Six former standout student-athletes were inducted into the Hilton Head Island High School Athletic Hall of Fame at halftime of Friday’s football game against Battery Creek.
The 2017 Hall of Fame class included Angela Beyhan Thune (1986), Jennifer Dana (1989), Carlos Gadson (1988), Sadie Jenkins Bush (1984), Andrew Mitchell (1991), and Emily Natoli (2009).
Thune was a track and cross country star for the Seahawks in the 1980s, winning state titles in the 800, 1600 and 4×400 relay in 1986 to earn S.C. Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Athlete of the Year honors in 1986.
Dana ran cross country and middle distance at HHIHS and ranks fourth in school history in the 1,500, 12th in the 800, and 23rd in the 5K.
Gadson was a football star for the Seahawks and was selected to the All-State team and the North-South
All-Star Game as a defensive end in 1987. He still holds the program record for blocked kicks in a game and a season.
Bush was a five-sport standout for the Seahawks, competing in volleyball, basketball, soccer, cross country, and track. She was a state champion in the mile and held the HHIHS record for cross country for 26 years. Bush went on to play volleyball and basketball on scholarship at Baptist College of Charleston, which is now known as Charleston Southern.
Mitchell was a four-sport star for the Seahawks, competing in football, basketball, track, and baseball. He was a North-South selection as a senior and went on to play at Savannah State before playing 12 seasons in the Arena Football League.
Natoli was a standout volleyball, basksetball, and soccer player at HHIHS, helping the Seahawks’ volleyball team reach the state finals and playing on a state championship soccer team in 2008. Natoli played soccer at Vanderbilt and is now teaching and coaching in the Houston, Texas, area.