Georgia State’s inaugural hall of fame class will feature 10 inductees and is headlined by former men’s basketball coach Lefty Driesell. The group was announced by the athletics department on Monday.
Driesell, who led the Panthers to their first win in the NCAA tournament in 2000-01. The basketball court at the Sports Arena is named after him.
“I love Georgia State,” he said.
The class will be honored at Saturday’s homecoming football game against Liberty at the Georgia Dome. The group will be given plaques in April at the annual banquet, which will include the unveiling of a wall of fame at the Sports Arena.
The group of 10 also features two men’s basketball players, Rodney Hamilton and Kevin Morris. Hamilton held the school’s scoring record until it was broken by R.J. Hunter last season. Morris led the Driesell team that defeated Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
To be considered for induction, athletes must have earned a college degree and be five years removed from using up their eligibility. Coaches and administrators must be removed from their position for a minimum of two years.
Other inductees include:
Former women’s basketball player Terese Allen, whose No. 34 jersey is retired in the Arena after she scored a school record 2,074 points.
Don Floyd, who led the men’s tennis team to wins over Alabama and Clemson in 1940 as part of an undefeated season.
Bob Heck, the founding father of Georgia State softball, first as slow pitch in 1984 and fast pitch in 1985. Before retiring, he led Georgia State to six conference titles as part of 700 victories.
Bruce LaBudde was the first athlete from Georgia State to qualify for an NCAA championship, done in cross country. He later became a coach, leading the Panthers to their first Sun Belt title, which came in cross country.
Sheryl Martin’s No. 24 jersey is also retired in the Arena after scoring the sixth-most points (1,435) in school history for the women’s basketball team. She averaged 11.1 rebounds, fourth-most in school history.
Sarah-Jane Mungo was a two-time conference player of the year in volleyball who holds the school record for kills (2,281), attacks (4,663) and a host of other marks.
Bill and Su Reeves are being inducted for their contributions to the athletics department, which includes the Reeves Fieldhouse for the baseball team. A Georgia State graduate, Bill Reeves has also served as chairman of the athletic association’s board of trustees.