Gulliver Schools to induct into Athletic Hall of Fame

A professional football star, Olympic basketball player and National Triathlon Team member, along with two championship title winning school coaches, will be inducted into Gulliver's 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 19.

The Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony will take place at the school's Preparatory Campus, 6575 N. Kendall Dr. in Pinecrest.

The late Sean Taylor, who graduated in 2001 and went on to play football for the University of Miami and the Washington Redskins, will be honored posthumously.

Inductees are former U.S. National Triathlon Team member Gina Derks Gardner, class of '90, and professional basketball player and Olympian Sylvia Fowles, class of '04. Athletic director Mark Schusterman and boys' varsity soccer coach Jorge Dieppa also will be inducted for their dedication in shaping Gulliver athletes for 30 years and 25 years, respectively.

With more than three decades of athletic heritage, it is with great pride that Gulliver formed the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. Spearheaded by the Athletic Department and the Alumni Association, the Hall was established to permanently recognize and honor coaches, administrators, student athletes, athletic teams and friends of the athletic program of Gulliver Schools who have made significant contributions to the advancement and reputation of the athletic program while demonstrating a high degree of sportsmanship, leadership and character.

Tickets are $50 per person and tables of 10 are available for $500. To be a sponsor and to order tickets for the event, go online to, contact Jeri Volpe, special events coordinator, by email at volpj@gulliverschools.orgor call 786-709-4082.

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