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Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame announces postponement of 2020 induction ceremony

Posted at 2:13 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 12:41:57-04

The Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame executive committee announced today that the Class of 2020 induction ceremony, originally scheduled for Friday, June 5 at the Orleans Arena, has been postponed until 2021.

The 2020 class, which includes Larry Brown, Shawn Davis, Glen Gondrezick, Ryan Ludwick, DeMarco Murray and Amy Purdy, will become the Class of 2021 and be inducted Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Orleans Arena.

Over the past 24 years, the SNSHF has awarded 73 scholarships to Clark County students.

This year, five graduating seniors are recipients of the Rich Abajian Leadership Scholarship. They include:

- Mya’Liah Bethea, Cimarron-Memorial High School. Participated in softball and flag football; weighted GPA is 4.65.

- Kade Higgins, Spring Valley High School. Participated in baseball; weighted GPA is 4.65.

- Austin Morris, Nevada State High School. Participated in soccer and volleyball; weighted GPA is 4.7.

- Chase Rodriquez, Spring Valley High School. Participated in baseball; weighted GPA is 4.5.

- Taylor Wilkerson, Spring Valley High School. Participated in soccer and long distance track; weighted GPA is 4.8.

The winner of the David Humm Scholarship Award for Courage, awarded to a student who has shown courage in the face adversity, is Johnathan Harris of Southeast Tech. He played baseball and spent four years in the sports medicine program.

He is also planning to continue his studies at UNLV to attend medical school to become a nurse practitioner.

“As a committee, we are obviously disappointed to have to postpone the induction ceremony,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Jim Lambright. “However, this diverse class will have their day in 2021. In addition, we are committed to honoring our six scholarship recipients that we were planning to announce at the induction ceremony this year.”

The Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization committed to recognizing the outstanding achievements by Southern Nevada athletes, both in the world of sports and the local community. Proceeds from the event will be donated to organizations committed to the support and enhancement of Southern Nevada youth through active participation in programs designed to promote leadership, values and character through sports.

For more information, please visit www.snshf.com. Updates are also available on Facebook (Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame) and Twitter (@SNSHF).