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UWF Athletics Hall of Fame Profile: Stuart Manley

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will induct its Hall of Fame class of 2011-12 on Friday, February 10 at Scenic Hills Country Club.  Starting on Monday, one of the five inductees will be highlighted each day on, and Wednesday’s profile is men’s golf graduate Stuart Manley.

Manley helped lead the Argonauts to their first ever national championship in 2001 as a four-year student-athlete under head coach Steve Fell.  A three time All-American from 1999-2001, Manley was also named the Gulf South Conference Player of the Year during his senior year. Manley earned All-GSC honors all four years he was at the University of West Florida, including three first team selections to go along with an All-Decade Team honorable mention award.

Internationally, Manley represented Great Britain and Ireland at the 2002 Palmer Cup and was the 2003 Welsh Amateur Champion. In 2003, he led Great Britain and Ireland to victory over the United States during the 2003 Walker Cup.  Manley continues to make his rounds on the European Tour, where he has competed since the 2004 season.

The 2011-12 UWF Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend will start on Friday, February 10 with the Argonaut Scholarship Golf Tournament at Scenic Hills at 9 a.m.  The five former student-athletes (Todd Androsko, baseball; Bryan Clarke, men’s golf; Stuart Manley, men’s golf; Veronica McGinnis, women’s soccer; Michael Padilla, men’s cross country) will be inducted that night at the hall of fame banquet, which will also be held at Scenic Hills.

The festivities will continue on Saturday, February 11 as the UWF baseball and basketball teams will be in action on campus.  The action will start at 2 p.m., as the baseball team faces Rollins in a doubleheader and the men’s and women’s basketball teams face Alabama-Huntsville in Gulf South Conference play.  The hall of fame class will be introduced at halftime of the men’s game.  A silent auction will also be held at the banquet site on Friday night, and the auction will close at the end of halftime of the men’s basketball game on Saturday.

For more information on the Hall of Fame weekend, contact athletic coordinator Robin Dezarn at or call (850) 474-3312.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit

2011-12 UWF Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend

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