USC Aiken released its schedule for the upcoming Hall of Fame weekend, which will take place Friday and Saturday.
The USCA Athletic Hall of Fame is opening its doors to five new members, who were elected as part of the 2012 and 2013 Hall of Fame classes. USCA holds its Athletic hall of Fame inductions on a biannual basis.
The new members include two former All-American golfers Scott Brown and Dane Burkhart, as well as Dawn Weeks, Mandy Gerolstein and Gary Gilmore. Weeks, now Lybrand, was a standout player on both the women’s basketball and volleyball team in the early 1980s. Gerolstein, now Wilkinson, was as a star on the volleyball team in the past decade. Gilmore was the head coach of the baseball team for the first half of the 1990s.
Hall of Fame Weekend will kickoff on Friday night with a social in the Convocation Center Lobby from 6-7 p.m., before dinner in the main area (7-7:45 p.m.). At 7:45 p.m., inductions into the Hall of Fame will take place. At 8:45 p.m., there will be the unveiling of the 2014 Hall of Fame displays.
On Saturday, there will be a women’s basketball alumni game (10-11 a.m.) and the men’s basketball alumni game will follow it (11 a.m.-noon). That will immediately be followed by a pizza party for basketball, volleyball, cheerleaders and dance team members (current teams and alumni).
At 5:30 p.m., the women’s basketball team will host Armstrong to be followed by a game between the men’s teams at approximately 7:30 p.m. After the women’s game, there’s an invitation to the “Watering Hole.” And at halftime of the men’s contest, there will be a re-introduction of the Hall of Fame members.
Tickets are $30 each and are on sale to the public. The number of tickets is limited to 300. To purchase a ticket, call 803-641-3486.
AT A GLANCE
USCA Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend Schedule
6-7 p.m. – Social in the Convocation Center Lobby
7-7:45 p.m. – Dinner in the main area
7:45 p.m. – Hall of Fame Introductions
8:45 p.m. – Unveiling of 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame displays
10-11 a.m. – Women’s Basketball Alumni Game
11 a.m.-noon – Men’s Basketball Alumni Game
Noon – Family Pizza Party for basketball, volleyball, cheerleaders and dance teams (Current teams and alumni)
5:30 p.m. – Women’s Basketball vs. Armstrong*
7:30 p.m. – Men’s Basketball vs. Armstrong
8 p.m. – Re-introduction of Hall of Fame members at halftime of the men’s basketball contest
*Invitation to the “Watering Hole” after the women’s basketball game.