BATON ROUGE — A total of seven former Tigers will be inducted into the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, October 11.
The 2019 induction class includes NCAA track and field champion Walter Davis; All-American softball infielder Ashlee Ducote; All-American women’s golfer Meredith Duncan; Olympic wrestling gold medalist Kevin Jackson; NCAA gymnastics champion Susan Jackson; All-American football linebacker Bradie James; and All-American baseball infielder Jason Williams.
“There is no greater honor for a former student-athlete at LSU than to be selected to this venerable hall of fame,” LSU Director of Athletics Scott Woodward said in a statement. “It’s a very difficult hall of fame in which to be inducted. Those in the hall represent the very best of LSU Athletics as students, as athletes and as all-around contributors to this university and its great history. We are so proud to welcome this new class.”
The LSU Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the Louisiana State Museum in downtown Baton Rouge, tickets for the event are available for $50 each, and they may be purchased at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/tigerboosterclubevents/298733#.
Doors will be open at 6 p.m. to the museum, located at 660 N. Fourth Street, and ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a reception scheduled afterward.
Davis, who competed at LSU from 2000-02, was a nine-time All-American as a long jumper, triple jumper and sprinter. He won six NCAA individual titles, and he led the Tigers to the 2002 NCAA men’s outdoor team title, scoring 30 of LSU’s 64 total points.
Ducote was a first-team All-American in 1999 and 2000, and she was voted the 2000 SEC Player of the Year. She was a two-time first-team All-SEC selection, and she led LSU to the softball program’s first-ever Top 5 ranking.
Duncan was a 2002 first-team All-American, and she posted 22 Top 10 finishes during her LSU career. She also earned second-team All-America honors in 2001 and honorable mention All-America recognition in 2000.
Kevin Jackson was a three-time wrestling All-American at LSU from 1984-86 before the university discontinued its wrestling program. He completed his collegiate career at Iowa State in 1987, where he finished as the NCAA national runner-up in his weight class.
Susan Jackson won the 2010 Honda Award as the National Gymnast of the Year, and she was named the 2010 SEC Female Athlete of the Year. She was a four-time first-team All-American, and she won individual NCAA Championships in the all-around, the balance beam and the vault.
James was a 2002 first-team All-American at linebacker, and he was named a 2002 National Scholar-Athlete by the National Football Foundation. He was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award and for the Lombardi Award, and he was a two-time first-team All-SEC selection.
Williams helped lead LSU to two NCAA College World Series titles in 1993 (at third base) and 1996 (at shortstop). He was also the starting shortstop for the 1996 United States Olympic team, which earned a bronze medal in Atlanta.