All-State accolades his senior year on the hardwood. After Strake Jesuit, Gray went on to play football all 4 years at UT-Arlington, which was Division-1 at the time, and upon graduating managed to land free agent contracts for the NFL's Washington Redskins and the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders. Gray would later go on to coach a new generation of athletes at Strake Jesuit from 1992-2002. 

Sam MacNaughton '87 becomes the first golfer inducted into the Strake Jesuit Hall of Honor after winning the TCIL State Championship in 1987 and being named All-State 3 times while at Strake Jesuit. MacNaughton is Strake Jesuit's all-time leader in golf tournament wins, is tied for the lowest regular season round, and still maintains Strake Jesuit's 3rd lowest career average on the links. MacNaughton went on to star for NCAA golf powerhouse, Oklahoma State University. He is still connected to the game, currently working as an agent representing professional golfers on the PGA Tour. 

The 2008-2009 Basketball Team, coached by Wayne Jones, posted an historic 37-1 record on their way to a UIL 5A State Semi-Final appearance and a national ranking. With current NBA player, Tim Frazier '09 being named to the UIL State Tournament 1st Team, and future Notre Dame standout and current Nicholls State Assistant Coach, Joey Brooks '09 leading the way, the Crusaders averaged nearly 66 points a game, defeating opponents by an average margin of 17.6 points a game. The team also featured stars Ryan Dunbar '09 (8.5 ppg), Steven Rogers '09 (40% 3FG%),  Wes Williams '09 (4.7 rpg), and many other solid performers. The team enjoyed great fan support throughout the year, and led to the rechristening of the Strake Jesuit student section as "Ignatian Nation." 

The members of the 2019-2020 Athletic Hall of Honor will be inducted during a special dinner and ceremony on campus  Saturday, March 7, 2020 at our annual Strake Jesuit Night of Honor. 

To see a list of previous Hall of Honor inductees, click here