NEW ORLEANS -- The Tulane University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will honor its 2005-06 “Katrina Class” with their induction into the 2015 Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame on Nov. 6 at Yulman Stadium.
In the morning hours of Monday, August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and forever changed, not just the city, but Tulane University, Tulane Athletics and the lives of all 308 student-athletes.
In one of the darkest hours for both the university and community, Tulane’s student-athletes rose above personal loss and chose to do what had to be done. The group forged ahead to “Carry the Torch, Represent the Name and Be the Face” of Tulane University and the City of New Orleans to the rest of the country. They competed and attended classes on four different campuses (Louisiana Tech University, SMU, Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University) while never having a true home field.
“I am honored to announce that the Tulane University Athletics Hall of Fame Committee accepted my recommendation and unanimously voted to induct all 308 student-athletes who represented Tulane Athletics during the 2005-06 year into Tulane’s 2015 Athletics Hall of Fame,” Dickson said. “In my 29-year tenure, I’ve never experienced or witnessed a more deserving group.”
Formal inductions will take place on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 on Benson Field in Yulman Stadium where each student-athlete will be awarded the “Billy Slatten Award,” an award that recognizes individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Tulane Athletics.
The group of student-athletes will also be introduced at Saturday’s Homecoming football game against UConn.