Five Superior Alums Set to Be Inducted Into MSU Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 25
Five individuals who made profound impacts on their teams and who stood out as superior student-athletes while at Morehead State University will be inducted into the MSU Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 25.
The newest members of the prestigious Hall of Fame are: Chynna Bozeman (women's basketball), David Caudill (Football), Jeff Faith (cross country/track and field), Leslie King (soccer) and Ellie (Roberson) Puckett (volleyball).
This year's ceremony will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Prefontaine Pub in the Adron Doran University Center from 6-10 p.m. ET, following the basketball doubleheader with UT Martin that tips off at 1 and 3 p.m. The ceremony will open with a reception featuring game day hors d'oeuvres, along with a beer and wine pairing. The five inductees will be honored following the reception. Attendees are encouraged to wear attire suited for a game day and blue and gold.
The cost of the ceremony is a minimum $25 contribution to Morehead State Athletics. For more information or to register for the event, click here or call Kenna Gauche at 606-783-2089.
Below are the bios of the five latest Hall of Fame members.
Chynna Bozeman – Women's Basketball: 2007-2011
A two-time Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year who has her jersey retired in Johnson Arena, Bozeman is one of the greatest women's basketball players in Morehead State and OVC history.
From Columbus, Ohio, Bozeman still ranks No. 1 in career scoring (2,170 points) in program history and ranks among the top-20 point producers in OVC history.
She was named the 2009-10 and 2010-11 OVC Player of the Year and also still holds MSU career records for steals (251), three-pointers made (377) and attempted (1,096 – which is also the OVC career record). Bozeman ranks in the top 10 in program career history in assists (394), games played (125), field goals made (706) and free throws made (381).
Among season records, Bozeman is the owner of the program record for steals (95 in 2010-11) and three-pointers (121 in 2009-10) and ranks second and third in scoring (662 in 2010-11 and 648 in 2009-10).
She was a four-time OVC Newcomer of the Week honoree in 2007-08 before earning six OVC Player of the Week accolades in her career.
On her senior night On Feb. 12, 2011, MSU officially retired her No. 2 jersey.
Bozeman, who earned her bachelor's degree from MSU in 2011 and her Master's Degree from MSU in 2012, is currently a basketball coach with Tri-State Pride (AAU Team based out of Huntington, W. Va.) and has been building her own youth basketball training program, Rim Runners Basketball based in Portsmouth, Ohio.
David Caudill – Football: 1999-2003
One of the most accomplished quarterbacks in Morehead State history, Caudill came to MSU from Van Buren, Ind., and eventually earned the 2003 PFL South Division Offensive Player of the Year accolade.
Caudill was a two-time First-Team All-PFL selection (2002, 2003) and holds the record for the longest touchdown pass (98 yards) in program history.
His 2,979 passing yards in 2002 still ranks as the fifth best season in MSU history, while his 2,660 yards in 2003 is the 11th best.
Caudill ranks fifth in career passing yards (7,236) at MSU as well as sixth in completions (503) and attempts (901). His 212.8 yards per game for his career is the fourth best total in program history.
He helped lead head coach Matt Ballard's (a 2021-22 MSU Hall of Fame inductee) program to four straight winnings records and 29 wins over his four years. His career culminated in back-to-back PFL South Division titles in 2002 and 2003 when the Eagles went 9-3 and 8-3, respectively.
In addition, Caudill is one of just three Eagles in program history to earn three straight First-Team Academic All-Pioneer League honors. He was voted team MVP by his teammates in 2002 and 2003.
Caudill played professionally in the German Football League in 2004 for the Berlin Adler where he helped win the German Bowl and was awarded German Bowl MVP.
Caudill, who earned a bachelor's degree from MSU in 2004, resides in his hometown of Van Buren, Ind., with his partner Becky and three children, Zoey, Zaavan and Conway
He was also inducted into the Grant County (Ind.) Hall of Fame.
Jeff Faith – Men's Cross Country/Track and Field: 1994-1997
One of the most consistent and awarded runners in Morehead State history, Faith's MSU career culminated in him being crowned an OVC Champion.
Faith was the individual OVC champion and the league Runner of the Year in 1996. He helped lead the Eagles to perhaps their most successful three-year run (1994-96) in program history, including being the lead runner on the team that won the 1995 OVC championship.
Faith is also one of a small contingent of former Eagles to ever be named First-Team All-OVC three consecutive seasons.
In his career, Faith compiled 15 top-10 finishes in races and helped the Eagles claim nine team wins in 1994-96.
In track, he also excelled. Faith was the 1996 OVC indoor and outdoor 5,000 meter champion. He also won the OVC individual 10,000 meter title in outdoor for 1996 and 1997.
Faith attended North Harrison High School in Ramsey, Ind. Although recruited by then-MSU Head Coach Dan Lindsey, he elected to attend Neosho County (Kan.) Community College where he led the school to its first-ever appearance in the junior college national cross country championships in 1993. Faith then transferred after one year and joined the Morehead State program prior to the 1994-95 season.
Faith, who earned bachelor's (1997) and Master's Degree from MSU, currently works at Crossroads Academy in Georgia as Assistant Coordinator after serving more than 10 years as Assistant Principal and Athletics Director at South Effingham High School in Guyton, Ga.
Faith resides in Rincon, Ga., with his wife Jennifer and two children, Micah and Calleigh.
Leslie King – Soccer: 2005-2007
A multiple record-holder, King helped spark a resurgence in Morehead State soccer in the mid-2000s, starting as the Eagles' goalkeeper from 2005-07.
A native of Park Hills, Ky., and a product of Notre Dame Academy, King is the program's career record holder in saves (345) and shutouts (19) and ranks third in goals against average (1.49), wins (17) and minutes played (4743:08).
She also holds the program season record for shutouts (10 in 2006) and the match record for shots faced (47). King owns the top three match records for saves (18 in 2006, 17 in 2005, 16 in 2005) as well as still owning the freshman and sophomore program high marks for saves and minutes played.
In addition, King has the program record for consecutive scoreless minutes when she did not allow a goal for 795 straight minutes in 2006.
King earned the OVC Defensive Player of the Year honor in 2006 as well as First-Team All-OVC. She was named Second-Team All-OVC her first year in 2005 and was a three-time OVC Goalkeeper of the Week.
King, who earned her bachelor's degree from MSU in 2009, resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her spouse, Cecilia King and son, Beckham King.
Ellie (Roberson) Puckett – Volleyball: 2009-2012
(Roberson) Puckett helped elevate Morehead State volleyball to a championship level during her career and became one of the top players in program history.
The Louisville, Ky., native was named the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year after registering 500 kills. Puckett also helped guide the Eagles to three consecutive OVC championships and an incredible 52-2 league record from 2010-12.
She was a two-time First-Team All-OVC selection (2011, 2012) and was named American Volleyball Coaches All-Region and Honorable Mention All-American in 2012. Puckett also earned the 2012-13 OVC overall Female Athlete of the Year honor, one of just two ever from Morehead State.
During Puckett's career, Morehead State won 98 overall matches, and she was part of the first team to earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament when the Eagles faced Purdue in the 2011 tournament.
Puckett's 1,521 career kills were the program's rally-scoring era (2001-present) record until it was broken in 2021. She still ranks eighth in career kills for all eras.
Her 32-kill match against Tennessee Tech in 2012 is one of just 18 individual matches of 30+ kills in program history
Puckett, who earned her bachelor's degree from MSU in 2013, owns Renegade Ventures, which handles business brokering and consulting. Puckett has served as the Deputy Executive Director for the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.
Puckett and her husband Brad have two young children, Theodore and Nathaniel.
By Matt Schabert, Morehead State Athletic Media Relations