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UM Sports Hall of Fame inducts eight

The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame is inducting eight new members Wednesday night.

Among those to be honored are recent Super Bowl winner Jeff Feagles of the New York Giants, PGA tour member Woody Austin, Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Pat Burrell, Olympic bronze-medal winner Wendy Williams, wide receiver Randal “Thrill” Hill, UM football center K.C. Jones, women’s basketball forward Octavia Blue and men’s basketball guard Mike Wittman.

The group will be honored at a banquet at Jungle Island.

Women’s tennis No. 7-ranked team in nation

The University of Miami women’s tennis team moved from No. 9 to No. 7 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s most recent rankings, after beating two ranked opponents and falling to the No. 1-ranked Stanford Cardinal in a tight 4-3 match over the weekend.

Miami’s strong performance at the ITA’s National Indoors led to the increase in ranking, again putting Miami in strong position for a run at the NCAA championship.

Baseball’s FanFest this weekend

Baseball’s annual FanFest kicks off this weekend, one week before the start of the season against Cincinnati.

The team will welcome fans from around the university and the surrounding community to Mark Light Field for a day of activities. There will be a bounce house, speed pitch area, autograph session and home run derby. Baseball season ticket holders will be able to participate in the annual season ticket holder batting practice day from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Information compiled from hurricanesports.com. Written by Matthew Bunch.

February 14, 2008

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