Lord Botetourt inducted (from left) Becca Mikulas Allred, Steve Martin and Turner Phelps into the Athletic Hall of Fame Friday. Photo by Jim Devinney

Lord Botetourt High School inducted three new members into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony Friday at the school. The trio of Becca Mikaulas Allred (Class of 2006), Steve Martin (Class of 1970) and Turner Phelps (Class of 200 7) were also introduced at halftime of Friday night’s Homecoming football game.

 

Becca Mikulas Allred

Allred is a 2006 graduate.  During her high school career she excelled in volleyball, basketball and track.  She received numerous awards in all three sports and played on teams that placed high in district, regional and state competition.

As a middle blocker on the volleyball team, Allred was named Second Team All-Blue Ridge District and Honorable Mention Region III after her junior season.  As a senior, she was named First Team All-Blue Ridge District and Second Team Region III.  The volleyball team was the Blue Ridge District regular season and tournament champions both years.

As a post player on the basketball team, she was an integral part of the state runner-up team her junior year. The team had a 27-game winning streak and won the Blue Ridge District and Region III championships.

As a senior on the basketball team that went to the state Final Four, she was named First Team All-Blue Ridge District and Second Team Region III.  She was also a member of the Kiwanis Metro All-Star Team and played in the Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA) All-Star basketball game.

Allred was a dominant thrower for the track team while at Lord Botetourt. As a junior she was the district champion in the discus and runner-up in the shot put.

She won both events in the region competition and placed third in the state in the discus.  She was named First Team All-Blue Ridge District, Region III and AA State.  The team also won the Blue Ridge District title.

As a senior, she surpassed several long-standing records in the discus on her way to becoming the district and regional champion again.  She finished second in the discus at the state meet.  She also won the discus competition in the Cosmo Invitational and the Appomattox Invitational.

Her personal best throw was 147 feet, which is still the LBHS record.  She was once again named First Team All-Blue Ridge District, Region III, and AA State.

Allred was also the LBHS nominee for the B’nai B’rith Athletic and Achievement Award and the Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee.

After graduation, she was a scholarship athlete in track and field at the College of William and Mary where she graduated in 2010.  She had a personal best throw of 42.24 meters, which is the sixth best all-time discus throw in school history. The team won the Colonial Athletic Association track meet three of her four years.

She also received the Provost Award for each year she was at William and Mary.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree, Summa Cum Laude from the College in Chemistry.  She also has a minor in mathematics.  She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Chi Alpha Sigma.

In 2012, she received a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from Yale University.

She currently resides in Botetourt with her husband Jacob and their three children, Anna, 6, Isaac, 3, and Eliza, 15 months.

 

 

Steve Martin

Steve Martin is a 1970 graduate. He participated in both basketball and outdoor track, excelling in both. He was a 4-year letterman in basketball and a 3-year letterman in track.

He was a starter on the basketball team from his sophomore to senior year. Martin was named a co-captain on the basketball team for his junior and senior seasons.

At the time, he held the LBHS record for most points in a game with 41 and most career points with 914.  He was named to the Second Team for the All-Blue Ridge District Tournament and also named the Best All-Around Player for Lord Botetourt after his senior season.

In track, Martin participated in the high jump, low and high hurdles and the mile relay.  As a sophomore, he placed third in the district in both the high jump and mile relay.  During his junior season, he set the Lord Botetourt record in the high jump and the low hurdles.  In the All-American Relays, he placed first in both the high jump and 180-yard low hurdles.  He also placed first in the high jump in the Piedmont Relays and placed third in the state in the high jump.

Martin is a Corporate Senior Engineer for Eagle Materials, Inc., a cement manufacturing company.  He plans to retire in February of 2018.  He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Claudette Baker, for 45 years.  Steve and Claudette have one daughter, Samantha. They currently reside in Shepardsville, Kentucky.

 

Turner Phelps

Turner Phelps is a 2007 graduate. He was an outstanding baseball player during his high school career.  At the conclusion of his sophomore season he was named to the Blue Ridge District First Team as a shortstop and Second Team as a pitcher.

After a tremendous junior season, he earned many honors. He was named to the BRD First Team as a pitcher and a shortstop, and was named the Player of the Year for the district.   He was also a member of the Region III First Team as a pitcher.  He was also named VHSCA First Team All-State as a pitcher as well as The Fincastle Herald Male Athlete of the Year.

Following his senior season, Phelps was again named to the BRD First Team as a pitcher and a shortstop.  He also made First Team Region III as a pitcher and was named Second Team pitcher on the VHSCA All-State team.  He was also chosen as the Co-MVP for the LBHS baseball team.

Phelps holds several Lord Botetourt season records.  These include most home runs in a season with 7, most strikeouts in a season with 110, and most wins in a season with 7, which he did three times.  He has 21 career wins and 283 career strikeouts.

Phelps was also a valuable member of the LBHS golf team where he was a 3-year starter.  The team won the Blue Ridge District title all three of those years and LB was the state runner-up in 2006.  Turner had an 80.2 scoring average during his senior season.

After high school, Phelps went on to pitch at James Madison University from 2008-2010. He holds the JMU record for consecutive wins without a loss with 16.  He is fourth all-time in career strikeouts, and 10th in innings pitched.  He averaged 9.23 strikeouts per nine innings, which is 10th all-time at JMU.

In 2008 and 2009 he led the team in strikeouts, ERA and innings pitched.  He pitched in the NCAA Tournament against N.C. State and UNC-Charlotte.

In 2008 he was named a Ping Freshman All-American, a National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Freshman All-American, and made the CAA All-Tournament Team.  He was also named to the 2008 CAA All-Rookie Team.  He was a member of the NCAA All-East Region Team in 2008 and 2009 and made the All-CAA Team in 2009.

Phelps has played summer ball for the Covington Lumberjacks and the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod Collegiate Wooden Bat League.

In 2016 he was the pitching coach for the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks in the Future Collegiate Baseball League of New England.  He currently reside in Northern Virginia and is a technical recruiter for The Goal.  Turner’s parents Marc and Lisa still live in Botetourt.

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