SC State Hall of Fame Inducts New Class

South Carolina State honored its past Friday but inducting 10 new members into the SC State Athletic Hall of Fame.

South Carolina State inducted 10 new members, including one honorary into the 2016/17 SC State University Athletic Hall of Fame.

The event, which was originally scheduled for last October but was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, was a chance for the school to celebrate its rich history in athletics by bringing in athletes who made a difference during their time in Orangeburg.

This year's class consisted of: David DeShawn Baker (Football 2003-06), William "Will"  Ford (Football 2006-09), Albert Lester-deceased (Football 1975-79), Leon Myers (Contributor/Supporter), Timothy Kemp (Track & Field 1978-82), Daryl Reeves (Track & Field 2002-04), Eugene "Gene" Richards, Jr. (Baseball 1971-74), Jeffrey Washington (Wrestling 1982-87),  and Sonya Wilson (Basketball 91-94).

Also enshrined, the 1995-96 Men's Basketball Team, which captured the MEAC championship and earned the school's second berth to the NCAA Basketball Championship, and the late Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, as an honorary member. Coleman, one of the nine killed last June at Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, was a member of the SC State track and field team four seasons (1988-89-1990-91).

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