Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie has released the 17th induction class into the Army Sports Hall of Fame.
The Class of 2020 features nine inductees, to include:
Rhonda Barush '86, Rifle
Leamon Hall '78, Football
Don Kutyna '57, Men's Swimming & Diving
Jack Price '33, Football
Stewart Sherard '62, Men's Basketball Athlete and Assistant Coach
Kenny Smith '67, Baseball, Hockey
Gene Ventriglia, Women's Soccer Head Coach
Cardell Williams '83, Men's Track & Field
Ron Zinn '62, Olympian
The honorees will be officially inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, October 9. A special plaque unveiling ceremony will be held in the Kenna Hall of Army Sports inside Kimsey Athletic Center, with the formal black-tie Hall of Fame Induction Banquet set for Eisenhower Hall later that evening. The group will also be recognized during Army's West Point football game against Princeton the next day at Michie Stadium.
The Army Sports Hall of Fame is a subset of the Kenna Hall of Army Sports, a comprehensive museum displaying Army's rich and proud intercollegiate athletic program. It is located on the third floor of the Kimsey Athletic Center, Army's state-of-the-art football training facility.
The announcement of the Army Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 marks the end of a lengthy process that began in the spring. A selection committee, representing athletic administrators, academic administrators, former West Point athletes, graduates and representatives from the Association of Graduates, began the process of developing a workable list from the thousands of athletes, coaches and administrators that have represented the Academy on the "fields of friendly strife." Only individuals that graduated from or coached at the Academy and those 15 years removed from their playing days are eligible. The Hall of Fame Selection Committee voted and approved the change from five years removed to 15 for cadet-athletes in 2015. Read more.