The Independence Athletic Committee is proud to honor the newest inductees to the Independence Athletics Hall of Fame: Jessica Twaddle and McCoy Newberg. Jessica and McCoy were hosted at a dinner at Indy on Friday, January 21, and recognized at halftime of the Boys Basketball game in front of a packed house.
Independence High School 2009-2013
Murray State University 2014-2017
Two-sport athlete for Independence High School (basketball and softball). Four-Time Letter Winner for Independence High School in basketball and softball.
Softball… Career Batting Average .478, Four-Time All-District Selection (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). District Offensive Player of the Year (2013). Kentucky/Tennessee All-Star Game (2013)
Basketball…Team Captain (2012-13). All-District Team (2013).
At Murray State 2014-2017:
3 rd team All American (2017).
Two-Time Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year.
School records for Career Batting average: .374, Hits 234, RBIs 143, and double plays turned 84.
All Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer Team (2014).
Two-Time Ohio Valley Conference All-Tournament Team (2014, 2016).
Two-Time Academic All-America (2015 & 2017).
Ohio Valley Conference Steve Hamilton Sportsmanship Award (2017).
Ohio Valley Conference Scholar Athlete (2016).
Independence High School 2008-2012
University of Nebraska 2012-2014
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 2014-2017
Set Single Season School Records in Win Percentage .966 (56 wins, 2 losses); Wins in a season (56), Near Fall points in a season (242), Most Outstanding Wrestler Points (295).
Holds Career School records in most wins (185), most near fall points scored (795), tech falls (43), and Most Outstanding Wrestler Points (889).
3-Time Region Champion.
3-Time TSSAA State Medalist (2010, 2011, 2012). Placed 3 rd in State (2010), 2-Time State Champion (2011, 2012).
Most Outstanding Wrestler at TSSAA State Tournament (2011).
13 Individual Tournament Career Titles.
NHSCA High School All-American (2009, 2010).
Career record 185-19.
At University of Nebraska:
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012).
Collected 17 pins.
Career Record 49-20.
Fifth place at Junior US Open (2013).
Freestyle All-American (2013).
At University of Chattanooga:
Career Record 27-13.