CLEVELAND – Saturday was a day of celebration for Cleveland State Athletics as the fifth Hall of Fame Class was inducted at the Cleveland Country Club.
"It's great to honor people with the Hall of Fame induction and always an outstanding ceremony because you get a chance to listen to people who have come through Cleveland State and learn about the opportunities the school afforded them as to the positions they are in today," Cleveland State Athletic Director Mike Policastro said.
Represented in this fifth class are former Cougar athletes from the 1970's, 80's and 90's, who participated in men's and women's basketball, softball, baseball, golf and tennis as well as a coach.
Inducted at the ceremony was Brian Hartsell (men's basketball), Melinda Godfrey-Dalton (women's basketball), Michelle Lowery Sorrell (softball), Hobert Brabson (tennis), Bubba Trammell (baseball), Greg Bowles, (baseball), and Ron Waters (golf). Former men's basketball coach Roby Phillips was honored as well.
The 2016-17 inductees were recognized between basketball games at L. Quentin Lane Gymnasium. To date, Cleveland State has inducted 79 members to its Hall of Fame.