CORAL GABLES, Florida, January 21. THE University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame will welcome eight new inductees at its 2008 banquet to be held Feb. 13 at Miami's Jungle Island.
This year's class includes Wendy Williams, an Olympic diving medalist. Williams came to Miami from Mission Viejo, Calif., as the top high school diving recruit in the country and did not disappoint, finishing second in the 3-meter at the NCAA Championships as a freshman. From there, she only got better, becoming a three-time All-American and winning the 1989 10-meter national title. In August 1988, Williams captured the bronze medal in 10-meter platform diving at the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.
Other inductees this year include President's Cup golfer Woody Austin, basketball stars Octavia Blue and Mike Wittman, football's Jeff Feagles, Randal Hill and K.C. Jones and Golden Spikes winner Pat Burrell.