The latest class for the 2017 UF Athletic Hall of Fame is loaded with names that are famous among the Florida faithful.
The nine-member class, which will be honored at an induction ceremony on Sept. 15 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, was announced by the University of Florida F Club and Gator Boosters, Inc. on Thursday.
Joakim Noah, Al Horford and Corey Brewer — the trio that guided the Gators to back-to-back national championships in men’s basketball in 2006-07 — are among the group that features several national champions and All-America athletes.
Also in the distinguished group is receiver Jacquez Green, a member of Florida’s first national championship in football in 1996 and a First-Team All-American in 1997. Matt LaPorta, a two-time SEC Player of the Year, was also honored.
Men’s golf will be represented in a big way with the induction of coach Buddy Alexander, who led the program to two national crowns and eight SEC titles. One of the golfers during his 27-year tenure, Matt Every, will join him. Every won the 2006 Ben Hogan Award for Most Outstanding Collegiate Golfer.
Standouts in women’s tennis and volleyball round out the class.
Alexis Gordon was a four-time First-Team All-American in women’s tennis and a member of the Gators’ 2003 national championship team. Benavia Jenkins was a three-time First-Team All-American in volleyball.
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