Headlining the group are two-time Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams as well as football stars Jonathan Vilma, Kevin Patrick, Rusty Medearis, Winston Moss and the late Sean Taylor. Rounding out the class are College Baseball Hall of Fame member Alex Fernandez, NCAA Champion diver Chris Mantilla, basketball star Kym Hope and former football assistant coach Rob Chudzinski.
“This is an impressive class that reflects the highest level of athletic talent representative of the ‘U,’” said K.C. Jones, president of the UMSHoF and member of the 2008 class. “We look forward to introducing this outstanding class to Hurricanes fans at our induction ceremony at Jungle Island.”
Tickets to the banquet are $100 for individuals or a table of 10 for $1,000. Super Tables of 10 are available for $1,500. New this year, a Super Table for $1,750 that includes a half page advertisement in the banquet programs. For other pricing for ads in the program, contact UMSHoF executive director John Routh at 305-284- 2775, or go to UMSportsHallofFame.com for more information.
The UMSHoF was founded in 1966 by eight Dade County Circuit Court judges, all Miami alumni, who wanted to establish an organization that would recognize those student-athletes, coaches and administrators who excelled at their sport and brought acclaim to the university through their achievements and championships. The Hall is open free to the public weekdays from noon to 5 p.m. With the addition of the Class of 2015, the UMSHoF will have 292 members.