Feb. 9, 2006
The University of Dayton Athletic Hall of Fame will grow by three Saturday, February 11, when the 2006 Hall of Fame class is introduced at halftime of the Dayton-Saint Louis men's basketball game. The 2006 Hall of Fame class will bring the total membership in UD's Hall of Fame to 149.
The new members are track sprinter Kaamilya Davis (1996-99), baseball centerfielder Ryan Fleming (1995-98) and basketball point guard Sedric Toney (1983-85).
KAAMILYA DAVIS `99-Track & Field-1996-99
A member of the first varsity women's track team at the University of Dayton, Kaamilya Davis set the standard early for greatness in the Flyer track and field program. A four-year letterwinner, Davis was three-time All-Atlantic 10 in both indoor and outdoor track. The 1998 A-10 Indoor Co-Most Outstanding Performer, she was UD's first Atlantic 10 champion.
The Springfield, Ohio native was six-time conference 400 meter champion (indoor and outdoor, 1997, 1998 and 1999). She still holds the A-10 indoor record for the 400 (55.70). She also won the conference 200 meter dash three times (indoor in 1998 and 1999, and outdoor in 1998).
Off the track, Davis was a two-time Academic All-Atlantic 10 selection, and was a member of the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll all four of her years at UD.
Davis lives in West Carrollton, Ohio, and works at Southview Hospital.
RYAN FLEMING `01-Baseball-1995-98
The UD career record holder in base hits, Ryan Fleming started every game in centerfield for the Flyers from 1995 to 1998. The 2001 graduate returned to earn his degree in the off-season as he pursued a career in professional baseball. He is currently a member of the Philadelphia Phillies organization.
In addition to his 270 career hits, Fleming is currently second at Dayton in career batting average (.360, behind Hall of Famer Garry Roggenburk's .362) and doubles (58). Fleming also scored the third-most runs in UD history (164). He has two of the top four single season batting averages for the Flyers. His .455 as a senior is third-best, after hitting .417 as a junior. Fleming improved his batting average every season--from .273 to .322 to .417 to .455. As a senior, he led the A-10 and was third in the nation in batting average.
During his sophomore season, UD upset then-#1 and eventual national champion LSU 7-6 in Baton Rouge. Fleming led off the game with a home run, and added three more RBI. He was two-time All-Atlantic 10 (second team in 1997, first team in 1998)
He currently lives in Ashville, Ohio, will head to spring training February 23.
SEDRIC TONEY `01-Baskeball-1983-84
Sedric Toney is remembered as the no-nonsense point guard of two of the best teams in the last 25 years of University of Dayton basketball. A graduate of Wilbur Wright High School in Dayton (which also produced UD Hall of Famer Monk Meineke), Toney played two seasons at Nebraska Wesleyan Junior College before returning to Gem City and guiding the Flyers to their first back-to-back NCAA appearances since the Flyers reached the Final Four in 1967.
As a junior, Toney averaged 11.6 points (third on the team) and 2.9 assists (second) on the 1983-84 team that went 21-11 and reached the "Final Five," losing in the West Regional championship game to eventual champion Georgetown. Among the most memorable of his performances was UD's come-from-way-behind upset of third-ranked DePaul that ended with "The Shot" by Ed Young. There would have been no "Schelly-to-Chapman-to-Young" heroics if Toney had not scored 14 of his game's 16 points in the second half.
In 1984-85, it took the eventual national champs to end UD's season again. Villanova edged Dayton 51-49 in the closest game of its 1985 title run in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Toney averaged 13.0 points (third on the team) and 3.5 assists (second) while quarterbacking the Flyers to a 19-11 season that included three wins over ranked teams.
Toney is currently 63rd at UD in career scoring with 722 points in his two seasons. His career scoring average of 12.2 is 23rd. He went on to have a five-year NBA career, and eventually returned to campus to earn his degree from the University in 2001.
Toney lives in Cleveland. He works in basketball operations for the NBA league office, and also does color work for ESPN.