SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – Three individuals will comprise the 20th induction class of the Spring Arbor University Athletics Hall of Fame. Roy Adair (’02), Micah Lancaster (’06) and Darlene Mefford will be formally enshrined at a banquet on the evening of Saturday, February 6 in the Ralph Carey Forum on the campus of SAU.
Roy Adair (’02) – Men’s Golf
Adair was a standout on the men’s golf team from 1998-02, earning NAIA All-American honors in 2000 and 2001, as well as posting top-5 finishes at the NAIA National Championship in both years. He accumulated nine wins over his outstanding four-year career – the most in program history. He claimed medalist honors at the 2000 NCCAA National Championship and the 2001 NAIA Regional Tournament, as well as capturing three conference titles.
Adair’s name litters the SAU record book, holding the all-time best rounds for 18-holes (67), 36-holes (139), 54-holes (216) and 72-holes (291).
Adair graduated cum laude with a degree in mathematics and has spent the last seven years working for Nielsen – a world leader in providing market research. Since graduating, Adair has won six club championships, as well as the Calhoun County Amateur last year.
Micah Lancaster (’06) – Men’s Basketball
With 2,393 points and 751 assists, Lancaster ranks second and first, respectively, all-time for Spring Arbor men’s basketball. He was a three-time NAIA Honorable Mention All-American, as well as a two-time NCCAA First Team All-American while also garnering a Second Team All-American selection.
The 5-foot-9 guard from Belmont, Michigan guided the Cougars to back-to-back NCCAA national championships in 2005 and 2006, and was named Most Outstanding Player following the 2005 national tournament.
After graduation, Lancaster devoted his career to the sport working as a NBA skills coach and international camp clinician, and founding I’m Possible Training – now the global authority on basketball skill development and certification. An innovator in basketball training tools and techniques, Lancaster has established himself as one of the premiere trainers in the world working with players at all levels, including the NBA’s Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Kyrie Irving and Evan Turner.
Darlene Mefford – Meritorious Service
Mefford, who will be inducted for meritorious service, served as a Spring Arbor University administrator and professor for more than 30 years. She invested greatly in Athletics, providing academic support for student-athletes, and supervising and coordinating all academic records. She also served at the conference level as the Eligibility Chair for the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) from 1988-2000.
For her outstanding service to the Athletic Department, and the University, Mefford received numerous accolades, including the Harold Darling Keeper of the Concept in 2010, which recognizes individuals who embody the spirit of the University. She also earned the SAU Distinguished Service Award in 1988 and again in 2006, as well as the WHAC Female Administrator Award in 1991.