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MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Tickets still remain for the 2023 Alabama State University Athletics Hall of Fame incudtion ceremony on September 29 at the John Garrick Hardy Center Ball Room on the campus of ASU.
The Alabama State Athletics Hall of Fame will enshrine 13 former Hornet and Lady Hornets greats and one as the Distinguished Sportsman Award Baseball (1), men’s basketball (4), women’s basketball (2), football (4), men’s track and field (2) and women’s track and field (1) make up the 14 inductees.
This year’s inductees are Larry Watkins (baseball), Danny Crenshaw (men’s basketball), Kevin Loder (men’s basketball), James Oliver, Sr. (men’s basketball), Willie Scott (men’s basketball), Freda Freeman-Jackson (women’s basketball), Barbara Williams (women’s basketball), Severne Frazier (football), Frank Lewis (football), Zefross Moss (
Larry Shaw will be honored with the Alabama State Sports Hall of Fame’s Distinguished Sportsman
2023 ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME HONOREES
Watkins is synonymous with Alabama State baseball, having played for the team as a center fielder where he was nicknamed the “Toy Cannon.” A member of the first Alabama State team to appear in the NCAA playoffs, the Hornet lifer coached the program for more than 30 years, amassing a school-record 513 victories and numerous postseason appearances. Watkins was named SWAC Coach of the Year in 1991 and twice won Eastern Division Coach of the Year honors. Watkins is a 2018 SWAC Hall of Fame inductee.
Crenshaw starred for the Alabama State basketball Hornets for four seasons. He left Ole Mother…