TR TV: LSU Hall of Fame - Ferdinand- Furniss

LSU will induct five new members into the LSU Hall of Fame tonight in a special gala at the Pete Maravich Center. brings you video of the inductees from a luncheon held today. Here, watch comments made by Dr. Eddy Furniss and Marie Ferdinand-Harris.

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Dr. Eddy Furniss:

Dr. Eddy Furniss, a 2000 graduate of LSU, won the Dick Howser Award in 1998, given annually to the National Player of the Year in college baseball. A two-time first-team All-American, he helped lead LSU to two national championships, as the Tigers claimed College World Series titles in 1996 and 1997. He was also named to the Academic All-American team three times.

The 1996 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, Furniss is the SEC's all-time leader in hits, home runs, RBI, doubles and total bases, and he finished his career as the fourth-leading home run hitter in the history of college baseball. He was also active in many community service activities as a student-athlete at LSU. He recently graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center.

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Marie Ferdinand-Harris:

Marie Ferdinand, a 2001 graduate of LSU, was one of the most explosive guards to ever wear the purple and gold for the Lady Tiger basketball team. She was a first-team All-American in 2001 who helped usher in the modern day success of the LSU women's basketball program. A finalist for the Naismith National Player of the Year Award, she averaged 13.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in her career. She led LSU to the Sweet Sixteen in 1999 and the Elite Eight in 2000 as the Lady Tiger program began to establish itself among the best in college basketball.

She also led the USA Women's Select Team to a gold medal in 2000, and soon after was the third pick in the first round of the WNBA draft, at that time the highest draft pick ever for a Lady Tiger. Currently a member of the San Antonio Silver Stars, she has played six years in the WNBA, and was a member of the 2002 WNBA All-Star Team. Ferdinand-Harris is married to former LSU baseball standout Cedric Harris.

(Photos and Video by Matt Deville)

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