This year's class is one of the youngest ever, a group which includes: former Miss Basketball Danielle Kamm Carter; former Notre Dame men's basketball point guard Tory Jackson, former Fresno State and Charlotte Hornets men's basketball forward Terrance Roberson; current CMU women's basketball coach Sue Guevara; former UofM and Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, Dennis Konuszewski; former Purdue and Oakland Raiders safety Stuart Schweigert; former umpire, Rick Havercroft; and the 1999 Saginaw High state championship football team.
Danielle Kamm Carter:
A four-time all state basketball player who scored 1,825 career points, and grabbed 1,275 career rebounds, while averaging 18-points and 11.8-rebounds during her senior year at Nouvel Catholic Central High School, where she was named the 2003 Miss Basketball for the state of Michigan, as well as the 2003 Michigan student-athlete of the year by the Detroit Athletic Club, before heading to Marquette University where she scored 1,079 career points, while grabbing 671 rebounds in her career for the Golden Eagles.
A four time all state basketball player who scored 2,518 career points, making him the No. 4 scorer in MHSAA history, averaging 30.5-points, 8-rebounds, 10-assists, and 7-steals in his senior year at Buena Vista High School, where he led the Knights to a 2004 and 2006 MHSAA class-C state championship. He was twice (2005 and 2006) named the Michigan Class-C boy's basketball player of the year, before heading to the university of Notre Dame, where he holds the record for 136-games played, and is second with 694 career assists, and second with 211 career steals, while scoring 1,231 career points for the Irish. He went on to play one season in the NBA Development League and played professionally in Mongolia, before returning to the area to become the head boys basketball coach at Bay City John Glenn High School.
is one of only four players (along with Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, and Kenny Anderson) to be named a McDonald's High School All American three times, who averaged 23-points and 15-rebounds in his senior year at Buena Vista High School where he led the Knights to two MHSAA class-B state championships, which led to a scholarship playing for legendary coach Jerry “the Shark” Tarkanian at Fresno State, where he finished second in the schools history with 1,690 career points, before embarking on an 11-year pro career, including 3-games in the NBA with the Charlotte Hornets. He also played in Italy, Ukraine, Turkey, Israel, Finland, Mexico, France, Canada, Romania, and Switzerland.
Led the Central Michigan University women's basketball team to an unprecedented sweet-16 finish in the 2017-18 NCAA women's tournament this year, after the Chip's had finished the season ranked as the No. 20 team in the country with a 30-4 regular season record (17-1 in the MAC) in her eleventh season as head coach at CMU, where she was named the Kay Yow national college coach of the year.
She came to CMU in 2007 from Auburn University, where she had been an assistant coach from 2004-07 after seven years as the head women's basketball coach at the University of Michigan from 1996 through 2003. She first broke into coaching in 1979 as an assistant at SVSU, where she played college basketball. Guevara also coached softball at SVSU from 1982-84.
Was named the 1989 Michigan High School Baseball player of the year, after a 21-6 career record at Bridgeport High School, which included a no-hitter and led to him being drafted by the New York Yankees in the 28th round of the 1989 MLB draft as an 18-year old, but decided to play NCAA baseball at the University of Michigan, where he significantly improved his MLB draft stock, and was eventually selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 7th round of the 1992 MLB draft following his junior year at UofM. He joined the Welland (Ontario) Pirates in the New York Penn League to play rookie ball and had a 1.29 ERA shortly after the draft in 1992, then was promoted to the Augusta (GA.) Pirates at the single-A level, where he had a 2.31 ERA that same year, before a promotion to advanced single-A with the Salem (VA.) Buccaneers for the 1993 season. The Pirates promoted him to the double-A Carolina (NC.) Mudcats, where he had a 3.59 ERA in the 1994 season, and also started the 1995 season with the Mudcats, before he was called up to the Pittsburgh Pirates for his MLB debut in the 1995 season.
was ranked the No. 9 defensive back and the No. 78 overall football player in the country by Prep Football Report, the No. 18 skill athlete in the country by Super Prep, and was a 4-star recruit by Rivals.com
after rushing for 1,502 yards and throwing for 500 yards with 26 TD's as an option quarterback, adding 50 tackles and 3 interceptions on defense at Heritage High School, where he also became the MHSAA division-1 state champion in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.45 seconds, edging out Saginaw High speedster Charles Rogers before heading to Purdue University, where was named the big-ten freshman of the year, and was a 2003 Playboy All American
heading into his senior season with the Boilermakers, while finishing as the all time interception leader at Purdue with 17 picks. He ran a 4.47 forty yard dash at the 2004 NFL combine, which led to the Oakland Raiders selecting him with the 67th overall pick in the third round of the 2004 NFL draft. Schweigert played for the Raiders from 2004 through 2007 and went on to play for the Washington Redskins, New York Giants, and Detroit Lions throughout his NFL career.
Rick Havercroft: Started umping softball in 1979 and was inducted into the Michigan Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame after having umpired in 12 Men's Major fast pitch national tournaments, and 14 International Softball Congress World Tournaments. He was the Mid-American Conference umpire coordinator from 2006 through 2015 and is still working as an umpire, while also officiating MHSAA football and basketball games.
1999 Saginaw High School Football team:
Don Durrett coached Saginaw High to a 1999 MHSAA Division-2 state football championship with a 14-7 victory over Birmingham Brother Rice High School, and since that championship, the '99 Trojan squad has been regarded by many as one of the best High School football teams in MHSAA history. There were 24 players from that team who would go on to play college football, ten who played at division-I schools; while six players from the 1999 Trojan Football team: Charles Rogers, Ron Stanley, Jerome Jackson, Tory Humphrey, LaMarr Woodley,
and Roy Manning
went on to play in the NFL, with three of those six (Stanley, Woodley, and Humphrey) winning a Super Bowl, while Charleston Hughes
went on to become one of the best pass rushers in the Canadian Football League. Anthony Roberson played quarterback on that team and went on to play NCAA basketball at Florida before making it to the NBA.
The inductees will be gather together one more time, seven months from now, when they will be honored at the 2018 Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame banquet at Horizon's Conference Center in Saginaw Township early in November.
Video from the 2017 SCSHOF banquet featuring the 1991 Arthur Hill High School MHSAA Class AA state football champions, credit Larry Hammond YouTube channel: