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FAMU to induct 7 new members to sports hall of fame

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Posted at 5:55 PM, Aug 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-08 17:55:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Aug.5) – The Florida A&M University Sports Hall of Fame will induct seven new members during the 38th Hall of Fame Weekend, Friday and Saturday, September 6-7, 2013.

Five athletes will be enshrined, led by two-time NCAA three-point shooting champion Terrence Woods (2003, 2004), along with all-time softball pitching victories leader Amber Alford; stellar hurdler and sprinter Keshia King-Shields, along with a pair of gridiron greats, All-America receiver Cainon Lamb and star defensive end Jeff Grady.

Two supporters of athletics will be immortalized as well, retired Florida State trooper, Major Gilbert Brown, and long time university instructor and athletic events volunteer Lavada Tookes.

The enshrinement ceremonies will take place at the Alfred Lawson Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium on Friday, September 6 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the ceremony are $50 per person, and tables for eight persons can be purchased for $400.

On Saturday, September 7, the weekend continues with the President’s Hall of Fame Breakfast and Wall Of Fame Ceremony in the Lawson Center at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Pregame Reception at the FAMU Faculty Clubhouse.

The seven honorees will be recognized during halftime ceremonies at the Hall of Fame Football Game between FAMU and Tennessee State at Bragg Memorial Stadium. Kickoff will be 2:00 p.m.

Founded in 1976 by the late athletic director Hansel E. “Tootie” Tookes, the FAMU Sports Hall of Fame has enshrined over 200 persons during the previous 37 years.