Carnegie Mellon Inducts 2021 and 2022 Classes into the Athletics Hall of Fame
On Saturday night, two classes consisting of 16 individuals and one team were inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame. Due to the pandemic, the university had postponed the ceremony for the 2021 inductees and combined the celebration of the second Hall of Fame class with the 2022 induction class. President Farnam Jahanian, Provost Jim Garrett, members of the University Board of Trustees, university leaders, students, staff, family and friends were all part of a packed ballroom to celebrate the honorees.
“It’s not hard to be inspired by our student-athletes. Tartan Athletics is such an important part of the student experience and our university community is stronger because of the impact of these programs,” President Jahanian said on Saturday night. “As evidenced by the Hall of Famers we’re celebrating today, we know our legacy is strong.”
The two classes represented 12 sports, including multi-sport athletes, individual national champions, a College Football Hall of Famer and several All-Americans, as well as a long-time administrator who called the university home for many decades. In his remarks, Director of Athletics Josh Centor recognized the impact the Hall of Famers have made on the community.
“This evening, we celebrate the legends of Tartan Athletics who have paved the way for what has become possible. Hall of Famers, you have helped make our program what it is today, and our current student-athletes will aspire for success like you had,” Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation Josh Centor said. “The individuals who have built this program must be cheered, as we work to inspire the next generation of Tartans to achieve all that they can, in all facets of their lives.”