The Genesee Community College athletics and alumni departments will induct five new members into its Cougars Athletic Hall of Fame at 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22 at the Richard C. Call Arena.
There will also be a chicken barbeque that begins at 12 p.m., a craft and vendor fair that runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and children's activities from 11 a.m. - all as part of GCC Homecoming Weekend with all the activities taking place within the Richard C. Call Arena's facilities.
The Cougars baseball team will be playing an exhibition doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.
The new inductees include four players and one coach that include: Tammy Conrad Wickens, Sara Barr, Scott Hemer, John Polonius, and Connor Latimer.
Scott Hemer was the school's women's basketball coach from 2001-07. Tammy Conrad Wickens captained the volleyball team for the Cougars in 1986-87. Sara Barr captained the women's swimming and diving team about a decade ago. Connor Latimer was a standout men's lacrosse player for Genesee in 2011 and 2012. John Polonius is a Major League Baseball (MLB) prospect who began his career under current Cougar baseball coach Skip Sherman in 2009.
All of the aforementioned helped their respective teams to numerous accolades, while some of the athletes set records that still stand today.
With the inclusion of this year's class of inductees, the GCC Athletic Hall of Fame will expand to 21 with two teams and 19 individuals.