Tulane names Hall of Fame class

Former Tulane pitcher Brandon Belanger, standout sprinter Lana Garner, men’s basketball all-time scoring leader Jerald Honeycutt, NFL receiver Roydell Williams and former sports information director Bill Curl make up the 2013 Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame class, Athletic Director Rick Dickson announced Sunday.

A native of Houma, Belanger played two seasons at Tulane (1999-2000) and helped the Green Wave to a 86-37-1 record, including a Conference USA mark of 39-14-1, and two NCAA regionals.

Garner, who was a member of the Green Wave track & field squad from 1997-2000, was a three-time All-American in three events.

Honeycutt is Tulane’s all-time leading scorer with 2,209 and still holds 10 school records and ranks among the top 10 in eight other categories. He was inducted into the Louisiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996. He played two years in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia 76ers. He later played in the Continental Basketball Association and continued his professional career overseas.

Williams, a former East St. John standout, was a four-year letterman and three-year starter for the Green Wave from 2000-04. He started 37 of 48 career games and set Tulane and Conference USA records for career touchdown catches with 35.

He spent three seasons with the Tennessee Titans and two with the Washington Redskins.

Curl, the former longtime public relations director for the Superdome, got his start as Tulane’s sports information director in 1966. He helped develop the former Winn-Dixie Showdown, a three-day, nine-game college baseball event that matched Tulane, LSU and UNO against three standout teams from another state and received the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame’s distinguished service award in sports journalism in 2003.

The class will be inducted Thursday, Oct. 3, from 6-9 p.m. at the Lavin-Bernick Center on the Tulane Uptown campus. The group will be honored at halftime of the Green Wave’s homecoming game against North Texas at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2:30 p.m.

For banquet reservations, contact Sue Bower (504) 865-5513 or sbower@tulane.edu.