ORANGEBURG, SC – Five former football standouts and a Major League Baseball star will headline the 2014 SC State University Athletic Hall of Fame Class scheduled to be enshrined Friday during a special induction ceremony, beginning at 6 p.m. at Smith-Hammond Middleton Memorial Center.
Headlining this year’s Class are RB Michael Hicks (1993-95), LB Rudolph Bryant (1973-76), DB Jermaine Derricott (1994-98), RB Charles Burgess (1974-77) and OL Leroy Robinson (1976-80), all one-time gridiron stars for the Bulldogs, along with Willie Mays Aikens (1973-74), who went on to an outstanding career major league baseball.
They will be joined by five other individuals and two teams at the induction, which will recognize them for outstanding contributions to SC State athletics.
Others individuals to be honored are Orangeburg natives Kenneth Brown (track & field 1974-77) and Martin Roache (golf 1988-92), along with Sandra Gadsden (basketball 1978-81), Dr. Christopher Mazoue’ (sports medicine 2003-present) and Dr. Stefan Montgomery (sports medicine 2005-present).
The 1979-80 swimming team, which captured the first of three straight National Black Swimming Championships, and the 1982-83 women’s basketball team, which earned the MEAC’s first berth in the NCAA Women’s Championship, will also be enshrined.