Miami Middletown Announces 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame

Miami University Middletown has announced the tenth group of inductees into its athletic Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes student athletes, coaches, teams and others who have brought success and honor to the University during the past 49 years. Induction ceremonies for the new class will take place on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Miami Middletown and will feature a dinner catered by the Montgomery Inn.

The 2016 class of inductees includes Shandar Musselman Thompson (2006-2010) basketball; Matt Knott (1994-1998) basketball; and Jim Sliger (1973-2007) who was a student athlete, coach, and the Director of Athletics & Student Activities.

"Over the past four decades, Miami Middletown has been fortunate to have wonderful student athletes who have been dedicated to MUM and to the competitive athletic spirit we have here," said Director of Athletics Cheryl Miller. "This class of inductees represents the true spirit of being a student athlete. Their lives have enriched their communities and all those around them. We are honored to be able to recognize them for their contributions."

Miami Middletown's teams have won the Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC) All-Sports Award 16 times, including 11 times consecutively (1994-2004). The ORCC is made up of 9 schools, and includes the regional campuses of Ohio State, Ohio University, University of Akron and Miami. Miami Middletown fields teams in baseball, women's softball, men's and women's basketball, golf, men's and women's tennis and volleyball.

The induction ceremony on Jan. 23 will begin with hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the induction ceremony at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this event, which will be held in Miami Middletown's Campus Community Center.

Cost for the event is $35, with all proceeds going to benefit the Greg Lansaw Scholarship Fund and Miami Middletown Athletics. Lansaw, who lost his battle with cancer and was the ThunderHawk golf coach from 2001-2004.

Tickets are available in the Miami Middletown Athletic Office or by calling (513) 727-3317.