Former LSU baseball coach Skip Bertman and former women’s basketball star Seimone Augustus highlight a group of six people who will be inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies Sept. 9 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
They will be joined by one of Bertman’s former players, pitcher Lloyd Peever, two-time All-America wide receiver Wendell Davis, three-time track and field national champion triple jumper Suzette Lee, and longtime athletic director Carl Maddox. Maddox will be inducted posthumously.
Tickets for the event are available for $50 each or $500 for a table of 10. Tickets may be purchased by calling Daniel Nunes in the LSU Marketing Department at (225) 578-8960.
Bertman coached the Tigers from 1983-2001 and led them to five College World Series titles (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000). He was named National Coach of the Year six times, and in 1996 he was head coach of the U.S. Olympic team in Atlanta that won the bronze medal. Bertman served as Tigers athletic director from 2001 until 2008. He was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2003 and the inaugural class of the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Augustus played basketball at LSU from 2002-06 and was twice named the national College Player of the year. She ushered in the most successful era in Lady Tiger history. The Baton Rouge native scored 2,702 points in her career, second-most in LSU history, and led the Lady Tigers to three straight Final Four appearances, the first in school history. She was the No. 1 choice of the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA draft in 2006 and she led the U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal in Beijing in 2008.
Davis played at LSU from 1984-87 and was named All-America in his sophomore and junior seasons. He led the Tigers to the Southeastern Conference championship in 1986 before earning SEC Most Valuable Player honors in 1987.
Davis holds the LSU mark for most receptions in a career with 183 and is second in receiving yards with 2,708.
Lee competed in track and field at LSU from 1996-97 and earned All-America honors five times in the triple jump and long jump. A member of four NCAA Championship teams, she was the NCAA triple jump indoor champion in 1997 and NCAA outdoor champion in both 1996 and 1997. She still holds the NCAA record in the indoor triple jump with a mark of 46 feet, nine inches.
Peever played baseball at LSU in 1992 and had one of the best years a Tigers pitcher has ever had. He assembled a perfect 14-0 record with an earned run average of just 1.97 and was named National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball Magazine and first-team All-America by both the American Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball America Magazine.
Maddox served as athletic director at LSU from 1968-78 during which time he was responsible for unprecedented growth in LSU’s athletic facilities and the dawn of the age of women’s varsity sports on campus.
Maddox served in various capacities at LSU for a quarter of a century, including six years as assistant football coach from 1954-59 and eight years as director of the LSU Union from 1960-68 before becoming athletic director.
He also served as athletic director at Mississippi State from 1979-83, and in 1986 he received the James J. Corbett Memorial Award presented by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics for lifetime achievement in athletic administration. He is a member of the Louisiana and Mississippi Sports Halls of Fame, the LSU Tiger Hall of Distinction, the Northwestern State University Athletic Hall of Fame and the LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction.
A 1932 graduate of Louisiana Normal College (now Northwestern State), he earned his master’s degree from LSU in 1943. He died in 1996 at the age of 83.