ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The UNC Asheville Athletics Department held its annual Hall of Fame ceremony Friday night at Kimmel Arena. The event was presented by TD Bank.
The school inducted two new members to its Hall of Fame. They are former women’s soccer player Alison Gehringer and former men’s basketball player Rod Healy.
Alison Gehringer was a three-year starter on the UNC Asheville women’s soccer team. As a midfielder, she helped lead the Bulldogs to two trips to the Big South Championship game and one title in 1995. She earned first team Big South All-Conference honors in 1995, 1996 and 1997. Alison was the co-MVP of 1995 Big South Conference championship and was named to the All-Tournament team in 1996 and 1997. She finished her career with 19 goals 17 assists and 55 points. In 1997, Alison was named as the Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was an Academic All-America nominee in 1996 and 1997. In 2014, she was named to the Big South All Decade team for the 1990’s.
Rod Healy was a four-year letterman for the Bulldogs men’s basketball program and helped lead the program to two District 6 championships and two trips to the NAIA National Tournament. He completed his career as the program’s all-time leading rebounder with 1,121 rebounds. Rod also holds the record for most rebounds in a game with 30 against Belmont Abbey that occurred in the 1969-70 season. He finished his career with 1,334 points. Rod led the Bulldogs in rebounding for two straight seasons and was the team’s top scorer as a senior. He was an Academic All-America Honorable Mention in 1971.
Gehringer and Healy will be recognized again Saturday at halftime of the UNC Asheville-Gardner-Webb men’s basketball game.