Lady Vols to induct six into HOF

The sixth group of inductees for inclusion in the Lady Volunteer Hall of Fame was announced Thursday by University of Tennessee Women's Athletics Director Joan Cronan.

The six inductees in the Class of 2006 represent former student-athletes from four Lady Vol teams: Tracy Bonner (diving); Karla (Driesler) McQuain (swimming); Alisa Harvey (track/cross country); Bonnie Kenny (volleyball); and basketball players Tonya Edwards and Mary Ostrowski.

Athletes are eligible for inclusion 10 years after they have graduated from the university, while administrators may be admitted to the Lady Volunteer Hall of Fame five years following their last service to UT. Each of these outstanding individuals exemplifies the true spirit of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers.

Enshrinement activities are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 22, at The Knoxville Convention Center, where a private induction ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. A full day follows on Saturday, Sept. 23, when the Hall of Famers will meet with the current athletes and staff of their respective former Lady Vol teams. Later that day, the celebration moves to Neyland Stadium, where the honorees will be saluted during the Tennessee vs. Marshall homecoming football game. Kick-off is slated for 4 p.m.

Bonner, an All-American diver for the Lady Vols from 1993-97, now performs with the prestigious Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bonner joined Cirque's "O" show at the Bellagio Hotel and has also performed with the act's Russian Swing and Aerial Hoops segments.

Edwards, a multi-decorated Lady Vol hoopster from 1986-90, played professionally in the WNBA and is now an entrepreneur living in Westerville, Ohio.

Harvey, an All-American in track and cross country from 1984-87, is still competing from her home base in Manassas, VA. She was the 2005 American Masters Record Holder in both the 800m and the 1500m – her specialties as a Lady Vol.

Dr. McQuain, an All-American swimmer from 1984-87, is a psychologist practicing in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kenny, a volleyball standout from 1980-84, is the head volleyball coach at the University of Delaware and has just begun her term as the president of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Ostrowski, an All-American basketball player from 1980-84, is a service excellence manager for United Parcel Service in Knoxville.

The new group of inductees joins five prior classes of Lady Vol Hall of Famers. The 2005 class consisted of Missy Alston Kane Bemiller (track & field/cross country), Angie Boyd Keck (golf), Tanya Haave (basketball) and Lea Henry Manning (basketball).

In 2004, the honorees included former UT President Dr. Joseph E. (Joe) Johnson and athletes Jasmin Jones Keller (track & field/cross country); Robin Maine Bugg (volleyball); Nikki McCray Pinson (basketball); Jenny McGrath Weaver (swimming); and the late Ilrey Oliver Sparks (track & field).

The Class of 2003 recipients included former UT Vice Chancellor, the late Dr. Howard Aldmon, and athletes Cindy Brogdon (basketball); April Chapple (volleyball); Elizabeth Brown Jarvis (swimming); Cathy Rattray (track & field); and Patricia Roberts (basketball).

The Class of 2002's inductees were former Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach Terry Crawford and athletes Catherine Byrne Maloney (swimming); LaVonna Martin Floreal (track & field); Cindy Noble Hauserman (basketball); Holly Warlick (basketball); and Patty Wiegand Pitcher (track & field/cross country).

The inaugural class selected for the Lady Volunteer Hall of Fame was inducted Oct. 26, 2001. The 10 original members were former UT President Edward J. Boling, first-ever Lady Vol Athletics Director Gloria Ray and athletes Daedra Charles (basketball); Joetta Clark (track & field); Benita Fitzgerald (track & field); Bridgette Gordon (basketball); Tracy Ignatosky (swimming); Peta and Paula Kelly (tennis); and Beverly Robinson (volleyball).

More detail on the inductees:

TRACY BONNER, DIVING, 1993-97

B.S. Education, 1996, M.S. Education, 1997; SEC Champion, 3M Springboard, 1995; SEC Champion, 1M Springboard, 1997; NCAA Champion, 3M Springboard, 1995; Tennessee Record Holder, 1M Springboard, 1994; Tennessee Record Holder, 3M Springboard, 1995; 3M Springboard Synchronized Diving, Gold Medalist 1997, 1998, 1999; Lady Vol Athlete of the Year, 1995; 10-time All-America; Two-time All-SEC 1995, 1997; Academic All-America 1994; Three-time Academic All-SEC 1993, 1994, 1995; and U.S.A. World Championship Team, 1994.

KARLA DRIESLER (McQUAIN), SWIMMING, 1984-87

B.S. Business Administration, 1987, M.S. Educational Psychology, 1992 and Ph.D, Education, 1993; 3rd place, SEC Championship, 200y Freestyle Relay, 1984; 2nd place, SEC Championship, 50y Freestyle, 1985; SEC Champion, 50y Freestyle, 1986; SEC Champion, 200y Medley Relay, 1987; 2nd place, SEC Championship, 200y Free Relay, 1987; 2nd place, SEC Championship, 400y Free Relay, 1987; 3rd place, SEC Championship, 50y Freestyle, 1987; 6th place, NCAA Championship, 200y Free Relay, 1984; 9th place NCAA Championship, 400y Free Relay, 1984; 15th place, NCAA Championship, 200y Free Relay, 1986; 6th NCAA Championship, 200y Freestyle Relay, 1987; 7th NCAA Championship, 400y Freestyle Relay, 1987; Six-time All-America; Knoxville News-Sentinel First team All-SEC, 1986; and 1997 Tennessee Swimming Hall of Fame.

TONYA EDWARDS, BASKETBALL, 1986-90

B.S. Education, 1990; U.S. National Team, 1987; U.S. Junior National Team, 1986; U.S. Olympic Festival, 1986; Member, ESPY Awards Co-Team of the Decade for the 1990's; NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player, 1987; NCAA All-Final Four Team, 1987; All-SEC Freshman Team, 1987; Academic All-SEC, 1990; SEC Champion, 1990; SEC Tournament Champion, 1988, 1989; Two-Time National Champion, 1987, 1989; Member Tennessee 1,000 Point Club with 1,309 points; Tied for sixth on Tennessee list of free throws made in single game with 13; Sixth on Tennessee career list -- free throws made 371; and USA Today Co-Comeback Player of the Year, 1990.

ALISA HARVEY, TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY, 1984-87

B.A. Speech Communication, 1988; SEC Indoor Champion, 4X880y Relay, 1984; SEC Indoor Champion, 1000y, 1986; SEC Indoor Champion, 1000m, 1987; SEC Indoor Champion, 1500m, 1987; SEC Outdoor Champion, 1500m, 1984, 1985, 1987; SEC Outdoor Champion, 800m, 1986, 1987; SEC Indoor Meet Record, 1000m, 1987 (2:44.33); SEC Indoor Meet Record, 1500m, 1987 (4:22.05); NCAA Indoor Champion, 4X800m Relay, 1984 (setting World Record at the time); NCAA Outdoor Champion, 1500m, 1986; Nine-Time All-America; Holds UT Record in the Indoor Mile, 1986, (4:35.25); Holds UT Record in the Indoor 1000m, 1987, (2:41.37); Holds UT Record in the Indoor 1500m, 1985, (4:19.82); Holds UT Record in the Outdoor 1500m,1986, (4:08.95); Holds UT Record in the Outdoor Mile, 1986, (4:33.06); Shares UT Record in the Outdoor DMR,1984 (10:53.97); Shares UT Record in the Outdoor 4X800m Relay, 1984 (8:20.22); Shares Collegiate Record in the Outdoor 4X800mRelay; SEC Team Champion, Indoor, 1984; SEC Team Champion, Outdoor, 1984; Three-Time All SEC in Cross Country; Pan American Games Gold Medalist in 1500m, 1991; Pan American Games Silver Medalist in 800m, 1991; American Masters Record Holder, 800m, 2005; and American Masters Record Holder, 1500m, 2005.

BONNIE KENNY, VOLLEYBALL, 1980-84

B.S. Education, 1984; National Sports Festival, 1982, Bronze Medalist; SEC All-Tournament Team, 1982; Academic All-America, 1983; Academic All-SEC, 1983; SEC Champion, 1981, 1982; NCAA All-District, 1983; NCAA All Region, 1981, 1982; TCWSF All-State, 1981; Team Captain, 1981, 1982, 1983; Member of the first Tennessee team to win a NCAA Tournament match; and Currently 4th on Career Aces List with 192.

MARY OSTROWSKI, BASKETBALL, 1980-84

B.S. Business Administration, 1985; NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team, 1984; NCAA Mideast Regional MVP, 1984; NCAA Mideast Regional All-Tournament Team, 1984; NCAA Tournament Leading Scorer, 1984; NCAA Tournament Leading Rebounder, 1984; Two-time All-SEC, 1982, 1984; SEC All-Tournament Team, 1982; U.S. National Team, 1981, 1982, 1983; 1983 World University Games Gold Medalist; U.S. Junior National Team, 1978, 1979, 1980; Kodak All-America, 1982; Final Four Appearance 1981, 1982, 1984; Member of Tennessee 1,000 Point Club with 1,729 Career Points; Member of Tennessee 1,000 Rebound Club with 1,001 Career Rebounds; Led Team in scoring in 1981-82 and 1983-84; Led Team in rebounding in 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84; Tied for fifth place in UT record books for blocked shots in a single game with six; Seventh in UT Career Field Goals with 687; Eighth on UT Career Point List; and Fourth on UT Career Rebound List and fifth in Career Rebound Average per Game.


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