In September, the Lubbock Christian University Athletic Department announced the 2017 LCU Hall of Honor Induction Class, along with a banquet scheduled for Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. in LCU's Baker Conference Center.
Four new members will be officially inducted into the LCU Athletics Hall of Honor: Buck Britton (baseball), Kenny Hewitt (men's basketball), Gary Hix (baseball), and Courtney Yonke-Boyd (volleyball). Full bios can be read on the LCU Athletics website.
The 2017 induction class will bring the total of individuals in the LCU Athletics Hall of Honor to 63, in addition to two inducted teams. The first Hall of Honor held its first induction in 1984. The 2017 inductees are:
- Buck Britton spent the 2007 and 2008 season with the Chaps baseball team under head coach Nathan Blackwood before embarking into a professional baseball career spanning nine seasons. At LCU, Britton was a two-time Preseason NAIA All-American and claimed postseason honors in 2007.
- Kenny Hewitt enjoyed a four-year career at LCU from 2007-2011, leaving as the program's all-time leading scorer. Suiting up in 118 games, the Dallas, Texas native produced 1,835 career points. He was a two-time NAIA All-American, marking one of four Chaps to ever receive the honor in multiple years and one of two Chaps (joining Max Eding) to ever claim Second Team honors in the category (2010/2011 season).
- Gary Hix joins the Hall of Honor for not only his on-field accomplishments in college, but his contributions once leaving Lubbock Christian. The Odessa Permian High School product was a member of the Chaps baseball team from 1979-1983 and was a member of the 1983 NAIA National Championship squad.
- Courtney Yonke-Boyd was a four-year star on the volleyball hardwood from 2006-2009 for the Lady Chaps. She is the program's all-time career digs leader with 3,018, with a mark that is the fourth most in NAIA history.
The induction banquet is open to the public. Tickets are $15 if purchased prior to Oct. 20 and $25 beginning Oct. 21. Advance ticket purchases can be made by contacting Dana Walters (806-720-7276).