MADISON (WKOW)– University of Wisconsin Athletics Director Chris McIntosh declared the 11 new inductees to the UW Hall of Fame in Course of 2022 on Friday afternoon.
Laura Abbinante (Volleyball, 1993-96), Travis Beckum (Soccer, 2005-08), Hilary Knight (Women’s Hockey, 2008-12), Jim Lemon (Men’s Golfing, 1998-01), Erica Palmer (Women’s Cross Place/Monitor & Field, 1998-01), Gary Suter (Men’s Hockey, 1983-85), Jordan Taylor (Men’s Basketball, 2009-12), Reggie Torian (Monitor & Area, 1994-1997, and Soccer, 1994-1995), as properly as heritage-era athlete Carl Silvestri (Soccer, 1962-1964) will be inducted.
They will be joined by previous administrator Cheryl Bailey in the Coaches/Administration category and Father Michael Burke for Exclusive Company.
Quite a few of the athletes and their family members had been on hand for the party. Beckum described the lifestyle-changing cellular phone contact he obtained from McIntosh.
“It was breathtaking,” Beckum reported. “It was just what I wanted to listen to. I am incredibly privileged to have gotten that connect with. It was great to get a Tremendous Bowl in New York, but I believe having that phone and this accolade, probably the biggest matter that I have ever achieved, so I am really privileged.”
Taylor was in Tokyo, participating in online video games with his teammates, when he saw a Madison place code pop up on his cell phone.
“I you should not get a ton of 608 figures these times, so I am on the lookout at it like nah I assume I have to earn this race,” Taylor joked. “But, luckily my teammate experienced anything to do, so he paused the recreation and said response it. So I answered it, and Chris was on the other aspect, and he broke it down, and explained welcome to the corridor, you are going to be in the hall of fame, and that was just honestly quite particular to me.”
The UW Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony on Friday, September 9. All inductees will also be identified through the Washington Condition football activity on Saturday, September 10 in Camp Randall Stadium.