Southern added 18 new members to its Hall of Fame class Friday evening, and they were all honored on the field during Southern's 26-10 win against Texas Southern Saturday.
The inductees were honored in a ceremony Friday night at the Belle of Baton Rouge, and a reception was held in their honor Saturday afternoon before the football game.
They represented four sports, and two honorary members were also honored.
Track and Field led the way with eight new Hall of Famers. Trudy Bihm, James Edward Brown Jr., Erica Burrell, Kevin Cleveland Harris Jr., Karl W. Hartfield, Monica Charmae Robinson Hayes, Erikka Thomas-Wishon and Kylon Raydell Wishom were all enshrined.
Southern's baseball and football programs each had three alumni honored, with Jason Anderson, Minister William Andrew Bates and Darren Clark earning distinction from baseball and John Forman, John Wesley Sr. and John Wesley Jr. earning honors from the football team.
The golf team put two players into the hall, in Jerry Butler and Charles Edward Hudson earning distinction.
Former Southern football coach Otis Washington Jr. and Bishop Raymond W. Kilroy Johnson were the honorary inductees.