Percy Harvin, Taurean Green, Billy Horschel to enter UF Athletic Hall of Fame

By Adam Silverstein
August 13, 2019
Percy Harvin, Taurean Green, Billy Horschel to enter UF Athletic Hall of Fame

The University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame continues to add legends to its ranks, and the Class of 2019 will be no different. UF announced Tuesday that former wide receiver Percy Harvin (football), point guard Taurean Green (basketball) and Billy Horschel (golf) will lead a stellar nine-member class that is filled with notable names.

The Gator F Club and University Athletic Association announced that the ceremony, which was long held in April, will take place on Friday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. preceding the Florida-Auburn football game.

Inductees are divided into three distinct categories: Gator Greats, Distinguished Letterwinners and Honorary Letterwinners.

The remainder of the 2019 class includes Gator Greats including Stacey Nelsosn (softball), Fred Weary (football), Kisha Jett (track & field), Greg Ouelette (tennis), and Becki Wells (track & field / cross country). Also being inducted as an Honorary Letterwinner is Gregg Troy (swimming).

UF defines Gator Greats as “letterwinners who have brought recognition and prominence to the University and to themselves through athletic accomplishments as an undergraduate,” while Distinguished Letterwinners are “letterwinners who have made major contributions to the University’s athletic program through personal time, effort, interest and many years of continued service. They may have also distinguished themselves as exceptional in their chosen field of endeavor.”

Here is the complete list of 2019 inductees.

Gator Greats

Percy Harvin (football, 2006-08) is a two-time national champion and one of the most dynamic players in the history of the sport. A two-time All-SEC first team selection, Harvin was named the 2006 SEC Freshman of the Year and MVP of the 2006 SEC Championship Game. He holds school records for career rushing yards (1,852) and total touchdowns by a wide receiver (32).

Taurean Green (basketball, 2005-07) is a two-time national champion who led the team in every single game as the floor general during those seasons. He also led the Gators in scoring during its second title-winning campaign (2006-07) and was MVP of the 2006 SEC Tournament.

Billy Horschel (golf, 2006-09) is the 2007 and 2009 SEC Golfer of the Year who picked up three All-America first team and four All-SEC first team honors. He twice led the Gators to NCAA Regional titles and was the SEC individual champion in 2009.

Stacey Nelson (softball, 2006-09) is the 2008 and 2009 SEC Pitcher of the Year who led Florida SEC regular-season and tournament titles those years as well as its first two Women’s College World Series appearances in program history. She was a three-time NFCA All-American and absolutely dominated the record books during her time with the Gators.

Fred Weary (football, 1994-97) is the program’s career record holder for interceptions (15) and helped Florida win its first national title in 1996 and three SEC titles (1994-96). He was also a two-time All-SEC first team selection and a finalist for the Thorpe Award in 1997.

Kisha Jett (track & field, 1995-98) is the Gators’ all-time All-America honor holder with 19 total selections. She won three SEC individual event titles and helped Florida to three SEC team crowns.

Greg Ouelette (tennis, 2005-08) is the 2008 SEC Player of the Year and 2005 SEC Freshman of the Year who was also a four-time All-SEC first team selection and five-time All-American. He helped the Gators capture the 2005 SEC championship.

Becki Wells (track & field / cross country, 1995-97) is a two-time NCAA champion and five-time All-American in track & field. She added the same honor once for cross country and won the SEC titles in that sport in consecutive seasons (1995-96) to go along with six SEC track & field titles and six overall team titles across both sports.

Honorary Letterwinner

Gregg Troy (swimming, 1998-2018) is one of the most decorated coaches in program history. He led the swimming teams for 21 seasons, winning the SEC Swimming Coach of the Year honor a whopping 10 times and NCAA Swimming Coach of the Year crown three times. His teams combined for 43 NCAA individual/relay titles, and the swimmers he coached have claimed 23 total medals in the Olympics.

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