The Lubbock Christian University Athletic Department inducted five new members into its Hall of Honor on Saturday, Sept. 27.
This year’s induction class included former LCU standouts Aric Garrett (men’s basketball), Raquel Hawkins (softball), Tommy Inman (baseball), Mandy Moffitt Polk (volleyball), and James Omondi (men’s basketball).
Garrett and Omondi closed out their basketball careers in 2001 and became the ninth and tenth men’s basketball inductees. They are also the first men’s basketball players to be inducted since Jeff Brush in 1999.
Hawkins became the first softball player to be inducted into the Hall of Honor. She was part of the inaugural LCU softball program in 2008, which took a NAIA championship title.
Inman was part of Lubbock Christian College’s baseball program from 1977-1980 and played under legendary head coach Larry Hays. He became the twelfth baseball inductee and the first to be inducted since Shane Riddle, Keith Hart, and Kerry Richardson in 2008.
Moffitt Polk is LCU’s only four-time volleyball All-American and was part of three (2001-2003) NAIA National Tournament appearances. She is the fifth Lady Chap volleyball member to be inducted into the Hall of Honor and the first since Kari Barrett Bezner and Mindy Ratliff Jones in 2007.
Each inductee had a special introduction at a dinner held in their honor Saturday night. Garrett was introduced by his mother, Omondi by his brother, Hawkins by her former LCU coach Shanon Hays, Inman by his former coach Larry Hays, and Mofitt Polk was introduced by her former coach Steve McRoberts. Because McRoberts was not able to attend the event, he introduced Moffitt Polk through a special video clip.