XULA announces 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

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NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana announced Tuesday 20 inductees, including two teams, to the inaugural XULA Athletic Hall of Fame.

Inductees will be honored Nov. 3 during a 6 p.m. CDT banquet in the third-floor ballroom of XULA’s University Center. Inductees also will be recognized during XULA’s homecoming basketball doubleheader at the Convocation Center the afternoon of Nov. 5.

Inductees or their survivors must contact Nathan Cochran — XULA’s executive director of athletics and recreation — at (504) 520-7329 or ncochran@xula.edu to confirm their participation in the November events.

The inductees are:
•  Marino Casem (football)
•  Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton (men’s basketball)
•  Cassee Davis (women’s basketball)
•  Herb Douglas (men’s track and field)
•  Alvin “Bo” Dukes (men’s basketball)
•  Sister Grace Mary Flickinger (administrator)
•  Dr. Norman C. Francis (administrator)
•  Bernard Griffith (men’s basketball)
•  Janice Joseph-Richard (women’s basketball)
•  Kenny Loyd (men’s basketball)
•  Jimmie McDaniel (men’s tennis)
•  Henrietta Mitchell (women’s basketball)
•  Alfred Priestley (football coach)
•  Anthony Rachal (administrator)
•  Bruce Seals (men’s basketball)
•  Team, 1940-41 men’s basketball
— Joseph Connor
— Frank Crozier
— Leonidas Epps
— Oscar Green
— James Hall
— Henry Harris
— Wince King
— Ben Mourning
— Charles Perkins
— Edgar Reeves
— Eugene Saffold
— Allen Summers
— Lucius Thomas
— Eldridge Williams
— Oliver Williams
— Coach Giles Wright
•  Team, 1942 men’s track and field 440-yard relay
— Herb Douglas
— William Morton
— Clarence Doak
— Howard Mitchell
•  Otis Washington (football, baseball)
•  Donald “Slick” Watts (men’s basketball)
•  Kay Williams (women’s basketball)

A committee selected the inductees based on XULA and post-XULA accomplishments.

Future nominees can be submitted in two ways:
•  Online by clicking here
•  A letter of nomination emphasizing a candidate’s qualifications sent to Executive Director of Athletics and Recreation, Xavier University of Louisiana, 1 Drexel Drive, Box 92, New Orleans, LA 70125

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