Inductee  Class of 2017 Accomplishments
Jack Croyle The first men’s golfer to be inducted into the GSU Hall of Fame after becoming the first to earn all-conference honors four-straight years, including three first-team selection. He led Georgia State to its first NCAA Regional appearance in 1999 and first NCAA Championship appearance in 2000. Croyle finished with 14 rounds of par or better during the 1998-99 season where he recorded three top-5 finishes and finished with six top-10 results. His 73.46 career scoring average ranks in the top 10 in program history and his career rounds played is among the top five.
Kara Fitzgerald  

The first women’s soccer player to land in the GSU Hall of Fame after earning all-conference honors three times during her career. In 1997, she led the Panthers to their lone NCAA tournament appearance after winning the TAAC Championship. To this day, she is the school career record holder for goals, points, game-winning goals and matches played. She also has the third-most assists in school history. Fitzgerald holds the single-season records for goals, points and game-winning goals. Fitzgerald earned Georgia State Female Athlete of the Year, All-South Region Team honors, TAAC MVP, and Honorable Mention All American recognition.

Jason Glover  

The third member of the baseball program to be inducted into the GSU Hall of Fame, Glover is Georgia State's career home run leader and the first All-American in GSU baseball history. He earned third-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in 1996. He finished his career by smashing 45 home runs from 1993-96, a record that still stands today. As a senior in 1996, he hit 20 homers, the second-most in a single season in program history. He was the Trans-America Athletic Conference Player of the Year, first-team all-conference and first-team All-Atlantic Region by the ABCA in 1996. Glover was a two-time all-conference pick in the TAAC and three-time TAAC player of the week. He was named Georgia State Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 1996 and was an MLB Draftee twice.

Jimmy Jacobs  

A four-time letterwinner in basketball and three times in baseball, Jimmy Jacobs starred at Georgia State in the 1960’s, become the school’s first 1,000 career point scorer. He was the leading scorer for the University in both 1966-67 and 1967-68 seasons and was the school’s all-time scoring leader from 1969 to 1986. Jimmy’s 37 points against Armstrong State set the single-game record which stood until 1971. In baseball, he pitched a complete game to beat Vanderbilt for GSU’s first baseball win over an SEC opponent. He graduated from Georgia State in 1970 with a degree in journalism.

Rankin and Sandy Cooter  

When it comes to a husband and wife duo that has supported Georgia State in nearly every way possible, Rankin and Sandy Cooter rank right at the top. Rankin has been associated with Georgia State for more than forty years, serving as the athletic director on multiple occasions. He was also the first women’s basketball coach in program history, leading the Panthers from 1975-79, and again for the 1988-89 season, compiling a 63-35 record. During that time, he led the team to five consecutive winning season and a berth in the AIAW postseason tournament. As the Director of Athletics, he created the first academic support program in the department to help student-athletes succeed on and off the court. Sandy has been an equally strong supporter of Georgia State, especially in the early years as the women’s basketball program was getting started. She recently helped start the Sandy and G. Rankin Cooter Kinesiology and Health Award to provide financial support to kinesiology and health students in the Honors College.