Winthrop University

Former Winthrop standout Greene nabs BSC Hall of Fame honors

CHARLOTTE -- Jeff Greene, the first athlete to earn NCAA Division I All-America honors at Winthrop, will be inducted into the Big South Conference Hall of Fame.

Greene was named All-America in 1994 for his performance in the 5,000-meter at the NCAA Indoor Championships. He also qualified for the 10,000 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships that year.

Greene captured the 1994 Big South individual men's cross country championship -- Winthrop's first individual conference champion -- and won the 1994 Big South indoor championship in the 5,000 meters.

The 1994 Big South Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year, Greene holds the Winthrop record for the indoor 5,000 with a time of 13:55, as well as the outdoor 10,000 with a time of 29:04. He was named Winthrop's Male Athlete of the Year in 1994 and was inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame in January 2005.

Joining Greene in this year's class are former Liberty men's basketball player Peter Aluma, former Coastal Carolina men's tennis player Tomas Malik, women's golfer Janet Wooten Collins of former member Campbell and former UNC Asheville women's soccer player Jill Young Booth.

The five will be officially inducted on May 29 during a special ceremony as part of the conference's annual spring meetings in Hilton Head.