Seventeen Trojan greats selected to the 10th class of USC’s Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducted at the Galen Center on May 12.
The inductees are Art Bartner, Lindsay Benko, Steve Bisheff, Tony Boselli, Clarence Davis, Barbara Hallquist, Barbara Hedges, Bob Hughes, Wayne Hughes, Bryan Ivie, Keyshawn Johnson, Randy Johnson, Jill McGill, Tina Thompson, Forrest Twogood, Quincy Watts and Adrian Young.
The honorees include 12 decorated athletes in nine different sports who have made their mark in USC athletics, the professional realm and the Olympics.
Women’s tennis pioneer Hallquist was the first female player to receive an athletic scholarship from USC and went on to garner seven national collegiate championships.
Swimmer and water polo standout Hughes was the first American athlete to compete in two different sports in the same Olympics since 1926 at the 1956 Melbourne Games.
Wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson held the USC and conference record for pass receptions in a season (since broken by Robert Woods) at 102 and earned MVP honors in the 1995 Cotton Bowl and 1996 Rose Bowl.
Lefty pitcher Randy Johnson won 16 games with USC, including a 5-0 finish in 1983. After his collegiate career, Johnson went on to capture five Cy Young awards in the MLB and MVP of the 2001 World Series.
Thompson led the Women of Troy to three NCAA tournament appearances and was the first player drafted to the WNBA. The nine-time All-Star has won four WNBA titles and is the all-time scoring leader in league history.
Watts, who took the NCAA 400-meter race in 1992, won two gold medals at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992. He currently holds the Olympic record for the 400-meter at 43.50 seconds.
Other inductees include USC Trojan Marching Band director Bartner, sportswriter Bisheff, 18-year Trojan athletics administrator Hedges, ardent fan Hughes and the late Twogood, who coached USC men’s basketball to the Final Four in 1954.
The Hall of Famers are selected by a 75-member panel comprised of media, USC alumni and athletic department supporters.
Tickets for the induction dinner at the Galen Center can be obtained online at USCTrojans.com or by calling the USC Athletic Department.