Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Set for Nov. 4
Cink, Mackey, Payton headline class of 2005
Oct. 20, 2005
ATLANTA - Three-time golf All-American Stewart Cink, all-time leading rebounder Malcolm Mackey and consensus baseball All-American Jay Payton headline the 2005 class that will be inducted into the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame Nov. 4 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.
Tickets for the annual induction dinner are $50 and can be purchased by calling Barb Dockweiler of the Alexander-Tharpe Fund at 404-894-6124. Tables of 10 are $500.
The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony. There will also be a private reception for all of Tech's current Hall of Fame members, who all will be introduced formally prior to dinner.
Track and field All-Americans Julian Amedee and Janeen Jones McReynolds, volleyball All-American Kerry Annel Bryan, 1940s baseball standout Henry Kalb and former basketball manager Charlie Radford also are part of the group of eight who will be inducted.
"The members of this Hall of Fame class represent a particularly strong period in Georgia Tech's athletics history in the early 1990s," said Tech director of athletics Dave Braine, "and we're also proud to induct a couple of men who represented Georgia Tech more than 50 years ago and are still strong supporters of our program to this day. We congratulate them all and look forward to having them with us on Nov. 4."
Mackey, who played on two of Tech's three Atlantic Coast Conference basketball championship teams (1990 and 1993), is the fourth member of the Yellow Jackets' first Final Four team in 1990 to be inducted, joining Brian Oliver, Dennis Scott and Kenny Anderson. Cink, a nine-year PGA tour veteran who has played in the Ryder Cup and the President's Cup, led Tech to three ACC championships in his four years. Payton, an eight-year Major League veteran, is the third member of the Yellow Jackets' 1994 College World Series runner-up team to be inducted, joining Jason Varitek and Nomar Garciaparra.
Annel Bryan was a member of Tech's first ACC regular-season champion volleyball team in 1994 and its first ACC tournament championship squad a year later, and was the first volleyball player at Tech to be named conference player of the year. Amedee and Jones McReynolds combined for nine ACC titles and seven All-America citations in track. Kalb was a star on Tech baseball teams in the immediate post-World War II era, while Radford was a manager on Tech's basketball team under two coaches in the early 1950s and is still involved with the program today.