2013 Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame class
The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its 2013 class Thursday night in Louisville. The reception starts at 6 p.m. followed by a banquet (7:15) and ceremony (8:00) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Executive Inn West). Tickets are $75 a person or $600 for a table of eight. For information, call (502) 637-7696.
Below, in alphabetical order, are the 2013 inductees:
Calvin Borel: The Louisville-based jockey won the Kentucky Derby three times in four years aboard Street Sense (2007), Mine That Bird (2009) and Super Saver (2010). The Louisiana native won his 5,000th career race on March 7.
Jerry Carroll: Former owner of Kentucky Speedway raised $152 million in private capital to build the Gallatin County auto racing track, which opened in 2000 with hopes of bringing NASCAR Sprint Cup racing to the commonwealth. In 2011, three years after Carroll's ownership group sold the Speedway to Bruton Smith, the Cup Series debuted in Sparta.
Julie Ditty: Tennis prodigy started playing high school varsity at Russell in the second grade. She went on to earn three Kentucky high school state titles and was a three-time college All-American at Vanderbilt. As a pro, competed in all four Grand Slam events and had career-high world rankings of 89 in singles and 65 in doubles.
Pervis Ellison: "Never-Nervous Pervis" led Louisville to the NCAA championship in 1986 as a freshman, earning Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors. Ended his four-year U of L career in 1989 as the only male Cardinals player with more than 2,000 points (2,143) and 1,000 rebounds (1,149). Was the No. 1 overall choice in the 1989 NBA draft by Sacramento.
Alvin "Bo" McMillin: Was star quarterback at Centre College in an era (1917-21) when the little Danville school was one of America's major-college football powers. A Texas product, McMillin was a three-time Walter Camp All-American who is best remembered for scoring the game-winning touchdown in Centre's 6-0 upset of Harvard (then the nation's premier college football program) in 1921.
Donna Moir: Capped a stellar high school coaching career by leading Louisville's Sacred Heart Academy to three straight Kentucky girls basketball state championships (2002, '03 and '04).
Dwayne Woodruff: Ex-Louisville defensive back helped the Cardinals to a berth in the 1977 Independence Bowl with 97 tackles. A sixth-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1979, he went on to a 12-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl victory in his rookie season. Recorded 37 interceptions in his NFL career.
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