2015 La. Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class announced

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NATCHITOCHES – LSU’s all-time leading rusher, three-time Super Bowl champion Kevin Faulk, joins UL- Lafayette great and Super Bowl quarterback Jake Delhomme, former NBA champion point guard and Coach of the Year Avery Johnson, along with coaching legends Pat Collins, Yvette Girouard and Otis Washington, among eight greats chosen for the 2015 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class to be enshrined next summer.

College Football Hall of Fame member Leonard Smith and championship Thoroughbred racing trainer Frank Brothers are also in the Class of 2015 announced Tuesday afternoon by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, the parent organization of the Hall of Fame.

They will be officially enshrined Saturday, June 27, in Natchitoches to culminate the 2015 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration June 25-27.

Collins coached the University of Louisiana at Monroe football team to the 1987 Division I-AA (now FCS) national championship, highlighting a remarkable eight years as head coach. Girouard developed the powerhouse softball program at her alma mater, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and guided the Ragin’ Cajuns and LSU Tigers to five Women’s College World Series. Washington steered New Orleans’ St. Augustine High School to three state football titles and 106 wins in 10 years, and was Southern University head coach from 1981-86.

College Football Hall of Fame member Leonard Smith and championship Thoroughbred racing trainer Frank Brothers are also in the Class of 2015 announced Tuesday afternoon by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, the parent organization of the Hall of Fame.

They will be officially enshrined Saturday, June 27, in Natchitoches to culminate the 2015 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration June 25-27.

–Staff Reports