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Salem honors 2016 Salem Athletic Hall of Fame members
2016 Salem Athletic Hall of Fame group photoThe Salem Seminoles inducted six new members in the 2016 Salem Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony January 15, 2016 during the doubleheader against Loganville. These former student athletes and coaches join dozens of Hall of Fame members inducted in two prior years and will have their portraits displayed on the walls of Salem High’s gymnasium.

The inductees are: 

Jayson Williams – football (Class of 2005). In Williams' senior year at SHS, he was first team All-State, rushed for 1,200 yards, and was named area and county Player of the Year.  As a SHS junior, Williams was an All–State honorable mention and All-Area first team; he lettered for three years in basketball and four years in track. At Central Florida University, he appeared in 16 games over two years as reserve running back and special teams; as a junior at  Western Carolina University, he played in seven games (three starts), before a season-ending knee injury; he rushed for 146 yards on the season.

Cameron Gibson – baseball (Class of 2011). At SHS, Gibson was named All-Region, All-Area, and All-State as a senior.  He graduated as the school record-holder for career batting average and home runs; he still holds school records for runs batted in and saves.  He played in the state All-Star game and also lettered two years in football. He played collegiately at Georgia Tech on the 2012 ACC Championship tea; at Chipola College, leading the team in 2013 with a .352 batting average and 24 stolen bases; at Jacksonville University where he played in all 54 games in 2014, recording 11 doubles and scoring 30 runs.  In 2015 at Jacksonville University, he reached base in 31 straight games and finished in the top 15 in conference in batting average, stolen bases, hits, and runs scored 

Brittany Beaumont – soccer (Class of 2009). At SHS, Beaumont earned four varsity letters in soccer and swimming and was the only four-year starter that won Region 8-AAAA for four consecutive years. She was named All-Area Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 and First Team All- Region in 2008, and qualified for state tournament in swimming in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, she was named the Salem High School Athlete of the Year by the Rockdale Citizen. She played collegiately at Clemson University and was named to the President’s List or Honor Roll each year at Clemson.  In 2011, she played in 10 games.  In 2012, she played in 17 games (690 minutes). In 2013, she played 14 games and started three with multiple games with two points.

Jordan Young – soccer (Class of 2009).  At  SHS, Young was named Region 8 Offensive Player of the Year in 2009.  She scored 70 goals in her high school career and was named All-State first team as a senior.  She was selected to the GHSA Senior All Star Game and was named MVP of the game; she was voted third in the Gatorade Player of the Year award. At the University of Georgia, she appeared in 15 games in 2009 as a freshman.  She also played collegiately at Georgia State University,  starting 18 of 20 games in 2011.  She led team with six assists and tied for sixth in conference.  In 2012, she played in all 17 games, starting 10 and was named to Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.  In 2013, she played in 17 games (1,240 minutes), starting 14, and was second on the team in goals and assists.  

Jarrett Brown – baseball (Class of 2011). At SHS, Brown was twice named All-Region in baseball and football and lettered for four years in basketball.  He totaled 162 strikeouts over his junior and senior years. He was drafted in the 23rd round by the Boston Red Sox. He played collegiately at the University of Georgia. Over three seasons at UGA, he pitched in 60 games with 59 in relief and posted a 1-1 record with a 4.54 ERA.  In 67.1 innings, he recorded 38 strikeouts. He was drafted in the 22nd round by the Seattle Mariners in the 2014 MLB  Draft.  Currently, he is pitching in high Class A in the Mariners organization.

Chris Davis – baseball (Class of 1996). At SHS, as a player, Davis is the career leader in runs scored, third in career hits, fifth in runs batted in, and ninth in home runs. He played collegiately at Truett-McConnell College. He came back to coach the Salem softball and baseball teams.  As head baseball coach, his team won 46 games over a two-year period.  Davis led the team to its highest finish in 2008, reaching the final four.

Pictured below: 
Salem High School honored its third class of inductees into the Salem Athletic Hall of Fame during the January 15, 2016 basketball doubleheader against Loganville. Left to right: SHS Principal Tonya Bloodworth; inductee, alum and former SHS Coach Chris Davis (baseball, Class of 1996); Susan Beaumont, mother of inductee Brittany Beaumont (soccer, Class of 2009; not pictured); former football Coach Frank Caputo; inductee Jayson Williams (football, Class of 2005); inductee Jarrett Brown (baseball, Class of 2011) with his mother Misty Brown and father James Brown; inductee Jordan Young (soccer, Class of 2009); SHS Athletic Director Coach Darren Wilkins; Carla Gibson, mother of inductee Cameron Gibson (baseball, Class of 2011; not pictured); Coach Rochone Dilligard; Maurice Gibson, former SHS athletic director and coach and father of inductee Cameron Gibson.

2016 Salem Athletic Hall of Fame group photo