AIKEN, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Aiken athletic department is set to induct eight new members into the USC Aiken Athletic Hall of Fame during a formal ceremony on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Convocation Center.
USC Aiken’s third induction class comprises two separate foursomes. The USC Aiken Hall of Fame committee votes on new membership each year, but an induction ceremony is held every two years.
The first foursome features student-athletes from three different varsity sports at USC Aiken. Set to join the USC Aiken Athletic Hall of Fame are Richard Abney (baseball), Ashley Farr (baseball), Mike Green (men’s soccer) and Kendrick Smith (men’s basketball).
The USC Aiken Hall of Fame committee selected the foursome on Monday, June 28, 2010.
The second foursome features student-athletes from four different varsity sports at USC Aiken. Set to join the USC Aiken Athletic Hall of Fame are Sean Gunn (men’s basketball), Meredith Legg (women’s basketball), Ed Reevey (golf) and Adam Riggs (baseball).
The USC Aiken Hall of Fame committee selected the foursome on Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2011.
“This is really an outstanding group of student-athletes,” noted USC Aiken Athletic Director Randy Warrick. “These eight deserving individuals will truly be a tremendous addition to our top-notch Athletic Hall of Fame.”
The eight new members will join the 17 current inducted members of the USC Aiken Athletic Hall of Fame.
The initial class included (Nov. 30, 2007): Lew Perkins (former Athletic Director and men's basketball coach), Johanna Gibbs (former volleyball and women's basketball coach), Roberto Hernandez (baseball), Bill Weeks (men's basketball), Faye Ryans Norris (women's basketball), Charlie Colclough (baseball), Greg Gibson (men's basketball), Tisha England (women's basketball), Kim Merrill Brooks (volleyball), Roxanna Rivera Tirado (volleyball), Brian Kassel (golf), Brooks Blackburn (golf) and Jamie Stanley (golf).
Inducted into the second USC Aiken Athletic Hall of Fame class (Feb. 19, 2010) were Dr. James Barham (former team doctor), Jami Cornwell (softball and women's basketball), Derek Moore (men's basketball) and Dru McPherson Nix (women's basketball and volleyball).
The 2012 USC Aiken Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony will commence at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 with a social in the lobby of the Convocation Center. After opening remarks and dinner, the induction ceremony will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m.
Tickets are available for advance purchase only. The tickets are $30 and they can be obtained from the USC Aiken Athletic Department.
The Hall of Fame ceremony will also be videostreamed live on USC Aiken’s official athletic ustream channel at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/usc-aiken-athletics
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