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GSU sets 2024 Hall of Fame class
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STATESBORO – The Georgia Southern Department of Athletics announced Monday its Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2024, a group of eight that left a lasting mark on Eagle Athletics and will be bestowed the highest honor later this fall.

The 2024 class of inductees includes:

• Leonard Bevill, a past Athletic Foundation Chair and a generous supporter of Georgia Southern Athletics; and

• Caroline Bevillard, record-setting swimmer who also earned Academic All-America honors; and

• Matt Easterday, an All-American who still stands as one of the best-hitting baseball players in program history; and

• Darryl Hopkins, a versatile slotback who played a large role in Georgia Southern’s championship football seasons; and

• Andreas Koth, a key tennis player at Georgia Southern and national- champion coach at Armstrong State; and 

• Jerick McKinnon, a do-it-all athlete on the football field who has won two Super Bowl rings with the Kansas City Chiefs; and • Kellie Mitchell John, one of the best track runners in SoCon history; and

• Mike Sanders, a passionate supporter of Georgia Southern Athletics who served as a member and chair of various boards and committees on campus and for athletics.

The 2024 class will be inducted at a Hall of Fame banquet during the Marshall football weekend, Oct. 11 and 12. The eight additions bring the total number of former coaches, student-athletes, supporters and administrators in the Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame to 176.

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