Sixteen honorary Trojans have been officially announced as the newest members of the USC Athletic Hall of Fame, which enshrines the best players, coaches, media members and moments in Cardinal and Gold history.
These individuals will be introduced at halftime of the Sept. 27 USC-Oregon State game in the Coliseum and then honored at an induction dinner on May 16, 2015, at the John McKay Center. Former USC head coach Pete Carroll (2001-2009), who led USC to the 2003 and 2004 National Championships, leads the incoming class of hallowed Trojans.
TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
Byron Black- He led USC to its first men's tennis NCAA championship in 15 years when he did so as a senior in 1991. The four-year (1988-91) All-American who hit a double-handed forehand, including in both singles and doubles his last three seasons, played in USC's No. 1 singles and doubles slots throughout his prolific career.
Jack Del Rio- He was a consensus All-American and Lombardi Award runner-up as a 1984 senior on the football team, helping USC win the 1985 Rose Bowl (he was Co-MVP of the game). The four-year (1981-84) football letterman twice was named to the All-Pac-10 first team and he won the 1984 Pop Warner Award as the most valuable senior on the Pacific Coast. He also caught for the Trojan baseball team in 1983 and 1984, hitting over .300 for the Trojans both seasons.
John Hamilton- He was a driving force behind the development of the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994 and has served as its chairman since its inception. Also that year, the 1964 USC graduate and Orange County native founded the Newport Sports Museum in Newport Beach, which housed 12,000 items of sports memorabilia until closing in 2014.
Isabelle Harvey- She became USC's first-ever women's soccer All-American first team selection back in 2000. Two years before that, she led the Women of Troy to the 1998 Pac-10 championship and an NCAA tournament appearance (both program firsts) while earning Pac-10 Player of the Year honors. Harvey currently coaches for Cal State L.A.
Joe Jares- He covered Trojan athletics from his days as the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. The 1959 USC graduate and one-time freshman basketball player went on to be a reporter for Los Angeles Herald-Express, Los Angeles Times and Sports Illustrated before becoming the sports editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News.
Jimmy Jones- He was an honored member of the "Cardiac Kids," who set school records for career passes, yards, passing and rushing touchdowns and was the first African-American quarterback featured on Sports Illustrated cover.
Dave Levy- He served on John McKay's staff for 16 seasons (1960-75), helping the Trojans win four national championships. After McKay left for the NFL, Levy was a Trojan assistant athletic director for the next four years.
Harold Miner- USC's career scoring leader known as "Baby Jordan", was named Sports Illustrated National Player of the Year, All-American first team, Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1992. He helped USC to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances (1991-92). Not only does Miner still hold the school's all-time scoring record (2,048 points), the three-time All-Pac-12 honoree (1990-91-92) is USC's career leader in scoring average (23.5), free throws (490) and percentage (.814).
Aniko Pelle- Four-time All-American water polo player and 2000 Peter J. Cutino Award winner for the top player in college. She also went on to play in three Olympic Games, starting in 2004 and 2008 for Hungary and then 2012 for Italy.
Mark Prior- He was only the second collegian ever to sweep every National Player of the Year award and was the first Trojan to win the Golden Spikes Award while going 15-1 with a 1.69 ERA (team bests) and notching a Pac-10 record 202 strikeouts with just 18 walks in the 2001 season. He led USC to the College World Series in back-to-back seasons.
Kristine Quance-Julian- Olympic gold medalist in 4-x-100 medley relay and won a USC-record nine NCAA Championships over her USC career. Quance-Julian twice (1996-97) won the Honda Award as the nation's top collegiate women's swimmer and was named the American Swimmer of the Year back in 1997.
Don Quarrie- He was ranked No. 1 in the world in the 100 and 200 in 1976, and first in the 200 in 1975. He was the U.S. 100 champ twice and three times in the 200, leading to his Gold-medal effort for Jamaica in the 1976 Summer Olympics.
Jennifer Rosales- USC women's golf program's first-ever NCAA individual champion, which Rosales accomplished as a freshman in 1998. A two-time All-American first teamer (1998-99), Rosales was the 1999 National Player of the Year.
Tim Rossovich- He was a consensus All-American defensive end on USC's 1967 national championship team and the three-year (1965-67) letterman played in a pair of Rose Bowls and co-captained that 1967 squad.
Bob Yoder- The National Coach of the Year in 1988. With his retired jersey hanging in the rafters of the Galen Center, he is the patriarch of the "First Family of USC Volleyball," as he is one of six Yoders to have played for the Cardinal and Gold
PREVIOUS HALL OF FAME CLASS (2012)
Art Bartner, Lindsay Benko, Steve Bisheff, Tony Boselli, Clarence Davis, Barbara Hallquist, Barbara Hedges, Bob Hughes, Wayne Hughes, Bryan Ivie, Keyshawn Johnson, Randy Johnson, Jill McGill, Tina Thompson, Forrest Twogood, Quincy Watts and Adrian Young.