ATLANTA (August 23) – All-Americas Dennis Scott and Ken Swilling, who combined to make 1990 a special year in Georgia Tech athletics by leading their respective teams to the NCAA Final Four in basketball and the National Championship in football, headline the 2001 class of the Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame, which will be inducted Sept. 8 at the annual Hall of Fame dinner at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Tickets to the event are available at $65 each and may be purchased by contacting Barb Dockweiler in the Alexander-Tharpe Fund Office (404-894-6124), or by writing Georgia Tech Hall of Fame Banquet, Georgia Tech Athletic Association, 150 Bobby Dodd Way, Atlanta, Ga. 30332-0455.
The evening begins with a reception at 7 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and the awards program at 8:30 p.m. Also will feature the announcement of Georgia Tech’s Greatest 50 Athletes of the 20th Century, which was compiled from fan voting online at Tech’s official athletics website, www.ramblinwreck.com.
Scott (1987-90), a member of Tech’s famed “Lethal Weapon 3” team, and Swilling (1988-91), the free safety who keyed Tech’s 1990 defense, will be honored along with Tech’s all-time victory leader Doug Creek (1988-91) in baseball, all-America triple jumper Rich Thompson (1987-91), all-America golfer Bill Ploeger (1960-62), and undefeated diver Haskew Brantley (1942-43, 47-48).
The six inductees into Tech’s Sports Hall of Fame increase the number of former Tech athletes, coaches, administrators and announcers who have been so honored to 397.