LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College Athletics will add three new members to its Athletics Hall of Fame during its annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on Monday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Streamline Sale Arena in the George Jenkins Field House. Baseball great Chipper Jones will be the guest speaker.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2019 includes former Moccasin baseball player Matt Joyce (2003-05) and women's golfers Jackie Barenborg (2005-08) and Marianne Andersson (2008-11).
Joyce was the starting right fielder for the Mocs' 2005 National Championship team. A three-year starter at Florida Southern, Joyce played in 170 games for the Mocs, finishing with a career batting average of .306, 22 home runs and 121 RBI. He was a first team all-SSC and second team all-South Region honoree as a sophomore, and he was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 12th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball draft. Joyce has played for the Tigers (2008), Tampa Bay Rays (2009-14), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2015), Pittsburgh Pirates (2016), and the Oakland Athletics (2017-18). He was named to the American League all-star team with the Rays in 2011.
Barenborg (now Stoelting), a two-time second team all-American (2006, 2007), was a member of the Moccasins' 2007 National Championship squad and finished 11th as an individual at the 2007 NCAA Division II National Championship. An all-SSC selection in 2006, she also excelled in the classroom by earning all-America Scholar honors in 2007 and 2008. An all-region honoree in 2007, she was the winner of the Golf Channel's "Big Break: Florida" in 2014. She has played professionally since 2008, appearing in events on both the LPGA and Symetra Tours.
Andersson was an all-American in 2011 (first team) and 2010 (second team). A member of the Moccasin's third-place teams (2010, 2011) and fifth-place team (2009), she was the first Florida Southern student-athlete to ever win the NCAA Elite 90 Award (formerly Elite 88) as the player at the national championship with the highest grade-point average. Andersson was a four-time all-SSC selection, a three-time NGCA all-American Scholar, a two-time CoSIDA Academic all-American (2010, 2011), and the 2011 CoSIDA Academic all-American of the year (at-large). She ended her career with 26 top-10 finishes, the second most in school history.
The 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony will feature as its keynote speaker former Atlanta Braves great and 2018 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Chipper Jones. He spent 19 seasons with the Braves, winning a World Series title in 1995. An eight-time National League all-star, Jones was the 1999 National League MVP, a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1999, 2000), and the MLB batting champion in 2008. He is also a member of the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame (2008) and his jersey No. 10 was retired by the Braves in 2013. A native of DeLand, FL, Jones was the first overall pick in the 1990 Major League Baseball draft.
Tickets to the 2019 Florida Southern College Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet are available to the public for $50 per person. For information or to order tickets, please contact the Florida Southern Athletic Department at 863-680-4246.