Sports Hall of Fame

As a part of Homecoming each year, new inductees are added to this exclusive listing and their plaques are hung for future generations of Sailfish fans and supporters to see each and every time they return to campus.

Nordia Reid Morris '04

Nordia Reid Morris Sports Hall of Fame Palm Beach Atlantic University 2016

Women’s soccer player Nordia Reid Morris left Palm Beach Atlantic University as one of the most dangerous offensive talents to wear the blue and white, scoring 56 goals with 27 assists and 139 points. She ranks second in career points and goals and is third in assists. She saved her best season for her last, scoring 22 goals and tallying 52 points as the Sailfish posted a 12-9 record. The Sailfish advanced to the NCCAA National Tournament that season, where she was named to the All-Tournament team as well as the Offensive MVP of the tournament. She was named to the All-Florida Sun Conference team in 2001 and 2002. In her freshman campaign, PBA went 20-4, winning the Florida Sun Conference regular season and postseason championships and advancing to the NAIA quarterfinals. Since graduating from PBA, the Jamaica native has settled in West Palm Beach with her family. She and her husband, Henroy Morris Sr., own and operate a party rental business. She is the mother of three children and two stepchildren.


Jonathan Lawrence Sports Hall of Fame Award Palm Beach Atlantic University 2016

Jonathan Lawrence '10

Jonathan Lawrence becomes the fifth men’s basketball player to join the PBA Sports Hall of Fame. As a Sailfish, the 6-foot-2 guard scored 1,322 points, including an average 17.2 points per game his senior year. He is the No. 4 all-time scorer in PBA men’s basketball history.
In his four years, Lawrence played in 109 games and made 102 starts. Constantly on the floor, he played 32 minutes a game and led the team as a senior with 852 minutes played.
The Miami Gardens native was named to the NCCAA All-Region second team as well as the All-ICAA second team his senior year. He made a career-high 27 three-pointers during the season and shot over 45 percent from the floor. In his career he made 44 percent overall and 70 percent from the free-throw line. He averaged 3.7 rebounds per game, including 4.7 as a senior.
Since graduating with a degree in biology, Lawrence earned a master’s degree in professional studies for biotechnology management in 2014 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has interned at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in the chronic disease informatics program and currently works for the Miami-Dade Police Department as a DNA analyst. He recently married Lindsay Lowe Lawrence ’12, and they reside in Pembroke Pines.


Dr. Tomothy Ladd Sports Hall of Fall Palm Beach Atlantic University 2016

Dr. Timothy Ladd 

Dr. Timothy Ladd, who has served as Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) since 2003, is the first non-player or coach to be inducted to the PBA Sports Hall of Fame. He joined the PBA faculty in 2000 and is an associate professor of education.
In 2011 he was named to the NCAA Division II Management Council, and in 2014, his peers elected him to serve as the council’s vice chair. The following year he became council chair and a member of the NCAA Board of Governors. The council, which recommends policy and regulations that govern Division II, serves as the primary advisory group to the Division II Presidents Council, the division’s top policy-making body. In 2015, he represented the Management Council at the NCAA DI Strategic Summit.
Before coming to PBA, Ladd taught at Wayland Baptist University and in the public school system of Dallas, Texas. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Baylor University, as well as an Ed.D. from Texas A&M-Commerce. His wife, Kim, is director of Career Development at PBA. Their daughter, Alana, is a student at DePaul University in Chicago.

Ashley Jones Sports Hall of Fame Recipient 2015 Palm Beach Atlantic

Ashley Jones Capps '10

Weston "Cheyne" Roberts '10

Gary Carter, Head Baseball Coach 2009-2011




Robert Pregnolato '99





Dana Manatos '02 




Leslie Walker Heinrichs '99



Marjorie Vital-Herne, '02



Miguel Lemming, '04/'06 MBA




Willie Gibson, Jr. ’73



Jackie Stanley Hilliard ’04/’05 MBA





Coach Bob White ’04 MS 





Angela Magnotta '03





Nick Priolo '99 





Other Sports Hall of Fame Recipients:

Carlos Cajigas '99-'03
Jim Harwood '00
Jennifer Wren '96
Chris Gryskiewicz '88
Curtis Lynch '82
Jennifer Brecht Bowen '91
Jay McCormick '87
Stefanie Vavich '94
Leonard Banks '84