The hard work and accomplishments of nine former University of Florida
athletes and staff members were recognized as they were inducted into the
University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame Friday evening at the
University of Florida Hotel and Conference Center Hotel. This years'
inductees include: Alvin Cowans (football), Sammy Green (football),
Dudley Hart (golf), Michael Holloway (track and field), Lynn McDonnell
Keefe (gymnastics), Pat Patchen (football), Lisa Raymond (tennis), Huey
Richardson Jr. (football) and Alfred Warrington (Honorary). This year's
class brings a total of 296 inductees into the Hall of Fame.
Inductees are voted in three different categories which include: Gator
Great, Distinguished Letterwinners and Honorary Letterwinners. Gator
Greats are individuals who are letterwinners from UF and have brought
recognition and prominence to the University and themselves by athletic
accomplishments as an undergraduate. Distinguished Letterwinners are
athletes who have made major contributions to the University athletic
program for many years through personal time, effort and interest.
Honorary letterwinners are individuals, coaches, athletic officials,
staff members and other University officials who were not letterwinner,
but have had many years of outstanding service to the athletic program
through personal time, effort and interest.
Alvin Cowans was this years' Distinguished inductee. He was a member of
the Florida football team, lettering three years from 1973-1976. Cowans
is currently the President and CEO of McCoy Federal Credit Union in
Sammy Green was inducted as a Gator Great and also was a letterwinner in
football from 1972-1975. Green was a linebacker and nose guard while at
UF. During his career he averaged eight tackles per game, including 13
per game during 1975 when he received All-America honors. Green went on
to play in the NFL for the Houston Oilers and Seattle Seahawks.
Dudley Hart was a letterwinner on the men's golf team from 1987-1990 and
was inducted as a Gator Great. Hart was an All-American for four seasons
and was on the All-SEC team each of his four years.
Michael Hollway was a letterwinner on the men's track and field team from
1987-1990. While at UF, he set school records in both indoor and outdoor
pole vaulting, and was the only pole vaulter to ever win four SEC outdoor
titles. Holloway also earned Academic All-SEC honors three times during
Lynn McDonnell Keefe was a letterwinner on the Gymnastics team from 1981-
84. McDonnell Keefe was an All-American each of her four years and was a
Dean's List student who maintained a 3.5 GPA as a Microbiology/Pre-Med
Pat Patchen lettered in football from 1958-60, and was a All-Southeastern
Conference First-Team selection in 1960. In addition, he was an All-
America honorable mention. Patchen was also an Academic All-America and
Academic All-SEC selection in 1960 with a 3.18 grade point average in
Lisa Raymond was inducted as a Gator Great as she lettered on the women's
tennis team in 1992 and 1993. Raymond claimed two consecutive NCAA
Singles Championships before turning professional after her sophomore
season. Since 1996 she has captured six professional grand slam
Huey Richardson, Jr. was a letterwinner on the football team from 1987-
1990. During that time, he was named to the first team 1990 All-America
team and a two-time first team All-SEC selection. Richardson was also a
four-time All-SEC Honor Roll selection.
Alfred Warrington was inducted into the UF Athletic Hall of Fame as an
Honorary Letterwinner. Warrington has dedicated many years of service and
contribution to Florida athletics. He was a past President of Gator
Boosters, the Alumni Association and the Blue Bonnet Bowl Committee.