Devildog Athletic Hall of Fame
2023 Hall of Fame Members
Sharon Booker Brunson and Rachel Glazebrook were inducted into the Travelers Rest High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, January 27, 2023, in a ceremony held between the Devildog girls’ and boys’ basketball games against Carolina High School.
Ms. Sharon Booker Brunson
Sharon Booker Brunson is a 1983 graduate of Travelers Rest High School. She was a three-sport standout athlete earning multiple Varsity letters in Basketball, Volleyball and Track. In Volleyball she also served as a team captain her senior year and was the Official Scorekeeper for the Boys Varsity Basketball Team for 4 years.
Track was the sport where Sharon performed and excelled at a highly competitive level while competing in multiple events. As a Freshman in 1980 she competed in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meter events. At the Upper State Track Meet in 1980, she won the 1,600 meters event and broke the school record for the 3,200 meters run. She was named an All-Conference Champion Runner and was named the Greenville News/Piedmont Player of the Week.
As a Sophomore in 1981, Sharon led the Girls Track Team to a winning season with an 8-1 record. At the Greenville All-County Invitational, she won the 800 meters, the 1,600 meters and earned a 2nd place finish honors in the 3,200 meters and the 1,600 meters relay team. At the Furman Invitational she won the 800 meters. She was named an All-Conference Champion runner at the Peach Blossom Conference Track Meet. During this school year she broke school records in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meter events.
As a Junior in 1982, Sharon was named an All-County Champion Runner and once again competed in the Greenville All-County Invitational, and the Furman Invitational where she won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meter events and placed 2nd with the 1,600 meters relay team. She received the Track MVP Award at the Athletic Banquet and was the State Runner-Up in the 800 meters at the South Carolina State Track Meet in 1982.
As a Senior in 1983, Sharon made Devildog athletic history. She lead the team to a 2nd place Conference finish, competed in the Furman Invitational, and was named All-Region MVP and Greenville County Invitational MVP. At the Upper State Track Meet held at Clemson University, Sharon ran a State Record time of 2:17.5 (2 min., 17.5 sec.) in the 800 meter run advancing her to the State Track Meet at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. At the State Track Meet, she won the 800 meters event, and was awarded the State Champion Medal. Other awards earned were the TRHS Track MVP, the Martin Luther King Award, was also named an All-Conference Runner, Athlete of the Year and was recognized in the “Who’s Who Among High School Athletes”.
Sharon holds the TRHS school record in the 800 meters and shared the school record in the 1,600 meters until 2019 when it was broken.
After graduation, Sharon attended South Carolina State University and Webster University. She also worked with the Youth Road Runner Recreational Track Team in Irmo, South Carolina.
Sharon Booker Brunson is remembered at Travelers Rest High School as a gifted and humble Devildog Track Athlete.
Ms. Rachel Glazebrook
Rachel Glazebrook is a 2009 graduate of Travelers Rest High School. She was a standout softball player for the Lady Devildogs earning 4 Varsity Letters in her Devildog career as the starting pitcher.
She was a 4-time Peach Blossom, Region II, Class AAA, All Region performer in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. With outstanding hitting skills, Rachel was a 4-time TRHS Lady Devildog Offensive Player of the Year also in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Rachel was a 2-time Lady Devildog Softball player of the month in March 2008 and April 2009. She was also named The Stokes Farnham Insurance Agency softball player of the month for April 2009. She was named a 4-time All-State performer by the South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Rachel also was named a South Carolina High School League All-State performer in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Rachel was also voted a team captain for the Lady Devildogs.
In 2009, her Senior year, she won multiple awards and honors and made Lady Devildog softball history. The 2009 season saw the Lady Devildogs ranked in the top 10 in Class AAA and Rachel was a major part of that success. Rachel had multiple outstanding performances as a hitter and in the circle as the Lady Devildog pitcher. In March of 2009, Rachel pitched back-to-back no-hitters over Riverside and Eastside High Schools. In those two games Rachel struck out a total of 31 batters, pitched a perfect game against Riverside, and became the first Lady Devildog softball pitcher in history to record back-to-back no hitters. Rachel was awarded the United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete of the Year Award; was named to the 2009 High School Sports Report and South Carolina High School League All-State Softball Team. Rachel was named the Female Athlete of the Year for Travelers Rest High School for the 2008-2009 school year.
After graduation, Rachel was offered and accepted a scholarship to play softball at Georgia Tech and after a season transferred to North Greenville University where she starred in softball for the Crusaders. She was a three-time 1st Team All-Conference performer from 2012-2014, was a 2012 NCCAA All-American, and holds the records of the lowest ERA (1.81) and the highest career batting average (.388) in program history and was the 2014 Conference Carolinas Player of the Year. She is a 2014 graduate of North Greenville University and is a member of the NGU Athletic Hall of Fame.
After a rewarding collegiate career, Rachel went on to play professional softball in Germany and played in the European Cup where her team finished 2nd and won the Silver Medal which was the 1st time the German team ever finished high enough to earn a medal. Rachel went 5-1 pitching in the Tournament and hit a 3-run homerun in the semifinal game. She later became a college softball coach with stops at Shorter, Gardner-Webb and Union Universities.
Rachel Glazebrook passed away on Oct. 24, 2018 and is remembered at Travelers Rest High School as a talented and gifted Lady Devildog softball player with outstanding leadership skills who continued to help set the high standards for Devildog Athletics.