TRHS Adds Trio To Athletic Hall Of Fame
Travelers Rest High School added three former athletes to the school's Athletic Hall Of Fame last Friday night at Joe Small Gymnasiu. Pictured are Andrew Brown, Megan Smith Zapf and Tony Anderson.
Megan Smith Zapf (Class of 2002) was a multiple sport athlete earning Varsity letters and awards in women’s basketball and women’s soccer. She was a five (5) year starter, team captain and earned five (5) Varsity letters as a Devildog basketball player. In women’s soccer she was a three (3) year starter and earned three (3) Varsity letters. She was an All-Conference performer in 1999, 2000, and 2001. She was also named to the All-State team in 2000 and 2001. In 2000, she set the state record for goals in a season with 59 and tied the state record for goals in a single game with 11. Her 2000 record is still ranked 2nd in the Palmetto Finest Record Book. She was captain and eight-year starter for the Premier Club Team, St. Giles United Storm, (now CESA), that won eight consecutive State Championships and advanced to Regionals. Megan attended Presbyterian College on soccer scholarship where she was a 4yr. starter for the Blue Hose. She was a three-time MVP, while having the distinction of being the only three-time MVP in Presbyterian history. She is 4th All Time in total points scored with 101, 3rd All Time in career goals with 39 and assists with 23. She was an NSCAA All-Region, SAC All-Conference, and SAC AllTournament performer while at Presbyterian. She had five game winning goals in 2003, scored the most points in 2004 with 26 pts., and had the most assists in 2005. In 2005 she was named to the COSIDA Verizon Academic All-District team and to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District team. Also, in 2005 she was named the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Women’s Soccer. Megan is a graduate of Presbyterian College and earned her master’s degree from the University of North Carolina.
Tony Anderson (Class of 1969) was a four-sport athlete earning multiple Varsity letters and awards in football, basketball, baseball, and track. In football he earned three Varsity letters and was an All-Skyline Conference performer in 1968 playing both ways as an offensive and defensive lineman and was a team captain. He had 26 career touchdown pass catches. Playing basketball for the Devildogs, Tony was an Honorable Mention to the All-Greenville County Team in 1968. In 1969 he was an All-Skyline Conference performer and was a team captain. As a Devildog baseball player, he was a pitcher and played multiple positions in the field where he was an All-Skyline Conference performer in 1969. In Track and Field, he competed in the 880 yd. dash, the 440 yd. dash, (¼ mile), the medley and mile relays, the high jump, and the pole vault. He was an All-Skyline Conference performer in the high jump and pole vault in 1968 and 1969. At one time he held the TRHS high jump record of 5’11” which now has since been broken. He still holds the Travelers Rest High School school record for the pole vault at 11’ 9.5”. He was a member of the 1969 All-State track team. He was named the Greenville-News Piedmont Outstanding Athlete of the Year in 1969 for Travelers Rest High School. Tony attended Clemson University on a football scholarship playing multiple positions including, split end, tight end, Roverback/Tigerback and punter. He held several punting records for Clemson. He was part of a group of players that reinstituted the rubbing of Howard’s Rock and Running Down the Hill in 1972. Tony is a 1973 graduate of Clemson University.
Andrew Brown (Class of 2015) was a multiple sport athlete earning Varsity letters and awards in basketball, baseball, and track. In basketball he was a three-time All-Region, and All-County performer for the Devildogs in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He was also the Greenville County Player of the Year and Region Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015. Andrew was named to the All-State team in 2014 and 2015. Andrew was also a team captain for the Devildogs. As a sophomore he averaged 12 pts., 8 rebounds and 5 assists per game. As a junior he averaged 16 pts., 9 rebounds and 7 assists per game. As a senior he was named the South Carolina AAA Player of the Year while averaging 24 pts., 12 rebounds and 8 assists per game. He was named to the North Carolina/South Carolina All-Star game in 2015 and is the 2nd All-time leading scorer in Devildog basketball history. Andrew played baseball for the Devildogs for three years and ran track as a senior. After graduation he attended Furman University on a basketball scholarship. As a star Paladin player, he averaged playing 19.1 minutes per game for his career. Twice is his career, in 2017 and 2019 he had the highest 3-pt. Field goal percentage in a game with 100% and was the leading 3-Pt. scorer in 2018 with 43.3%. He is currently ranked 2nd in Furman career 3-Pt. Field Goal Percentage with 41.9%. Andrew shares the most career wins in Furman history with 90 wins while seeing action in 117 games in his career. His senior season at Furman saw the Paladins become the 1st team in school history to be ranked in the AP Poll reaching as high as 23rd in the nation. Andrew is a 2019 graduate of Furman University.