Limited Number of Tickets Remain for HOF Gala

by Bill Franques
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Limited Number of Tickets Remain for HOF Gala

BATON ROUGE, La. – A limited number of tickets are still available for the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which will be held Friday at the L’Auberge Baton Rouge Event Center.

The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are available for $50, and they may be purchased by contacting Courtney Albritton of the Tiger Athletic Foundation at (225) 578-0159 or calbritton@lsu.edu

Six former student-athletes and two former athletic trainers will be inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame, increasing its membership to 137.

New inductees to the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame are 14-time All-American gymnast April Burkholder; seven-time All-American hurdler Kim Carson; two-time All-American javelin thrower and five-time Olympic Games competitor Laverne Eve; two-time women’s basketball All-American and two-time Olympic gold medalist Sylvia Fowles; 14-time All-American swimmer Todd Torres; LSU football team captain and NFL All-Pro Ebert Van Buren; athletic trainer Mike Chambers, for whom LSU’s live mascot “Mike” The Tiger is named; and Herman Lang, a member of the Louisiana Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame who worked with three generations of LSU athletes.

Chambers and Lang will be inducted into the Hall of Fame posthumously.

The inductees will also be recognized in Tiger Stadium on Saturday at LSU’s football season opener versus McNeese State.

2015 LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Class
April Burkholder, Gymnastics
Kim Carson, Women’s Track & Field
Mike Chambers, Athletic Trainer
Laverne Eve, Women’s Track & Field
Sylvia Fowles, Women’s Basketball
Herman Lang, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Todd Torres, Men’s Swimming & Diving
Ebert Van Buren, Football