Sports Briefs

UK adds six athletes to Hall of Fame

UK announced its 2008 inductees into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame on Monday night during the CATSPY awards, adding six former UK athletes as a part of this year’s class.

The class includes football player Al Bruno (1948-50), men’s basketball player Tony Delk (1993-96), track athlete Tim Harden (1993-96), diver Tina Johnson (1994-96), men’s basketball player and athletics director C.M. Newton (1949-51; AD 1989-2000), and men’s golfer Johnny Owens (1947-50).

The UK Athletics Hall of Fame was started in 2005 to recognize and honor persons whose participations and contributions enriched and strengthened the university’s athletic program, according to a UK news release.

The original class in 2005 included 88 individuals who had previously had their jersey retired by UK.

To become eligible for inclusion into the Hall of Fame, an athlete must be five years removed from UK’s program. To have a jersey retired, there is a 10-year waiting period.

A committee consisting of Hall of Famers, media members, campus representatives, and current coaches and administrators elects new inductees each year.