Andrew Brown, Megan Smith Zapf, and Tony Anderson were inducted into the Travelers Rest High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, February 4, 2022, in a ceremony held between the Devildog girls’ and boys’ basketball games against Walhalla High School.
Tony Anderson is a 1969 graduate of Travelers Rest High School. He was a four-sport gifted athlete earning multiple Varsity letters and awards in football, basketball, baseball, and track.
In football he earned 3 Varsity letters while playing for Coach Dean “Chico” Bolin. Tony was an All-Skyline Conference performer at offensive and defensive lineman in 1968 and was also a team captain. The Devildogs were Skyline Conference Champions in 1967 and 1968. He caught touchdown passes in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons with a career total of 26 touchdown passes. In 1967, the Devildogs made it to the Upstate Championship Game, and in 1968 to the first round of the State Playoffs.
Tony played basketball for the Devildogs playing for Coach Joe Small. Tony was named an Honorable Mention to the All-Greenville County Team in 1968. He was named an All-Skyline Conference performer in 1969. Tony was a team captain for the Devildogs in 1969. In 1969, the Devildog basketball team won the Skyline Conference Championship and went on to compete in the South Carolina State Tournament.
Baseball was another sport where Tony excelled. He was an All-Skyline Conference performer for the Devildogs in 1969 as a pitcher and played multiple positions in the field.
Track and Field was yet another sport that Tony excelled in showing diverse skills and was at his best participating in multiple track and field events. He competed in events ranging from the 880 yd. dash, 440 yd. dash, (¼ mile), the medley relay, the mile relay, the high jump, and pole vault. Tony competed in Track & Field events for four years. He was an All-Skyline Conference performer in the pole vault and high jump in 1968 and 1969 and competed in the Upstate and State Track meets. Upon graduation he had set the TRHS high jump record at 5’11” which now has since been broken. The pole vault is where Tony made Devildog Athletic history. Tony established and currently holds the school record in the pole vault. Tony’s 11’ 9.5” is still the Travelers Rest High School record and was set at the Upstate Track Meet in 1969. Tony was selected to the 1969 All-State track team. He was named the Greenville News-Piedmont, Outstanding Athlete of the Year in 1969 for Travelers Rest High School.
After graduation, Tony accepted a football scholarship from Clemson University where he graduated in 1973. Tony was a Split End and Tight End on the1969 Clemson freshman team that was undefeated. He was a 3-year letterman for the Tigers playing multiple positions including Split End, Tight End, “Roverback / Tigerback” but was primarily the punter for the Tigers. He held several punting records for Clemson University. He was also part of a group of players who reinstituted the rubbing of Howard’s Rock and Running Down the Hill in 1972.
Tony Anderson is remembered at Travelers Rest High School as an outstanding Devildog athlete who helped set the standard for athletic excellence.
Andrew Brown is a 2015 graduate of Travelers Rest High School. He was a multiple sport athlete earning Varsity Letters in basketball, baseball, and track.
As a sophomore during the 2012-2013 season playing for the Devildog basketball team he averaged 12 pts. per game, 8 rebounds per game and 5 assists per game. Andrew was named an All-Region and All-County performer for the Devildogs.
As a Devildog junior during the 2013-2014 basketball season, he averaged 16 pts. per game, 9 rebounds per game and 7 assists per game. He was again named an All-Region, and an All-County performer for the Devildogs. The Devildogs were also Conference Champions. Andrew was named the Greenville County Player of the Year in 2014. Andrew also earned the distinction of being named to the South Carolina High School All-State team and was the Region Player of the Year. He was also voted a team captain.
Andrew’s senior season of 2014-2015 saw him make Devildog Athletic history. He was once again a team captain while averaging 24 pts. per game, 12 rebounds per game, and 8 assists per game. His senior season brought many more awards and recognition. The Devildogs were once again Conference Champions. He was once again recognized as an All-Region, All-County, and an All-State performer, and was the Region Player of the Year. He was also named the Greenville County Player of the Year. Additional awards earned were being named the prestigious South Carolina AAA Player of the Year in 2015. He also played in the North Carolina / South Carolina All-Star game. Andrew is the 2nd All-time leading scorer in history for the Devildogs. He also played baseball for 3 years and ran track as a senior.
Andrew was also a member of the National Honor Society and was a Presbyterian College Fellow.
After graduation, Andrew was offered and accepted a full scholarship to play basketball at Furman University where he graduated in 2019. As a star Paladin player, Andrew averaged for his career playing 19.1 minutes per game. Andrew had the highest 3-Pt. Field Goal Percentage in a game, (100%) in 2017 and again in 2019 and was the leading 3-Pt. scorer in 2018 with a 43.3% completion percentage. Andrew is ranked 2nd in Furman career 3-Pt. Field Goal Percentage with 41.9%. Andrew has and shares the most career wins as a Paladin player with 90 wins as he saw action in 117 games in his collegiate career. During his senior year at Furman, the Paladins became the first team in Furman history to be ranked in the AP Poll reaching as high as 23rd in the nation.
Andrew Brown is remembered at Travelers Rest High School as a talented and gifted Devildog athlete with outstanding leadership skills who continued to help set the high standards for Devildog Athletics.
Megan Smith Zapf is a 2002 graduate of Travelers Rest High School. She was an outstanding multiple sport student athlete earning many Varsity letters and awards in Women’s Basketball and Women’s Soccer playing for the Devildogs.
Megan was a five (5) year starter for the Women’s Basketball team from 1998-2002 and earned five (5) Varsity Letters as a player. She was also named a team captain for the Women’s basketball team.
Women’s Soccer was the sport where Megan excelled and made Devildog Athletic history. She was a three (3) year starter while also earning three (3) Varsity letters. She was named an All-Conference performer in 1999, 2000 and 2001. She was also named to the All-State Women’s Soccer Team in 2000 and 2001. During the 2000 soccer season, Megan made Devildog Athletic History as she set a new South Carolina High School State Record for the most goals in a season and tied the State Record for the most goals in a single game. Megan scored 11 goals in a single game while completing the season scoring a state record total of 59 goals. Megan’s 2000 record is still ranked 2nd in the Palmetto Finest Record Book. She was also a team captain for the Devildogs. She was captain and an eight-year starter for the Premier Club Team, St. Giles United Storm, (now CESA) that won eight consecutive State Championships and advanced to Regionals.
After a stellar high school career, Megan received a full Athletic Scholarship from Presbyterian College to play Women’s Soccer, where she was a 4 yr. starter and letter winner for the Blue Hose. She was voted the MVP after her sophomore, junior and senior seasons, while having the distinction of being the only three-time MVP in school history. Megan’s career statistics at Presbyterian are as follows: 4th All Time in total points scored with 101, 3rd All Time in career goals with 39, and 3rd All Time in career assists with 23. She was a NSCAA All-Region, South Atlantic All-Conference, and South Atlantic All-Tournament performer in 2003, 2004, 2005. Megan had five game winning goals in 2003, scored the most points in 2004 with 26 pts., and had the most assists in 2005. She was named to the COSIDA Verizon Academic All-District team in 2005. She was also named to ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District team in 2005. Smith was named the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Women’s Soccer in 2005. Megan is a graduate of Presbyterian College and earned her master’s degree from the University of North Carolina.
Megan Smith Zapf is remembered at Travelers Rest High School as an outstanding, very talented and gifted Women’s Basketball and Soccer player.