ORANGEBURG, SC (October 7, 2021) – South Carolina State inducted eight individuals and one team into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 1, 2021 during a special enshrinement ceremony at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center. The ceremony was originally set for September of 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The newest inductees to join the prestigious hall were Benjamin Blocker (football 1965-67), Erone Edmonds (football 1973-77), Thomas “Jackie” Kennerly (football 1964-1968), Dana Lewis (track & field 1997-2000), Bennie McMurray (baseball 1967-1971), Micheal Summers (football 1984-1988), Tony Thomas (swimming & diving), and Tyrone Williams, posthumous (basketball 1967-1971).
Joining the group in the 2020 Class was the 2010 volleyball team, which captured the school’s second-ever MEAC Championship and earned SC State’s only appearance in the NCAA Volleyball Championship. Nine of the 18 members on that historic team attended the enshrinement. They included Blake Banner, Bria Brimmer, Jarne Gleaton Carroll, Lauren Harris, Shaina Ituah, Tiffane’ Jackson, Alyse Lewis, Melissa Robinson, and Shabree Roberson Robinson.