Five members make up the 2012 Frostburg State University Hall of
Fame class that will be inducted at the annual dinner and ceremony
on Friday, October 19, 2012, as part of the Leadership and
Homecoming Weekend festivities. The Bobcat Hall of Fame now boasts
a total of 175 members.
The Bobcat track & field program leads the class of 2012 with four inductees and now has 46 former athletes in the Bobcat Hall of Fame. This year's track & field inductees combined to earn 28 All-American honors and five National Championships during their careers.
The fifth member of the class of 2012, Greg Cooper, represents the Bobcat football program and is the 39th member from that sport.
Karen Carpenter, the 171st Inductee, was a three-time All-American for the cross country and track & field programs and she holds FSU outdoor records in the 5,000 (17:33.86) and 10,000-meter runs (36:39.28). She is a two-time conference champion in cross country, nine-time Mason-Dixon Conference Champion (track & field) and 19-time All-Mason-Dixon Conference selection (track & field).
As a senior in 1998, Carpenter earned All-American honors in cross country after finishing fourth at the national championships. She was also cross country champion of the NCAA South/Southeast Region, Mason-Dixon Conference and Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championships. She was the Mason-Dixon Conference Champion in both the 5,000 and 10,000-meter runs and was voted FSU's Most Outstanding Female Senior Athlete and the Track & Field Most Valuable Athlete.
Cooper, the 172nd inductee, was a two-time All-Atlantic Central Football Conference (ACFC) selection, 1999 ACFC Co-Player of the Year and holds numerous school records for the Bobcat football team. Cooper helped the Bobcats to 30 wins during his four-year career, two appearances in ECAC Bowl Games and an ACFC Championship as a senior in 1999.
Cooper holds receiving records in receptions (181), yards (2,680) and touchdowns (23) in a career, touchdowns in a single season (10) and receptions in a single game (16).
Michael Taye, the 173rd inductee, was a three-time NCAA National Champion and 11-time All-American for the Bobcat cross country and track & field programs. Taye is one of Frostburg's most highly decorated student-athletes as he is just one of five All-Americans for the men's cross country program, one of just three indoor National Champions and one of just three athletes to collect 10 or more All-American honors for the men's track & field program.
As a senior in 2000-01, Taye won a National Championship in the 5,000-meter run during the outdoor season. He also collected All-American honors in the 5,000 during both the indoor and outdoor seasons and in the 10,000-meter run at the outdoor championships.
Angie Terrell, the 175th inductee, was a two-time National Champion, nine-time All-American and was a crucial piece to some of the top relay teams in the history of the women's track & field program. She earned at least two All-American honors in each of her four years, including three as a senior in 1987. She is tied for second all-time in the history of the women's program with her nine All-American honors.
Terrell is part of five school record relay teams as she and her teammates currently hold school marks in the 4x400 (indoor), 4x100 (outdoor), 4x200 (outdoor), 4x400 (outdoor) and the sprint medley relay (outdoor). Terrell won a pair of National Titles in the 4x100-meter relays, one in both indoor and outdoor.
Jennifer Yarnall, the 174th inductee, was a five-time All-American hurdler for the Bobcat women's track & field program. Yarnall earned All-American honors in each of her four years, including a pair of awards as a senior in 1998. She was a 17-time All-Mason-Dixon Conference selection and was a two-time conference champion.
As a senior in 1998, Yarnall earned both indoor and outdoor All-American honors after finishing fifth in the 55-meter hurdles (indoor) and third in the 100-meter hurdles (outdoor) at the NCAA Championships.